Friday, 19 January 2018

EGU Imaggeo winner!

What better way to start the new year than with a post on a small but satisfying achievement. Last year I was contacted by the EGU (|European Geosciences Union) about featuring a photograph of mine on their blog series. The EGU have an open access image repository where you can upload geoscience themed photographs for reuse. They chose a photo of mine that is actually quite old - I uploaded it in 2010, and it was taken in 2007. At the end of 2017 they had a competition to vote for the top 12 images of the year, and it turns out that my photograph was selected.

Some of the samples I collected during that trip have been featured on thin section of the month. This was actually the second time I visited Fiji, the first being for my undergrad dissertation around 2003. I visited with the same team in 2007, scouting out potential postdoc projects. It unfortunately never got off the ground but I still have those ideas in the back of my mind, maybe some day I will get back there. As you can see from the photo it's a really beautiful place!