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 […]

Data Protection

Those of you who have been following this blog over the past months, know that I am working in a big company. In fact Schlumberger is so big, they have policies and trainings for everything. Yes, even one for lifting boxes in a safe way. Therefore, it probably doesn’t surprise anyone that this company handling […]

90k and counting

Today marks the day The Earth Story has reached 90,000 fans. Thank you so much for being a part of this and making it so much fun for us admins, showing off the best sides of our beautiful Earth. And now a post to show to your friends how much we think of you, so […]

Did you see it?

Did you see it? We do a big deal in presenting the most stunning and interesting places around the world and explain the science behind it. We always try to go that little extra and get the story complete. In the beginning, of this year’s summer, the U.S. Geological Survey called for you to complete […]

The first rule of WesternGeco…

you do not talk about WesternGeco! Well no. You may talk about WesternGeco, but I just got my Welcome package at Schlumberger. Which already leads me to the headline, I just signed a confidentiality agreement. This will make it kind of hard to talk about the internship on this blog, but I will do my […]