GWB projects around the world since 2008

Projects sponsored by Geoscientists Without Borders® affect positive change in communities facing environmental hardship and natural hazards.

Interact with the map below by clicking on a location marker to learn more about the projects, view photographs, and reports of the completed projects.

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GWB Project Legend


Archaeology: use of nondestructive geophysical methods for archaeological site investigation


Earthquake Preparedness: use of earthquake monitoring techniques for early warning systems


Volcano Preparedness: use of volcano monitoring systems for emergency response programs


Landslide Preparedness: use of landslide tracking systems for disaster risk reduction


Pollution Mitigation: use of geochemical analysis, electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, and geomagnetic surveys


Tsunami Preparedness: use of historical earthquake data and sample deposits to identify seismic gaps, and construct tsunami models


Water Management: use of electrical and seismic geophysical techniques to find groundwater aquifers, and locations for drilling water wells.


Habitat Management: use of nondestructive geophysical methods for wildlife habitat mapping for life on land and below water.



GWB helps achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). Many GWB projects address multiple goals at the same time. For more information on UN-SDGs, please visit


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