Goldschmidt Conferences

Goldschmidt2024 deadlines 

15 March: Grant Application deadline  

29 March: Abstract Submission deadline

30 April: Student Helper Application deadline

1 July: Early Registration deadline

Help choose the location for Goldschmidt2028 

The Geochemical Society and EAG are seeking your input on the location of the 2028 Goldschmidt conference. As 2028 is an even-numbered year, the conference will be held in North America or another region outside Europe. Many factors go into the decision, including cost, accessibility, carbon footprint, and the popularity of the city. Input from the community will help the societies balance these considerations. The survey is anonymous and should take five minutes or less to complete.

Society News

Why join EAG or renew your membership?

In this video, seven EAG members explain their reasons for joining! What will yours be?


EAG Reactions: Recording available to watch

The first EAG Reactions webinar, 'Academics working on carbon dioxide removal CDR projects', with guest speakers Rebecca Tyne and Noah Planavsky, took place on 8 March. In case you missed it or want to watch again, the recording is now available!

Watch here!

Apply to be a Mentor

The EAG and Geochemical Society are seeking applications for mentors for their virtual mentorship program. The program connects students and geochemists at any career stage from low or lower-middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) with scientists from across the globe who can assist and guide them towards achieving one of the following:

  • writing graduate school, internship and fellowship applications (for example, statements of purpose)
  • troubleshooting with laboratory equipment
  • connecting collaborators to execute specific projects

Please consider volunteering to serve as a mentor. With a small time commitment, you can make a big difference for an early career scientist.

Apply to be a mentor

Students based in Africa: Apply by 31 March to attend the Summer School ‘Assessment of Tropical Forest and Soil Resources’

The EAG is proud to support student attendance at the Summer School 'Assessment of Tropical Forest and Soil Resources', taking place in Fort Portal, Uganda, on 19-24 August 2024.

Through a series of hands-on workshops, participants will get familiar with state-of-the-art tools and approaches for assessing land use change effects on plant-soil systems in tropical regions.

Application deadline to attend: 31 March

Find out more & apply

EAG Student Sponsorship Program: Next deadline 1 May

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program supports onsite participation at events held in Europe, or online participation at events held anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship of up to €1000 to cover registration, abstract fees, and travel expenses where applicable. Applicants may be based in any country.

Next application deadline: 1 May

Find out more & apply

EAG co-sponsored event 'Granulites & Granulites 2024' - Registration deadline: 15 May

The Granulites & Granulites 2024 conference, co-sponsored by the EAG as part of the EAG Short-Course and Conference Sponsorship Program, will take place on 3-6 September in Verbania (Piedmont region), Italy. 
Registration deadline: 15 May (opens 15 March) | Abstract deadline: 15 June

Find out more

EAG Blogosphere

EAG Ambassador Laura Wainman attends “Cities on Volcanoes 12”

[Laura Wainman] Between 9th – 21st February 2024 I had the exciting opportunity to attend the Cities on Volcanoes 12 conference in Antigua, Guatemala, partly supported by a travel grant from the EAG...  

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

15 March: Goldschmidt2024 Grant application deadline

29 March: Goldschmidt2024 Abstract submission deadline

30 April: Goldschmidt2024 Student Helper application deadline

1 May: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline 

1 June: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors deadline

1 July: Goldschmidt2024 Early registration deadline

View deadlines

Other geochemistry related events

15 March: 85th EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition early registration deadline

18 March: EGU General Assembly 2024 early registration deadline

25 March: 5th International Workshop on Electron Probe Micro-analysis late registration deadline

30 March: EMC 2024 early registration deadline

31 March: Volcandpark 2024 abstract & early registration deadlines

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Monthly: Serpentine Days

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: Gneiss Chats - Free geoscience podcast series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Fractionation of Nb/Ta during subduction of carbonate-rich sediments

We report high precision high field strength element (HFSE) concentrations of Italian Plio-Quaternary mafic magmas. Silica-undersaturated rocks of the Roman magmatic province show high Nb/Ta. Instead, earlier...

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Pyrite-based trace element fingerprints for methane and oil seepage

Pyrite forms at marine hydrocarbon seeps as the result of the microbial oxidation of methane, organic matter, and crude oil coupled to sulphate reduction. Redox sensitive and nutrient trace elements in pyrite may...

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Kinetics of low-temperature H2 production in ultramafic rocks by ferroan brucite oxidation

Ferroan brucite, (Mg,Fe)(OH)2, is among the potential mineral candidates for low temperature (<423 K) abiotic H2 production in ultramafic rocks. To verify this assumption, synthetic ferroan brucite with grain size...

