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by Newsman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Seabed gets West Africa 4D project
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Views: 857

Seabed gets West Africa 4D project

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration of six-weeks. The crew is currently in the mobilization phase of the project, which will support the optimization of the recovery rate during the devel...
by Newsman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: EAGE to host one of world’s largest multi-disciplinary geoscience events in Paris
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Views: 3133

EAGE to host one of world’s largest multi-disciplinary geoscience events in Paris

Organisers expect more than 6,000 geoscientists from around the globe to attend the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for 12th to 15th June 2017 in Paris expo Porte de Versailles in France. It is the largest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary geoscience event in the world. This yea...
by Newsman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: How does a top-rated winery in Maryland get even better? Buy a farm. (EM survey)
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Views: 837

How does a top-rated winery in Maryland get even better? Buy a farm. (EM survey)

The three, along with Beasley and consulting viticulturist Lucie Morton, will spend the next two years getting to know the site. Baker has already installed weather beacons throughout the property to measure temperature shifts, dew points and precipitation. In March, Beasley will do electromagnetic ...
by Newsman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Archaeologists Find Viking Age Manor
Replies: 0
Views: 912

Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Archaeologists Find Viking Age Manor

In 2016, Dr. Johan Runer and his colleagues from Sweden and Germany identified a number of large presumed house terraces at Korshamn, one of the main harbor bays of the island of Björkö, situated outside the town boundaries of Birka. The archaeologists then carried out a high resolution geophysical ...
by Newsman
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Women in geoscience get worse recommendation letters than men
Replies: 0
Views: 3332

Women in geoscience get worse recommendation letters than men

All around the world, women studying geoscience are half as likely to receive outstanding recommendation letters as men, new research shows. This is true no matter what region they come from, or whether the person writing the letter is a man or woman. Previous research had already shown that recomme...
by Newsman
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: American Geophysical Union Again Agrees to Continue Accepting Exxon Money
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

American Geophysical Union Again Agrees to Continue Accepting Exxon Money

For the second time AGU’s board has decided that accepting money from Exxon, which is under scrutiny over climate change, does not violate its mission. The American Geophysical Union announced Friday that it would continue to accept funding from ExxonMobil. The decision rejects the calls of some sci...
by Newsman
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Doug's Archaeology - Needles in the haystack: Geophysical methods in challenging conditions
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Doug's Archaeology - Needles in the haystack: Geophysical methods in challenging conditions

The development of geophysical techniques for archaeological purposes has largely taken place in areas where archaeological features tend to be pronounced, well-defined and, arguably, easily detected by geophysical instruments. Often, however, we are faced with archaeological features which do not r...
by Newsman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Researchers use radar to understand Long Island geography
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Researchers use radar to understand Long Island geography

https://www.sbstatesman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Downsized_Ground-Penetrating-Radar_The-Official-CTBTO-Photostream-Flickr-Via-CC-BY-2.0-600x400.jpg Geologists at Stony Brook University have been using a variety of techniques, including ground penetrating radar, or GPR, to identify, categorize...
by Newsman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Conventional oil discoveries at lowest in decades
Replies: 0
Views: 971

Conventional oil discoveries at lowest in decades

Companies have never discovered as little conventional oil and gas as they did last year, according to a new report from energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. Globally, the industry last year found 11.6 billion barrels of oil and gas that it could access via traditional vertical drilling, as opposed ...
by Newsman
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Onshore Seismic Surveys WMS
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Onshore Seismic Surveys WMS

The Onshore Seismic Surveys of Australia Web Map Service depicts all land seismic traverses across the Australian continent and its margins. The service provides access to raw and processed data in SEGY format for each survey. The metadata includes acquisition reports, processing reports, processed ...
by Newsman
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Chemring Partners for Handheld Detection of Buried IED’s
Replies: 0
Views: 957

Chemring Partners for Handheld Detection of Buried IED’s

Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES), part of the Chemring Group, announces that it will support its partner, Minelab Electronics, in a AUD $6.7 million innovation collaboration agreement received from the Australian Department of Defence. The collaboration will deliver a production-ready pr...
by Newsman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Moon’s pull can trigger big earthquakes
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Moon’s pull can trigger big earthquakes

http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.39022.1473691025!/image/WEB_GettyImages-97549567.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/WEB_GettyImages-97549567.jpg Big earthquakes, such as the ones that devastated Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011, are more likely to occur during full and new moons — the two times e...
by Newsman
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Arizona Geological Survey adapts to UA move, untimely death of director
Replies: 0
Views: 3076

Arizona Geological Survey adapts to UA move, untimely death of director

After a surprising budget cut, the Arizona Geological Survey was forced to become a department of the UA instead of its own state-funded entity. “Its been a difficult transition—fortunately the university has been very welcoming,” said Michael Conway, chief of geological extension. “We were a state ...
by Newsman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Planet smash delivered carbon to Earth 4.4 billion years ago
Replies: 0
Views: 3206

