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25 Sep 2020

Episode 91: Previewing SEG20

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dr. Wafik Beydoun, the Chair of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, to discuss SEG20. Wafik and Andrew discuss what to expect during the all-virtual event, the unique benefits and value of the virtual setting, highlights of the technical sessions, and how networking will be as strong as any SEG.

15 Sep 2020

89: Geophysics tools and techniques in high-noise environments


In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Steve Sloan on smart city geophysics, the featured special section in September's The Leading Edge. Steve highlights the wide array of papers highlighting the tools and techniques used to achieve the best results in less than ideal environments.  This is a great primer on the near-surface and its value in major population areas.

04 Aug 2020

Episode 88: The historical development and future for Southeast Asia

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Roberto Fainstein on Southeast Asia, the featured special section in August's The Leading Edge. If you are unfamiliar with the geophysical history of Southeast Asia or want to hear the latest research and future for this important region, this episode has you covered.

30 Jul 2020

87: Exploring a seismic alternative and its role for a renewable future

Staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology is a key part of being a geophysicist. In this episode, Patricia de Lugão provides a helpful analysis of the benefits and uses of magnetotellurics (MT), based on her upcoming 2020 Honorary Lecturer (Latin America) tour called "Environment-friendly exploration using magnetotellurics."

22 Jul 2020

Episode 86: Applying machine learning and AI to the geosciences

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) represent two of the trendiest and important topics in geophysics right now. In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Aria Abubakar on his 2020 SEG-AAPG Distinguished Lecturer tour on the "Potential and challenges of applying artificial intelligence and machine-learning methods for geoscience."

08 Jul 2020

Episode 85: The next Copernican Revolution and the future of reservoir monitoring

In this episode, special section coordinator David Johnston shares why reservoir monitoring is the specialization for generalists, the future and value of carbon sequestration, and why he believes there is another Copernican Revolution coming. If you are considering specializing in reservoir monitoring, want to learn how to work better with other disciplines, or simply want to hear a great preview of July's The Leading Edge, this episode will meet your goals.

30 Jun 2020

Episode 84: An Insider's Look at the SEG Research Committee

Getting involved in your professional association is the key to unlocking its power. And volunteering is a great way to get started. At SEG, committees serve this vital role of connecting members to the society, as well as to each other.

In this conversation with Andrew Geary, Dr. Sergio Chávez-Pérez, Chair of the Research Committee, discusses what the committee does, how to get involved, and how it has impacted Sergio's career. Sergio also discusses why engaging geophysicists outside Houston, Texas is essential for the future of applied geophysics.

23 Jun 2020

Episode 83: Petition for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for the Geosciences with Hendratta Ali

On June 5, 2020, Hendratta Ali released the "Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for The Geosciences" petition. In this conversation with Andrew Geary, Dr. Ali discusses how the petition originated, what it means for a professional society to be anti-racist and equitable for all members, her personal experiences of racism in the geosciences, and concrete steps organizations can take to better support Black, Indigenous, Latinx People and other minoritized groups in the geosciences.

04 Jun 2020

Episode 82: The present and future of training and education with Kurt Marfurt

Seismic Soundoff is excited to welcome back Kurt Marfurt. For this conversation, Kurt highlights the present state of education and training in geophysics, including the value and benefits of virtual education. He shares his thoughts on the most important area of focus for geophysicists right now, why there's a need to increase your quantitative and programming skills and offers his one piece of advice to succeed in geophysics.

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