Call for Sessions - Goldschmidt 2019 Barcelona

Dear Critical Zoners! The call for sessions and workshops for Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona is now open until 1 November 2018. The number of themes has been reduced for 2019, in an effort to scale back on the overlap of recent years. Please consider proposing a session to Theme 9: Weathering, erosion and the critical zone

CZ projects supported by The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

The Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) held its 3rd Session in February 2018 and evaluated 35 projects consisting of 22 ongoing projects and 13 new proposals. 7 new projects have been approved and 4 projects will be on one extended term, which means they will remain active without funding from IGCP. In 2018, a total of 22 projects will be financed by UNESCO and IUGS.

IGCP is supporting work on the following five themes:

MS and PhD student opportunities

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geoscience Department is seeking applicants for its MS and PhD programs for Spring and Fall of 2019.  Applications are due October 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 and February 1, 2019 for Fall 2019.  More information can be found here about the department:  and the admissions process:

Two Doctoral Fellowships at Baylor University: Institute of Ecological Earth and Environmental Sciences

Baylor University’s Institute for Ecological, Earth, and Environmental sciences is seeking two outstanding students for three-year doctoral research assistantships. Both positions begin in August 2019. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty fellow(s) to discuss areas of mutual research interest. Stipend for the academic year, summer stipend, tuition, and health insurance are provided.

Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Linking the land and sea on the British Columbia coast: How dynamic nutrient fluxes from small rainforest watersheds shape cross-system connections.

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Hakai Coastal Initiative at the University of British Columbia. Application deadline is September 15th. 

Webinar 11th Sep.: Ensemble simulations and data assimilation in the context of high performance scientific computing

Fourth EoCoE webinar planned for the 11th of September 2018 - 10:00 (CEST).

Title: Introduction to ensemble simulations and data assimilation in the context of high performance scientific computing.


Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH.


MS and PhD positions in Environmental Geochemistry

The Environmental Geochemistry group in the Department of Geology at Kent State University is inviting applications for MS and PhD students.

Dr. Elizabeth Herndon is seeking graduate students for an NSF-funded project on manganese biogeochemistry and impacts on carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Projects will include a combination of field work, laboratory experiments, and analytical and spectroscopic analyses. A strong background in chemistry is desired.