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. Technical Co-Chairs Andrew Parsekian and Oliver Kuras are currently soliciting recommendations for topics for Special Sessions and persons willing to help develop those sessions (July 31 deadline).

If you would like to help coordinate a session please contact the technical co-chairs at and

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

Please return to this web page for details as they become available.

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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