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May 2019

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Early registration closes on 18 June

The conference schedule has just been announced! Remember to take advantage of the early registration rates by registering before 18 June. EAG members benefit from the member rates. Join/renew or find your membership number in member login. Members of EAG partners also benefit from the member rates.

Looking for accommodation in Barcelona?
The official Goldschmidt2019 partner, Congrex Switzerland, has made arrangements with hotels to help delegates secure the best rates possible at all budget levels. See the hotels webpage for more details.


Social events at Goldschmidt2019

In addition to Sunday evening's "Icebreaker Welcome Reception", a variety of other exciting social events have been organised for this year's conference, giving you the chance to discover the city or to relax and have fun with new and old friends alike. 

View the program here and book your places quickly as tickets are selling fast!

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Get involved: join the blogging team!

Whether you are a first-time attendee or a more experienced conference-goer, if you have a passion for communication and are interested in sharing some of your experiences at Goldschmidt2019 with the community, we'd love to have you on board. A free banquet ticket will be offered to each of our bloggers.

Contact Alice at the EAG Office ( to find out more!

Society News

Invite the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer to your institution this autumn

Prof. Karen Hudson-Edwards (University of Exeter, UK) has been selected as the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer. Karen's research focuses on sustainable mining, and a series of lectures on issues related to mining and its impact on ecosystem and human health have been proposed for this year's program.

If your institution is based in Central or Eastern Europe and you wish to invite Prof. Hudson-Edwards to present one or two lectures this October or November, please contact the EAG Office (

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Elements April issue: Reactive Transport Modeling

Reactive transport modeling, or computer simulations of the transfer of mass and energy through the subsurface, has become a central tool for understanding how Earth’s unique chemical environments are formed, how they function today, and how they might behave in the future. This process-based approach has enabled us to gain a new understanding of a diverse array of Earth processes, from biogeochemical cycles in marine sediments and the factors that control soil formation, to the evolution of contaminated groundwater systems and the engineered containment of nuclear waste. The diverse contributions in this issue will highlight the unique role that…

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Current EAG members will soon receive their print copies of Elements. Members also have online access to all back issues (user id = email address, password = EAG membership number). To find your membership number, login to your member area.

Early Career Science Ambassador Program: next deadline is 1 June

The Early Career Science Ambassador Program is aimed at Early Career Scientists based in Europe who wish to attend conferences outside Europe, except for the Goldschmidt conference. The program supports up to 6 scientists per year and supported scientists will have 50 % of their expenses covered by EAG (up to 1500 euros). The next application deadline is 1 June.

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Resources for Early Career Scientists

The PhDiaries: Tips for Conference Presenting!

What makes a good conference talk? How can you prepare for your first time? What unexpected surprises should you expect? In this latest video from The PhDiaries, Lucy gives some tips on conference presenting that she picked up at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston in March, 2019. Watch it on YouTube here.

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EAG Blogosphere

Early career scientists reveal their experiences at the largest geosciences meeting in Europe

[By the EAG Sponsored Students at EGU] The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) aims to promote geochemical research and to provide essential support to early career scientists in the field. Through its Student Sponsorship program, the EAG sponsors twelve students to attend geochemistry related short courses, summer schools, workshops or conferences in Europe each year. We caught up with...

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Goldschmidt2019 and EAG deadlines

1 June: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors application deadline
18 June: Goldschmidt2019 early registration deadline
18 July: Goldschmidt2019 workshop booking and standard registration deadline
18-23 August: Goldschmidt2019 Conference

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Other geochemistry related event deadlines

30 May: Wageningen Soil Conference 2019: Understanding Soil functions (co-sponsored by the EAG) early registration deadline
31 May: ISEB24: 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (organised by EAG partner society, EAG members benefit from member rates) abstract deadline
31 May: 5th Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress 2019 “Rocking Earth’s Future” early registration deadline
1 June: Centennial Symposium of the Mineralogical Society of America registration deadline
7 June: 4th International Conference on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (LDSE) abstract deadline
15 June: DINGUE VI: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise (co-sponsored by the EAG) abstract deadline

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Ultrahigh pressure structural changes in a 60 mol. % Al2O3-40 mol. % SiO2 glass

Structure of an Al-containing silicate glass (60 mol. % Al2O3–40 mol. % SiO2, A40S) is investigated up to 131 GPa, a pressure close to that of the Earth’s core-mantle boundary, by using our recently developed…

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Calcium stable isotopes place Devonian conodonts as first level consumers

Conodont animals are an extinct group of jawless vertebrates whose hard parts, also known as conodont elements, represent the earliest evidence of a mineralised skeleton in the vertebrate lineage. Conodont...

