Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


15 Apr 2020

Episode 78: Exploring the generalized sampling theorem in space with Johan Robertsson

In this episode, host Andrew Geary showcases Johan Robertsson's upcoming virtual course on generalized sampling and gradiometry. Johan spotlights the importance of mathematician Harry Nyquist to geophysics, explains the increased interest in rotational seismology, what geophysicists can learn from seismic data acquisition on Mars, and shares important advice for anyone seeking to succeed in geophysics.

07 Apr 2020

Episode 77: Machine learning and the future of teaching with Siddharth Misra

In this episode, host Andrew Geary highlights Sid Misra's course on Machine Learning Techniques for Engineering and Characterization. Sid provides a great background on machine learning and the value it brings to geophysics, why the coding language Python is essential (and easy-to-learn), one action you can take today to succeed in the field, and the advantages of virtual courses over in-person events. If you want to understand machine learning better and its impact on geophysics - listen to this episode!

11 Mar 2020

Episode 75: The future of SEG and geophysics with David Lumley

In this episode, host Andrew Geary highlights David Lumley's article from The Leading Edge in March called "Geophysics and Sustainability." In this timely conversation, David and Andrew discuss the future of geophysics education, areas the SEG could develop to continue to support the science, how climate change might impact the industry, and David's proposal for a new name for SEG.

28 Jan 2020

Episode 72: The present and future of seismic interpretation

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews Xinming Wu's upcoming Honorary Lecturer tour in South and East Asia on deep learning for seismic interpretation. Xinming and Andrew discuss how deep learning can improve training data sets, the importance of open software packages, the value of understanding seismic interpretation across the workflow, and what would happen if this topic reached its full potential.

18 Dec 2019

Episode 69: Why seismic azimuthal anisotropy matters

In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews Lisa Gavin's upcoming Honorary Lecturer tour in the Pacific South on seismic azimuthal anisotropy. Lisa and Andrew discuss the 3 main reasons it's important to be aware of seismic azimuthal anisotropy, why you should account for it in 4-D seismic interpretation, who this lecture is for, and what excites her about the future of this topic. To learn more and see her schedule, visit Lisa Gavin's Honorary Lecturer page.

28 Feb 2019

Episode 51: What is geophysics?

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dean Mento, Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC and dynamic educator. Dean and Andrew discuss what's exciting about being a geophysicist, the career options available, the problems geophysicists solve, and much more. If you like adventure and solving complex problems or need help explaining your work to friends and family - this episode is for you.

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