SAGEEP 2013

Denver, Colorado  USA
March 17-21, 2013

General Chair
Michael H. Powers
jmhpowers@usgs.gov

Technical Chair

Bruce D. Smith
bsmith@usgs.gov


Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society

1720 South Bellaire Street
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80222-4303
USA
Phone: (303) 531-7517
Fax: (303) 820-3844
E-mail: staff@eegs.org
Web: www.eegs.org

Program

SAGEEP 2013 Program


SAGEEP 2013 Program
Schedule at a Glance   (All times are Mountain Time)
Technical Program Schedule   Technical Program & Posters by Day (Oral Presentations and Poster Listings Monday through Wednesday - March 18-20)
Exhibitors, Exhibit Hall Floor Plan and Directory Listings
Events and Activities

Awards & Keynote Address/Luncheons
Short Courses

ICE BREAKER - ROCKY MOUNTAIN EVENT CENTER (EXHIBIT HALL)
Sunday, March 17
The conference kicks off with the Ice Breaker Sunday afternoon.  Make new acquaintances or catch up with colleagues while enjoying refreshments, music entertainment and libations. 

AWARDS AND KEYNOTE SESSION -EVERGREEN B, C, & D
Monday, March 18
8:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
SAGEEP 2013 Keynote Speaker: John Jansen, P.G., P.GP., Ph.D., Senior Consultant / Hydrogeologist / Principal, Cardno Entrix and McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series

John Jansen, Ph.D., PG, is a principal and senior hydrogeologist for Cardno ENTRIX and works on a wide variety of groundwater projects around the country, specializing in high-capacity wells and groundwater resource management. Formerly a partner in a Denver-based water rights company and the chief geoscientist for an international drilling company, he has broad experience in well construction and maintenance, as well as water rights issues.  Jansen holds three U.S. patents on water well-related technologies and is the lead author of the chapter on borehole geophysics in the third edition of Groundwater & Wells, published in 2007. He is a professional geologist in seven states and a registered geophysicist in California. Jansen is a member of the Advisory Council on Water Information, a federal advisory committee advising the U.S. government on water research priorities, where he had been active in the development of a national groundwater monitoring network. He has a B.S. in geology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geological sciences, with an emphasis in hydrogeology and geophysics, all from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

EEGS/SEG MERGER FORUM - EVERGREEN E & F
Monday, March 18
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
EEGS leadership is hosting a forum to discuss the status of ongoing talks among members of a task force formed to explore cooperation between EEGS and SEG.  Additionally, this is your invitation to participate in a discussion of the efficacy of moving forward on a SEG proposal to merge EEGS and SEG’s Near Surface Division into a new, separate entity.   Plan to attend and be sure your voice is heard.  (No lunch is included.)

SAGEEP Cafe
Order your boxed lunch or salad at the SAGEEP registration desk by Sunday, March 17 and have lunch waiting for you on Monday, March 18.  Those who wish to combine lunch with attendance at the Forum are invited to pick up their boxed lunches in the Atrium area, pay at the register and join colleagues in the Forum room. 

EEGS LUNCHEON - EVERGREEN E & F
Tuesday, March 19
12:10 - 1:50 p.m.
SPEAKER:  Richard D. Miller, SEG Honorary Lecture on Shallow Seismic Reflection
"Near-surface Seismic: More Than a Problem of Scale"
Over the last 30 years, various seismic techniques have been successfully used to unravel some of the most intriguing and challenging near-surface problems faced by geologists, hydrologists, and engineers. Within this upper 1 km of the Earth's crust, many assumptions central to conventional exploration approaches are invalid. Adapting conventional seismic techniques to near-surface applications requires more than simple scaling to accurately and confidently image or characterize the shallow subsurface.   In his talk, Mr. Miller will present key aspects of both acquisition and processing, focusing on differences between the approaches and the most important considerations that distinguish high-resolution from conventional imaging.  Also included will be examples of enhancement techniques that have been and are being tailored to each wave type, providing better and more redundant characterization for an ever-increasing range of near-surface settings.  This talk will also highlight some of the most troublesome problems and the associated solutions developed to accurately interrogate the near surface with seismic methods.

Also featured at the luncheon will be EEGS’ Annual Meeting.  Leadership will report on the state of EEGS and recognize our important sponsors and SAGEEP organizers.
                
