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Early career scientist representatives

Early career scientists (ECS) make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is to get in touch with your early career scientists representative, or better yet, volunteering to get involved in your division/programme group.

Union-level ECS representative

While each of the division early career scientists representatives gather feedback from early career scientists in their fields, the Programme Committee representative gathers information from each of the division representatives and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee – the group responsible for organising the EGU’s annual General Assembly.

Stephanie Zihms

I am a postdoc in geomechanics and fracture flow at Heriot-Watt University (UK) but I have a multi-disciplinary background ranging from soils science to fluid transport.

As Union wide ECS representative I’m planning to continue the work in strengthening the position of ECS within the EGU community by ensuring the positive collaboration between Division ECS continues. In addition I want to work on involving the ECS community in programme design and hosting of events of particular interest for ECS not only for the GA but throughout the year as well.

Stephanie Zihms

Division/Programme group representatives

Early career scientists representatives are the vital link between the Union and its early career scientists membership. They give a voice to early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences and ensure their needs are met at the Assembly, and throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments, thoughts or ideas for the next Assembly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, they’d love to hear from you!

Pierre-Antoine Dessandier

Postdoctoral scientist at CAGE (Centre for Arctic Gaz Hydrate, Environment and climate, University of Tromsø, Norway). Research focused on the ecology of benthic foraminifera and their use as proxy of environmental conditions and paleo-climates. PhD done at University of Bordeaux, France. Current work based on the reconstruction of paleo-emission of Methane in the Arctic. I want to build a strong network of ECS scientists working on biogeosciences and encourage the exchanges between the BG ECS members and the other ECS teams. I also want to encourage the members to promote their science and their ideas on the EGU blogs as well as on the other platforms. Follow the news about methane research on twitter.

Pierre-Antoine Dessandier

Carole Nehme

Carole is lecturer in physical geography at the University of Rouen (France) since September 2016 with expertise in limestone geomorphology, cave monitoring and palaeoclimate reconstruction from geochemical proxys. A former postdoc fellow at the AMGC research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, she worked on the reconstruction of past climate in the Levant from geochemical proxys in speleothems. In her new role as the Climate Division ECS representative, Carole with her team hopes to build a strong ECS network in climate and contribute to making the EGU General Assembly a fruitful experience for ECS.

Carole Nehme

Emma Smith

Emma is a post-doc at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany, using geophysical methods to investigate ice dynamics Antarctica. She completed her Ph.D. at The British Antarctic Survey and University of Cambridge in 2016 and is interested in all things icy and geophysical. Emma got involved in the EGU through the EGU Cryosphere blog, which she has been a chief Editor of for the past 2 years, she tweets as @emma_c_smith.

Emma Smith

Christoph Stasch

Christoph works as research associate and consultant at 52°North, a non-profit research organisation in the field of applied geoinformatics. His focus is on simplifying the integration of sensors and processing modules (e.g. environmental simulation models) in spatial information infrastructures and GIS applications. As ESSI ECS representative, Christoph hopes to strengthen the network of ECS in the ESSI division. Interested in participating? Then get in touch with the network or Christoph directly.

Christoph Stasch

Stephanie Zihms

I am a postdoc in geomechanics and fracture flow at Heriot-Watt University (UK) but I have a multi-disciplinary background ranging from soils science to fluid transport.

As Union wide ECS representative I’m planning to continue the work in strengthening the position of ECS within the EGU community by ensuring the positive collaboration between Division ECS continues. In addition I want to work on involving the ECS community in programme design and hosting of events of particular interest for ECS not only for the GA but throughout the year as well.

Stephanie Zihms

Natalie Christine Nakaten

Natalie Christine Nakaten

Evgenia Ilyinskaya

Evgenia is a tenure-track academic fellow at the University of Leeds in the UK. She specialises in emissions of gases and aerosol from active volcanoes, with the overarching aim of monitoring volcanic activity and its impact on the environment and the atmosphere. Her fieldwork-intense research includes working in Iceland, Central America, Hawaii, Antarctica, and Asia. The ECS GMPV team will lead science communication and outreach within the division, encourage interaction between scientists of all levels, and promote EGU ECS activities.

