Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

The June, 2020 issue (Vol. 25.2) of the JEEG has been published.  In his Foreword, Editor Dale Rucker said "There is good news to report his quarter! The impact factor for JEEG has risen significantly for 2019 as reported by both Scopus (www.scopus.com) and SCIMAGO (www.scimagojr.com) journal rankings, where values are 2.77 and 3.33, respectively. I have made note of this in past editorials and it is important from the standpoint that scientists are finding value in what we print. The impact factor is a reflection on all at JEEG, from the editorial board, to the authors, reviewers, and readers. Click on the June, 2020 issue link to read more from the editor and to check out the articles and Near Surface Geophysical Letters in the current issue!


Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Contaminant Geophysics 

FastTIMES  Volume 25.2, Contaminant Geophysics, is available for download (from https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue).  In the foreword, Editor Dale Werkema writes “Our planet and our physical, biological, and societal dynamics are undergoing a significant recalibration to hopefully a more peaceful, healthy, equitable, just, and sustainable future. Just as weather patterns and storms are the result of atmospheric energy equilibration and ocean currents and waves are in a constant state of seeking equilibrium, with a concerted effort from our scientific community and other like-minded individuals, I hope these sectors of our life and this planet will move to a more peaceful state of justice and sustainability for ours and future generations. This process is, in fact, the underlying goal of contaminant studies culminating in complete remediation and protection of our natural resources for our utility and life sustaining properties. As much of contaminant remediation is to protect our planet’s unique life supporting water resources, this Special Issue of FastTIMES includes a sampling of our science’s contribution to this process.“  Be sure to click on Latest Issue to access the low and high resolution PDF files.


The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) Issues Statement on Social Injustice

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors and key personnel discussed and adopted the following statement:

Acknowledging our duty and ethical commitment to protect public welfare and provide equitable treatment, EEGS fully supports movements that denounce racism in all forms that permeate society today. We acknowledge the pain and trauma that communities of color are experiencing and stand with them in solidarity. As such, EEGS affirms its commitment to serve communities, the profession and our members with the highest standards of integrity, fairness, dignity and respect. Together, we can make a difference.

The Board also named several members to a task force, which will develop policies and initiatives to further the intent of the statement.


Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

The March, 2020 issue (Vol. 25.1) of the JEEG has been published.  In his Foreword, Editor Dale Rucker said "Happy 25th Anniversary to the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics."  He reminded readers that what began as a fledgling publication for disseminating applied research in the area of near surface geophysics has grown to a significant scientific contribution with articles from all over the world.  Click on the March, 2020 issue link to read more from the editor and to check out the articles and Near Surface Geophysical Letters in the current issue!


Update on SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting

The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting have been rescheduled for March 14-18, 2021 at the Hilton Denver City Center hotel in downtown Denver.  We thank and extend our appreciation to all those involved and everyone who intended to join us at SAGEEP this past March.  We look forward to seeing you in 2021.  Questions and answers about the rescheduled meetings can be viewed here .


JEEG's Alan Witten Best Paper Award Recipient Named

G. Didem Beskardes, Geophysics Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM has been named as the 2019 Alan Witten Best Paper Award for "Power Density Distribution in Subsurface Fractures Due to an Energized Steel Well-casing Source."  The award ceremony for the 2019 Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics' (JEEG) best paper is typically held at SAGEEP; however, SAGEEP 2020 was postponed and will be rescheduled to March, 2021.  Ms. Beskardes will receive her award at that time.  For more information on EEGS awards, click here


Free Webinar:  "Near Surface Geophysical Consulting

Title of webinar: How to Become the Best and Well-Paid Geophysical Consultant in the Environmental Industry!"
Webinar Date and Time: 28 April 2020 at 10:00 AM Central U.S. time
Please click on the link for registration: https://lnkd.in/eQ9-7Sz


Did You Know.....?

Did you know you can see the results of online polls conducted by EEGS by clicking on the "Results" link on the poll page?  EEGS recently asked respondents to vote for the site of the next SAGEEP and New Orleans, Louisiana USA was voted the number one site, followed by Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA and the number three slot went to San Antonio, Texas USA.  Check it out:  Vote for the next SAGEEP Host City!


Newly Elected EEGS Board Meetings Begin 2020/21 Term April 23

Customarily, newly elected EEGS Board members assume their roles at the conclusion of SAGEEP each spring. Since SAGEEP 2020 could not be held, those new to the Board will join continuing members at the next Board meeting scheduled for April 23.

Newly elected members are:
Bart Hoekstra, President Elect
Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, VP Pre Elect - SAGEEP
Katherine Grote, VP Elect - Committees
Dan R. Glaser, At-Large Member
Moira Poje, At-Large Member

They will join returning EEGS Board members:

Dale D. Werkema Immediate Past President
Barry Allred, President
David Valintine, Vice President - Committees
Elliot Grunewald, Vice President – SAGEEP
Darren Mortimer, Vice President Elect - SAGEEP
Judith Robinson, At-Large Member
Lia Martinez, At-Large Member
Robert Garfield, At-Large Member

Take a moment to view the new Board roster at www.eegs.org/Board of Directors and the Committee Chairs at www.eegs.org.


