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In-depth conversations in applied geophysics

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#47: SEG Honors and Awards 2018 - Albert Tarantola and Mrinal Sen

12/13/2018
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One of the most important functions of a professional society is honoring those who have made significant contributions to the profession and to science. In this episode we highlight two of the 2018 Honors and Awards winners: Albert Tarantola and Mrinal Sen. Albert Tarantola was awarded the 2018 Maurice Ewing Medal, the highest honor given by the SEG to a person who has made distinguished contributions both to the advancement of the science and to the profession of exploration geophysics. In...

Duration:00:21:35

#46: How science can protect infrastructure and homes

11/29/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Priyank Jaiswal, Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Jaiswal discusses the recent SEG near-surface event, Forum on Infrastructure, and how geophysics can play a role in this critical area. Andrew and Dr. Jaiswal discuss the potential threats to infrastructure from low-level earthquakes, how citizens and public officials can monitor and address the impact, and how geophysicists can contribute to the safety of infrastructure....

Duration:00:36:28

#45: SEG 2018 Keynote Speaker and Presidential Address

11/1/2018
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The Opening Session represented the official start to the 88th Annual Meeting at Anaheim, CA in October 2018. SEG President Nancy House presented the State of the Society address and introduced the keynote speaker Darryl Willis. Darryl is Vice President, Oil, Gas and Energy at Google Cloud. He spoke on "The Cost of Status Quo – Get on Board or Get Left Behind." The episode ends with a Q&A from the audience. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6612. Biography Darryl Willis is...

Duration:01:17:43

#44: Using geophysics to assess and monitor infrastructure

10/11/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Steve Sloan, special section coordinator for October's The Leading Edge. October's special section focuses on using geophysics to assess infrastructure: the roads, bridges, dams, railroads, tunnels, etc. that make life easier around the world. Steve and Andrew discuss how geophysics can be used to assess and monitor roads and bridges and geophysics' role in planning and preserving infrastructure. Steve also highlights the four articles in...

Duration:00:13:01

#43: SEG Annual Meeting 2018 preview

10/1/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews the 2018 International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting. SEG 2018 in Anaheim, California will feature robust, cutting-edge education programming including 151 Technical Program sessions, 13 Continuing Education courses, 3 Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section Panel Discussions, 22 Postconvention Workshops, and much more. Register for Anaheim at https://seg.org/am. Andrew first speaks with the Technical Program Chair, David Alumbaugh and the...

Duration:00:27:01

#42: Exploring publishing trends in GEOPHYSICS

9/11/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Ioan Vlad on his article in The Leading Edge analyzing over 80 years of affiliation information for articles published in GEOPHYSICS. Mr. Vlad examines long-term publishing trends in GEOPHYSICS, including affiliation information and geographic trends. Using Python, statistics, and visual analysis, he explores how understanding these trends could be valuable both for institutional decision making and for individual career planning. Show notes and...

Duration:00:19:24

#41: The future of the industry with Don Paul

8/23/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Don Paul, Executive Director of the USC Energy Institute, Professor of Engineering, and holds the William M. Keck Chair of Energy Resources. Dr. Paul discusses intelligent energy, the boom and bust nature of the industry, energy careers, and much more. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast. Join SEG in Anaheim, California this year. The 2018 Exposition Hall and Technical Program will focus on big data, the internet of things, and many...

Duration:00:28:11

#40: Celebrating humanitarian geoscience

8/9/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Linda Ford, Manager, Student and Early Career Programs and Geoscientists Without Borders at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Linda and Andrew discuss her article in August's The Leading Edge celebrating GWB's ten year anniversary. They talk about the program's connection with today's geoscience students, the program's impact to date, and its future legacy. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast. Geoscientists Without Borders®...

Duration:00:19:44

#39: Preventing natural hazards

7/26/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Alireza Malehmir, professor of applied geophysics at Uppsala University. Andrew and Dr. Malehmir discuss geophysics role in preventing natural hazards and best practices for communicating science to the public and policy makers. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6476. Biography Alireza Malehmir is professor and senior lecturer at Uppsala University. He holds expertise as a controlled source seismologist, mining geophysicist,...

Duration:00:17:44

#38: Spotlight on the Mediterranean

7/12/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with three authors from the special section highlighting the Mediterranean region in July's The Leading Edge. These authors discuss the latest scientific scholarship and future prospects in the Mediterranean after a record-breaking find in 2015. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6438. Interviewee biographies Giovanni Rusciadelli is Associate Professor in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy at the University of Chieti and the Founder and...

