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February 2016 Datapages UPDATE: Datapages Sponsors IBA Virtual Semifinals


With shrinking travel budgets several AAPG Regions and Sections are conducting their IBA Semi-finals Round via webinar in 2016. AAPG Datapages will sponsor these virtual semi-finals when they occur, beginning with the Africa Region, March 3 (Africa has a split schedule, with semi-finals on both March 3 and March 15).

Datapages is proud to be associated with the valuable IBA program and encourages students everywhere to become more active in workshops using real-world data like this, as part of their training. 

For the past several years Datapages has offered short-term access to the Archives database for IBA teams at schools who are not already subscribers, and Search and Discovery has awarded “winners” jackets to the first place team each year. Beginning in 2016, Datapages also will provide the first place team with a 2-year subscription to Datapages Exploration Archives (DEO).

The schedule of virtual IBA Semi-Finals (as of February 1) is:

Africa Region               (March 3 and 15)

Canada Region            (March 11)

Latin America Region   (April 1 and 29)

Gulf Coast Section       (April 11 and 15)

Asia/Pacific Region       (April 18 and 20)

IBA team standings also are posted on Search and Discovery. Check for the brackets at www.searchanddiscovery.com