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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems
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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems

President: Francesco Soldovieri (gi@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Vira Pronenko (pron@isr.lviv.ua)

Opposed to other divisions concentrating on specific fields of geosciences, this division intends to be a forum for developments in instrumentation, technology, methods and data handling used in any field of the various geosciences. By promoting the discussion between specialists from widely diverse fields, advances in instrumentation made in one field might be utilized in other areas also and encourage co-operation, thereby saving separate development work and making new approaches possible, which otherwise might still have to wait for years or even decades.

As nearly every other field of geosciences is related to one or the other instrumentation strategy, many of the GI-sessions are co-organized with sessions from other divisions. Potential contributors to any session are encouraged to evaluate the benefits of a multi-disciplinary discussion versus the specific interest of the own target group.

Recent awardees

Jothiram Vivekanandan

Jothiram Vivekanandan

  • 2018
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2018 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to Jothiram Vivekanandan for his pioneering and ground-breaking work on the microphysical characterisation of clouds and precipitation by using advanced remote sensors.


Giovanni Ludeno

Giovanni Ludeno

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Giovanni Ludeno for his outstanding contribution to the development of new radar methodologies for environmental monitoring.


Riccardo Lanari

Riccardo Lanari

  • 2017
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2017 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to Riccardo Lanari for his groundbreaking work in developing data evaluation algorithms for high-resolution synthetic aperture radar images.


Fabio Tosti

Fabio Tosti

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Fabio Tosti for his outstanding contribution to the development of new ground penetrating radar methodologies in the field of the diagnostics for geosciences and civil engineering.


Luca Bianchini Ciampoli

Luca Bianchini Ciampoli

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Luca Bianchini Ciampoli Empirical prediction of mechanical properties of flexible pavement through GPR

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

A paper published in the EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences this month shows that landslides triggered by human activity are on the rise. The conclusion is by a team at the UK's Sheffield University who compiled data on over 4800 fatal landslides during a 13-year period. You can read the press release on the EGU website.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Treasurer is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, on 6 September, is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU 2019 General Assembly. We hope you help us shape the conference programme by submitting your proposals.