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Goldschmidt2021 Virtual Format

As announced recently by Derek Vance, EAG President, in this video, Goldschmidt2021 will be a fully virtual meeting. With this new format, there will be live online sessions from 5-9 July and everyone will have the opportunity to present live. 
The sessions will take place in the morning European time (09:00-11:30 CET) to accommodate presenters based in Asia, Oceania, Africa and Europe, and in the afternoon European time (16:30-19:00 CET) to accommodate presenters based in North, South, Central America, Africa and Europe.

All presenting authors received an email on 7 April asking them to confirm their time zone and let us know by 17 April in case they do not wish to present live. If you have not received your email, please contact us.

Conference format details

Student Helpers: new application deadline 27 April

With the conference now moving to a fully online format, we have modified the Student Helper Program. To apply, you need to be a student, fluent in English, and proficient with Zoom.
Student helpers can volunteer on the day(s) of their choice, for various lengths of time and will be paid an honorarium. Above 20 hours of work during the conference week, free registration is also provided.

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Society News

The EAG Blog gets a new look

We invite you to check out the EAG Blog, which has just been upgraded to a new easy-to-read and mobile friendly format!

EAG Blog

Latest Elements issue: Shedding Light on the European Alps

The European Alps are one of the most studied orogens worldwide. Research over last 30 years is forcing us to rethink our understanding of Alpine evolution: new concepts have emerged that question long-established paradigms. The articles in this issue provide a petrological, geochemical, and tectonic overview of the Alpine Orogeny, from rifting and spreading to subduction and collision and, finally, to postcollisional uplift and erosion. The current debates regarding the origins of (ultra-)high pressure metamorphism, the origins of syncollisional magmatism, and the evolution of rifting and ocean spreading are discussed. And, the consequences of the new interpretations on the dynamics of subduction and collision are examined.

All EAG members have online access to current and past issues of Elements.

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Invitation to join the EAGE-EAG community group on LinkedIn

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and the EAG have started a geochemistry focused community group on LinkedIn, connecting geochemists in the industry to geochemists in academia. Through this collaboration, we invite you to participate in discussions, share news and ideas, and discover all the opportunities offered by the two societies!

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2021 deadlines

27 April: Goldschmidt2021 Student Helper application deadline
1 May:
EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

1 June: Goldschmidt2021 Early registration deadline

View Goldschmidt deadlines

Other geochemistry related event deadlines

14 April: AGU Fall Meeting 2021 call for proposals deadline
15 April: Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) 2021 application deadline
1 May: EAGE 2021: 82nd Annual Conference & Exhibition abstract deadline
12 May: Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology Short Course registration deadline
15 May: 29th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium abstract deadline
15 May: ContaSed2021: 2nd International Conference on Contaminated Sediments registration deadline
30 May: 37th SEGH International Conference on Geochemistry and Health registration deadline

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Upcoming online community events

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS
Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online
Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub – Open Geoscience Talks
Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions
Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology Seminar Series

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EAG Blogosphere

New Schemes! People and Talent

The EAG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is excited to present a new People Profile Series on the EAG Blog. These interviews provide for humanised and relatable role models representing a broad range of diversity, career paths and types, as well as ultimate career destinations.

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People’s profiles – Jeffrey Paulo Perez

Jeffrey’s current research is focused on iron redox (geo)chemistry in natural and engineered environments. His postdoctoral research focuses on molecular scale mineral-organic matter interface processes in Arctic soils. pecifically, Jeffrey is interested in elucidating the mechanisms and pathways of the formation and transformation of iron-bearing minerals.

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People’s profiles – Vera Assis Fernandes

Vera Assis Fernandes is a Planetary Scientist who primarily applies the Ar-isotope chronology technique – in combination with petrographic and geochemical characterisation – to decipher different thermal events. Her work predominantly focuses on lunar rocks (Apollo and Luna missions, and lunar meteorites) thereby constraining the timing and nature of rock formation and later disturbances.

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

A genetic metasomatic link between eclogitic and peridotitic diamond inclusions 

Diamond inclusions sample the otherwise inaccessible archive of Earth’s deep interior. The geochemical and petrological diversity of diamond inclusions reflects either pre-metasomatic upper mantle heterogeneity or metasomatism coeval with diamond formation....

