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GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Marian Holness (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Evgenia Ilyinskaya (e.ilyinskaya@leeds.ac.uk)

The Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology-Volcanology division includes disciplines that are fundamental to, but not restricted to studies of the solid earth. Important themes include the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism. While most of these studies fall in the realm of fundamental research, studies of pollution in the surface or subsurface waters, the formation of ore deposits, and the environmental impact of volcanism are examples of more applied research.


The GMPV division collaborates with the VGP division of the American Geophysical Union, and with professional societies like the European Association of Geochemistry and the European Mineralogical Union.

Are you looking for a job within the GMPV see the Job listing sub page here.

Recent awardees

Holly J. Stein

Holly J. Stein

  • 2020
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2020 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Holly J. Stein in recognition of her pioneering development of the rhenium-osmium geochronometer and remarkable array of applications of Re-Os geochemistry.


Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez for groundbreaking research in the field of hydrothermal processes in the geosciences.

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

GMPV ECS online talks: Wednesday 20 January

GMPV ECS online talks: Wednesday 20 January

The 7th edition of the Geochemistry, Minerology, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists talks will be on Wednesday 20 January 11am CET. This is our first special edition of 2021, with a focus on volcanic plumes, and their ash and gas emissions! We’ll have three speakers to allow for more discussion time. Our speakers are: Thomas Aubry (Postdoc @ University of Cambridge) – Climate model simulations suggest that climate change will strongly modulate the stratospheric volcanic sulfate aerosol life …


#vEGU21 – The GMPV Session Guide

#vEGU21 – The GMPV Session Guide

Welcome everybody to 2021! We hope you all had pleasant holidays and an amazing start into this hopefully great year! The EGU21 will take place from the 19th – 30th April and unfortunately has to take place online again this year. However, the organizers have much more time to plan and set up this online event than they had last year and promise an entirely different experience from the previous one by providing a much more complete online representation of …


#vEGU21 – Session in the Spotlight: Volcanic Plumes: Volcanic Emissions and their Impact on the Environment and Health

#vEGU21 – Session in the Spotlight: Volcanic Plumes: Volcanic Emissions and their Impact on the Environment and Health

Today we are highlighting session ITS3.6/GMPV2: “Volcanic Plumes: Insights into Volcanic Emissions and their Impacts on the Environment and Health”, organised by Pasquale Sellitto (Paris), with Amy Donovan (Cambridge), Emily Mason (Cambridge), Tjarda Roberts (Orleans) and Giuseppe Salerno (Etna Observatory). Find their session and submit an abstract here! The convenors say: Volcanoes release gas effluents and aerosol particles into the atmosphere during eruptive episodes and by quiescent emissions. Volcanic degassing exerts a dominant role in forcing the timing and nature …


#vEGU21 – Session in the Spotlight: Volcano-glacier interactions: Arctic, Antarctic, and globally

#vEGU21 – Session in the Spotlight: Volcano-glacier interactions: Arctic, Antarctic, and globally

The last thing to finish this year is to submit your abstract to vEGU21? And you didn’t decide yet which session would be most appropriate for you? Here is our final session in the spotlight for this year! You are interested in the interaction of volcanoes and glaciers? Then todays session GMPV9.4: “Volcano-glacier interactions: Arctic, Antarctic, and globally” might be of special interest for you! The session is convened by Eva Eibl, Iestyn Barr, Adelina Geyer and Gioachino Roberti. The …

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