On the cover: Times are tough today for workers in all parts of the oil industry including the geophysical sector. But they, like others, are finding new and creative ways to stay active in exploration. This month's EXPLORER offers several stories dealing with that topic, and our cover shows seismic operations in a variety of locales. The top photo (those are the Andes in the background) and center seismic computer data are courtesy of Western Atlas. The remaining photos, showing crews working in jungle, marine and mountain operations, are courtesy of Veritas. Cover design by Rusty Johnson.