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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

President: Helmut Weissert (ssp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Marc De Batist (marc.debatist@ugent.be)

The Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division (SSP) focuses its activities on all aspects of the sedimentary record. About 70 % of the Earth surface is covered by sedimentary deposits, which are eroded and deposited right at the contact between the solid lithosphere and the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. Sedimentary rocks record the history of our planet since almost 4 billion of years and play a pivotal role for our understanding of the evolution of life. This deep-time archive of Earth history is studied with a wide range of analytical techniques providing ever stunning details on the evolution of our planet. Sedimentary basins host important natural resources like coal, gas, oil, ore deposits and groundwater and therefore a better understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes controlling the formation and distribution of sediments and sedimentary rocks is of utmost importance for our society.

Recent awardees

James L. Best

James L. Best

  • 2018
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2018 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to James L. Best for major contributions to our understanding of physical sedimentary processes and their products in the geological record.


Paul B. Wignall

Paul B. Wignall

  • 2017
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2017 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to Paul B. Wignall in recognition of his outstanding contributions to our understanding of mass extinction events in the geological record, with an emphasis on the Permian–Triassic mass extinction.


Pinar Güneş

Pinar Güneş

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Pinar Güneş Important Conclusions on the Messinian Salinity Crisis Depositional History of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin


Ye Feng

Ye Feng

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Ye Feng The Messinian evaporites in the Levant Basin: lithology, deformation and its evolution

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

A paper published in the EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences this month shows that landslides triggered by human activity are on the rise. The conclusion is by a team at the UK's Sheffield University who compiled data on over 4800 fatal landslides during a 13-year period. You can read the press release on the EGU website.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Treasurer is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, on 6 September, is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU 2019 General Assembly. We hope you help us shape the conference programme by submitting your proposals.

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