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Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.

 
     

29 Nov 2018

Episode 46: How science can protect infrastructure and homes

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.

01 Nov 2018

Episode 45: SEG 2018 Keynote Speaker and Presidential Address

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 then 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."

12 Oct 2018

Episode 44: Using geophysics to assess and monitor infrastructure

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. 

12 Sep 2018

Episode 42: Exploring publishing trends in Geophysics

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 Geophyisics. Mr. Vlad examines long-term publishing trends in Geophyisics, 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.

23 Aug 2018

Episode 41: The future of the industry with Don Paul

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. 

09 Aug 2018

Episode 40: Celebrating humanitarian geoscience

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. 

26 Jul 2018

Episode 39: Preventing natural hazards

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.

12 Jul 2018

Episode 38: Spotlight on the Mediterranean

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.

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