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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

Urs Schaltegger

Urs Schaltegger

  • 2021
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2021 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Urs Schaltegger in recognition of his fundamental advances in geochronology applied to petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy, and tectonics.


Michael C. Jollands

Michael C. Jollands

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Michael C. Jollands in recognition of his groundbreaking work on ionic diffusion in minerals, with wide application in determining the timescales of geological processes.


Marissa Lo

Marissa Lo

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Marissa Lo Modelling the ascent of picritic lunar magmas


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

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Volcanic hydrothermal systems and hydrothermal alteration

The abstract submission for the General Assembly in 2022 is open now! Our colleagues from the organization were very engaged and we are more than happy to share that the EGU22 is aimed to take place in a hybrid version! To celebrate this opportunity we will highlight some of our many GMPV sessions in the course of the next few weeks, to give everyone a broad overview of the amazing sessions EGU22 has to offer. Abstract submission is open now …


EGU GMPV Campfires – Special Edition: Experimental Petrology Wednesday 1st December 4pm CET

The EGU Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists committee is excited to announce out 15th edition of EGU GMPV campfires – Experimental Petrology Special Edition! Our speakers on Wednesday 1st December 4pm CET will be: Kara Brugman Post-doc at Carnegie Institution for Science, Earth & Planets Laboratory Presenting: “Making exoplanet magma: First steps towards connecting the interior to the surface” Alessandro Pisello Post-doc at University of Perugia Presenting: “Experimental petrology for creating a database to decipher extraterrestrial …


Volcano Watch the Podcast, a weekly walk through the amazing world of Volcanoes!

Are you interested in Volcanoes? Do you want to learn more about volcanic activity, geysers, magma dynamics and the relationship between humans and volcanoes, from the mythology to the art and the agriculture? Or maybe you just want to be updated on the worldwide ongoing eruptions and listen to nice interviews with people who actually works on volcanoes? Well, if it is like so we strongly recommend you check out Volcano Watch the podcast! What is Volcano Watch? Volcano watch …


GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geohazards and Volcanic Monitoring

GMPV and The Sustainable Development Goals In 2015 all United Nations Member States adopted a set of Global Goals, as a universal call to protect our planet, end poverty and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 integrated goals aimed at addressing the challenges our society is currently facing considering social, economic, and environmental sustainability. From decarbonization, to disaster risk reduction and natural resources, geoscience and geoscientists can play …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the October issue of The Loupe we venture into space for Space Week and learn about why the search for life on other planets is important with planetary scientist at NASA, Joby Hollis, and discover what it’s like to be an Early Career Scientist studying data from the Cassini mission with Planetary Sciences Division Early Career Scientist representative Joshua Dreyer!

You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about Instrument Development for Geoscience Research, available now on our YouTube channel.

EGU has officially announced that in 2022 the annual General Assembly will be returning to Vienna in a partially hybrid format, in the first step in our developpment of a fully hybrid meeting. Find out more here and submit your abstract by 12 January 2022 at 13.00 CET.

In addition this issue also shares the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of October EGU journal highlights.

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