AT A GLANCE
We are a small team of earth scientists looking in sediment for clues to Earth's past. Our methods vary from fieldwork and mapping to geochemistry and microscopy. Our work is motivated by curiosity about our place in Earth's history, and understanding the range of possibilities for our future. We share a drive to make our work tangible and accessible to the public.
Geology and people are closely intertwined. Civilizations have grown up around favorable geography and natural resources. Societies can be upended by earthquakes and eruptions, or nudged by erosion and sea level. We think geology has something for everyone, and one of our goals is to communicate broadly across the scientific community and society overall.
DTI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. We are primarily supported by internally generated proposals that get funded by university consortia and state programs. We perform in-house microscopy and contract with external labs for other analyses. We are adding lines of revenue through our hand-illustrated maps . Donations are welcome.