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Free and Discounted Student Access to Goldschmidt2021 Online

The 2021 Goldschmidt Conference is being planned as a hybrid meeting, meaning that it will take place both onsite in Lyon, France and online. While the deadline has passed for the regular Grant Program, the EAG and GS are still offering free or reduced registration for students and certain early career scientists for online participation.
The virtual part of the conference is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the latest discoveries and engage with scientists from around the world.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for waived registration. If you are not eligible, then registration is only €75 for student members of either society.

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Student Helpers: apply by 9 April

If you are a student, are fluent in English, and are considering attending the conference onsite in Lyon, you can still apply for the Student Helper Program.
Student helpers can volunteer for two, four or six days. Those working four or six days receive a free registration and a stipend of 60 Euros per day.

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Early Career Program: more events on offer this year

A comprehensive Early Career Program has been assembled for our community of junior scientists, with events on career development, diversity and inclusion, networking, science communication, and more.
Most events are free of charge, taking place both onsite in Lyon and online, and scheduled in various time zones to accommodate all delegates. You can sign up when registering for the conference.

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Society News

EAG Forum: EAG members share experiences and tips about online teaching and fieldwork in COVID times

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges to higher education and institutions had to move online teaching. However, online teaching brings a number of new challenges! 
Some EAG members are sharing their tips and experiences on the EAG Forum - see 'Undergraduate Teaching'.

Log in to the EAG Membership platform now to visit the forum, share your experience, ask a question, or subscribe to receive topic updates.
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Invitation to join the EAGE-EAG community group on LinkedIn

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and the EAG have started a geochemistry focused community group on LinkedIn, connecting geochemists in the industry to geochemists in academia. Through this collaboration, we invite you to participate in discussions, share news and ideas, and discover all the opportunities offered by the two societies!

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Latest Elements issue: Hydrothermal Fluids

Fluids are the principle agents of heat and mass transfer in the Earth. This thematic issue will explore the physical and chemical properties of hydrothermal fluids and how they affect geologic processes. The issue will discuss our current understanding of the nature of hydrothermal fluids across a range of geologic settings; interactions between fluids and rocks; and the interrelationships between fluid-driven processes in different settings. Each article will highlight both broad and specific overlaps between “normal” and ore-forming hydrothermal fluids and will describe how the features of hydrothermal systems reflect the specific properties of the fluids in each setting.

All EAG members have online access to current and past issues of Elements.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2021 deadlines

9 April: Goldschmidt2021 Student Helper application deadline
1 May:
EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

18 May: Goldschmidt2021 Early registration deadline

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Other geochemistry related event deadlines

20 March: 37th SEGH International Conference on Geochemistry and Health  oral abstract deadline
31 March: vEGU 2021 early registration deadline
14 April: AGU Fall Meeting 2021 call for proposals deadline
1 May: EAGE 2021: 82nd Annual Conference & Exhibition abstract deadline
12 May: Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology Short Course registration deadline
15 May: 29th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium abstract deadline

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Upcoming online community events

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS
Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online
Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub – Open Geoscience Talks
Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions
Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology Seminar Series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Ca isotope systematics of carbonatites: Insights into carbonatite source and evolution 

Carbonatite, an unusual carbonate-rich igneous rock, is known to be sourced from the mantle which provides insights into mantle-to-crust carbon transfer. To constrain further the Ca isotopic composition of carbonatites, investigate the behaviour of Ca isotopes during their evolution, and constrain whether recycled carbonates are involved in their source regions, we report δ44/42Ca for 47 worldwide carbonatite and....

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Molybdenum isotope constraints on the temporal development of sulfidic conditions during Mediterranean sapropel intervals            

Mediterranean sapropels represent some of the largest scale deoxygenation events in recent Earth history. Here, we use high resolution Mo isotope data for seven such events (sapropels S3 to S9) to semi-quantitatively constrain past H2S concentrations using...

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The composition and weathering of the continents over geologic time             

The composition of continental crust records the balance between construction by tectonics and destruction by physical and chemical erosion. Quantitative constraints on how igneous addition and chemical weathering have modified the continents’ bulk composition are essential...