Evgenia Ilyinskaya

Mathis Bloßfeld

Mathis Bloßfeld

Michael Dietze

Micha is a post doctoral researcher at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam. He works in the Geomorphology section and is focused on Environmental Seismology, i.e., exploiting the seismic signals emitted by Earth surface processes to detect, locate, track and quantify the processes that shape our planet. He contributed to the EGU conference by organising/co-convening several sessions and has served as representative of the German Young Geomorphologists a few years ago.

Michael Dietze

Fabio Tosti

Fabio is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, where he focuses on the application of non-destructive testing methods in Civil Engineering. He looks forward to representing as many ECS as possible in the field of geosciences instrumentation and data systems within the EGU and to promoting interesting and fruitful exchanges of knowledge.

Fabio Tosti

Nilay Dogulu

Nilay is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Water Resources Laboratory, Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She has an interdisciplinary background on engineering and social science aspects of flood risk management. Her particular research interests include application of data-driven modelling techniques along with computational statistics methods for hydrological predictions as well as quantification of associated uncertainty.

Nilay has been actively involved in the Young Hydrologic Society (younghs.com) since 2014 and is the current chair. She hopes to further contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth of the EGU HS division by fostering the active participation and integration of ECSs and the hydrologic science community globally through initiating and supporting inspirational and intelligent ideas in line with the emerging needs of ECSs.

Nilay Dogulu

Raffaele Albano

Raffaele is a postdoctoral research focusing mainly on flood risk modeling and management. As the Natural Hazard (NH) Division Representative for early career scientists (ECS), his key responsibility is to encourage the involvement, the active participation and connection between ECS and with the NH Division.

Raffaele Albano

Igor Da Silva Rocha Paz

Igor is in the final year of his PhD thesis at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech on hydrometeorology. His focus is on rainfall nowcasts using the multifractal theory applied to weather radar data. As ECS Representative, he aims to enhance the participation of the ECSs in the NP division activities, make their voices heard by the scientific community and improve their interaction with each other.

Igor Da Silva Rocha Paz

Gwyn Evans

Gwyn Evans

Maike Neuland

I am a physicist/space scientist. I am currently a PhD at the University of Bern/Switzerland (Physics Institute, Space Research and Planetary Sciences division). In my PhD I worked on in situ laser mass spectrometry for planetary exploration. I will finish the PhD this months and stay in Bern as a PostDoc until November. Then I will start a PostDoc at IRF (Swedish Institute for Space Physics) in Kiruna/Sweden, working on the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, more detailed on the JNA (Jupiter Neutral Atoms) instrument.

I am very happy that we, the PS ECS, are (already) a small active team. We organise workshops, short courses and small contests, not only at the EGU GA, but also at other conferences related to space science (European Planetary Science Congress, for example).

Maike Neuland

Taru Sandén

Taru Sandén is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department for Soil Health and Plant Nutrition at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES). Taru is one of the founding members of Tea Bag Index (http://decolab.org/tbi/index.html), which is a method to measure decomposition in soils with the help of commercial tea bags. She focuses on TBI studies in mainly agricultural settings, as well as soil functions and nitrogen fertilisation in H2020 projects LANDMARK and FATIMA. Taru holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Iceland, in which she focused on “Characterization of soil aggregation and soil organic matter in European agricultural soils”. She also holds an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland, as well as an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Taru Sandén

Alena Ebinghaus

I’m currently a post-doc based at the University of Aberdeen (since 2014), researching Paleogene to Neogene sedimentary and plant ecological response patterns to major environmental events, such as rapid climate warming and volcanism. My focus is on clastic continental depositional systems, in particular fluvial and lacustrine deposits. As a SSP ECS I’m looking forward to hear about any comments or suggestions related to SSP activities, and if you want to get involved please do to get in touch.

Alena Ebinghaus

Anouk Beniest

Anouk is in her last year her PhD. She works on continental break-off processes at a lithosphere scale using numerical and analogue modelling. As the TS ECS Division Representative she’d like to motivate people to join activities and become involved in the community. She is very lucky with the TS team and hopes more people get enthusiastic.

Anouk Beniest