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Division on Ocean Sciences
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Division on Ocean Sciences

President: Johan van der Molen (os@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Sandro Carniel (sandro.carniel@cmre.nato.int)

The Ocean Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has the major objective to provide an attractive and productive environment for scientists from Europe and all over the world to gain progress in the various ocean science disciplines and have beneficial interactions with other fields of Geosciences. For that purpose, we organise with the teams of conveners the ocean science part of the program of the scientific conference that his held every year during the EGU General Assembly. We give special attention to topics cross-cutting with those of other divisions. We recognise deserving colleagues in various stages of their careers with our Award program: the division awards the Fritdjof Nansen Medal to mid or full career scientists and the Outstanding Young Scientists Award for younger scientists. We also award prices to outstanding student posters at every general assembly. The division maintains very strong links with the EGU publication committee, and especially with the board of Editors of the open access journal Ocean Science (OS) l. The division also contributes with the EGU Education and Outreach committee to the organisation of relevant topical conferences and summer schools.

Recent awardees

Richard S. Lampitt

Richard S. Lampitt

  • 2021
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2021 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Richard S. Lampitt for transformative and interdisciplinary research concerning the ocean biological carbon pump, including measures of organic particle fluxes needed to close the carbon budget in the Twilight Zone.


Marilena Oltmanns

Marilena Oltmanns

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Marilena Oltmanns for outstanding research in the role of the oceans in the climate system.


Channing Prend

Channing Prend

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

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Channing Prend Zonal asymmetry of Southern Ocean air-sea carbon fluxes


Richard J. Greatbatch

Richard J. Greatbatch

  • 2020
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2020 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Richard J. Greatbatch for pioneering contributions to geophysical fluid dynamics and theoretical oceanography, especially mesoscale eddy parameterisations.


Frédéric Le Moigne

Frédéric Le Moigne

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Frédéric Le Moigne for outstanding research in ocean biogeochemistry, particularly the vertical exchanges of organic carbon between the surface and the ocean’s interior: the biological carbon pump.

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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