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Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) 

Latest Issue of JEEG
The June, 2018, Vol. 23.2 issue is available online.

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Latest Issue FastTIMES Published  Mine-Site and Mining Geophysics
Vol. 23.2 (76.6.2 MB)  June, 2018

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Conducts 2-Minute Survey: How Do Geoscientists Access Information? 

Accessing information such as data, maps, and peer-reviewed articles has dramatically shifted in the past decades with advancing technology changing what and how geoscience information is used. AGI has developed a 2-minute survey containing four questions to understand where the community finds reliable sources of geoscientific information and how these assets are accessed. By understanding the new world of geoscience information access, AGI can work with the profession to improve both discoverability and access for all geoscientists.

Take the survey: http://bit.ly/GeoInfoServices. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, August 3rd, 2018.

Call for Nominations - EEGS/SEG NSTS Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is established to recognize an individual who shows extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near surface geophysics through long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the environmental and engineering geophysics community. Such leadership is often boldly displayed by an invention, a new methodology or technique, a theoretical or conceptual advancement, or a unique innovation that transforms the nature and capabilities of near surface geophysics. The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is presented jointly by EEGS and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section. Past recipients of the joint award include Klaus Holliger, Esben Auken, Motoyuki Sato, and Andrew Binley.

The award alternates on an approximately 18-month interval between EEGS' Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section's reception at annual meeting. It will be given next in March at SAGEEP 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Send nominations to Laura Sherrod, chair of EEGS' Nominations and Awards committee, by email to sherrod@kutztown.edu. The nomination should contain the name, title and affiliation of the candidate along with a statement describing the reasons for the nomination. Nominations should be received by Monday September 17, 2018 for full consideration.

To learn about additional past recipients of the Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award or information on other EEGS awards, please visit the EEGS web site www.eegs.org/awards.

Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Special Issue:  Mine Site & Mining Geophysics

Editor Geoff Pettifer announced the publication and online availability of FastTIMES, Vol. 23.2.    Reminder: For optimal viewing, FastTIMES' new editor suggests viewing the newly formatted publication after downloading to get full color and interactive PDF capability, rather than the limited version in the initial previewing screen.  Many new features and viewing improvements have been made and he's pleased to offer readers a feature-rich, fully functional,  quarterly  magazine for the near-surface geophysical sciences.

SAGEEP 2019 General Chair and Technical Chair of the Core SAGEEP Sessions Named

Dennis Mills, of Exploration Instruments in Austin, Texas, has been named General Chair of SAGEEP 2019 being held in Portland, Oregon USA March 17-21, 2019. Additionally, Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis of Rutgers University, will serve as Technical Chair for the core SAGEEP sessions. This year, explained Mills, SAGEEP adds two "sister" conferences, which will run concurrently. Co-sponsor European Association of Geologists and Engineers (EAGE) and EEGS previously announced that the two co-located conferences, "Geohazards" and "Shallow Marine/Coastal Geophysics" will be available to all attendees during the SAGEEP week for a single registration fee. "With the classic environmental and engineering topics coupled with the specific, focused subjects like Geohazards and Shallow Marine issues, there is plenty of opportunity to include a wide range of subject matter," said Mills. He is also calling for session topic ideas for any of the three areas.  Suggestions can be sent to anyone on the planning committee (click on SAGEEP 2019 for details).

New Associate Editor Joins the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) Editorial Team

JEEG editor Dale Rucker announced that Deqiang Mao, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Shandong University, China, has joined the Editorial Board as Associate Editor. He earned his PhD degree in Hydrogeology from the University of Arizona and postdoc research experiences in Geophysics in Colorado School of Mines. His major interest is developing state-of-art inversion algorithms to interpret hydrogeophysical data, and applying hydraulic tomography test, electrical resistivity survey, induced polarization measurement and self-potential survey to solve problems in subsurface hydrology. Click JEEG Editorial Board to learn more about or to express an interest in serving on the Editorial Board.

Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

Editor Dale Rucker announced the publication and availability of the June, 2018 issue (Vol. 23.2).

Call for Papers for the special issue on Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies in the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)

Dear Colleagues:

As the Guest Editors, Profs. Lanbo Liu (UConn) and Rongyi Qian (CUG-Beijing) invite you to submit papers under the theme of “Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies” (GUUSS) to be published as a special issue in Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG, 2017 Impact Factor:1.52) for its June 2019 issue.

All papers on planning and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation pertinent to the development of Urban Underground Space are welcome. All papers presented at the special session on ‘Urban Underground Space’ sessions of SAGEEP2018 are encouraged to submit, with the expansion and completion with more rigorous description of the development of the algorithm with case study support. Research papers on this topic which did not presented at SAGEEP2018 are also welcome to submit.

The authors can submit their manuscript to http://jeeg.allentrack.net/. The author should state in the cover letter that the manuscript is for the special issue: “Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies”. All submitted papers will be reviewed by two peers and one of the guest editors to assure high standard set by JEEG. The review process for this special issue is quicker than the regular issues and we expect fast turn-around and the wrap-up by the end of 2018.

