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Issue 69, September 2020
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The year-round resource for EGU members
Geoscience for the benefit of humanity and the planet

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September: EGU’s Mineral Month

Mohs Hardness Scale

By the time German geologist Friedrich Mohs (1773–1839) died 181 years ago today, he had fundamentally changed the way people study minerals, and that has remained true up to this very day (or at least until #MinCup began in 2017!) Read more!

Upcoming dates
Science Policy

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On Wednesday the EGU-European Parliament Intergroup virtual event will bring together geoscientists, policymakers, and industry representatives to discuss how Earth, planetary, and space science researchers can support the European Green Deal and ensure its biodiversity and zero-pollution targets are reached.

Register to attend here!

An informal science-policy happy hour will follow the event.

Register here to join the discussions!

Credit: Ned Staniland

GeoPolicy: A window into a career in science policy, as EGU’s first Policy Intern Read more!

Journal Watch

“This study shows for the first time that gypsum released into the water at the onset of melt season in the Arctic Ocean causes a constant flux of gypsum over widespread areas and over a long period of time.” (Wollenburg et al., 2020, The Cryosphere)

Image credit: Marcel Nicolaus and Christian Katlein


September EGU journal highlights


EGU’s EDI Working Group is seeking new members to help promote equality, diversity, and inclusion of opportunities in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, with a focus on EGU activities.

Learn more!

Resource of the month

Making geoscience societies more inclusive

This webinar explores some ways that geoscience societies and their members can be more inclusive of diverse, under-represented, or minority groups in the face of existing structural discrimination.

Future events

Earth Science Week

This year’s celebration from 11-17 October will highlight the many ways Earth materials impact humans. EGU will join the festivities with special blogs and Twitter posts @EuroGeosciences.

Learn more about ESW!

Credit: AGI (Source)

EGU Plenary Meeting

EGU’s annual business meeting will be held virtually on 22 October. An agenda will be emailed to all members two weeks in advance. Register here!

EGU Blogs

The Challenges of Being LGBTQIA+ in Earth Sciences

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology Division blog

Ana Margarida Neiva – A woman as hard as granite

Tectonics and Structural Geology Division blog

Featured EGU Divisions
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