Archive | June, 2011

Imaggeo on Mondays:Iron oxidizing Leptothrix bacteria

27 Jun

Leptothrix bacteria, in general, are known to be capable of oxidizing both iron(II) and manganese(II) producing ferric hydroxide and manganese oxide. Image by Bertram Schmidt, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons License.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Keeping connected with the EGU

24 Jun

There are various ways to keep connected with the European Geosciences Union, more are being developed but the current ones are below.

The EGU General Assembly 2011 Survey is open until 30 June, it can be completed online. The results of these GA Surveys are examined carefully and helped when making important decisions for future General Assemblies.

Within the social media realm (alongside this blog) the EGU is on Twitter. There is an EGU group on LinkedIn, this is not an open group in that your membership has to be confirmed. There is a static page on Facebook which is not updated that much, but directs people to other online information about the EGU. The web streamed events from General Assemblies since 2008 are available online at EGU TV.




Imaggeo on Mondays: Lightning strikes in New York City

20 Jun

A devastating storm raged over New York city on 18 August 2009, uprooting more than 100 trees in Central Park and damaging hundreds of others. This photo was taken from a balcony in East Harlem during that storm, catching one of the many fierce lightning strikes.

Image by Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

GIFT Distinguished Lecture Series

14 Jun

The EGU Committee on Education is going to inaugurate an annual series of Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) Distinguished Lectures, to be given by top scientists who have previously participated as speakers in GIFT workshops during the EGU General assemblies. High school teachers, high school directors, educators for teachers from the European area are welcome to request a lecture, for which the EGU Committee on Education will cover the travel and subsistence costs of the speaker. Lecturers and topics should be selected among the ones given in the latest 5 years in EGU General Assembly GIFT Workshop, whose programs can be viewed on the GIFT webpages. Be aware that lectures will be offered in English only.

More information including event criteria and the application process is available on the EGU website at the top of the page.

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