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David Beamish received a B.A. (1972) in physics from York University and a Ph.D. (1976) in geophysics from the University of Lancaster. He was later a NERC Research Fellow at the University of York. In 1977 he joined the Geomagnetism Research Group at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh. Since then he has remained at the Survey moving to the main office near Nottingham in 1990. He has worked as a geophysicist in a wide variety of groups and programs from deep crustal investigations and hydrocarbons through to shallow applied studies, all usually involving an electromagnetic component. Currently, he is Head of Airborne Geophysics at the BGS and is particularly involved in the application of geophysical information to near-surface environmental assessments. He is a member of SEG and EAGE, and has contributed as a Distinguished Lecturer within the EAGE program.
Birsen Canan received her Ph.D. in Geophysics (1999) at the Colorado School of Mines where she studied the electrical properties of clay-organic interactions. She also obtained a M.S. degree in geophysics at the School of Mines after obtaining B.S. and M.S. degrees at Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey. Birsen has most recently examined the electrical properties and modeling of coal for Stolar Research in Raton, NM. Before that, she has held positions as a Research Professor at Colorado School of Mines, a post-doc position at INEEL in Idaho Falls, ID, and Research Associate at Boise State University. Her research interests include the study of the electrical properties of biological and chemical interactions with near-surface soils.
John Greenhouse comes from Victoria, British Columbia and now lives in Tobermory, Ontario. Educated at the Universities of Victoria, British Columbia and California, he has worked as a geophysicist for the Arctic Institute of North America, Chevron, the University of Waterloo, and Waterloo …