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June 2014

New GWB Projects on Three Continents!

Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB) is delivering results through 20 different field projects in 16 countries. Watch for the next issue to learn about two new projects!


Three New GWB Projects Announced 
Each exciting new GWB project brings hope to a community in need and valuable experience to its project team. And now three recently awarded projects (press release) have found different ways to apply the geosciences - and geophysics in particular - to problems too big for local communities to face alone. Once completed, their sustainable impacts will continue to be felt by the communities and project teams alike. 

Read individual summaries at GWB projects.

Milingimbi Island Project

"The Society of Exploration Geophysicists via its GWB® Program offers Flinders University an excellent opportunity to help the water-constrained Aboriginal community of Milingimbi Island, Australia, by geophysical investigations of the groundwater conditions." - Professor Okke Batelaan, Flinders University

Lake Chad Basin Project
"The Geoscientists Without Borders® Program gives our international team an opportunity to help Cameroonians find cleaner water resources under the threat of contaminated water and following cholera outbreaks. This project will also promote capacity building for a better use of geophysical techniques in the region." - Professor Jejung Lee, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Pacaya Volcano Project
"The datasets obtained from this instrumentation will be extremely valuable and help build the capacity of local emergency agencies, improve our understanding of volcanic hazards at Pacaya, and validate and advance remote sensing-based research. This is, undoubtedly, an exciting opportunity." - Dr. Thomas Oommen, Michigan Technological University

Geoscientists Without Borders® projects are made possible through generous donations to the SEG Foundation. We wish to thank these companies and our many individual donors.


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