Planet smash delivered carbon to Earth 4.4 billion years ago

https://cosmos-magazine.imgix.net/file/spina/photo/7532/060916_earthcarbon_1.jpg?fit=clip&w=835 A Mercury-sized planetary embryo that slammed into Earth around 4.4 billion years ago delivered virtually all of the planet's carbon, new research suggests. Experiments simulating the dense, hot conditio...
by Newsman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Codan Ltd awarded strategic defence contract for countermine
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Codan Ltd awarded strategic defence contract for countermine

Codan Ltd (ASX:CDA) has been awarded a $6.7 million contract by the Department of Defence, Australia to develop a new handheld device detector (HDD) for countermine application. The funding received under this contract is to develop a dual sensor metal detector which incorporates ground penetrating ...
by Newsman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Using ground-penetrating radar, the 'Bone Finder' charts 'lost' graves on October Mountain
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Using ground-penetrating radar, the 'Bone Finder' charts 'lost' graves on October Mountain

WASHINGTON — The faded headstones bear the family names of early town settlers: Barnum, Chapel, French and Pease. In the heart of October Mountain State Forest lies the West Branch Road Cemetery, originally called Chapel Cemetery, a 19th-century burial ground. Over the years, most of the headstones ...
by Newsman
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Jobless in Alberta: Tens of thousands of energy professionals are out of work and out of hope
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Jobless in Alberta: Tens of thousands of energy professionals are out of work and out of hope

Geologist Ryan Lemiski, engineer Stephen Scott and geophysicists Brian Sondergaard and Marian Hanna did all the right things to achieve successful careers in the oilpatch. They studied hard and earned science degrees. They created huge value for their employers and volunteered in their spare time. T...
by Newsman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: 3-D printing technology allows researchers to print rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

3-D printing technology allows researchers to print rocks

Rocks on other planets or sitting in a collaborator’s lab halfway around the world could soon be at scientists’ fingertips. What do you do if you want to study the structure of a rock that’s inconveniently located on another planet? In a digital age, why not just scan it and print a copy here on Ear...
by Newsman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Sensor Market 2016: Global Industry Insights, Statistics, Demand and forecasts to 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Sensor Market 2016: Global Industry Insights, Statistics, Demand and forecasts to 2021

The 'Global Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Sensor Industry, 2011-2021 Market Research Report' is the detailed comprehensive analysis of the current state of the global Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Sensor industry with a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides deep knowledge of historical ...
by Newsman
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: A new Goldilocks for habitable planets
Replies: 0
Views: 3020

A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

http://news.yale.edu/sites/default/files/Planet-Temperature_YNews.jpg?1471632246 The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second “Goldilocks,” according to a Yale University researcher. For decades, it has been thought that the key factor in determining whether a planet can s...
by Newsman
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: 'New Stonehenge' was made of WOOD
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

'New Stonehenge' was made of WOOD

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/12/17/37276B1900000578-3736185-Ground_penetrating_radar_had_suggested_a_4_500_year_old_stone_ci-a-7_1471018073174.jpg Ground penetrating radar had suggested a 4,500-year-old stone circle lay beneath a huge earthwork circle outside Durrington in Wiltshire (pict...
by Newsman
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Drone detects and disarms landmines 20 times faster than humans
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Drone detects and disarms landmines 20 times faster than humans

A few years back, brothers and inventors Massoud and Mahmud Hassani unveiled a clever and widely-celebrated landmine clearing device resembling a giant dandelion puff that rolled over terrain like a tumbleweed, detonating and clearing landmines in its path. The rolling device called the mine kafon a...
by Newsman
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Scientists Find Geological Evidence of China’s Legendary ‘Great Flood’
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Views: 3208

Scientists Find Geological Evidence of China’s Legendary ‘Great Flood’

An international team of researchers, led by Dr. Qinglong Wu of Peking University and Nanjing Normal University, has uncovered geological evidence for the ‘Great Flood,’ a disastrous event on the Yellow River from which the Xia dynasty, the first in Chinese history, is thought to have been born. htt...
by Newsman
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience

Mariya Grech Muscat, who is currently reading for a PhD at the University of Malta’s Department of Geosciences, attended the 34th annual Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (Sage) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US. Sage is a four-week intensive course focusing on geophysics and the various geophysica...
by Newsman
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Archaeological Geophysics in Northern Mongolia
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Archaeological Geophysics in Northern Mongolia

One of the best things about my job as an archaeological scientist is that my research isn’t tied to a particular geographic region or period and so I get to work with fantastic colleagues from all around the world. This is well illustrated by the comparison between my Day of Archaeology post from l...