Here you can find my list with links to things I find useful or interesting. Collecting these links is a long-term project, so I intent to update regularly the information and to add new links whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning. Feel free to contact me with suggestions.
Meetings and conferences I will (or would like to) attend.
- 2016 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference (25-27th of April): the theme of the specialty conference is “Water – Energy – Environment” and the full list of topics is listed here. The deadline is 1st of December 2015. (not going)
- European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU2016) (17-22nd of April): the deadline for abstract submission is 13th of January 2016, the theme this year is “Active Planet” (not going)
- 2016 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference (11-13th of July): the theme is “GIS and Water Resources IX“. The list with conference topics can be found here. The deadline for abstract submission is 22nd of February. (not going)
- 2016 CUAHSI Biennial Symposium (24-27th of July): the theme is “Finding Your Place in Big Data: Using Observations to Understand Hydrologic Processes for Predicting a Changing World”. The deadline for abstract submission is 31st of May. (abstract submitted, hopefully going)
- 2016 Annual AWRA conference (14-17th of November) will be held in Florida this year. (not going)
- American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting (12-16th of December). The abstract submission site opens on 15th of June and the deadline is 3th of August. (hopefully going)
- 43th meeting of ATV Jord og Grundvand (14th of April); the topic of the meeting is “The quality of ground- and drinking water in relation to health and economy” (Kvaliteten af grund – og drikkevand i forhold til sundhed og økonomi). My main supervisor will be presenting results from my PhD project.
- More than Pretty Pictures – The Aesthetics of Data Representation (13-16th of April): an interdisciplinary conference organised by the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) exploring the “visual and aesthetic challenges related to data representation across disciplines and research methods“. I did not present anything, but I find my participation quite inspiring. Here are my impressions: pre-conference workshops, conference day 1
- European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU2015) (12-17th of April): the theme this year is “A voyage through scales“. Unfortunately, I’m not going this year.
- 31st International Conference of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH2015) (22-26th of June): the conference will be held this year in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) and the main topic will be “The link between environment and health”. Unfortunately, I’m not going this year.
- 6th International Conference on Medical Geology (MedGeo2015) (27-31st of July): the biannual conference of the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA). This year was in Aveiro (Portugal); materials from my participation.
- American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting (14-18th of December): I’m not going this year, but Niels is, so I may get him to talk about his participation.
- 2015 Annual AWRA Conference (16-19th of November): AWRA is the American Water Resources Association, and the annual conference is in Denver (CO), Not going, but the program seems interesting.
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Every time I find a relevant and active blog about Water resources, Environmental or Earth sciences with focus on water, I will be adding it here. The blogosphere is huge, so if I haven’t found your blog yet, leave me a message here and I will drop by.
- EGU blogs: hosts the official blog of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) and some other geoscience blogs. Even though it is not strictly fitting my description above, there are interesting things popping out from time to time.
- Water Underground
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I will be posting links to research groups that I have been connected to or impressed by, as well as links to the official pages of scientific networks I found interesting and would like to revisit.
- Department of Groundwater and Quaternary Geology Mapping at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Among other things, the department is reporting annually the results from the national groundwater monitoring (GRUMO) and has prepared some technical guidelines regarding groundwater quality and quantity.
- International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
- SHIP – shale gas information platform: it is a network of experts sharing their expertise on different aspects of shale gas, brought together by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. It contains many useful links to reviews, opinions, and peer-reviewed articles; here’s a link to water-protection related topics and a very nice infographic with a title “Argument map shale gas production in EU member states”
- Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG)
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I will be pilling up links to the funding agencies and foundations supporting projects in the natural sciences.
The list will be mainly about postdoctoral funding, as this is what I am interested in at the moment.
DFF – Danish Council for Independent Research (Det Frie Forskningsråd). Two of the instruments are relevant for early career development, e.g. postdoctoral applications up to 4 years after obtaining PhD: DFF-Mobilex and DFF-Individual postdoctoral grants. DFF-Mobilex is co-funded with the EU. Despite that, the difference I saw (for FNU, which is the natural sciences part) is mainly in the length of the project proposal (Mobilex: 7 A4 pages, Individual postdoctoral grant: 5 A4 pages) and the budget framework (Mobilex: max 2,5 million dkk, Individual postdoctoral grant: no max amount). Also, here is a direct quote from the DFF-Mobilex page: “there are no specific requirements concerning the applicants’ citizenship”. There are no explicitly stated requirements concerning the applicants’ citizenship for the individual postdoctoral grant, either, but connection to Denmark and Danish science is crucial. The current call closes at the end of April. Usually there are two deadlines: one in the Autumn and one in the Spring. Some time ago I did this infographic about the DFF. The overhead for the administrating Danish research institution is 44%. (status march 2015)
- Carlsberg Foundation (Carlsbergfondet). Two types of postdoctoral grants are offered by the Carlsberg foundation: to go abroad or to be positioned in Denmark. The postdoctoral grant to go abroad is a travel scholarship of 350’000 dkk/year (if there are family members: 425’000 dkk/year). There is one deadline per year: 1st of October. Carlsberg does not cover overhead for the administrating/hosting institution. The project proposal length is limited to 2 A4 pages. (status march 2015)
- Villum Foundation (Villum Fonden). It offers postdoctoral grants, however it is not that clear if there are deadlines. Also it is not explicitly stated how long the project proposal should be and what is the max budget. Specific administrative expenses and 5% for unforeseen (administrative or other) expenses can be covered, but overhead has not been set as a % of the applied amount (as for DFF).
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