This video reviews TexNet’s goals, which, in addition to installing and operating the network, are to locate earthquakes in Texas, work toward determining their causes, and to lessen any future impact from them on citizens and property.
In a video created by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Beverly DeJarnett of the Bureau's Houston Research Center tours the Houston core facility and explains the value of core and cuttings to those in the earth sciences and energy industry.
Co-author Robert Baumgardner discusses Report of Investigation 281 (RI0281) - Lithofacies of the Wolfcamp and Lower Leonard Intervals, Southern Midland Basin, Texas, published by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin
Bureau DirectorScott Tinker talks to the Weather Channel's 23.5° with Sam Champion about his film "Switch," which takes a look at the world's energy sources and how we can best transition to sources of energy for the future.
Dr. Tinker discusses a wide range of topics, including: building bridges among academia, industry, and government; time frames for decision making; what geologists share; passion for geology; the problem solving nature of geologists; energy and environment; the all-encompassing nature of research; asking the right questions; the family of a geologist; the future of geology; rocks and quantitative analyses; and every day challenges to our fundamental beliefs.
An interview with BEG Director Scott W. Tinker, from the 2008 Chancellor's Council Meeting, with an introduction from the PBS series State of Tomorrow. Interviewed by Peabody Award-winner Elliot Forrest before an audience of more than 700, Dr. Tinker was one of four invited guests from the University of Texas System. The discussion takes a forward look at basic energy myths and realities in America and around the world.
"Global Energy: Myths and Realities" by BEG Director Scott W. Tinker from his keynote address at the USGS Western Colloquium Seminar Series, January 14, 2008 at the Menlo Park Science Center in California (courtesy USGS; 1:13:06)