The early registration deadline is 31 May and presenting authors must register for the conference by 31 May (don't wait until the last moment!). Discounted rates are available for members of the EAG, Geochemical Society and other partner societies. Check your EAG membership, join or renew.
Starting with the icebreaker on Sunday, the Social Program will feature 'Goldschmidt Rocks 2023' with a live rock concert, a special Fellows Award Ceremony & Reception, as well as the Goldschmidt Banquet at Palais de la Bourse (a historical 19th century monument). Stay on Friday 14th July and enjoy the Bastille Day celebrations in the city!
You can purchase tickets for Goldschmidt Rocks and the Banquet through your conference registration until 31 May. Places are limited.
Field sites of interest in and around Lyon
If you wish to visit interesting geological sites in Lyon, or within 30 minutes to a few hours away from the city, we have lots of recommendations on this page.
Invite the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer to your institution this autumn
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sandra Arndt(Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) has been selected as the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Arndt will present three lectures covering different aspects of carbon cycle-climate feedbacks and their role in determining the magnitude and pace of climate change.
If your institution is based in Central or Eastern Europe and you would like to invite Dr. Arndt to present one or two lectures this fall, please contact the EAG Office.
Community survey for a new Diamond Open Access Journal in Geochemistry
A group of geochemists is taking the first steps towards building a new Diamond Open Access Journal in Geochemistry (free to publish and free to read). A community survey has been launched by the group to gather feedback to shape the design of the journal. Click on the button below for more information and to take part. Close of survey: 15 June.
Alkaline lakes are incredibly dynamic, unique, and fascinating biogeochemical environments. This thematic issue leverages the authors’ multidisciplinary insights to portray alkaline lakes’ biogeochemical, mineralogical, and geological importance for both science and society. The articles individually explore the unique conditions leading to the formation of alkaline lakes, the distinctively productive microbial ecosystems that inhabit them, their distinguishing chemistry and mineralogy, their role as societally important economic resources....
All EAG members have online access to current and past issues ofElements. Members who have selected to receive print copies of Elements, will shortly receive the latest issue by post (log into the EAG Membership Platform to verify your preferences and postal address).
EAG Early Career Science Ambassador Program: apply by 1 June
The Early Career Science Ambassador Program provides up to 1500€ (50% of total expenses) for early career scientists (final stages of PhD or up to 6 years post-PhD) based in Europe to attend conferences held outside Europe (except Goldschmidt). For online attendance, the award covers abstract and registration fees and the program is open to applicants based in any country for a conference held in any country.
EAG Co-Sponsored Event: DINGUE VIII: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise - registration and abstract submission
Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, 19-22 July 2023
This 4-day workshop will be held after Goldschmidt2023 and will cover all technical and scientific aspects of noble gas geo- and cosmochemistry. The scientific program will contain both talks and posters. See the website for more information.
Travel grant deadline: 19 May
Registration and abstract submission: 19 June
Nominations for the Pete Burnard award to an early career scientist: 19 June
Shipboard Science but with less shaky legs – The ECORD Training Course 2023
[By Katrin Wagner] I am hopeful to one day join an IODP expedition as an inorganic geochemist, and so I travelled to Bremen, Germany in March 2023 to participate in the “ECORD Training Course” with the support of the EAG. The course is a so-called shipboard simulation, in which...
A scientific party of SIMS experts and enthusiasts at the GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam
[By Abimbola Chris Ogunyele] As a young analytical geochemist, I am always fascinated and interested in learning the basics, applications and technical know-how of different instruments and method. Here I describe my experiences as an EAG sponsored student on a SIMS...
Lakes as Memories of the Landscape: EAG Early Career Ambassadors report back
[By Allix Baxter and Ronald Lloren] We are grateful for the opportunity to have represented the EAG as Early Career Ambassadors at the recently concluded joint meeting of the International Association of Limnogeology and the International Paleolimnology Association (IAL-IPA) last November 2022...
The magma ocean was a huge helium reservoir in the early Earth
Helium from mantle-derived rocks bears in its isotopic ratios the traces of Earth differentiation, degassing, and long term geodynamic evolution. The low 4He/3He ratio of rocks whose origins are in the deep...
Geobarometric evidence for a LM/TZ origin of CaSiO3 in a sublithospheric diamond
Breyite is the second most abundant mineral inclusion in super-deep diamonds after ferropericlase. Though breyite stability extends to 300 km along typical mantle geotherm, this phase is often assumed to be the...
Global patterns of radiocarbon depletion in subsoil linked to rock-derived organic carbon
Organic matter stored in sedimentary rocks is one of the largest stocks of carbon at Earth’s surface. The fate of this rock organic carbon (OCpetro) during weathering in soils influences the geological carbon cycle...
The chemical conditions necessary for the formation of microbialites
Whether biological and/or physico-chemical variations may have changed the abundance of microbialites over geological times remains debated. This calls for a better appraisal of the conditions necessary for the formation...
The Six Moons Most Likely to Host Life in Our Solar System
[Scientific American] In 2005 the Cassini spacecraft visiting Saturn flew through something engineers didn’t expect—a fine water mist, spraying into space at 1,290 kilometers per hour through cracks in the surface of Saturn’s tiny...
Subsurface microbes capture toxic uranium and remediate groundwater
[Phys.org] A new research study describes a previously unknown chemical process for removal of uranium from groundwater. Deep down in the bedrock, in an oxygen-free environment, microbes assist in the process of...
Dark Clouds on the Horizon – The Most Accurate Measurements Yet of Black Carbon
[SciTechDaily] Our industrialized civilization contributes a broad array of pollutants to the environment. A significant source of these pollutants is combustion, which leads to the production of aerosol particles, including black carbon....
A theory to explain why helium-3 is leaking from Earth's core
[Phys.org] Two geoscientists have developed a theory to explain how helium-3 leaks from the Earth's core into the mantle. In their study, Jie Deng and Zhixue Du used first-principle calculations to show that helium-3 could enter magnesium oxide...
Greenhouse gas release from permafrost is influenced by mineral binding processes [Press Release]
[University of Cologne] About a quarter of the organic carbon contained in ice-rich Arctic permafrost is more difficult for microorganisms to utilize. The reason for this is a strong binding of the organic material originating from dead plant...
A Stormy, Active Sun May Have Kickstarted Life on Earth [Press Release]
[NASA Goddard] The first building blocks of life on Earth may have formed thanks to eruptions from our Sun, a new study finds. A series of chemical experiments show how solar particles, colliding with gases in Earth’s early atmosphere...
How Desert Dust Nourishes the Growth of Phytoplankton at Sea [Press Release]
[NASA JPL] For the past few decades, scientists have been observing natural ocean fertilization events — episodes when plumes of volcanic ash, glacial flour, wildfire soot, and desert dust blow out onto the sea surface...
SIMP, SGI, SOGEI, AIV Joint Congress - Early Registration 21 June
The Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP), the Italian Geological Society (SGI), the Italian Society of Geochemistry (SOGEI) and the Italian Association of Volcanology (AIV) invite you to attend their Joint Congress in Potenza (Italy), 19-21 September with the theme "The Geoscience paradigm: Resources, Risks and future perspectives".
Registration in-person/remote: 21 June / 9 September EAG member discount available
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