Every year on February 11th, we are reminded of the essential role that women and girls play in the field of science. This International Day of Women and Girls in Science brings a flurry of messages to our inboxes and social feeds, highlighting the invaluable contributions of female scientists. At DT-GEO, we cherish these contributions deeply. However, we believe that the recognition and celebration of female scientists should not be limited to a single day.

An Ongoing Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Understanding the importance of continuous acknowledgment, the DT-GEO Equality and Diversity Committee is taking a step further. Following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are excited to announce the launch of a brief survey. This initiative invites you, our valued community, to share your stories and experiences with female scientific pioneers. We are looking to spotlight those whose work has not only advanced the field of geophysics and supercomputing but has also paved the way for future generations. Whether these pioneers are part of the DT-GEO project or shine in other areas, whether you’ve met them personally or have been inspired from afar, we want to hear from you.

Your Stories Matter

By participating in this survey, you’re not just sharing a story; you’re contributing to a larger narrative that celebrates and recognizes the critical role women play in science. These stories are not merely tales of individual achievement but are testaments to the collective progress we aim to foster within our community and beyond. They remind us that diversity in science not only enriches our research but also deepens our understanding of the world.

Join Us in This Initiative

In a month, we will be sharing your submissions and our collective calls to action on the DT-GEO official website. This is more than an invitation to contribute; it’s a call to join us in reinforcing our commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the scientific community. Your story could be the spark that inspires others, the recognition that empowers a future leader, or the acknowledgment that celebrates unsung heroes.

We warmly encourage you to share with us a story about a woman in science whose work has significantly impacted you or the field. Let’s ensure that the achievements of women in science are celebrated every day, not just once a year.

Share your story now and be a part of this pivotal movement towards a more inclusive and diverse scientific world.


Film Screening: “Ready for the Tsunami?”

Date: December 15th, 2023 · 18:00
Location: Institut de Ciències del Mar, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 08003 Barcelona

Researchers from DT-GEO are featured in the insightful documentary, “Ready for the Tsunami?”, a one-hour film that scrutinizes the seismic vulnerability of the Iberian Peninsula to mega-earthquakes and tsunamis. This region, surprisingly, holds the highest risk for such natural disasters in the Atlantic Ocean.

The documentary presents a thorough investigation into the region’s past, uncovering that Southwest Europe has experienced up to 14 tsunamis in the last 9,000 years. It sheds light on the significant 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake and Fire, an event that not only altered the course of European history but also marked the dawn of modern Earth Sciences.

Beyond just recounting historical events, “Ready for the Tsunami?” engages in a global dialogue, drawing parallels with other tsunami-prone areas like Hawaii, Japan, and the Pacific Northwest. The film emphasizes the importance of shared knowledge and solutions in mitigating the impact of these natural phenomena.

The documentary is inspired by Erik Martinez-Westley’s successful PBS series on earthquake preparedness and extends his narrative with a focus on both the risks and innovative technologies for tsunami prevention. It navigates through stunning locations, revealing the unknown history of past tsunamis and the advanced research and technology that can offer protection.

Structured in two parts, “Risks (Science and History)” and “Solutions (Prevention and New Technologies)”, the film underscores the reality that while plate tectonics cannot be controlled, awareness and preparedness can significantly reduce the dangers they pose.

The documentary serves as a critical resource for anyone interested in geophysics, disaster preparedness, and the continuous efforts to safeguard communities against natural catastrophes.

Sign up to join us for the film premiere at the Institut Ciències del Mar in Barcelona.