Are you preparing your contribution to the EGU General Assembly next week? We found some short-courses and sessions, that might be interesting for you. Did you vote in the TournamentEarth? A great image won. Today is Friday and here are your links!
Europe’s biggest geoscience conference, the anuual EGU General Assembly 2015, is about to start, and thousands of researchers prepare their talk or poster right now. If you don’t have enough time to prepare what’s handy to know and what’s going on next week, here are some suggestions:
- What’s on for young scientists? There are lots of sessions especially for early career scientists from “How to write a proposal in tectonics and structural geology” to “Job applications and interviews” and “How to write a paper in geomorphology“
- “Seismology for non-seismologists” is a short-course on Thursday during the lunch break, and it is open for all – but a registration is kindly requested.
- You can get the mobile app including the conference program and floor plans over here
- Sessions including the words paleoseismicity, paleoseismology and active tectonics:
- Active Tectonics and the Earthquake Cycle
- Interactions between tectonics and surface processes from mountain belts to basins
- Assessing extreme natural events for the safety of nuclear power plants
- Limnogeology – reading the geological record of lakes
- Linking micro to macroscale field and experimental observations to faults and fault rock mechanics
- Seismic imaging
- The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in monitoring applications and management of natural hazards
- Earthquake and Tsunami disaster mitigation
- There will be way over 100 contributions including earthquake – from “Mechanical heterogeneity and its transient evolution along fault zones” to “InSAR, GPS and photogrammetry” and “Earthquakes Short-term Prediction and time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard“, so please help yourself in this search.
The World Bank produced a beatutiful video on a year of earthquakes in south Asia. This video shows also big and mega cities and that they are situated in and close to earthquake-prone areas. (HT @TTremblingEarth)
Faults in Xinjiang won the Tournament Earth with Landsat OLI imagery. They are situated just south of the Tien Shan, and are stunningly beautiful:
The Berkeley Seismo Blog reached the 100th post, congratulations! Often focused on the western USA and especially the Bay Area, their latest post is about Where the hazard is the highest.
Nanna Karlsson wrote about her research project on glaciers on Mars – and how she has to answer the question “There’s water on Mars?” over and over again.
Last, but not least: Brontosaurus is back! After some 100 years being demoted, Tschopp et al. revised the Diplodocidae in a recent paper and concluded that the famous genus Brontosaurus should be promoted again! (HT)
And here are some of my favourite tweets from last week:
Have a nice weekend!
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