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Selenium isotope evidence for pulsed flow of oxidative slab fluids          

Isotope systematics of the redox sensitive and chalcophile element selenium (Se) were investigated on exhumed parts of subducted oceanic lithosphere to provide new constraints on slab dehydration conditions during subduction. The samples show increasing...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Rocks at bottom of deep ocean provide marine food chains with vital nutrients

[UPI] According to a new study, published this week in the journal PNAS, phytoplankton and marine algae, which form the bases of aquatic food webs, rely on nitrogen released from sediments on the floor of the deep ocean. Previously, scientists have argued oxygen in the deep ocean prevents dissolved iron from escaping eroded seabed rocks.

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Corals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletons: Scientists' findings suggest corals will withstand climate change

[Scientific Daily] Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who championed the theory of evolution, noted that corals form far-reaching structures, largely made of limestone, that surround tropical islands. He didn't know how they performed this feat. Now, Rutgers scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing...

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Spooky 'spiders on Mars' finally explained after two decades

[Live Science] Ziggy played guitar, and scientists in the U.K. played with a big chunk of dry ice to try to figure out what's behind the strange alien patterns known as the "spiders on Mars." Those patterns, visible in satellite images of the Red Planet's south pole, aren't real spiders, of course; but the branching, black shapes carved into the Martian surface...

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Dark matter could warm the hearts of lonely old planets, scientists predict

[ScienceMag] Dark matter might be raising the temperature of planets outside our Solar System, a pair of physicists predicts. Space telescopes already in the works should be able to spot the effect, they say, potentially enabling scientists to trace how the mysterious stuff is distributed within our Milky Way Galaxy. “In science, we rarely get a brand-new idea,” says Sara Seager....

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PhD Position
Tracing the Archean Earth in modern ocean basalts from multiple sulfur isotopes signatures
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Cycles of phosphorus and uranium under dysoxic (oxygen-depleted) conditions in past and present environments
Université Toulouse 3 / Géoscience Environnement Toulouse, France
08 June 2021
Type: PhD Position
PhD student
MINES ParisTech, France
14 June 2021
Type: PhD Position
Nitrate-reducing Fe(II)-oxidizing microbes in a geochemical and mineralogical Mars terrestrial analogue (Rio Tinto, Spain)
University of Tübingen, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position : Effect of acidic conditions on confinement properties of porous media rich in analcime
University of Poitiers, France
01 May 2021
Type: PhD Position
PhD fellowship on the 'Chemical and physical characterization of Nannoconus, the main planktonic producer of carbonates in the Cretaceous oceans'
ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
14 May 2021
Type: PhD Position
PhD position: Geochemical and isotopic investigations of interplanetary dust particles and micrometeorites
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
15 March 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position in Noble Gas Cosmochemistry
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
08 March 2021 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Volcanology and Glass Science
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in isotope biogeochemistry (YouTube link)
The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel
01 April 2021 or position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc Research Associate- Biogeochemistry and Limnology
Iowa State University, United States
17 April 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc in Bioinformatics of Ice environments
Aarhus University, Risø campus, Denmark
15 May 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Assessment of natural attenuation as remediation strategy for mining sites operated by In-Situ Recovery in acidic conditions
University of Poitiers, France
15 May 2021
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Btex Isotopic fractionation for Gas Storage in aquifers Monitoring
Pau University, E2S UPPA, France
15 February 2021 or position open until filled

Faculty, Technical and other positions

Position Employer Application deadline
Type: Academic
Lectureship in Physical Geography/Environmental Science
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
12 May 2021
Type: Academic
Preceptor in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, United States
10 May 2021
Type: Other
Lead Technical Officer
German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam, germany, Germany
02 May 2021
Type: Academic
Lecturer in Archaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Chemistry
University of York, United Kingdom
18 April 2021
Type: Academic
Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Geochronology and Geochemistry
University of Geneva, Switzerland
31 August 2021
Type: Other
Lead Geophysicist
Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS), United Kingdom
Position open until filled
Type: Faculty
Professor in Mineralogy
Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
15 May 2021
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