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The GEM Center

The GEM Center is a research center that provides a multidisciplinary/crosscutting approach to groundwater evaluation and management. The focus of research is the integration of data, acquired across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, to monitor and model subsurface hydrologic processes.

The defining characteristic of the GEM Center is the use of geophysical data as an essential part of all aspects of groundwater evaluation and management. Central to our approach is the establishment of partnerships that allow the GEM Center to demonstrate state-of-the-science solutions to "real-world" problems.

In this way, we hope to play a key role in encouraging the adoption of new approaches, and new technologies, for addressing the challenging problems we face in the evaluation and management of our groundwater resources.

News & Announcments

GEM Center Researchers Bound for Australia in Search of Groundwater for Remote Aboriginal Villages

GEM Center researchers were recently awarded a grant from Geoscientists Without Borders (GWB) to conduct geophysical measurements in South Australia in hopes of improving water security for remote Aboriginal villages.

Near-Surface Geophysics Class Goes to Colorado

In the Spring of 2013, students from the GP190 Near-Surface Geophysics class had a unique opportunity to visit an aquifer recharge and recovery (ARR) facility in Colorado to gain experience making field geophysical measurements.

Rosemary Knight Testifies Before California Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy

Rosemary Knight, Stanford Professor of Geophysics and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, testified before the Assembly’s Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy when it held the second of four statewide hearings in Half Moon Bay on July 17, 2013. Chaired by Assemblyman Richard Gordon, the committee had three sessions on its agenda for the hearing