Duration:00:24:37

#37: Searching for water in Kakuma

6/20/2018
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In this episode, we highlight a team of Canadian geophysicists that traveled to the second largest refugee camp in the world to find water. The Kakuma Camp in Kenya is home to 185,000 refugees and growing. This is the story of passionate geophysicists working with driven refugees and locals to bring water to 140,000 people in East Africa. In this episode of Seismic Soundoff, what happened when geophysics went to Kakuma. For show notes, including a full transcript, photos and links to dig...

Duration:00:41:45

#36: Image processing and machine learning

6/7/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Nishank Saxena on advancements in image processing and machine learning. June's The Leading Edge highlights these topics and showcases methods to achieve meaningful geological results while reducing costs and increasing speed. Nishank Saxena served as a guest editor. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6353. Interviewee bio Dr. Nishank Saxena works as a research petrophysicist at Shell. His interests include all aspects of...

Duration:00:25:29

#35: Integrating geophysics and geomechanics

5/14/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Doug Foster about the May 2018 issue of The Leading Edge. This issue's special section articles highlight geomechanics, its integration with geophysics, and how it could help reduce induced seismicity and increase gas productivity. Doug Foster served as a coordinator for the special section. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6311. Interviewee bio Dr. Doug Foster received his Ph.D. in geophysics from Columbia University. He has...

Duration:00:14:19

#34: Geophysics In Focus - Latin America

4/5/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Paul Cunningham and Sergio Chávez-Pérez on the April 2018 issue of The Leading Edge. The issue features a special section on geophysics in Latin America. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6166. Paul Cunningham is co-founder and managing partner of Amigos Energy Advisors LLC, an E&P consulting venture. With more than 30 years of experience in the E&P industry, he has been a member of SEG since 1983 and serves as a Director at...

Duration:00:26:32

#33: Mentoring in the geosciences

3/7/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Maitri Erwin and Leslie Marasco, two leaders of the new initiative - Mentoring365. Mentoring365 is a program developed among Earth and space science organizations to facilitate sharing professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences through dialogue and collaborative learning. The program provides mentors and mentees with structured, relationship-building tools to develop and attain focused career goals. Visit...

Duration:00:18:46

#32: Permian Basin: pursuing unconventional plays

3/6/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with David Scolman, guest editor of the March 2018 issue of The Leading Edge, on the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin contains many of the most actively pursued unconventional plays in the world. According to IHS Markit, the basin produced a record 815 million barrels of oil last year, 97 years after its first discovery. This episode highlights the recent seismic-based work conducted by energy companies pursuing the basin’s rich accumulations of oil...

Duration:00:14:12

#31: Induced seismicity: investigations into human-induced earthquakes

2/7/2018
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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Mirko van der Baan, guest editor of the February 2018 issue of The Leading Edge, on induced seismicity. Induced seismicity, or human-induced earthquakes, is an important discussion that impacts local communities from Oklahoma to Alberta to the Netherlands. We highlight a few of the papers from the special section, including a quick primer on induced seismicity. Dr. van der Baan is a professor at the University of Alberta and director of the...

Duration:00:26:44

#30: SEG Honors and Awards - Samuel Gray & Manika Prasad

1/11/2018
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One of the most important functions of a professional society is honoring those who have made significant contributions to the profession and to science. In this episode we highlight two of the 2017 Honors and Awards winners: Samuel Gray and Manika Prasad. Samuel Gray was awarded the 2017 Maurcie Ewing Medal, the highest honor given by the SEG to a person who has made distinguished contributions both to the advancement of the science and to the profession of exploration geophysics. Manika...

Duration:00:15:58

#29: Student Leadership Symposium (SLS)

12/28/2017
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From 22 to 24 September 2017, fifty students from fifty student chapters around the world, representing twenty-seven countries, connected in Houston for the 2017 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium (SLS). In this episode, Magdalena Mita, a 2017 SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium participant, from the University of Silesia, Poland; Kathryn Elkins, SEG Student and Early Career Advisor; and other SLS students tell their stories. If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review...

Duration:00:22:36

#28: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

12/21/2017
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2018 marks the ten-year anniversary of the SEG Foundation’s Geoscientists Without Borders® program. The program uses the specialized knowledge and technical skills of geoscientists to mitigate natural hazards by connecting universities and industries with local communities. In this episode, we highlight the commitment of Professor Ron Harris, Brigham Young University, and his student, Torri Duncan, to tsunami preparedness in Java, Indonesia. Ron and Torri's Geoscientists Without Borders®...

Duration:00:26:54