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Imaging of boron in altered mantle rocks illuminates progressive serpentinisation episodes

Serpentinised mantle rocks reflect the cumulative sum of multiple alteration events, but to date, identifying distinct serpentinisation episodes has remained challenging due to limited knowledge of the spatial distribution...

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Chondritic chlorine isotope composition of acapulcoites and lodranites

Bulk rock chondrites and Earth’s reservoirs share a common chlorine isotopic value, while more differentiated bodies such as the Moon or Vesta record significant chlorine isotopic fractionation in their Ca phosphates...

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Mantle depletion recorded by olivine and plagioclase megacrysts in oceanic basalts

Earth’s oceanic crust is largely formed by melting of the upper mantle where it upwells beneath mid-ocean ridges, providing a geographically widespread elemental and isotopic ‘sample’ of Earth’s interior...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Accidental Deep Ocean Discovery Changes Our Understanding of Earth

[SciTechDaily] New research has identified oceanic transform faults as significant, previously underestimated sinks for CO2, challenging existing notions about the Earth’s geological carbon cycle. This research emphasizes the crucial role of natural...

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Team discovers evidence of cometary dust hitting the asteroid Ryugu

[] Ryugu is a near-Earth asteroid that gained significant attention when the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission collected samples and returned them to Earth. These samples have proven to offer a treasure trove of insights into the solar...

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Melting of Greenland ice could cause European heat extremes this year

[New Scientist] When lots of freshwater from Greenland pours into the North Atlantic Ocean, it triggers feedback loops that lead to hotter and drier weather in Europe, according to a study of the past 40 years. The 10 hottest and driest summers in Europe...

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Bacteria Found 1,250 Meters Under Earth Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Crystals

[IFL science] Deep beneath the ground in South Dakota’s Black Hills, there lives a bacterium that has the potential to rapidly turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into a solid mineral under extreme conditions. If scientists figure out how to harness these bizarre...

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‘Cosmic clock’ dates earliest human presence in Europe

[CNN] Stone tools unearthed in a quarry in Ukraine belonged to ancient humans who used them more than a million years ago, according to new research. The fresh dating of the artifacts reveals the earliest known presence of hominins in Europe...

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Research finds geochemical landscape drives musk oxen reproductive success

[] Researchers have studied Greenland musk oxen that have been followed for 25 years to see how their feeding habits affect their reproductive success. And it turns out that when they go to areas with more copper and selenium in the ground...

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Job Opportunities

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1
University College Dublin, Ireland
27 March 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Two-year Postdoc in Atmosphere Microbial Habitability Modelling
Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France
10 May 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc position in Environmental Microbiology & Geochemistry: ‘Small but powerful - using mineral nanoparticles to improve microbial wastewater treatment’
University of Tuebingen, Geomicrobiology Group, Germany
29 March 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Associate in Blue Carbon Biogeochemistry
Universityof Georgia, United States
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Exoplanet atmospheres - links to observations
Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
15 April 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Cloud Droplets and Redox Pairs in the Venusian Atmosphere
Austrian Academy of Science, Space Research Institute, Austria
15 April 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Fellow in Electrochemistry
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
14 March 2024
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Position “PostDoc” (F/H) in the field of genomic analysis of microbial-mineral interactions
The Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), France
29 February 2024 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in Experimental Geochemistry at the University of Calgary
The Reactive Transport Group at the University of Calgary, Canada
01 February 2024 or position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Permanent Senior Scientist in Analytical Biogeochemistry
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
31 January 2024 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Other
Research Engineer: lab & data manager in isotopic geochemistry (non-traditional isotopes)
Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche sur Mer, France
01 April 2024
Type: Academic
Research Facility Manager - Isotope Clean Labs
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
30 April 2024
Type: Other
Auxiliary Contract Staff position in Nuclear Science, Safeguards and Security at the JRC-Geel
European Commission Joint Research Centre Directorate G – Nuclear Safety & Security Unit G.II.5 – Nuclear Data and Measurement Standards, Belgium
20 March 2024
Type: Academic
Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Aqueous Geochemistry and Environmental Science
University of Texas, Austin, United States
01 February 2024 or position open until filled

EAG Partners

2024 EAGE Annual - Early registration deadline 15 March

The 85th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition program includes exhibition, workshops, short courses, field trips, and community & student activities. The theme 'Technology and talent for a secure and sustainable energy future' sums up the most important contribution by the EAGE community to the societies we live and work in. Early registration deadline: 15 March

More info

EMC2024 - European Mineralogical Conference 2024 - Early registration deadline 30 March

The 4th European Mineralogical Conference, EMC2024 will be held in Dublin, Ireland. The original idea for a joint conference amongst the European mineralogical societies was “to foster exchange of new research results between the European countries”. Student support through various Mineralogical societies is available. Early registration deadline: 30 March

More info

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