This month's newsletter recognises natural hazards and the importance of reducing the risks associated with them and updates members on the 2021 EGU awards & medals!
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Issue 70, October 2020
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Geoscience for the benefit of humanity and the planet

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October: EGU’s Natural Hazards & Risk Reduction Month

The Sendai Framework 2015–2030

What is the status of the UN’s international framework for disaster risk reduction, five years in? Many countries have taken different approaches, but one thing they all need is better data, writes historical and social volcanologist Jazmin Scarlett. Read more!

Upcoming dates
Science Policy

A new EGU document: How geoscience can support the European Green Deal outlines key aspects that the geoscience community, through its research and expertise, can support in two of the Green Deal’s main policy areas: biodiversity and zero pollution.

Read the document here!

New EGU statement

The Union urges all EU leaders to prioritise research funding, including grants for fundamental science through the ERC, in Horizon Europe, and the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework.

Learn more!

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Journal Watch

“The Harappan (or Indus Valley) civilization (3000–1500 BCE) epitomizes the level of development of water sciences in ancient India that includes construction of sophisticated hydraulic structures, wastewater disposal systems… and methods for wastewater treatment.” (Singh et al., 2020, HESS)

Image credit: Franziska Wilke


October EGU journal highlights


2021 medals & awards: EGU is honouring 51 recipients for their contributions to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. See who won!

Starting in 2021, EGU will use this new logo to highlight General Assembly sessions whose conveners fulfill three EDI criteria. Learn more!

Resource of the month

Funding opportunities: European Research Council grants

This webinar discusses the main features of ERC individual grants, with a special focus on the Earth System Sciences panel (PE10). View it here!

Future events

EGU Autumn Election 2020

Please vote from 1–30 November for EGU’s Treasurer. Members will receive an e-ballot next week. Learn more!


On 16 November, EGU will host the day-long European Research Council webinar: Sex and gender dimension in frontier research. Find more info here!

EGU Blogs

Volcano-seismology in North Korea

Seismology Division blog

Natural Hazards 101: The concept of risk

Natural Hazards Division blog

Why social inequalities matter for hydrologists?

Hydrological Sciences Division blog

Featured EGU Divisions
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