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Sea level rise produces abundant organobromines in salt-affected coastal wetlands

Global sea level rise exposes terrestrially derived natural organic matter to elevated salinities, which may alter the complex biogeochemical cycling of halogens in coastal wetland sediments. Here we show that sea level rise increases the natural production of organobromines in submerged soils and wetland sediments...

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Exchange catalysis during anaerobic methanotrophy revealed by 12CH2D2 and 13CH3D in methane

The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is a crucial component of the methane cycle, but quantifying its role in situ under dynamic environmental conditions remains challenging. We use sediment samples collected…

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Geochemistry Making the News

Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it happen again? 

[The Conversation] As concern grows over human-induced climate change, many scientists are looking back through Earth’s history to events that can shed light on...

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Gas That Makes a Mountain Breathe Fire Is Turning Up Around the World

[The New York Times] At the top of a mountain in southwest Turkey, the ground spits fire. Known as the Flames of Chimaera, they have burned for millenniums. Local...

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Hayabusa1’s Samples of Itokawa Turned up Water That’s Very Similar to Earth’s Oceans

[UniverseToday] Right now, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft is busy exploring the asteroid 162173 Ryugu...

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The Global Dust Storm that Ended Opportunity Helped Teach us how Mars Lost its Water

[UniverseToday] The enduring, and maybe endearing, mystery around Mars is what happened to its water? We can say with near-certainty now, thanks to the squad of …

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Radical desalination approach may disrupt the water industry

[ScienceDaily] Hypersaline brines -- water that contains high concentrations of dissolved salts and whose saline levels are higher than ocean water -- are a growing environmental...

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The Carbon Market Potential of Asbestos Mine Waste 

[EOS] Once celebrated for its heat resistance and durability, asbestos has now become synonymous with “hazardous” due to the health threats it poses when its tiny...

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The world needs to get serious about managing sand, U.N. report says

[Science] Our reliance on sand is staggering—by volume, the amount we use is second only to water. As a key component of cement, asphalt, and...

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Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability

[ScienceDaily] The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our planet. This stability…

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Fellowships in geochemistry / petrology
Guanghzou Institute of Geochemistry, China
19 Mar or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Redox Biogeochemistry at Aquatic Interfaces funded through the Czech Science Foundation
University of South Bohemia and the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science (BC-CAS), SoWa-RI, Czech Republic
until the position is filled
Type: PhD Position
Two PhD Positions at University of Waterloo and Laurentian University, Canada
University of Waterloo and Laurentian University, Canada
30 Jun or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
Chemistry of xenon and krypton in planetary and nuclear contexts
Sorbonne University, Paris, France
21 Jun

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Research Associate
Application of a Portable Laser Ablation Sampling Device and ICP-MS to the Analysis of Cultural Heritage Objects
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, United States
03 Mar
Type: Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Noble Gas Geochemistry
Dept Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
07 Jun

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Other
Assistant/Associate Professor Mining Biogeochemistry - tenure track position
University of Arizona, United States
until the position is filled
Type: Other
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Experimental Planetary Physics
The Institute for Planetary Materials (IPM), Okayama University, Misasa, Japan
08 Jul or until position is filled
Type: Other
Laboratory Manager (m/f/x) in field of Geoscience
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
05 Jun or until position is filled
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EAG Partners

On The Rocks Geological Video Contest - new 2019 edition!

 A joint initiative of the Italian Geological Society, the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, and the Italian Paleontological Society, On The Rocks is the first video contest entirely dedicated to tell Geology in 180 seconds. This year there is a new category "Rocks and Food" and the new "Bloopers" prize!
Get in the game with On the Rocks! Follow us on Instagram: @ontherocksvideo

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ISEB: 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry - Abstract submission open

The 24th ISEB Symposium of the International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry will be held on 22-27 September in Potsdam. Abstract deadline: 31 May. Early registration deadline: 30 July. EAG Members benefit from reduced member rates.

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