The authors should be aware that JEEG charges for color figures ($100 USD per figure), so there should be a statement in the cover letter to make it clear that the authors are willing to pay the color figure fee. Otherwise, grayscale figures are free. 

There are two options for publication, both of which are a peer reviewed publication with all of the privileges held by such: A regular research article of at least 3000 words and generally 1-2x figures per 1000 words; and a Near Surface Geophysical Letter (NSGL), a shorter communication that advances emerging research and case studies. We ask that for NSGL, the size be limited to 2000 words and up to 4 figures.

The First Submission: August 31, 2018
The Second, Revisied Submission: November 30, 2018
Final acceptance date: December 31, 2018.

Dale Rucker, JEEG Editor

Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Special SAGEEP 2018 Issue

Editor Geoff Pettifer announced the publication and online availability of FastTIMES, Vol. 23.1.    Reminder: For optimal viewing, FastTIMES' new editor suggests viewing the newly formatted publication after downloading to get full color and interactive PDF capability, rather than the limited version in the initial previewing screen.  Many new features and viewing improvements have been made and he's pleased to offer readers a feature-rich, fully functional,  quarterly  magazine for the near-surface geophysical sciences.

EEGS Board of Directors Election Results are In!

The newly elected 2018-19 EEGS Board members were welcomed at SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee USA.  To view contact information, click Board of Directors members,  Board members who completed their terms of service were thanked and recognized at SAGEEP 2018 as well. 

Janet Simms Awarded JEEG's Best Paper

The Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics' (JEEG) Best Paper Award winner is Janet Simms for her publication In Situ Root Volume Estimation Using Ground Penetrating Radar, featured in the September, 2017 issue of JEEG, Vol. 22, Issue 3.  Current JEEG Editor Dale Rucker said "Dr. Simms paper on root mapping with GPR exemplifies the type of paper that JEEG should host for the near surface geophysical community.  It was thorough, applicable across a number of fields, and very well presented."   The Best Paper Award for outstanding contribution to the JEEG is given each year in honor of Alan Witten, the first editor of JEEG. Prof. Witten was an educator, writer, and adventurer.  To submit to the Journal, click here.

EEGS announces Portland, Oregon USA as Host City for SAGEEP 2019

Save these dates:  March 17-21, 2019 and plan to attend the 32nd SAGEEP!  Portland is a city perfectly suited for SAGEEP - laid-back and friendly, a reputation for manicured parks, eclectic nightlife, fine micro-breweries and distilleries, and nature that cuts right into the city.  SAGEEP 2019 is a must and the Pacific Northwest's Portland, Oregon is a must-visit. 

EEGS and EAGE Collaborate to Produce SAGEEP

Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) representatives signed a joint agreement at SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee outlining the collaborative efforts which will be used to produce SAGEEP, beginning with SAGEEP 2019 in Portland, Oregon March 17-21, 2019. With a shared intent to provide the near surface geophysics community with the highest quality and most timely solutions possible to geophysical engineering and environmental problems and cutting edge research, the two groups have already begun to target topics and areas of interest across multiple disciplines. The architects of the agreement believe combined efforts will result in an enhanced SAGEEP experience, a wider audience and the growth necessary to sustain this important, unique educational offering in the near surface geophysical marketplace.

Funding Available for Environmental and Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations 

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP),ESTCP is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental and installation energy technologies as candidates for funding beginning in FY 2019. The solicitation requests pre-proposals via Calls for Proposals to Federal organizations and via a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Private Sector organizations. Pre-proposals are due March 8, 2018 by 2 p.m. ET.  Detailed instructions are on the ESTCP website under Funding Opportunities.


EEGS 2018 Membership Renewal Underway!

EEGS Membership renewal notices have been issued via members' email addresses.  If you do not have an email address on file (or you did not receive your renewal email notice), you can pay your 2018 EEGS membership dues by using the Quick Link list (right-hand side of the EEGS home page) and selecting "My Profile."  Click the link and hover over the My Profile gray tab.  From the dropdown selections, choose "View Transactions" and you will see the invoice for 2018 EEGS Individual Membership Renewal, which you can select and pay with your credit card.  If you prefer, you can send a check to the EEGS business offices.

Important Upcoming Near Surface Geophysics Possibility - Interested?  Read On! 

The Geotechnical group at the FHWA Resource Center has proposed  an idea focused on geophysical exploration for consideration in the 5th round of Every Day Counts. This initiative could provide a stepping stone for geophysical awareness and utilization in geotechnical investigations of our highways, but it needs support.  Access the EDC 5 link for instructions on how to submit suggestions/comments.  The deadline for suggestions/comments is January 18th.  Please feel free to contact Khamis Haramy, Dan Alzamora  or Ben Rivers with any questions.


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