Geochemistry carries on growing at a
fantastic pace because it is essential for addressing many issues of interest to
society and industry as well as fundamental science. We all know the value of
interactions and networking for our research. It is also important for promoting
knowledge transfer to policy makers, funding agencies and industry. The European
Association for Geochemistry, EAG, represents a vehicle for achieving this. The
cost of joining is minimal and benefits include: Elements, a popular magazine
that is increasing the profile of geochemists world-wide; reduced fees for
attending Goldschmidt, the premier geochemistry conference; access to
networking; information about workshops, jobs, activities of interest to
geochemists; and much more. Below are more details. To join, visit www.eag.eu.com
and click on membership.
Now is good time to join the European Association for
Geochemistry. EAG is currently developing at a fast pace and invites you to
become a part of the momentum. The society aims to provide key aspects of what
is needed for more effective networking and support of geochemistry in Europe,
including job-searching and financial support for workshops. You might want to
check out the new web page to get a sense of what is happening (http://www.eag.eu.com).
As a European geochemist, this is your society. Get involved and
make it the kind of organisation that fits your needs. Cost is only 25 Euros per
year. Students pay only 15 Euros. For this you get:
subscription to Elements, the premier magazine in geochemistry with updates on
what is happening world-wide and excellent, insightful, easy to read articles by
international experts on a range of geochemistry topics. Elements circulation
has grown from nothing to 10 000 in its first two years and the popular overview
articles are cited with SCI ratings that are already impressive.
registration at the Goldschmidt Conferences including the forthcoming meeting in
Cologne - August 19 to 24 (http://www.goldschmidt2007.org/).
* Reduced personal subscription rates for Chemical Geology, a journal in the
process of undergoing a complete reorganisation of its editorial structure with
concomitant improvements in turnaround time.
* The opportunity to nominate
your colleagues for EAG awards.
* Sponsorship for workshops.
possibility of organising special EAG sponsored sessions at EGU.
chance to get involved in organising new activities within EAG itself.
EAG annually awards the Houtermans Medal to an outstanding
junior scientist. Past recipients include Mark Hodson (2005), James Badro (2006)
and Steve Parman (2007). EAG also offers a prestigious senior career award, the
Urey Medal. Recipients include Alex Navrotsky (2005), Herbert Palme (2006) and
Harry Elderfield (2007). The 2007 awardees will receive their medals at the
Cologne Goldschmidt this August. Now, we are introducing a series of mid career
Science Innovation Awards, for which members can nominate colleagues each year.
The details will be announced at the Goldschmidt meeting. Of course EAG does
many other things, some jointly with its partner, the Geochemical Society. For
example, at the Cologne Goldschmidt you can meet many of the 15 new joint EAG-GS
Geochemistry Fellows. It is easy to become a member of EAG on-line at our secure
site: http://www.eag.eu.com subcategory
‘membership’. If you have any questions, if you would like to get involved in an
EAG committee, or if you would like to offer suggestions to make the society
fulfil the needs you see, feel free to contact Alex Halliday (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the mean time,
please sign up. Your support will improve your society.