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SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

President: Marc De Batist (ssp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Cinzia Bottini (cinzia.bottini@unimi.it)

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

David A. T. Harper

David A. T. Harper

  • 2023
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2023 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to David A. T. Harper in recognition of his outstanding work on the evolution and biostratigraphy of Lower Paleozoic invertebrate faunas, as well as his important contributions to quantitative palaeontology education.


Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr

Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr

  • 2023
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2023 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr for her outstanding work in marine sedimentology and terrestrial stratigraphy to better understand low- and high-latitude climate processes as well as land-ocean coupling in the climate system.


Elisabetta Erba

Elisabetta Erba

  • 2022
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2022 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to Elisabetta Erba for research excellence in marine micropalaeontology, Mesozoic stratigraphy and palaeoceanography, and for major contributions to scientific drilling in marine and terrestrial realms.


Yin Lu

Yin Lu

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Yin Lu for outstanding and innovative contributions to lacustrine palaeoseismology and related sedimentary processes.


Nina Wichern

Nina Wichern

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Nina Wichern The bivalve Angulus benedeni benedeni as a climate archive for Pliocene seasonality

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the January newsletter, researchers explore creative ways to involve non-technical audiences in space studies. An EGU funded outreach project called A Touch of Space Weather is teaching space science to blind and visually impaired children while space plasma physicist Martin Archer shares how researchers can engage more people with space sciences.

We also hear from EGU Head of Communications Hazel Gibson who tells us what we could expect from the European Space Agency’s new JUICE mission. Find out more on EGU blogs now!

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