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Published Apr. 7, 2020 5:08 AM

Does everyday sexism exist within the scientific community? The answer is unfortunately yes, still. What can we do to overcome this persisting problem? Well, the Did this really happen?! team, which Maëlis Arnould, Postdoctoral researcher at CEED, is part of, has decided to increase awareness about sexist situations encountered by female scientists. How? By drawing comic strips based on real anonymous experiences which describe such behaviours to denounce them.

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Published Feb. 12, 2020 8:44 AM

Fossil fuels are typically generated within buried organic-rich sediments over long geological timescales. However, these processes may be accelerated when the sediments are exposed to migrating magmatic fluids, such as those related to nearby volcanic activity. A new international collaborative study in Scientific Reports led by CEED PhD student Alexandra Zaputlyaeva including CEED researchers Adriano Mazzini and Morgan Jones, investigates the ongoing reactions below the largest active mud eruption on Earth – Lusi - located in north-east Java (Indonesia). Results reveal that hydrocarbon generation is occurring ~4.5 km below Lusi and that this is largely driven by the recent magmatism.

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Published Jan. 15, 2020 7:49 AM

Earth’s relief is in continuous change; mountains are eroded by wind and water, the valleys, seas and oceans are filling up with the scoured sediments, and the continents get thinner or thicker during these processes. But this is not all! Deep down, sometimes hundred of kilometres from the surface, much slower forces at work carving the continents upside down. New work published in Nature Communications reveals just that for Africa!

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Published Nov. 20, 2019 5:56 AM

Last month, from the 13-18th October the AGU Chapman conference "Large-scale Volcanism in the Arctic: The Role of the Mantle and Tectonics" was held in Selfoss, Iceland. The conference was one of the major outcomes of the CEED-led project "NOR-R-AM" which is headed by CEED Director Carmen Gaina. The culmination of over 2 years of planning, the conference was a resounding success having brought together 100 international researchers from wide-ranging backgrounds and career stages. Continue below for some of the conference and field trip highlights, and not-to-be-missed drone shots! 

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Published Nov. 8, 2019 4:08 PM

CEED researcher Alexander (Sasha) Minakov is currently onboard the brand new Norwegian research vessel R/V Kronprins Håkon - the first CEEDling to do so! Sasha is part of an interdisciplinary cruise to the Arctic and Atlantic ocean with collaborators from CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate. He tells us more about what he is doing at sea below, and the special 'Calypso' corer.

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Published Oct. 22, 2019 6:37 PM

Slănic Moldova, Romania, is a place where art and nature mix thanks to the In Context programme. For more than three years, Alina Teodorescu has been inviting artists and musicians from all over the world to her atelier to experience Slănic’s nature and culture, and create new artwork. Through the language of art she also teaches to kids of the local schools the importance of protecting our planet and eco-sustainability. Educating the young generations to these topics is clearly essential not only for our future, but also for our present. Just look at what is happening with the movement that activist Greta Thunberg started. And this is where we come in - Geology and Education.

Published Sep. 12, 2019 10:05 AM

Studying gas samples from active hydrocarbon fields could be considered a routine task, however, throw an nearby active volcanic arc into this mix and you’ll be in for a few surprises. A new LUSI Lab CEED-INGV collaborative study published in JGR: Solid Earth, reveals that hydrocarbon reservoirs in NE Java, Indonesia, are connected through a system of faults to the neighbouring Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex. The work, led by CEED PhD student Alexandra Zaputlyaeva, used geochemical measurements of gases and subsurface geophysics to trace out the migration pathways.

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Published May 29, 2019 1:18 PM

Similar to using a big spoon to stir a pot of tomato sauce, sinking tectonic plates into the Earth’s mantle generate flow patterns. And if you shift stirring styles then the mantle will be mixed together in a different way. A new study by CEED researcher Valentina Magni, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, shows how mantle flow can cause changes in melt production and composition at volcanic arcs.