ESSI Earth and Space Science Informatics
The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Melanie Lorenz for the poster/PICO entitled:
FID GEO: Promoting Open Science for Geosciences (Lorenz, M.; Elger, K.; Achterberg, I.; Meistring, M.; Pfurr, N.; Semmler, M.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Melanie Lorenz is a PhD student at the University of Potsdam in Germany. Her doctoral research involves petrological, geochemical, and experimental studies of rare earth minerals from a REE prospect in Argentina. While investigating the miscibility gap between fluorapatites and fluorbritholites-(Ce), she increasingly noticed how difficult it can be to get access to well-described data sets and papers.
Since August 2021 Melanie has therefore been working for the Specialised Information Service for Geosciences (FID GEO) at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. Here, she supports geoscientists working in Germany on their way to make their research more visible and open. In her talk, “Promoting Open Science for Geosciences,” she explained her efforts at FID GEO and the importance of the information service for balanced collaboration between researchers, data repositories, and publishers towards open science for all.