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Geoscience Newsletter

No. 11/2016 - 14 November 2016

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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

Other GEO-news here:
Centre of Earth System Petrology: volcano.au.dk | HGG:  hgg.au.dk

DHRTC - AU Workshop at Geoiscience on 25 October 2016

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

19 November, 10.30 a.m.
Joint meeting

2 December, 12.00 noon
Remember: Register and pay on https://auws.au.dk/2013_Julefrokost


Aarhus Universitet, SkyTEM and Denmark have reached all the big news channels in USA.
Read more under News on Geoscience website http://geo.au.dk/en/

DHRTC - workshop
Organizer: Gülnur Dogan:
On the 25th of October 2016 Aarhus University (AU) researchers got together with their colleagues from the DHRTC and Mærsk Oil to hear about the challenges for the Danish North Sea and how DHRTC is working towards the solutions in collaboration with academia. The researchers had the opportunity to hear about each other's DHRTC-related research, as well as discussing how AU can contribute further to reaching the goal of increasing oil & gas potentials of the Danish North Sea. Representatives from the Danish Technological Institute were also among the participants, as well as the LFPs from Aalborg University and University of Copenhagen to stimulate the collaboration between partner institutions. Overall, it was a very informative and stimulating workshop.

Upcoming Horizon 2020 courses

  • 8 December 2016, 9.00-12.30
    How to write a competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 
  • 9 December 2016, 09.00-12.30
    How to write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal

Participation free.
More information and registration: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.medarbejdere.au.dk/forskning_talent/2016_12_08_Invitation_McCarthy_dec_2016_281016_med_link__3_.pdf

Geocenter Denmark

Ole Rønø Clausen is a new board member of Geocenter Denmark replacing Søren Bom Nielsen from 01.11.2016.
The Board will elect a new chairman as soon as possible.


Presentation of new employees and guests

Sabrina Nielsen - New PhD student from 1 November
During my master I produced the very first annual 14C-data from cuttings of tree rings from Spörer Minimum which is a period characterized by a relatively low solar activity. I recently started my Ph.D. project with Mads Faurschou Knudsen from Institute for Geoscience and Jesper Olsen from Institute for Physics and Astronomy as my supervisors. In the project I am going to produce more annual 14C-data covering Oort Minimum (low solar activity) and the Medieval Warm Period, where no annual 14C-data currently exist. From climate models and the new annual 14C-data I will investigate the Sun’s behaviour and its influence on Earth’s climate.

David Stott - Research assistant
I’m an archaeologist from Glasgow in Scotland. I work with using remote sensing data to detect and charachterise the impact of past anthropogenic activity on the environment. The data I work with includes LiDAR, multi and hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy, and geophysical surveys.
I will be working with these data at Geoscience on the Borgring project.

Staff Development Dialogue (SDD)

It is time for the annual SDDs. Hopefully all will be finished before the end of the year. :-)


Meeting Room closed
Room 1672-114 is no longer a meeting room, but serves as microscopy room for Micropaleontology.

Office reshuffle

To provide better conditions for our partners, the following reshuffle is planned:

  • Thomas Nielsen moves to 1672-232 (current partners office)     
  • Lene Kjeldsteen moves to 1672-123 (Thomas Nielsen's office)
  • Partners Office moves to 1672-121 (Lene Kjeldsteen's office).

Finance - Travels

Travel allowance - rules

The secretariat and the Finance Department have worked on clarifying the official rules for travel allowances.
On Geoscience staff website > Travels: http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/transport-and-procurement/travels/
you now find a list showing which groups are entitled to daily allowance and which are not.
Particular attention should be paid to PhD students' situation.

Remember always to agree with your grant holder before you leave how your expenses can be covered.
Contact the Secretariat if you have questions.


Deadlines for HR cases prior to Christmas holidays

HR ST ask for your information concerning new employments/extensions in due time before the Christmas holidays, i.e.:
- for non-EU citizens: as soon as possible (early November 2016)
- for EU citizens: 1 December at the latest
- Danish citizens: 1 December at the latest


AU-Guest - Wireless internet for guests

If you have visitors who need access to wireless internet, they must use AU-Guest.
How to log on, see: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/it/wireless-network/
Guest access is for the internet only. Guests do not have access to internal services such as file and print servers, and access is limited to the web (http and https).

Warning from ST IT

There is currently reported an increase in the number of so-called SpearPhishing attempts in which fraudsters try to trick money from companies.
Read this and other news about information security on: http://www.au.dk/en/informationsecurity/latest-news/

ST IT-support partly closed 24 November

Due to an internal arrangement on Thursday 24.11. ST IT-support has announced some changes in service:
- Helpdesk at Gustav Wieds Vej will be open, but operated by students
- the telephone is open and goes to Helpdesk (as normal)
- If urgent, you can will still get help.

Repair of cell phones/tablets
ST IT support has made a guide describing how you can have your phone/tablet repaired. If needed, contact Lene Kjeldsteen.

Department Cars

Help taking care of our cars!

If you notice problems with one of the cars, please pass on your observation to e.g.

  • Jarl, who is responsible for daily operation of the cars
    jarlhald@geo.au.dk / 93508433
  • Grethe/the secretariat when you hand in the car keys
  • Tage who often sends the cars to repair.

Evacuation exercise

On Friday 4 November at 09.30 a.m. an evacuation exercise was practiced in Geoscience buildings 1670-1675.

In 6 minutes the buildings were emptied of 60-70 staff members and students.

A successful exercise, but with room for improvement.

AU Library / PURE

A new service from AU Library

It is now possible for AUL to automatically import records from the database Scopus into PURE, which means that a large number of the research publications can be transferred in this way.
However, some publications still have to be reported in PURE by the individual researcher, and in future you will twice a year - late August and in December – receive a reminder about check and update your list of publications.
If you have any questions, please contact our librarian Morten Hjorth Gas, mhg@au.dk.

News for students

News for Students 2016-2 were published on 28 October.
Read the news on: http://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/geoscience/intern/nyheder-til-studerende/2016-2/

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Monday  9-12: Dan Guldborg, ST IT, aarhus.st.it@au.dk
- Tuesday 10-12: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 08.30-12: ST HR, Charlotte Illum, charlotte@au.dk


Bo Holm Jacobsen office hours for students
- Tuesday 10-12
- Thursday 16.15-18
Above information is available also on geo.medarbejdere.au.dk, entry page.

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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