My EGU2017 Experience + Winning Science Video Competition

My video (watch here) is the winner of the Communicate Your Science Video Competition 2017! Sincere thanks to those who watched and voted. I have been awarded free registration for next year’s EGU General Assembly. The recognition has motivated me to continue exploring science communication, and I am excited for future projects!


Photo courtesy of the EGU GeoLog.

My PhD research (EGU abstract here) was presented at the Advances of Quaternary Geochronology session, convened by Irka Hajdas, and co-convened by Andreas Lang, Susan Ivy-Ochs and Sebastien Nomade. It was an enjoyable and stimulating experience. Additional thanks to Prof Andreas Lang, who was also my EGU mentor.

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VIDEO: Finalist for EGU Science Video Competition

I am a finalist for this year’s EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition, as part of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna this April. I submitted a 3 minute video on my PhD research. I will also be doing an oral presentation of the same research at the conference this year (abstract link below).

The winner is based on the number of YouTube likes. If you enjoyed the video, please do give a virtual like on YouTube (the thumbs up symbol)! Last year’s winner had 1,200 likes. The winner will get free registration for next year’s EGU General Assembly and, of course, exposure.

The corresponding abstract of this research:

Teo, E.A., Ziegler, A.D., Wasson, R.J. & Morthekai, P. (2017). Digging for Lost Rivers in Thailand: Locating and Dating Paleochannels in the Chiang Mai Intermontane Basin. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vienna, Austria, EGU General Assembly, 19.

Details of my oral presentation at EGU2017:
Session: CL5.03/GM2.3 – Advances in Quaternary Geochronology
Time: 26 April 2017, the session is from 3.30 to 5pm, my presentation is from 3.45 to 4pm
Venue: Room F2, Austria Center Vienna

VIDEO: Augering in the Chiang Mai floodplains

Yearly, undergraduate students enrolled in the Field Studies module are brought to Thailand to get hands-on experience of being a geographer. For a few days, I brought the students to a few of my fieldsites to show them how to auger and to talk about my PhD research, OSL dating, and taking field notes. We later brought the sediments back to the research station where I demonstrated grain size analysis using sieves and hydrometers.

Thanks to Kelman Chiang for this GoPro footage (ingeniously attached to the handle of the auger) .

I did a similar exercise the year before. Here is a drawing of that day by a student!