The 31st SAGEEP will be held March 25-29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee United States, a region of North America with numerous attributes of interest to near surface geophysicists. Karst features, including Mammoth Cave, are abundant within a short distance of Nashville; a few hundred miles west lies the New Madrid fault zone, site of two of the largest earthquakes in the continental US (1811-1812), and east Tennessee has issues related to coal mining as well as chemical and nuclear wastes. The Tennessee river flows east to west across most of the state with numerous dams and levees. These features, along with topics of national and international interest (infrastructure, renewable and unconventional energy, water, geohazards, unexploded ordnance, etc.) will form the core of a timely and relevant technical program. Please return to this web page for details as they become available.

If you would like to help coordinate a session, please contact technical co-chairs Andrew Parsekian and Oliver Kuras at and

Questions or recommendations related to the conference can be sent to General Chair William Doll,

The online abstract submission site is open.  Current Session Topics include:

Characterizing and modeling difficult hydrogeologic systems 
Contamination and threats to hydrologic systems 
Hydrological processes 
Monitoring/fluid flow monitoring 
Mississippi Aquifer investigation, characterization, and processes 
Fluid flow monitoring 
Bridging pore, borehole, field, and catchment scales through hydrogeophysics 
Uncertainties associated with hydrogeophysics: from data acquisition to model output 
Renewables/wind energy 
Minerals and mining 
Mine reclamation 
Induced seismicity/microseismic monitoring/mid-continent seismicity 
Karst and sinkholes 
Slope stability/landslide
Earthquakes & volcanos 
Unexploded ordinance (UXO)
Perspective on Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) geophysics 
Recent results in marine acoustic methods for military munitions detection and classification 
Non-acoustic (EM and other) methods for marine explosives of concern (MEC) detection and classification 
Land and underwater positioning for ordnance surveys; state of the art and recent advances 
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) sponsored
ordnance classification results and re-analyses 
Site application of munition classification technologies – contractor experiences both good and bad 
Innovative applications of geophysics on Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) projects 
Reclamation, nuclear decommissioning, & hazardous wastes 
Transportation & infrastructure
Dams and levees 
Nondestructive testing for engineering problems 
Cryosphere, climate & ecosystems 
Soil science 
Humanitarian geophysics 
Geophysics to support policy decisions 
Geophysics education 
Geophysical methods 
Seismic Methods
Multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW) 
Potential Field Methods 
Ground Penetrating Radar 
Electrical Methods (DC, IP, SP) 
Airborne EM, airborne, remote sensing, & drones 
Borehole geophysics 
Laboratory and petrophysiscs 
Theory, modeling, & inversion 
Marine geophysics 
Nuclear magnetic resonance 
Uncertainty, data Fusion, big data & data mining 
Epic Fails in Geophysics 
4D imaging 
Long-term monitoring


General Chair


William E. Doll, Ph.D.
Senior Geophysicist
Tetra Tech

Technical Co-Chairs
Andrew D. Parsekian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Geology & Geophysics
University of Wyoming
Oliver Kuras, Ph.D.
Senior Research Geophysicist
Geophysical Tomography
British Geological Survey
Technical Committee

Chi Zhang, University of Kansas
Ed Woolery, University of Kentucky
Katherine Grote, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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