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Mon, 2018-07-30 23:25
New effort called Asia EDGE – Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy aims to strengthen energy security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Mon, 2018-07-30 13:51
Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton AGU and AAS are the fortunate recipients of a major grant from The Kavli Foundation that brings together our communities to advance the science of exoplanets. I’m proud to be a part of these institutions, particularly at critical junctures in with exoplanetary research, since this is exactly the kind of action that needs to be taken at the institutional level to help move the science forward. Exoplanet science ranks among those discoveries that inspire humankind to look beyond and think above the daily mundane. While the pace of this research has been progressing at a gallop – including the announcement of a real Earth 2.0 which has garnered great attention – it’s hard to say where this excitement will lead us next. All we can do is state where the research is currently and what it suggests as we look to the future. With the great minds from many disciplines within AGU and AAS working together, from fields as diverse as astrobiology to observational engineering...
Mon, 2018-07-30 12:20
The Carr Fire, one of 17 fires currently burning across California, is only 20% contained.
Mon, 2018-07-30 10:21
New NNSA Mid-level Leadership Development Program participants began their journey to reach their top potential and get the most out their careers.
Mon, 2018-07-30 01:00
Congratulations to the Dorothy Stout Grant Recipients for 2018: Russel Kohrs, Lord Fairfax Community College and Massanutten Regional Governor's School, Mount Jackson, VA Jill Weaver, Valley View Junior High, Farmersville, OH Sara Young, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL
Fri, 2018-07-27 03:11
In Part 1, I wrote about six of the projects teams contributed at the Subsurface Hackathon in Copenhagen in June. Today I want to tell you about the rest of them. A data exploration toolTeam GeoClusterFu...n: Dan Stanton (University of Leeds), Filippo Broggini (ETH Zürich), Francois Bonneau (Nancy), Danny Javier Tapiero Luna (Equinor), Sabyasachi Dash (Cairn India), Nnanna Ijioma (geophysicist). Tech: Plotly Dash. GitHub repo.Project: The team set out to build an interactive web app — a totally new thing for all of them — to make interactive plots from data in a CSV. They ended up with the basis of a useful tool for exploring geoscience data. Project page. Four sixths of the GeoClusterFu...n team cluster around a laptop...
Thu, 2018-07-26 17:07
The Geo-Institute is hosting its annual live-streaming web conferences August 20-24. This continues to be a very successful week of delivering technical content to members and nonmembers alike. Early bird registration ends Aug 1. Learn more and register at:
Thu, 2018-07-26 15:00
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. Show notes and links at Biography Alireza Malehmir is professor and senior lecturer at Uppsala University. He holds expertise as a controlled source seismologist, mining geophysicist, and applied geophysicist. He serves as vice-chair of the EAGE Near-Surface Geoscience Division and has been a guest editor for GEOPHYSICS and Interpretation. Dr. Malehmir led a Geoscientists Without Borders project focused on quick-clay, or rapid Earth flow landslides in Sweden. Learn more at He has a PhD in geophysics from Uppsala University. Sponsor Seismic Soundoff is sponsored by the SEG Wiki - the place to find hundreds of biographies of geoscientists, open-access...
Thu, 2018-07-26 10:00
In summer 2018 the planets Mars and Saturn are, one after the other, in opposition to Earth. During this event the planets are relatively close to Earth, allowing astronomers to observe them in greater detail. Hubble took advantage of this preferred configuration and imaged both planets to continue its long-standing observation of the outer planets in the Solar System.
Thu, 2018-07-26 02:00
Landsat sensor technology has come a long way since the days of the Return Beam Vidicon cameras on the first three Landsat satellites.