Maximizing your Geo-knowledge in minimum time!

See the updated page on geoscience resources Publish or perish! This is often the case in academia. The knowledge base is ever growing and keeping up can be quite a hassle. Checking all the different websites for valuable information or the newest papers can be very time consuming. Fortunately, the early internet has brought forward […]

Dangerous cargo and magnetic prospection

This week a boat in Hamburg was carrying dangerous cargo. It was an unexploded grenade that had been found on a building site. Now it might seem weird that this kind of cargo is being transported on a boat on the largest lake in Hamburg, but a time fuse made it impossible to defuse the […]

Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction

A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight watchers and a lot of the other programs for weight reduction invest in every commercial break on TV. Gravity is a very […]

The Apocalypse – a Geoscientific View

Today is a fun day. Some New Age guys decided that an ending calendar of an ancient culture can only have one meaning: The world is going to end. Homer Simpson on the end Copyright Matt Groening Now this happens quite often and some people will always tell you that this world is going to […]

A Global Lithological Map

It’s colorful, it’s huge and it’s a hundred times more detailed than its predecessors. <span class=”removed_link” title=”http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html&L=1″>http://www.vis.klimacampus.de/2270.html?&L=1</span> It’s a new lithological map of the worldHartmann, J., & Moosdorf, N. (2012). The new global lithological map database GLiM: A representation of rock properties at the Earth surface Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004370. The map is […]

Why bother with Data Protection?

I’ve been talking about your data in the last post. About how we’re gonna talk about securing it. But why even bother, what is our motivation to save our data? Facebook, Instagramm and Foursquare are built around sharing private things in public. The entire world seems to revolve around the “likes” we get for sharing […]

My internship with Schlumberger

Living in a different country always gives you a lot of opportunities, but also poses you in a rather uncomfortable position of being far far out of your comfort zone. My internship in London is exactly this way. Seismic imaging Courtesy of Western Geco This internship with Schlumberger was about seismic interpolation. Although my internship […]

The l’Aquila trial: Getting the big picture

In April 2009 a devastating earthquake hit the town l’Aquila in Italy. Destroyed buildings leave 308 persons dead and over 22 thousand have to flee to government funded shelters. This as it is, is a tragedy on many levels, but this week the aftermath pushes l’Aquila back into the media and leaves the world wondering […]

A guide to internships in foreign countries

Internships in foreign countries sometimes confront you with cultural differences you were not aware of. It’s hard to prepare for those. There is however some stuff you can prepare for. Apart from the target language, you might consider some of the following questions. What kind of money do they have? A map of the Eurozone […]

Talk nerdy to me – a TED talk

A wonderful TED note on science communicationAlthough, is having the science communication plattform TED talking about science communication some weird form of “TEDception”? You don’t need to be a fabulous presenter. You don’t need to publish all your research in Nature. You don’t need to make it perfect. Go out there, tell people about your […]