Geostats 2021 and more

So, another week’s gone. The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic. On the 14th of June a little new member of the family arrived. Eskild is his name. Sweet and happy, but not sleepy at all. I guess he takes that on from his older brother.

Anyway, what this means is that I have been on parental leave since then. Thus, my working activity has been stagnant and will remain so until the start of August. This week however was (unfortunately since I couldn’t participate) the postponed week for geostats 2020. You know the pandemic 😔

I was scheduled for two presentations, which were prerecorded and shown at the conference. Thanks to some very much appreciated help from my co-authors Ingelise Møller and Thomas Mejer Hansen who were also part of the conference a discussion session for each presentation was also possible. I will put both presentations on my webpage shortly. If you also want to see the q and a session for each presentation I can firmly recommend registering for the conference and gaining access to all presentations and discussion sessions. I know at least what I will be up to when the two boys go to sleep in the next weeks.

I sincerely hope that it is possible to go ahead with Geostats 2024 in normal fashion. Such an interesting crowd of people and topics. Geostats 2016 was hands down the best conference I have ever attended.


Part of the statistics

What strange times. So many internet “experts” around, so little actual information. Therefore, I will spare you my two cents 🙂 Luckily, much covid data is available for free and I must admit that it is difficult not to play around with the data myself. Have been working from home as so many others to reduce contamination risk and it seems to be working alright here in Denmark. My son started daycare a few weeks ago. Almost simultaneously, I started an ongoing cough that still persists today. I of course went straight to the testing facility here in Aarhus, but they could not detect any virus. At least not covid19…Anyway, I am now officially part of the statistics. Look me up.

In other news. I just joined the editorial team of the as a subject editor of geophysics and geostatistics. The journal is a revamped version of the old GEUS bulletin now focusing on geoscience manuscripts with a focus on Denmark, Greenland and the Arctic region. The journal peer-reviewed and open access journal. Very excited to start this chapter of work. Probably time consuming, but also gratifying to read some nice manuscripts. The journal also do not charge publication fees and articles can be freely downloaded online, which I am a big fan of. I generally hope this is a way forward for science. Too much power still resides at the big publishers.

Two manuscripts are about to leave the birds nest (One in RESPROB and one in MAPFIELD). Should hopefully be able to fly. More news on that as soon as I know more. I will also be presenting a poster at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. My first one actually. For some reason I always end up doing oral presentations at conferences. Looking forward to try out a poster. The conference has been rescheduled to May 2021. In similar fashion, geostats2020 has been postponed to July 2021. Here, I am scheduled for 2 oral presentations. Hope everything works out. Difficult to predict these days.

Stay safe out there.