There are many ways geophysical technology can and will support the development of viable alternative energy sources. For example, Geoscientists are currently mapping hydrothermal energy resources and building geothermal systems where heat exchange chambers are created in the sub-surface for harvesting the earth’s heat.
Co2 sequestration is another important area that can be impacted by mapping reservoirs for placement of Co2 and then monitoring it to ensure it stays in the ground.
Also as the earth’s population grows and clean water becomes scarce, geophysics will be a principle tool for locating and estimating fresh water reserves.
The science of Geophysics is improving and changing constantly and as it improves it will no doubt improve the way that we are able to apply the latest technology to help energy companies produce oil, gas and other natural resources for the benefit of the global community.