Environmental Chemistry Group


The Environmental Chemistry Group (ECG) is one of the RSC’s many Interest Groups. Interest Groups are member-led groups, which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, and to meet the requirements of the RSC’s strategy and charter.

Scope

The Environmental Chemistry Group (ECG) considers all aspects of the complex relationships between chemistry and the environment. The ECG aims to understand the behaviour of chemical species in the water, soil and atmospheric environments; exploring their sources, reactions, transport and in particular their effects on each of these environments. Chemicals may be of natural, anthropogenic, biogenic or geochemical origin.

Aims

  • To promote the interests and expertise of members. 
  • To facilitate scientific discussion relating to environmental chemistry.
  • To provide expert advice both within the RSC and externally.   

Activities

  • Publication of the biannual ECG Bulletin, which is available online. 
  • The Distinguished Guest Lecture (DGL) & Symposium, at which a number of invited speakers address a specific topic for a general audience, in support of the DGL award to an eminent figure in the field.   
  • The group also organises meetings and events of more specialist interest. Recent events have included: 
    • Silent Spring: The legacy of Rachel Carson
    • Contaminated Land: Chemistry, toxicology, pollutant transport
    • Environmental chemistry: A historical perspective
    • Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Forum for early career researchers
    • Advances in the analysis of complex environmental matrices
    • Schools research kits for environmental science (RSC IYC Legacy Project). 

Community

We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to become involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary of the Environmental Chemistry Group.


Environmental Chemistry Group - IYC Challenge

Outreach Program in Atmospheric Chemistry

ECG Bulletin

The ECG produces two issues per year of its newsletter, the ECG Bulletin.

Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division

ESED is open to all members of the RSC as a society wide grouping to represent environmental and related activities.

Environment Health & Safety Committee

RSC focus for professional and policy aspects of the environment, health and safety

Join this Interest Group


If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join  

Free membership of 3 Interest Groups is now included in the cost of RSC membership.


Downloadable Files

Annual Report 2013 - Environmental Chemistry Group
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Related Links

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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141





Dr Zoë Fleming MRSC
Secretary