Lena sees great potential for doctoral students and young researchers in geochemistry to expand their international network
The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) was established in 1985 with the goal of promoting geochemistry internationally and providing a forum for the presentation of geochemistry, exchange of ideas, publications and recognition of scientific excellence. A non-profit organization, the EAG has over 2700 professional and student members and is run by a Council of 16 councillors and officer-councillors. The EAG also counts 10 committees, including a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The EAG works with many other societies to promote geochemistry internationally and has formal partnerships with 15 scientific societies. Networking and communication are promoted through the EAG’s members platform and forum, social media channels, blog, monthly newsletters, free job postings, and events calendar.
To achieve its core missions, the EAG has developed several key programs and initiatives. The main activity of the EAG is the organization, in partnership with the Geochemical Society, of the Goldschmidt Conferences® in Europe, designed as the primary meeting worldwide for the presentation and exchange of scientific ideas in geochemistry. The EAG also sponsors member-led short courses and conferences and provides support for early career scientists to attend conferences and training events through Student Sponsorship and Early Career Ambassador programs. The EAG has also developed key outreach programs aimed at developing activities and opportunities for students and researchers in geochemistry throughout the world, especially those in under-represented regions. The EAG publishes two open access community journals, Geochemical Perspectives and Geochemical Perspectives Letters, and also participates in the production of Elements magazine. Recognizing scientific excellence is a core mission of the EAG and each year the association presents awards, special lectures and fellowships to outstanding geochemists in recognition of their contributions.
The EAG’s activities and growth rely on the support of its members and on the hard work and energy of its many volunteers serving on the Council, committees, and editorial boards, and running themes and sessions at Goldschmidt conferences.