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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 9/2015 - 3. juli 2015

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Some information in the Danish version of this newsletter refers to pages on AU or Geoscience staff website which are unfortunately not yet available in English

Lushage, Helgenæs
On Tuesday 16 June about 25 employees were on a geoscience excursion to Mols and Helgenæs
More photos on staff website.

Summer time - Vacation time

Summer is here! - time for vacation and/or field trips - meaning minimal activity in Geoscience buildings.


  • Exterior doors will be locked during weeks 29-30-31.
  • No postal mail will be delivered to Geoscience during weeks 29-30-31.
    If necessary, you can pick up your mail by contacting “Internal Mail Service”, Katrinebjergvej 105 from 12 to 13 or 14:30 to 15:30 daily.
  • The Secretariat is closed from Monday, 13 July until Tuesday, 28 July (inclusive).

REMEMBER to let your colleagues know when you will be away:

  • Update your Outlook calendar
  • Put a note on your office door.



ST Staff Award to Esben Auken

In connection with the ST summer party on 19 June, a number of different awards were given to employees for extraordinary/outstanding efforts in connection with ST tasks. Esben Auken received the "ST Industrial Collaboration Award 2015". for his efforts creating a large network of cooperation with private companies as well as  public institutions in Denmark and abroad. Esben is currently working with a major project in India.

Congratulations to Esben from the department!


Audrey Limoges
I recently obtained my PhD degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and I will be working with Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz as guest researcher during the summer. My current research activities are focused on the use of marine and terrestrial palynomorphs for the reconstruction of past climatic and environmental conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and the Baltic Sea. In the coming months, I will also start to work in an international collaborative project looking into the effects of variable sea-ice cover on marine primary productivity in the Arctic.

Research / Research Support


Thorsten Nagel
was awarded a project grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research
Amount: kr. 739,948
Project Title: Studying and modeling the field record of chemical flux from subducted sediments into the mantle rocks exhumed in ultra-high-pressure mélanges
More information on the Research Council website ..

Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
was awarded a project grant from Danish Centre for Marine Research
Amount: kr. 2,782,608
Project Title: 2016 North-Greenland / Northern Ellesmere Arctic Ocean Expedition
More information on the website of the Arctic Science Partnership.


AU Research Support Courses
If interested, you can find an overview of all upcoming courses/workshops on how to write applications for various funding possibilities in the second half of 2015 here

Research - Geosymposium

VIII Geosymposium of Young Researchers
The symposium will be held in Poland on 23 - 25 September 2015.
Conference language: English.
Deadline for abstract submission, registration and payment:  31 July 2015.
More information: http://geosymp.wnoz.us.edu.pl/registration.html

"Geologiens Dage"

Geologiens Dage (Geology Days) 19-20 September 2015
an annual event supported by Geocenter Denmark, where geologists, nature guides and museums offer trips, tours and exhibitions all over the country and for all ages.
More info (Danish only): http://snm.ku.dk/kalender/2015/geologiens_dage_2015/


Blackboard - Workshop
For approx. 6 months, Blackboard has been used by the entire AU. If you miss an overview and understanding of the principles of the system, a B3 - Basic Blackboard workshop is held on Tuesday, August 18 at. 13:15 to 16:00. Have more information and sign up here:


Getting started with IndFak2, old habits have to be "forgotten" and new habits to be learned. For example, when you as the requestor receive an invoice, DO NOT press "bekræft varemodtagelse” (confirm receipt of goods) - press "videresend” (forward)  and then select the appropriate person. The economics department is working on a solution of this inappropriateness. See also instructions here:


A green Smiley from WEA (the Danish Working Environment Authority)
After inspections at Geoscience, the WEA found that our health and safety conditions are in order, and we will have a Green Smiley published on the WEA homepage. indicating that we have no issues with the Working Environment Authority.
The smiley is valid for 5 years unless, in the meantime, we are ordered to clear some problem, and will only be extended by a new inspection.

Newsletters on the web.
This and all previous newsletters are available also on the Geoscience staff webpages http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/ - There is a direct link from the entry page.

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