Interview with John Willinsky, founder of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and researcher at the Simon Fraser University (USF, Canada). He promotes free access to the content of scientific publications.
Agreement between the Department of Geology and Petroleum Experts
The international software company Petroleum Experts donates software licences to the Department of Geology for a total value of 1.525M pounds.
The structural geology and petroleum engineering software company Petroleum Experts Ltd., with headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, has donated 10 MOVE suite software licences to the UAB Department of Geology, valued in 1,525.000 sterling pounds.
MOVE suite is the leading software used for 3D Structural Geology modelling, and consists of numerous kinematic and mechanical analysis modules, including digital mapping toolkits for fieldwork.
The programme will be used by UAB graduate students, as well as by lecturers and researchers of the Department of Geology in research tasks conducted on the tectonics of mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees, the Atlas and the Andes.
New international research with participation of the UAB reveals the vital role that Precambrian-eon microbes may have played in two of the early Earth’s biggest mysteries: the generation of massive accumulations of iron and the staging of favorable envrionmental conditions for life under a dim sun. The study has been published in Science Advances.