Engineering and geoscience fieldwork:
How does it get
done? Here, based on experience gained over the years, we present some of our
suggestions relative to getting the day-to-day work done for typical work
activities of practicing geoscientists, engineers, and related
professionals. In the spirit of constructive networking, we
welcome feedback from you relative to
resources, methods, and sources of information.
What do we need to help us to get it done? The tools of the trade that we use depend on the work at hand. We are often involved with groundwater studies of one kind or another. Geologic Resources, for example, uses and sells (at a good discount) water level and oil/water interface meters by Heron Instruments, Inc. These instruments are manufactured of the highest quality materials and are designed to withstand much use and varying environmental conditions. We also sell their affordable single-channel data logger.
In addition, we are resellers of Golden and Breeze scientific software. We have found Golden's Surfer program to be very helpful for preparing contour maps of all kinds (e.g. groundwater elevation maps). Other Golden software programs include Grapher, Didger, Strater, and MapViewer to perform graphing, digitizing, logging, plotting, and mapping. Links to all kinds of other helpful geoscience/engineering software can be found on our Internet Software Resources Page.
tools of the trade including maps, books and publications, field
equipment, computer accessories, GPS equipment, and miscellaneous
scientific equipment can be found on our Resources
Page. More field equipment equipment suggestions
can be found on our Field Instrumentation and
There are those times when we have to get there to get it done! For those who have projects, conferences, or organization meetings to travel to we have collected some helpful Travel Links. For much of our travel reservations we have found Expedia to be most helpful for saving both time and money. We are an affiliate of Expedia.
Many of us are involved with site
remediation. For some helpful remediation equipment and
supplies information, go to our Remediation
Related Links Page.
Lets communicate with each other! In our professional lives it is
often very productive to network with others in the same specialty, or
possibly other specialties.... whether you are
involved with a project, research.... or even for job
hunting. Check out our Networking
Job hunting is another form of networking. To assist geoscientists, engineers, and related professionals in this specialized form of networking we have compiled a number of helpful links and have also started job seeker and employer databases to assist you in your search. Check out our Jobs Page.
We may love our work, but it usually has to result in a financial gain, be cost-effective, and come in under budget. Our site contains a number of financial links that we have found to be helpful and may be helpful to you as well. The links, for example, include online banks (some actually pay interest), investment sites, bank rate info, CD rates, financial aid for college, and mutual fund links.
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