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NET EDI

Research, especially for early career scientists (ECS), starts with the spark of an idea and is then often challenged by empirical or methodological road bumps and seemingly dead ends. In Earth Science research, we face a diverse range of challenges, including (1) access difficulties, whether for field sites, equipment or data, (2) problems of temporal and spatial scaling and extrapolation and (3) a lack of methods, theory or knowledge or (4) every day live challenges as a scientist. In this networking session we want to address some of those 'problems'. In the discussion of these challenges we seek to find possible solutions, suggest new research approaches and methods, and encourage further networking amongst early career scientists at future international conferences.

We will start the session at this year's virtual meeting with 2 minute ‘pop-up’ presentations outlining some challenges. These pop-ups are followed by chaired and structured outbreak group discussions. This short course lives by your input, so participants are engaged to actively crowd solve the presented challenges. To wrap up the session, solutions and suggestions from each topical group are presented to the whole session in a final discussion. To ensure that people are able to have a safe and open space to share their ideas, we ask you to join for the whole session and if possible have your video turned on. You can get an idea of past crowd-solving sessions in summary blog posts from 2018 (EGU GM blog) and 2019 (EGU blog).

If you have a 'problem' you would like to discuss in the networking session with us, please send a short statement (3-4 sentences) of your idea or challenge and your motivation for solving it to us, by March 15, 2021. We expect a non-hierarchic, respectful and constructive environment for the discussions, which will hopefully encourage the participants to identify and approach problems faced by early-career scientists.

Public information:
Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://gfz-potsdam-de.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcuqvqDMsE9Jnbzc4bY1zZahwcU6-lbNA
Convener: Anne Voigtländer | Co-conveners: Hannah Gies, Erin Harvey, Johanna MengesECSECS, Gerald Raab, Stefanie TofeldeECSECS, Renee van Dongen, Sam Woor
Mon, 26 Apr, 17:30–19:00 (CEST)
Public information:
Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://gfz-potsdam-de.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcuqvqDMsE9Jnbzc4bY1zZahwcU6-lbNA