The Early-career Glaciologists Group (EGG) of the International Glaciological Society (IGS).

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Dear ECSs

We hope that you and your families are doing well during these difficult times. As most of us are in the same situation, working from home, struggling to concentrate and trying not to think about COVID-19 all the time, we though we try to take your mind off these thought a bit by starting an EGG-blog where people can share their experience and pictures of moments during fieldwork. For some of us fieldwork did mean some kind of social distancing for some time, but with a more positive background.

How the blog works:

We invite anyone who wants to share pictures, stories, quotes, video etc. about fieldwork to send them to egg@igsoc.org. That could even be a picture with a caption, small description, or some quotes. We will kick off the blog with some stories the EGG committee has to share, but this is supposed to be a casual/informal blog, where nobody has to worry about the quality of English or to include scientific work.

Our first entry comes from EGG’s chair, Rebecca Schlegel.

Really excited to hear your fieldwork stories.

Stay safe,

The EGG Steering Committee

Jul 22, 2020


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Field Work Wars

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Natural social distancing

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British Branch Meetup!

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Welcome to EGG!

Welcome to the website for the International Glaciological Society’s Early-career Glaciologist Group (the IGS EGG)! In the near future, we’ll be updating this page to include information about EGG events...

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