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#23: SEG 2017 Opening Session and Presidential Address

The Opening Session represented the official start to the 87th Annual Meeting at Houston in September 2017. Craig Beasley, the General Chair for Houston, opened the session. Bill Abriel, president of SEG, presented his State of the Society address. The keynote is given by Stephen Greenlee, President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company and Vice President of ExxonMobil Corporation. If you enjoy the show, review us on Apple Podcasts – your review helps others find the show. Subscribe to Seismic Soundoff on the podcast app of your choice to receive the latest episodes first.

Updating from IAPG Pakistan

IAPG-Pakistan took a one-day workshop in the Conference Room of the Department of Geology (Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan), on 18 September 2017, entitled: "IAPG-Pakistan section: role and responsibility". Muhammad Yaseen (Coordinator of IAPG-Pakistan) delivered a brief presentation about the section and its future activities. Emad Ullah Khan (co-coordinator of IAPG-Pakistan) informed participants about modalities of the membership to the IAPG. It was highlighted that monthly meeting will be organized at the Department of Geology in order to show progress of IAPG-...

#22: 2017 Annual Meeting Preview

This episode previews the 87th Annual Meeting in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center from 24-29 September. Register today at http://seg.org/am. Andrew Geary speaks with: * 1:02 – Dorsey Morrow, SEG Executive Director * 3:55 – Craig Beasley, Annual Meeting General Chairperson * 14:40 – Teresa Dallis, SEG Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales Representative * 18:07 – Mihai Popovici, Technical Program Chairperson

Resting before the storm

During a 2006 seismic survey campaign to Lago Fagnano (southernmost part of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina), the RV Neecho rest for the day on sunset before the next storm arrives. A one month of seismic survey on the lake was followed by piston coring in order to reveal the climate change patterns in this part of South America and to understand the impact seismic events had on this region.

Exceptional record of lake level rise

The Lisan Formation is a lacustrine record that existed ~80 ka t o17 ka in the Dead Sea area. Lake Lisan occupied the tectonic depressions along the Dead Sea Transform. The sediments that were deposited in the lake consist mainly of alternating varves of primary aragonite precipitated from the lake water in response to a supply of bicarbonate by freshwater runoff with silty-detritus deposits, composed of aeolian and washed surface materials.

Sunset in the Dead Sea

The Lisan Formation is a lacustrine record that existed ~80 ka t o17 ka in the Dead Sea area. Lake Lisan occupied the tectonic depressions along the Dead Sea Transform. The sediments that were deposited in the lake consist mainly of alternating varves of primary aragonite precipitated from the lake water in response to a supply of bicarbonate by freshwater runoff with silty-detritus deposits, composed of aeolian and washed surface materials. The Lisan Formation is shown in the foreground, while the Roman Fortress of Masada is standing in the background.

Geoethics at the heart of all geoscience

The first 5 papers of the new IAPG Special Issue on Geoethics have been published online in the Annals of Geophysics website and are now available for free download. The special volume is entitled "Geoethics at the heart of all geoscience" and is edited by Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua, Peter T. Bobrowsky, Vincent S. Cronin. Delivering Sustainable Development Goals: the need for a new international resource governance framework ...

New Live Webinar to Focus on Geoscience Applications to Environmental Remediation

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An upcoming webinar will tackle an important application of environmental geoscience: monitoring harmful chemicals that contaminate soil and groundwater. This webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, is presented as part of the growing Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaborative program between the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

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