Geosoft Community Giving in 2011
Geosoft provides support for critical community needs, both locally and globally in the communities where we operate and there is an urgent need.
Organisations Supported in 2011
Organisations that received support from Geosoft in 2011 included:
Knowledge from Data® Sponsorships
Centre for Exploration Targeting, The University of Western Australia: Sponsorship of the geophysics and image analysis research conducted by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET). The Centre's research is focused on methods for processing, imaging and interpreting geological and geophysical imagery; developing mineral prospectivity tools for selected terrains in Western Australia using geophysical and other kinds of geoscientific data; and understanding the geophysical responses of mineral deposits.
College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University: Sponsorship of the new Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geoscience and Production degree programme introduced by Makerere University's College of Natural Sciences (CONAS) in Uganda. There is little experience in the area of petroleum geoscience and production in the region, including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The programme is helping to fill this need by training local human resource in the development and sustainability of the petroleum industry.
Geophysics Field Camp: Sponsorship of the 2011 annual geophysics field camp, co-hosted by Boise State University, Colorado School of Mines and Imperial College London. This year, the field camp was centered on the Neal Hot Springs area, where US Geothermal is preparing for geothermal power generation.
The Association of Applied Geochemists: Sponsorship of the AAG's Explore publication on applied geochemistry, multi-disciplinary applications and analytical technology.
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue: Sponsorship of a 4-day Geophysical Seminar conducted by the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT).
Donations and Volunteering
Geoscientists Without Borders®: The Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation's Geoscientists Without Borders® aids humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world. Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) delivers results through eleven different field projects in eleven different countries.
Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund: The Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund offers a 3 year scholarships for promising students to attend the private school located at the Mariazell Mission just below the Malekhalonyane Chalets.
Daily Bread Food Bank: The Daily Bread Food Bank is Canada's largest food bank fighting to end hunger in the community through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs.
KEGS: The KEGS (The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society) Foundation provides scholarships to support education in geophysics in Canadian universities.
Ryan´s Well Foundation: Since 1998, Ryan's Well has helped build over 700 wells and 830 latrines bringing safe water and improved sanitation to over 736,000 people.
Japanese Red Cross Society: The Japanese Red Cross Volunteer Corps is one of the oldest and largest groups of volunteers in Japan, providing the power for the Society's humanitarian activities at the grass-roots level.