When Geoscience and Data Science Collide, You Get Xeek
How Studio X brings these two scientific fields together to change the energy exploration industry.
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Science works best when we work together. At Xeek, we wanted to create a way to make this concept a reality — to actually bring scientists from different fields together to solve problems. So that’s what we’re doing.
Uniting the Data and Geoscience Communities
At the heart of Xeek is collaboration. Our goal is to bring scientists of all different backgrounds together to find innovative solutions to problems in exploration. With the help of innovations like Python, scientists from different fields can communicate via the same language. Collaborating with one another is the obvious next step in the science community, yet so few people are doing it. When our professions remain siloed, we lose out on endless innovations and insights. Xeek acts as a place where all scientists can convene to do more together than we could alone.
Specifically, Xeek bridges the gap between geoscience and data science. By coming together, we gather more knowledge and can find solutions we never thought possible. Data science unlocks what geoscience can do. When these two disciplines are combined, we can see geoscience in action and build tools and workflows that are game changers for the energy industry.
Data Skills for Geoscientists
Xeek doesn’t just bring data and geoscientists together, but it can also help geoscientists learn data science skills themselves. Whether someone is a total newbie or an expert who wants to learn more, Xeek offers geoscientists the opportunity to expand their data science knowledge. But Xeek is particularly helpful for beginners, acting as a great first step into the data science world.
When a geoscientist participates in a Xeek challenge, they are forced to stretch in order to succeed. Their geoscience skills are incredibly helpful, but they will need data science to find the solutions they are looking for. By utilizing challenges, geoscientists can learn data science in a less overwhelming way — rather than trying to figure out how to learn it all, they just learn what they need to complete the challenge. Data science is more important than ever, and geoscientists are going to be expected to understand it more and more as time goes on. These two disciplines are seemingly made for each other, and the more cross-collaboration we can have, the better.
How to Get Involved
Data science and geoscience are the perfect combination. As these fields become more intertwined, those who have experience with both will become more valuable. So, there’s never been a better time to involve yourself in a collaborative process like Xeek. Head to https://xeek.ai/challenges to take the plunge and join one of our current challenges.