AGU – Day Three

Day three brought pretzels and drinks to entice people to the “Geosciences in Germany” stand, to a fascinating presentation on microbial life deep beneath the ocean floor. Interest in Quick Quake is excellent – it’s great to be able to bring a smile and exclamations of “cool” and “neat” from…

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AGU – Day Two

A busy day on the stand with lots of oohs and ahhs as I spun the dial on Quick Quake to come up with the earthquake solution. Educators very excited about the prospect of using it in class with their students. I got to spend a bit of time at…

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AGU – Day One

After arriving and realising that our exhibition stand was basically an empty piece of concrete floor with a backdrop curtain, with the help my friends from Guralp UK (who are also my stand neighbours) I quickly arranged some bright red carpet and a red draped table to roughly match our…

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Ocean Bottom Seismographs

Australia’s latest addition to the AuScope seismic monitoring instrumentation pool are ready for deployment. Manufactured by the earthquake sensor experts at Guralp Systems in the UK, these 20 OBS units will be dropped to the sea floor at depths of up to 6 kilometres. The pressures at these depths are extreme, so all of…

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