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Selenium isotope evidence for pulsed flow of oxidative slab fluids              

Isotope systematics of the redox sensitive and chalcophile element selenium (Se) were investigated on exhumed parts of subducted oceanic lithosphere to provide new constraints on slab dehydration conditions during subduction. The samples show increasing...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Gloucestershire meteorite is first UK find in 30 years

[BBC] Several rocky fragments have been recovered from the fireball that lit up the sky above southern England just over a week ago. They came down in the Winchcombe area of Gloucestershire. A householder first alerted experts after noticing a pile of charred stone on his driveway....

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100-Million-Year-Old Seafloor Sediment Bacteria Have Been Resuscitated

[Scientific American] In 2010, Japanese scientists from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Expedition 329 sailed into the South Pacific Gyre with a giant drill and a big question. The gyre is a marine desert more barren than all but the aridest places on Earth. Ocean currents swirl around it...

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Europe's largest meteorite crater is home to deep ancient fungi

[] Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested as suitable environments for deep colonization of microbial communities. In a new study published in Communications Earth & Environment, a team of researchers shows that fungi has colonized deep parts of the largest impact crater in Europe...

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Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover listens to its rock-zapping laser

[BBC] The US space agency's Perseverance rover has deployed its SuperCam instrument on Mars for the first time. This high-intensity light probe can identify rocks at a distance. It's a technique that was also employed by Nasa's previous rover, Curiosity. But Perseverance has some enhancements, including a microphone that allows us to actually hear the laser at work....

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Ancient Earth was a water world

[Science Mag] Across the ages, sea levels have risen and fallen with temperatures—but Earth’s total surface water was always assumed to be constant. Now, evidence is mounting that some 3 billion to 4 billion years ago, the planet’s oceans held nearly twice as much water....

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Achondrite found to date back to just two million years after birth of solar system

[] A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France and one in Japan has found that an achondrite found in Algeria (in the Saharan desert) last year dates back to just 2 million years after the birth of the solar system. In their paper published...

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Study shows how resilience of the Earth's climate system has changed over time

[AZO Life Sciences] Oxygen levels in the ancient oceans were surprisingly resilient to climate change, new research suggests. Scientists used geological samples to estimate ocean oxygen during a period of global warming 56 million years ago - and found "limited expansion" of seafloor anoxia (absence of oxygen)....

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position : Effect of acidic conditions on confinement properties of porous media rich in analcime
University of Poitiers, France
01 May 2021
Type: PhD Position
PhD position: Geochemical and isotopic investigations of interplanetary dust particles and micrometeorites
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
15 March 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position in Noble Gas Cosmochemistry
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
08 March 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Volcanology and Glass Science
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Petrology and geochemistry of high-pressure reduced fluids in subduction zones
University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Italy
31 March 2021
Type: PhD Position
PhD in Lipid Biomarkers “Ocean life on the brink: Quantifying the collapse of marine ecosystems during the Permo-Triassic climate crisis (DFG)”
University of Hamburg, Germany
03 February 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in isotope biogeochemistry (YouTube link)
The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel
01 April 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Two PhD positions in Hydrothermal Geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, New Mexico, United States
15 January 2021 or position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral or Research Engineer position: Hydrogen and associated gas exploration in agpaitic igneous complexes – ANR H2KOLA
University Grenoble Alpes, France
19 March 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Assessment of natural attenuation as remediation strategy for mining sites operated by In-Situ Recovery in acidic conditions
University of Poitiers, France
15 May 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Associate in Planetary Science
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
13 March 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Btex Isotopic fractionation for Gas Storage in aquifers Monitoring
Pau University, E2S UPPA, France
15 February 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Inorganic Geochemistry “Ocean life on the brink: Quantifying the collapse of marine ecosystems during the Permo-Triassic climate crisis”
University of Hamburg, Germany
03 February 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Geomicrobiology, Lithium)
University of Exeter / Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom
01 March 2021

Faculty, Technical and other positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: Academic
PhD fellowship on the 'Chemical and physical characterization of Nannoconus, the main planktonic producer of carbonates in the Cretaceous oceans'
ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
14 May 2021
Type: Other
Lead Geophysicist
Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS), United Kingdom
Position open until filled
Type: Faculty
Professor in Mineralogy
Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
15 May 2021
Type: Faculty
Sackler-Clarendon Associate Professor of Sedimentary Geology
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
15 January 2021 or position open until filled
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