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29 Nov 2022

Episode 170: Improving lives with geophysics - A GWB Story

Professors Kirsten Nicholson and Klaus Neumann lead a Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) project to find safe drinking water for two communities in the Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. In this episode, you hear exclusively from Kirsten and Klaus as they take you on a journey from discovering the need for this project to what they hope they will contribute to these communities. This is a powerful example of the significant contribution geoscientists can make when focused on a meaningful project for a local community.

15 Apr 2021

Episode 112: International partnership for volcano early warning – A GWB story

In this special episode, Seismic Soundoff features SEG’s humanitarian program, Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB). We highlight Silvio De Angelis’s project to create an international partnership to develop volcano monitoring capacities in Guatemala. This episode will inspire listeners to the usefulness of applied geophysics and the unique funding opportunities through GWB.

27 Aug 2019

Episode 63: Helping those in harm's way – a GWB story

In 2016, Dr. Ron Harris of Brigham Young University led a Geoscientists Without Borders® team to Java, Indonesia to help prepare the community for the next tsunami. For this special Soundoff episode, we showcase Ron Harris' project in Java through a short, richly produced and narrative-driven story that captures the spirit of GWB.

23 May 2019

Episode 57: Building canals - how science and friendship changed a town

On this episode of Seismic Soundoff, we start a journey with a team of scientists partnering with a former Inca city in Perú. This small, rural village of 4,000 people will welcome a Geoscientists Without Borders team to help build a reservoir and irrigation canal network that will benefit 120 farmers. But their work seeks to not only directly impact these families, but support each generation of Zuritaneos that come after and contribute to the scientific understanding that will benefit the world.

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. 

20 Jun 2018

Episode 37: Searching for water in Kakuma

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.

22 Dec 2017

Episode 28: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

In this episode, we highlight the commitment of Professor Ron Harris and his student, Torri Duncan, to the Geoscientists Without Borders® tsunami preparedness project "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" in Java, Indonesia.

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