Support Geoscientists without Borders® (GWB) by contributing your time or services, such as equipment donations or loans, software licenses, training or data, and more.

The GWB program is financially supported by corporate and individual donors. We frequently hear from various organizations and individuals about opportunities to contribute their time or services to support the GWB’s goals. Equipment donations or loans, software licenses, and training or data (either previously acquired or acquired specifically to support the goals of a particular project) are a few examples of such contributions. GWB always appreciates contributions that strengthen the program to accomplish more with its limited budget and has benefitted from such “in-kind” contributions in several completed and current projects.

Examples of Possible Contributions

  • An airborne survey provider who conducts mineral exploration in central Africa, but is willing to deploy their aircraft to a nearby locale, which is in desperate need of fresh, clean water
  • A geophysical equipment manufacturer or rental firm that is willing to loan equipment to teams that are conducting GWB projects
  • A retired university professor, who is available to help developing countries or global south project lead prepare a GWB application, or assist in translating and/or editing a proposal for someone, whose first language is not English
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Instructions for Those Creating a Project Proposal

For those creating a project proposal, we encourage you to search through the list below for potential resources that may be of use on your project. If you are interested in a particular listing, complete the form below to get connected with the supplier and begin conversation about the appropriateness of a donation should your project receive funding from GWB. A company’s or individual’s listing on this page does not constitute a guarantee that they will provide the service. Their listing only demonstrates a willingness on their part to discuss the possibility of a donation. Any agreement for a donation and the associated details will be worked out between you and the potential donor. Donations are contingent on your project receiving funding from GWB.

Instructions for Companies and Individuals Interested in Donating Services or Time

For companies and individuals interested in donating services or time to a project: please log in to your SEG account and you will see the “Add New Listing” button appear at the bottom of the form below; click the button to complete your listing and post it to this page. By listing your information on this page, you are only stating that you are willing to discuss the possibility of a donation to a project funded by GWB. Any agreement for a donation and associated details will be worked out between you and the individual(s) creating a project proposal and leading a project funded by GWB.

A Note About Volunteering

In most in-kind donations to support a GWB project, proposing to volunteer for field work is almost never needed. In fact, this would most likely prove burdensome for the Principal Investigators (PI)/project manager. A PI for GWB projects is responsible for costs of travel, accommodation, liability insurance, field safety, and other logistics and does not have any budget or flexibility to accommodate additional field personnel. Field personnel are often already in place by a PI and a lack of project participants does not present any challenge.

Donation Listings

Equipment

Location: Amsterdam
Service Available: Loan of a seismic recording system
Notes: Nodal acquisition system, 5 Hz geophones, long battery life (60 days), including a portable docking station
Contact: Mark Beker

Learn more about this donor: www.innoseis.com

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Consultant – Open

Location: Willing to discuss
Service Available: Time provided
Notes: Can donate time
Contact: Chris Taylor

Learn more about this donor: Independent

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Equipment

Location: Canada
Service Available: Loan of a Frequency domain electromagnetic (FDEM) instrument
Notes: Ground-based frequency domain electromagnetic (FDEM) instrument – an EM34-3 Ground Conductivity Meter, specifically – for variable depths of exploration, to approx. 60 metres
Contact: Simon Boniwell

Learn more about this donor: www.geonics.com

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