EEGS FOUNDATION LUNCHEON - EVERGREEN E & F
in support of Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB)
Wednesday, March 20
12:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
SPEAKER:  Roel Snieder, PhD, W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines/Chair, GWB Technical Committee
This luncheon is sponsored by the EEGS Foundation and will feature a presentation by Dr. Roel Snieder, who holds the Keck Foundation Endowed Chair of Basic  Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). He received in 1984 a Masters degree in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University, and in 1987 a Ph.D. in seismology from Utrecht University. In 2000 he was elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is author of the textbooks  “A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences” and “The Art of Being a Scientist”.  Dr. Snieder is a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2011, he was elected as Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is a founding member and chair of Geoscientists Without Borders®.  This luncheon will provide an opportunity to raise money and awareness in the geophysical community for GWB.Non-students are encouraged to contribute $35 or more.  Students are invited to attend gratis (no charge).    

The stated mission of GWB is to connect universities and industries with communities in need through projects using applied geophysics to benefit people and the environment around the world.  The key words for the EEGS Foundation, are “applied geophysics” and the GWB's mission goes straight to the heart of what the EEGS Foundation encourages.

OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATIONS

Monday, March 18
4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Monday afternoon, the Exhibitors Equipment Outdoor Demonstrations will be conducted on the grounds of the Marriott Denver Tech Center (follow the signage out the front doors).  The event is free to conference attendees; however, please indicate your intention to attend on the registration form (badge required to attend). Light refreshments served.

"RANDOM BITS OF ADVICE: THE EEGS / GEONICS EARLY CAREER AWARD SCIENTISTS SPEAK" / Student Event - EVERGREEN A
Monday, March 18
6:15 - 8:30 p.m.
EVERGREEN A
Monday evening after the Outdoor Demonstrations, everyone, particularly students, is invited to an evening with all 5 past recipients of the prestigious Early Career Award and networking.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from the award winners, learn about their current activities and the path their careers have taken since their awards.  Dubbed "scientifically fun", this event is where you'll hear their stories from grad school, field experiences, lessons learned the hard way, and even advice.  Beer and pizza! 

CONFERENCE EVENING EVENT
Tuesday, March 19
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Shanahan’s is the modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse. While steakhouses have reinvented American cuisine Shanahan’s redefines the next generation of steakhouse by raising the bar.  This ultra chic version of the steakhouse offers the best in upscale dining experiences.
From the outside, it’s easy to mistake this Denver steakhouse for a modern art museum. Contemporary paintings throughout the steakhouse complement the modern interior. Italian imported lighting adds texture and warmth that is incomparable to other steakhouses.  Casual ambiance and exceptional food make Shanahan’s a truly rare experience.

EEGS FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION - ROCKY MOUNTAIN EVENT CENTER (Exhibit Hall)

For the first time, the EEGS Foundation will hold a SILENT AUCTION at SAGEEP.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Foundation directly.   The Board of Directors is asking for involvement in the auction in two ways. First, they are soliciting donated items which will be sold to the highest bidder during the SAGEEP conference.  Suggested items include gift cards, professional services, geophysical equipment, electronics gadgets (e.g. iPhones, iPads, Kindles, GPS units, etc.) or other similar items or services. Contributions can be made by individuals, or organizations (e.g. your employer!) and can be mailed in advance to the EEGS Business Offices (c/o Jackie Jacoby) or brought to the SAGEEP registration desk at the beginning of the conference on Saturday or Sunday.   (There is an early donation of a pristine Geonics Analog EM38 which will be sold to the highest bidder!)  Contact EEGS Foundation Chairman Dennis Mills, dmills@expins.com or 512-346-4042 for details on tax benefits or questions.  EEGS Foundation SAGEEP Silent Auction Donation form   (complete and email to Dennis Mills).

You can also participate in the auction by bidding on the items. They will be on display throughout the conference, and winners will be announced in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Winners can arrange to have their items mailed to them (postage will be at the expense of purchaser).  Of course, the EEGS Foundation will gladly accept financial donations throughout the year, and would welcome contributions made before or during SAGEEP.  (Please obtain additional information at the SAGEEP Registration Desk.)

The EEGS Foundation was created to support the efforts of EEGS through its outreach programs.  Contributors can designate contributions to support the Founders Fund, established to support costs associated with the establishment and maintenance of the EEGS Foundation; the Student Support Endowment, used to support travel and reduced membership fees to attract greater involvement from our student members; or the Corporate Founder’s Fund, developed to allow our corporate members to support the establishment of the Foundation as we solicit support from new contributors.


STUDENT VOLUNTEERS/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Students who work two shifts at SAGEEP are eligible to receive a registration fee rebate.  Contact EEGS:  tel. (303) 531-7517 or e-mail (staff@eegs.org) by February 24, 2013. 


CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2013
Registration Information