August, 2017

EEGS Newsletter

In This Issue...

  1. EEGS Seeks Volunteer for GSA Annual Conference
  2. NGWA 2017 Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater
  3. New FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief Named
  4. Board Proposed Bylaws Revisions Submitted for Vote
  5. SAGEEP 2018 Session Topics Announced
  6. Geohazard Detection and Assessment Using Drones 
  7. Call for Student Chaper Speakers!

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Volunteer Needed at GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle

EEGS is searching for a volunteer to set up our information booth at GSA in Seattle this October.  If you'll be attending the conference and would like to lend a hand, please contact [email protected] for more details.

Burlington, Vermont Site of 2017 Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater Conference

NGWA is hosting the 2017 Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater 2-3 October in Burlington, Vermont.  Previous EEGS President Lee Slater will give the Keynote Presentation: Seeing Beyond the Borehole Wall: Advances in Hydrogeophysics for Multiscale Characterization and Monitoring in Fractured Rock Aquifers.  Learn more:


New FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief Named

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Pettifer as our new Editor-in-Chief for FastTIMES. Geoff is a Principal Consultant - Hydrogeology and Geophysics at GHD, with over 45 years specialized experience in the practical application of geophysics to groundwater, geotechnical, mining, environmental, infrastructure, petroleum, coal and mineral resource projects. Geoff splits his time between Perth Australia and Vancouver WA, and is a former editor of ASEG Preview magazine, editing 24-issues over 4-years. His ideas come from broad experience and enthusiasm for geophysics in the industry. Geoff's mantra is: "there is no such thing as the good old days in geophysics - the good old days are always ahead of us because we are always improving and innovating, and we need to talk that up and celebrate it."

Geoff will become the 12th editor for FastTimes, first published by EEGS in 1992, and quarterly since 1998. Past FastTIMES editors include the following individuals:
Phil Carpenter 1992-1993
Steve Daut 1993-1997
Michael Powers 1997-1998 V3:2
Ron Kaufmann 1999-2001 V4:1-V6:1
Rick Taylor 2001-2001 V6:2-V7:2
Norm Carlson 2002-2003 V 7:3-V8-3
Ron Bell 2004-2005 V9:1-V10:1
Brad Isbell 2005-2006 V10-2-V10-3
Jeffrey G Paine 2006-2009 V11:1-V14:1
Moe Momayez 2009-2012 V14:2-V17:2
Barry Allred 2013-2017 V18:3-V22:2

 Board of Directors Proposes Bylaws Revisions

The EEGS Board of Directors is proposing revisions to the EEGS bylaws to be voted on by the membership. The EEGS Board of Directors has the task of overseeing the planning of the annual symposium, SAGEEP.  In recent years, it has been a struggle to get the job done in a timely manner. To facilitate the task, the Board is proposing to revise the bylaws of the society, which currently, provides for two VP SAGEEP positions: one to plan the current SAGEEP and the second to plan SAGEEP for the next year.  The proposed revisions would alter the bylaws to allow for a third VP SAGEEP position to plan for SAGEEP two years in advance.  The membership will vote on the proposed revisions until September 4, when the poll closes.


SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville March 25-29 
Technical Program Co-chairs Announce Session Topics 

SAGEEP 2018 will be held March 25-29, 2018 in Nashville Tennessee, in 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 have announced session topics in preparation for opening the online abstract submission site.  If you would like to help coordinate a session, please contact the technical co-chairs at [email protected] and [email protected].

Questions or recommendations related to the conference can be sent to General Chair William Doll, [email protected].


Geohazard Detection and Assessment Using Drones

A short course on Applying Drones to Geoscientific Mapping will be held at the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists annual meeting on 16 September 2017.  Click here to learn more.  

A post conference workshop on Applying Drones to Geophysical Mapping will be held at the SEG Annual Meeting on 29 September 2017.  Click here for more information.


Call for Speakers - EEGS Student Chapters Need Your Expertise!

EEGS Student Chapters are looking for speakers to visit their institutions and speak to the groups. The EEGS website will host a list of names and contact information of willing speakers on the Student Chapters web page. If you are willing to support our student chapters in this manner, let us know. Submit the following to [email protected]: your name, contact information, a brief summary of your area of expertise, and the state or regions in which you might be able to present. Your name will become part of the list, giving our student members the opportunity to tap your experience.



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