Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer
The GSA Foundation is pleased to have established the Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer Fund. The intent of the fund is to provide an honorarium for a Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer at GSA annual meetings.
The fund was established to select a top lecturer in broad, overarching topics of natural resources (water, land, energy, and minerals). Selection of the lecturer will be on the basis of career accomplishments and reputation, as well as the topic of the lecture.
A panel consisting of members of the Annual Program Committee will nominate and vote on the candidates. The winner of this award will be notified in mid-March. The winner of this award will present an hour-long presentation which will be scheduled independently from the technical sessions. The award comes with an honorarium and will be presented to the awardee at the annual meeting.
Nomination topics APC takes into account when selecting a lecturer:
- finite limits on worldwide availability;
- regional overviews (U.S.) of availability, quality, quantity, and use;
- environmental damage from extraction or exploitation;
- geologic aspects of environmental remediation;
- overarching government policies concerning natural resources;
- regional exploration; and
- new exploration tools.
Diamond Hunters, Remote Lands and the Human Footprint
|2012||Scott W. Tinker
Switch: The Global Energy Transition
|2011||John F.H. Thompson:
Mineral resources — 21st century challenges for earth scientists
The Global Petroleum Revolution: A New Era
|2009||Sally M. Benson:
Can Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in Deep Geological Formations Help Solve the Global Warming Problem?
|2008||Peter J. McCabe:
Can CO2 Sequestration Help Solve the Global Warming Problem?
|2007||William H. Schlesinger:
Human Impact on Global Biogeochemical Cycles
|2006||Rodney C. Ewing:
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle versus The Carbon Cycle
Porphyry Copper Deposits and their Crustal Connections
|2004||Richard R. Parizek:
Coal vs. Nuclear Energy: Hydrogeologic Perspectives
Bread from Stones
Seafloor Minerals Research: Supporting Discovery of New Ore DepositsSeafloor Minerals Research: Supporting Discovery of New Ore Deposits
|2001||John D. Bredehoeft:
Who Uses The Water West Of The 100th Meridian?
|2000||Keith A. Kvenvolden:
The Yin and the Yang of Gas Hydrate