ACE 2019 - Call for Session Proposals

Call for Session Proposals - You are invited to submit content ideas/proposals for the AAPG 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE), 19-22 May in San Antonio, Texas. This new step, intended to facilitate the submission of a diverse collection of dynamic and relevant topics, will be followed by a traditional call for abstracts for the meeting. 


Popular Week of June 22, 2018

Big open data... or is it?

Huge news for data scientists and educators. Equinor, the company formerly known as Statoil, has taken a bold step into the open data arena. On Thursday last week, it 'disclosed' all of its subsurface and production data for the Volve oil field, located in the North Sea. 

What's in the data package?

A lot! The 40,000-file package contains 5TB of data, that's 5,000GB!

Paleo-Interview with Ariel Marcy

(Ariel Marcy is a student member of the Paleontological Society and currently a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She’s best described as an evolutionary biologist, as she works more with modern material than fossils, but also is a science communicator and educational game designer. Her best-known educational game is Go Extinct!, and her website is

Benchmarks: June 15, 1991: Mount Pinatubo erupts

Twenty-seven years ago this month, the calm in central Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines, turned to chaos. On June 15, 1991, Mount Pinatubo disgorged 5 cubic kilometers of material over a few hours, and ash clouds soared 35 kilometers into the atmosphere. The substantial eruption — the second largest of the 20th century — burned itself into memories and history books.
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