Careers

Energy

Exploring and developing oil and gas, coal, coal bed methane, geothermal

Water

Characterizing aquifer dynamics in the western U.S.
Exploring for water for the 20% of Earth’s population that lacks it

Environment

Isolating toxic (nuclear, chemical) waste
Locating land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO)

Climate

Understanding climate change and its implications

Deep Earth Exploration

Studying the deep earth structure and dynamics using earthquakes and other geophysical methods

Geohazards

Monitoring, forecasting, and mitigating risks associated with earthquakes, volcanoes, avalanches, tsunamis.

Mining

Exploring for mineral resources and characterizing in situ and mine leach processes

Engineering and Infrastructure

Investigating sites for subsurface construction, tunneling
Locating and characterizing underground infrastructure and utilities
Monitoring, non-invasively, the utility infrastructure: natural gas, water, telecommunications, roads, railroads, dams and tunnels

Food

Characterizing soil, assessing irrigation in precision agriculture

Space and Planetary Geophysics

Exploring the planets, e.g., looking for water on Mars, ore bodies on asteroids

Archaeology

Using non-invasive methods to locate subsurface sites/structures/artifacts

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