CoDa-session at EGU2023 (Vienna, 23-28 April)


Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the following session "Advances in environmental geochemical monitoring and data elaboration to unveil contamination sources and understand processes” (co-organized by BG2/GMPV1) at EGU General Assembly, that will take place on 23-28 April 2023 (Vienna, Austria & Online).

Convener: Stefano Albanese
Co-conveners: Caterina Gozzi, Antonella Buccianti, Gevorg Tepanosyan

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 January 2023 (13:00 CET)

Session description
Finding the best method both to monitor environmental processes occurring at the earth surface and to explore data related to them is a challenge for many scientists. The spatial and temporal extension of a process and the observation scale chosen can strongly conditionate the fully understanding of the phenomenon itself. Further, the structural peculiarities of the geochemical data, describing the composition of the matrices used to monitor the environment, are often capable to hidden meaningful relationships among elements in favor of spurious correlations dependent on the so-called closure effect affecting them.
The intrinsic aim of this session is to propose a comparison of methods, including both innovative monitoring and data elaboration techniques, with the purpose of providing a real time review of the pros and the counter associated to the different approaches reported. All the scientists using geochemical data to evaluate the impact of human activities on the environment and aiming at finding the “best solution” for the spatial and temporal discrimination of contamination are invited to contribute to this session.
Studies on single matrices are welcome although research based on the outcomes of integrated plans based on several matrices, including biological ones, would be of greater interest. Similarly, contributions focusing on data elaboration techniques using multivariate analysis and machine learning are encouraged especially if they consider the compositional nature of geochemical data.

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How to submit your abstract:
Browse through the session programme and select the session. Use the abstract submission link at the chosen session. You will be asked to log in to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer. Please note that an abstract processing charge (APC) of €50 gross per abstract is levied.
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We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Kind regards,
Stefano Albanese, Caterina Gozzi, Antonella Buccianti and Gevorg Tepanosyan