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August 2006On the cover: Some people visit Belize for the beaches; these geologists (Lucille Petruny and Kevin Pope) have other priorities in mind -- like the potential this little Caribbean country holds for big oil finds. Belize is attracting much attention from these and other geologists who believe the country holds potential as an oil province. Shown is an outcrop near the town of San Pablo; the unit is a sand facies of the Orange Walk group.

Photo courtesy of David King.

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AAPG members approved a constitution change that creates an additional vice president seat on the EC.

Let the race begin: Officer candidates are announced for AAPG’s 2007 Executive Committee -- including those for a newly approved vice president’s slot.

A story waiting to be told: There are many chapters in the tale of Oil in Belize -- some geological, some political, some personal, some corporate. And all point the same direction.

Learning from the past: A special talk slated for the AAPG international conference in Perth revisits the tragic 2004 Sumatra tsunami -- with an eye toward the lessons that could help today’s and tomorrow’s populations.

So what else is new? A new report on earthquakes indicates “the big one” is overdue for southern California -- and how  do you think people are responding?

Start spreading the news: A new poster and “toolkits” are ready to use for promotion of this year’s Earth Science Week, set for Oct. 8-14.

Gulf Coast focus

Wanted: More data. The Gulf of Mexico’s transition zone remains a vital hub of activity for the exploration industry.

The future outlook for the prolific Gulf of Mexico gets star treatment at the upcoming GCAGS meeting.

Let there be LITE! Participants at the next GCAGS meeting will get a new dimension of data via the 3-D technology at the new Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise.

The Tuscaloosa Trend is making a comeback from the 1980s oil industry depression -- find out why.

Submit your abstracts for the next AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., which will be held April 1-4, 2007.

Abstracts are still being sought for the next AAPG Hedberg Conference "Heavy Oil - Origin, Prediction and Production in deepwaters" being held Oct. 8-10.

Want to take a field seminar or brush up on Professional Development Hours? Take advantage of several educational opportunities being offered by AAPG in the next few weeks.

The opening of an AAPG Europe Office (AEO) in London, England has been approved by the Executive Committee.


President's Column: Berg’s Inspirations Serve as Model
Director's Corner: Work Force Must Come to Forefront
Division Column -- EMD: ‘FutureGen’ Holds Promise for Coal
Geophysical Corner: P-SV Data Most Impressive Image
Washington Watch: House, Senate Appropriations Committees' Recommendations
Regions and Sections: McGowen Named to New R&S Liaison Position

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