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Title: Bureau of Economic Geology

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... search BEG Online Publications Store Bureau List of Publications Bureau Annual Reports JSG Newsletter BEG Directorate Research Staff Support Staff Complete BEG Staff List Employment Opportunities BEG Visiting Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 On November 5 Senior Research Scientist Jeffrey Paine spoke to students at the Career Panel of the Society of Exploration Geophyicists SEG at its annual convention in Las Vegas Jeff discussed careers in the realm of sponsored research in general and near surface geophysics in particular examining basic job requirements and inherent funding issues The presentation included highlights from a number of recent Bureau projects as well as other examples from Earth and beyond where geophysics has played an important role ranging from earthquake induced landslides in China to studies of the spiral bands of Mars Jeff is a 30 year veteran of the Bureau and is currently conducting studies in geophysics applied to geologic hazards sinkholes faults etc and the geological context of historical and future coastal change From coast to coast the film Switch continues to generate widespread interest in its discussion of the world s energy future The documentary by Harry Lynch filmed at 27 key energy sites in 11 countries around the world features Bureau Director Scott Tinke r in search of factual answers to the often emotional discourse regarding the world s energy choices Although reviewers occasionally mistake its deliberate objectivity for a lack of passion for most Switch s balanced informative assessment of the issues is its greatest strength John Anderson of Variety wrote Switch is ostensibly about the transition the world needs to make from old fuels to new especially in light of the exploding economies of...

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