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Love is in the air. Wishing you all a rocking #ValentinesDay!

This photograph of a heart-shaped garnet in a mafic granulite comes from our open access image repository: imaggeo (

If you've got an equally cute pic, or have captured stunning Earth landscapes while on field work (or even on your holiday!) or want to share behind the scenes snaps of what happens in the lab, be sure to enter them into our Imaggeo Photo Contest, which is part of #EGU17!

The lucky winners will get a free registration to #EGU18, so it's one not to miss!

You'll find all the details by following this link:

We can't wait to see all your #EarthArt!

#imaggeo #imaggeoOnMonday #landscape #photography

Image credit: Barbara Kunz (distributed via
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Imaggeo, our open access image repository, is packed with beautiful images showcasing the best of the Earth, space and planetary sciences. Throughout the year we use the photographs submitted to the repository to illustrate our social media and blog posts.

For the past few years we’ve celebrated the end of the year by rounding-up some of the best Imaggeo images. But it’s no easy task to pick which of the featured images are the best! Instead, we turned the job over to you! We compiled a Facebook album which included all the images we’ve used as header images across our social media channels and on Imaggeo on Mondays blog post in 2016 an asked you to vote for your favourites.

Today’s post on #EGUBlogs rounds-up the best 12 images of Imaggeo in 2016, as chosen by you, our readers & followers:

#ImaggeoOnMondays #Imaggeo #BestOf2016
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You might notice we are a little quieter on social media over the Christmas break - we'll be reveling in #holidayjoy, we hope you do too! We'll be back to normal in 2017!

In the mean time we'll leave you with the latest from the #EGUBlogs:

With an impressive 360 posts published across the EGU’s Blogs, we thought we'd celebrate the excellent display of science writing across the network and division blogs by launching the EGU Blogs competition.

From now until Monday 15th January, we invite you, the EGU Blogs readers, to vote for your favourite post of 2016. Take a look at the poll on GeoLog, click on each post to read it in full, and cast your vote for the one you think deserves the accolade of best post of 2016. For all the details please follow:
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The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest lakes on Earth, located at the lowest point of the globe. For centuries it has been known for the restorative powers of its muds and waters. Their hypersalinity means it is possible to easily float on the lake’s surface.

One of the consequences of the rapid fall of the water level (>1 m per year), is that vast areas of salt-rich ground of the shrunken Dead Sea are prone to strong dissolution and mechanical erosion of the subsurface processes.

This leads to the widespread land subsidence and the development of sinkholes, which pose a major geological hazard to infrastructure, local population, agriculture and industry in the Dead Sea area.

Find out more about these #geohazards and what is being done to understand them better over on #EGUBlogs:

#DeadSea #hypersalinity #shrinking #water #waterresources #scarcity #erosion #dissolution
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In the winter of 1432–33, people in Scotland had to use fire to melt wine in bottles before drinking it. In central Europe, many rivers and lakes froze over.

Searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd. “I realised that there was something extraordinary going on regarding the climate during the 1430s,” says the historian from the University of Bern in Switzerland.

She joined forces with Kathrin Keller, a climate modeller at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research in Bern, and other researchers, to find out more about the 1430s climate and how it impacted societies in northwestern and central Europe. Their results are published today in Climate of the Past, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.

This press release highlights the main points from the paper, take a look to find out more about the unusual climate of the time and what it means for future #climatechange:

#cold #Europe #climateofthepast #climate #temperature
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Heroes of Antarctic exploration have played a crucial role in research that suggests the area of sea ice around Antarctica has barely changed in size in 100 years.

Ice observations recorded in the ships’ logbooks of explorers such as the British Captain Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton and the German Erich von Drygalski have been used to compare where the Antarctic ice edge was during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration (1897–1917) and where satellites show it is today.

The research is published today in our #openacess journal: The Cryosphere. Why not check it out:

#Antarctic #explorers #SeaIce #RobertScott #Shackleton #EGUnews #EGUjournals
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Following a record number of participants at last year’s General Assembly and feedback received, the EGU and its conference organiser Copernicus will be introducing a number of changes at the EGU 2017 General Assembly.

Exciting developments include some low-budget catering options. There will also be a Biergarten outside the main entrance. Cheers!

There will be some new exhibition booths around the EGU & Friends area, making your visit to the basement levels livelier. And booming numbers, not only mean we'll be making more space for those presenting, but also for those who want to listen. For the #EGU17, the total seating capacity in the lecture rooms will be increased too.

Find out all the details over on #EGUBlogs:

#conference #Vienna #egu17 #GeneralAssembly
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The US Presidential election this month saw Republican Donald Trump, a fierce climate sceptic, be elected into office.

In wake of the election results, this month’s GeoPolicy post will take a look at Trump’s proposed actions on climate change, how likely these are to happen, and what the climate and clean technology communities could do to limit the damage.

Read the full post on #EGUBlogs:

#GeoPolicy #EGUPolicy #climatechange
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Do you have a passion for outreach? Then the calls we've announced today will be right up your street!

Have you got a great idea for a science outreach project (geoscience related, of course!) but need some funds to help you get it off the ground? Then the 1000Euros available in out Public Engagement Grants might just be the thing for you. Check our website for all the details:

Did you spend the summer doing fieldwork and you happened to make a film out of it? How about shadowing a scientist in the lab or producing an educational feature on the Earth, planetary or space sciences? If so, we want to hear from you! We'd like to feature your short clips and longer films related to the geosciences in our annual GeoCinema at the General Assembly in Vienna in April 2017. For details on how to submit your film see the #EGUBlogs:

#outreach #scicomm #film #geoscience #funding #EGUnews #EGU17 #GeneralAssembly
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Congratulations to the recipients of next year's 47 EGU awards & medals!

Researchers, from both European and non-European countries, are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

They will receive their prizes at the EGU 2017 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 23–28 April.

We've also announced the winners of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards corresponding to the 2016 General Assembly.

Find the full list of recipients and more about the awards by following the link:

#EGUnews #Awards&Medals #EGUecs
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