AAPG Foundation Joins SEG in Award-Winning Geosciences Without Borders

David Curtiss, Executive Director of AAPG and AAPG-F, and Steven Davis, Executive Director of SEG, advance a commitment to support Geoscientists Without Borders
David Curtiss, Executive Director of AAPG and AAPG-F, and Steven Davis, Executive Director of SEG, advance a commitment to support Geoscientists Without Borders
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation (AAPG-F) has joined the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation (SEGF) as partner in the acclaimed Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) program. AAPG SEG GWB Signing

AAPG-F’s associate-level commitment will bring a higher profile to geologist and geophysicists who are using scientific methods to help impoverished communities around the globe, and ensures important additional program funding required to continue the program’s success.

The Geoscientists Without Borders® program was established by the SEG Foundation in 2008 to support humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world. The program has proudly awarded 21 projects in 17 different countries, and most recently was honored by World Oil with its 2014 Best Outreach Award.

“The AAPG Foundation is excited to support Geoscientists Without Borders,” said AAPG-F Board Chairman Jim Gibbs. “Supporting geologic initiatives that also help provide communities with healthier places to live is of real value to us. Obviously, the global aim and application of the humanitarian aspects of geoscience are efforts we can truly be proud to support.”

Current Geoscientists Without Borders® projects around the world involve archaeology; earthquake, landslide, volcano and tsunami preparedness; pollution mitigation; habitat management; and water management.

“Geoscientists Without Borders® is a premier humanitarian program that benefits those far beyond the SEG – a truly global outreach project that has been rightfully recognized,” said SEG President Chris Liner.

“Geophysics is the study of physics of the earth to understand geology and humanitarian needs,” commented SEG Foundation Chairman Mike Forrest, “so our GWB partnership with AAPG Foundation is good for both organizations.”

About AAPG Foundation

The AAPG Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 organization that supports educational, charitable and scientific programming aimed at advancing the geosciences for the benefit of people around the world. It has for more than 46 years promoted innovation in the geosciences by funding undergraduate and graduate research grants, providing support for geologic lectureships, funding awards for select geologic projects and educational exhibits, and more – all to advance the science and benefit the public. Through continued support of many generous donors, AAPG-F reaches thousands of people each year. Learn more about how AAPG-F is building a better foundation for the geosciences at foundation.aapg.org.

About SEG and the SEG Foundation

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (www.seg.org), the international society of applied geophysics, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating Earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 32,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, website and educational opportunities.

The SEG Foundation, founded in 1987, is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. The Foundation works with donors to secure funds supporting SEG initiatives.

About Geoscientists Without Borders® Program

GWB was established by the SEG Foundation in 2008 with a US $1 million leadership in­vestment from Schlumberger. This award winning, humanitarian program is empowering communities and transforming lives around the world. For more information on Geoscientists Without Borders®, please visit www.seg.org/gwb.