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Division on Ocean Sciences
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Division on Ocean Sciences

President: Karen Heywood (os@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Johan van der Molen (johan.van.der.molen@nioz.nl)

The Ocean Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has the major objective to provide an attractive and productive environment for scientists from Europe and all over the world to gain progress in the various ocean science disciplines and have beneficial interactions with other fields of Geosciences. For that purpose, we organise with the teams of conveners the ocean science part of the program of the scientific conference that his held every year during the EGU General Assembly. We give special attention to topics cross-cutting with those of other divisions. We recognise deserving colleagues in various stages of their careers with our Award program: the division awards the Fritdjof Nansen Medal to mid or full career scientists and the Outstanding Young Scientists Award for younger scientists. We also award prices to outstanding student posters at every general assembly. The division maintains very strong links with the EGU publication committee, and especially with the board of Editors of the open access journal Ocean Science (OS) l. The division also contributes with the EGU Education and Outreach committee to the organisation of relevant topical conferences and summer schools.

Recent awardees

Rainer Feistel

Rainer Feistel

  • 2018
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2018 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Rainer Feistel for creating the rigorous conceptual foundation of ocean thermodynamics through forming a Gibbs function for seawater.


Jan D. Zika

Jan D. Zika

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Jan D. Zika for outstanding research in ocean dynamics, including fundamental advances in our understanding of the ocean’s thermocline circulation and the ocean’s role in climate.


Lynne D. Talley

Lynne D. Talley

  • 2017
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2017 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Lynne D. Talley for innovative research and leadership in observing and understanding the global ocean circulation and its role in climate.


Eleanor Frajka-Williams

Eleanor Frajka-Williams

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Eleanor Frajka-Williams for her outstanding work in observational physical oceanography contributing to the understanding of a wide range of ocean processes.


Jess Mead Silvester

Jess Mead Silvester

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Jess Mead Silvester Mixing and Water Mass Transformation along the Antarctic Continental Slope


Siren Rühs

Siren Rühs

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Siren Rühs Lateral eddy diffusivity estimates from simulated and observed drifter trajectories: a case study for the Agulhas Current system


Svenja Ryan

Svenja Ryan

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Svenja Ryan Seasonal hydrography at the eastern flank of the Filchner Trough


Tyler Mixa

Tyler Mixa

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Tyler Mixa Gravity Wave Interactions with Fine Structures in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

With the EGU General Assembly just over a week away, we have a number of updates on the meeting, happening in Vienna from 8–13 April. Our conference organiser Copernicus has launched a great mobile app, and we recently announced a number of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the conference, from encouraging people to travel by train to introducing an option for participants to offset their carbon footprint. On the EGU blog, GeoLog, you can find posts about the city of Vienna, and a selection of Union-wide events, short courses and policy activities at the EGU General Assembly. For students taking part in the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO, there are also some tips from the judges on how to prepare a poster or PICO presentation.

This month, we have also announced that we are accepting nominations for EGU awards and medals. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.

Last but not the least, we have also announced that we are launching two new publications at the 2018 General Assembly: a journal, Geoscience Communication, and a compilation, the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. Find these and many other EGU updates below.

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