Hide & Seek – Friday Faves

This week was a special week, as the SEG Annual Meeting 2019 in San Antonio was in full progress and the FORCE hackathon in Stavanger with an accompanying Symposium is in full progress. Here are my highlights of the week, that I’d like to share with you. Geoscience I talked to some contacts that visited […]

Keynote Bonanza and No Coffee – The EAGE / PESGB ML Workshop

Last month EAGE and PESGB organized the first machine learning workshop in geoscience in Europe. Clearly, I had every intention of going. And obviously, I met many of my favourite co-conspirators there, when I did. The workshop was divided between a day of keynotes and a day of technical talks. The keynotes accompanied the PETEX […]

Preprints – What’s the worst that could happen?

Early career scientists are laying the building blocks of their career. Giving away your best ideas for free and everyone to read can seem risky. Pre-prints, on the surface, may look just like that, but are they? Pre-print servers like EarthArXiv are sprouting in many scientific disciplines. They proclaim the benefits of research being cited […]

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Data Is Not Neutral

  I like data driven processes. You’ve seen me drum on about CRS and Full-Waveform Inversion. Sometimes we like to pretend that data is pure. Well , it’s noisy and full of kinks but if we process it just right, we extract the truth. Turns out that is a little bit wrong. The data collection […]

Dipping your Toes – Machine Learning for Geoscientists

My fellow students know this and I hope recruiters will never read this: I was never good at math in university. It was only later when it came to the application in actual geophysical problems that tensors, linear algebra, and differential equations clicked. Personally, I don’t recommend this, as it makes life unnecessarily hard. Machine […]

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The European Subsurface Hackathon – Hacking (before) the EAGE

We did it! We hi-jacked the weekend before the EAGE conference, called it the “subsurface hackathon” and the theme was games. It was the first time Matt Hall from Agile Geoscience tried it in Europe. He has some experience with these events already at the SEG, where gems like pickthis.io were created. But having a […]

Surprise Mammoth

A farmer in Michigan was in for more than he bargained for when he tried to dig a drainage channel in his field. Turns out an 11,700 to 15,000 old mammoth skeleton was buried beneath. He hit up the university of Michigan and the clock started ticking. With the harvest right around the corner, the paleontologists […]