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  • Seminar on Applied Geophysics

    Our Friends at Collier Consulting and GeoSurvey Systems have organized a series of seminars on Applied Geophysics to be presented at 3 different times and locations in Texas this summer. However, there surely is no requirement of Texas residency to attend as all are welcome. Be sure to add this to your calendar! Additional information and registration packet are available from our ...


    By Exploration Instruments, LLC

  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • Interactions between soil related sciences – linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping

    iSOIL is a collaborate project co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the RTD activities of the FP7 Thematic Priority Environment. iSOIL will develop, validate and evaluate concepts and strategies for an improved soil mapping. Therefore, three topics are of major methodological interest (1) Development of geophysical techniques, (2) Development of geophysical transfer ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • Satellite cluster proves link between pollution and weather systems

    Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall.  Four NASA satellites - Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency's PARASOL - make up the string of satellites in the Afternoon Constellation, more commonly called the A-Train. They orbit only eight minutes apart ...

  • DOE US$78m fund to promote enhanced geothermal systems

    At the National Geothermal Conference in Reno, Nev., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steve Chalk announced the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) awards under a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next-generation geothermal energy technologies.  Subject to annual appropriations, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New report shows trend toward larger offshore wind systems, with 11 advanced stage projects proposed in U.S. Waters

    The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and 11 commercial-scale U.S. projects representing over 3,800 megawatts (MW) of capacity reaching an advanced stage of development. Further, the report highlights global trends toward building ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • OCTIO announces integration of Aanderaa sensors for environmental monitoring

    OCTIO is pleased to announce an agreement with Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), to integrate their line of oceanographic sensors into OCTIO’s ReM System. In addition to subsurface measurements, the ReM system will now also provide measurements of the water column from ocean bottom to sea surface. Helge Brandsæter, CEO of OCTIO Geophysical, comments: “Aanderaa Data ...

  • ISC’5, 5 to 9 September 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

    The 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation was held at the Jupiters Gold Coast, Australia. Over 300 delegates from all over the world came together to share their knowledge and experience in regard to site characterisation, without a doubt a very important and challenging part of geotechnical and geophysical engineering. The conference offered ...


    By Geomil Equipment B.V.

  • Geonics EM34 Conductivity Meter Range Sale

    Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd is pleased to announce that Geonics Ltd is offering a 10% discount off the EM34 conductivity meter range until the 13th of February 2015.  ...


    By Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd

  • Hydro 2015 Developing Sustainable Hydrography in Africa

    The theme for the conference is: “Defining the extent and ownership of maritime real estate for development in Africa”. Showcasing products and services to attendees from Africa and worldwide: equipment such Hydrographic Survey Equipment, Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), Subsea Positioning, Survey Software, ROV, AUV etc. to ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Political action key factor in meeting climate targets

    A new study published in the journal Nature examined the probability of keeping average global temperatures from rising more than 2°C above preindustrial levels under varying levels of climate policy stringency, and mitigation costs. The study also quantified and ranked the uncertainties associated with efforts to mitigate climate change, including questions about the climate itself, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sensing Success

    The Australian Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre has signed a commercialisation agreement with Boart Longyear for its downhole sensing tool The Deep Exploration Tech- nologies CRC (DET CRC) has been established to address the most significant chal- lenge to the future of the miner- als industry, i.e. the reduction in the mineral-resources inventory due to high production ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Teledyne Benthos Welcomes New Senior Director of Business Development

    Teledyne Benthos, Inc., a Massachusetts based manufacturer of ocean instrumentation and underwater survey systems added a new member to its executive team – Senior Director of Business Development, Justin Manley. Teledyne Benthos is proud to welcome Manley, a dynamic professional who will help guide the Company's continued growth. In his new role, Manley will manage and advance a diverse product ...


    By PRWeb

  • EPA to hold public meeting for the aberdeen contaminated groundwater site in Aberdeen, NC

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting regarding the Aberdeen Contaminated Groundwater Site on Wednesday, September 07, 2011, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Town Hall located at 115 North Poplar Street in Aberdeen, Moore County, NC. The EPA and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) are hosting the meeting to present ...

  • Recovery Act Funds will upgrade earthquake monitoring

    Grants totaling $5 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being awarded to 13 universities nationwide to upgrade critical earthquake monitoring networks and increase public safety. “These stimulus grants will save lives as well as create jobs,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today. “More than 75 million Americans in 39 states face the risk of earthquakes. ...

  • TGS Announces Its First Multi-Client 3D Survey in Indonesia

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA -- TGS will commence a new multi-client 3D survey in the Tarakan Basin, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia in the Celebes Sea. The survey, TBN10, is the first ever multi-client 3D survey for TGS in Indonesian waters and will cover in excess of 1,600 km2. The data will be acquired by the M/V Seisquest and will commence before the end of this year, with acquisition expected to ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Weston selected by FEMA to help address national underground storage tank issues

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has announced a 5-year, $11.5 million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Storage Tank Management Technical Services as part of a $50 million program to help address Cold War legacy underground storage tank challenges. Under the program, WESTON will provide site investigation, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Forum Subsea Rentals and Aquatec Group Sign Global Agreement

    Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., and Aquatec Group Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a global agreement for the rental of Aquatec’s proven LEAKlog leak detection and inspection suite. The ...


    By Aquatec Group Ltd

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