UPDATE:  SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting  3/6/2020

SAGEEP Planners and organizational leaders issued an update on the SAGEEP 2020/1st Munitions Response Meeting originally scheduled for March 29-April 2, 2020.  Their update began by reflecting on the fact that as they were developing their message, attendees would have been returning from SAGEEP 2020, its oral and poster presentations, the networking opportunities and continued education offered through the Short Courses.  Instead, everyone is immersed in Coronavirus updates and guidelines to assure health safety for everyone. 

"We hope you are all well and maintaining a positive attitude in these difficult times.  Thank you again for your patience during this unprecedented situation. The SAGEEP team has been working hard to develop a plan forward and hope to provide details as soon as possible. Please understand that this is a complex process with a lot of moving parts. The EEGS board is also evaluating the impact this disruption has on the organization and is making decisions in this rapidly evolving time to secure the Society's future.  

The SAGEEP and EEGS leadership teams' first priority is to work for you, SAGEEP registrants, and the near-surface geophysical community as a whole.  Please take care of yourself and stay healthily connected to loved ones. These are the things that are most important."


Geophysics Careers:  Two New Openings Announced

Check out the full descriptions of the two new openings for Publications Editors at Geophysics Careers.

Opening for Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

The position is expected to begin late summer 2020 to allow the new JEEG Editor work with the existing JEEG Editor and transition to full responsibility for JEEG by January 2021.  Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position to [email protected].  If you have questions please contact Barry Allred ([email protected]).

FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief Opening

The position is expected to begin late summer 2020 to allow the new FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief to work with the existing Editor-in-Chief and transition to full responsibility for FastTIMES by January 2021.  Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position to [email protected]g.  If you have questions please contact Barry Allred ([email protected]). 


President's Message
UPDATE:  SAGEEP 
2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting 3/17/2020

After careful consideration of the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) Board of Directors and SAGEEP 2020 Planning Committee have decided not to hold SAGEEP and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting in Denver, Colorado from March 29 to April 2, 2020.

SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting Planners and our partners, EAGE and NAOC, have worked diligently to monitor the coronavirus situation with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees in mind. Holding our conference is now impossible in light of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s March 16th order prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or greater in Denver, Colorado, through May 11.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to address questions arising from this recent announcement. We are working with our stakeholders and venue to address the many details as we move forward.

We will provide additional information via email and on the SAGEEP 2020 web site and ask that you please refrain from calling the EEGS business office at this time as we investigate alternatives and formulated plans relevant to this latest development. In the meantime, we urge those who were planning to attend the conference to modify their travel and accommodation arrangements accordingly.

Respectfully,

Dale Werkema
EEGS President

UPDATE:  SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020

The SAGEEP 2020 Planning Committee continues to review ongoing developments regarding Colorado and Denver government edicts related to large group gatherings.  We remain extremely concerned about the potential health ramifications for all participants.  We are also concerned about numerous other factors such as working with our Munitions Response Meeting planners, our partner EAGE and legal issues related to the conference as scheduled.  We have been told that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will be making an announcement today regarding further actions required by the city and county regarding large group gatherings in the city.  We will provide all members and registrants with continuous updates over the next few days so that you are able to adjust or confirm your plans accordingly.


Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software

FastTIMES Volume 24, 5 Special Issue on Geohysics for Geological Mapping (Co-Edited by Bruce Smith) is available for download as a single document (https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue).  Shortly we will be moving to segmenting the document to enable better tracking of reader’s interest and to provide improved exposure and value to advertisers. We will update you when that new publishing mode is ready for you to access and to trial.

Coming to the theme of Geophysics for Geological Mapping, with a Foreword from AASG President Richard Ortt, the perspective on this important use of near-surface geophysics for geological and resource mapping, is given contributions from US Geological Survey, Geological Surveys of Canada, Ireland, Iowa and Alaska, Geoscience Australia and from a North Dakota State Water Commission project. Various mapping approaches are also discussed in the Government Geophysics, Hydrogeophysics and Environmental Geophysics, Agricultural Geophysics, Infrastructure and Geotechnical Geophysics, and the Archaeological and Forensic Geophysics regular columns. Industry News, the geoDRONE Report, UXO Community News and updated news on SAGEEP 2020 are also featured.


Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software

FastTIMES Volume 24, 4 Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software (Co-Edited by Sina Saneiyan) is available for download (from https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue), initially as a single document. Shortly we will be moving to segmenting the document to enable better tracking of reader’s interest and to provide improved exposure and value to advertisers. We will update you when that new publishing mode is ready for you to access and to trial.

Coming to the theme of NSG Geophysical Software, two Foreword contributions, give both the commercial geophysical software developer and the growing open source software community perspective, and these precede four articles profiling the use of Open Source software and seven articles profiling commercial software packages. Various useful open source softwares are also discussed in the Hydrogeophysics and Environmental Geophysics, Agricultural Geophysics, Infrastructure and Geotechnical Geophysics and the Archaeological and Forensic Geophysics regular columns.


JEEG Editor Reports Highest Impact Factor in Publication's History

Editor Dale Rucker, Ph.D., recently announced that according to Scopus, the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) has achieved a Scopus Cite Score of 2.17, the highest rating since the inception of the publication in 2003.  Rucker said the 2019 rating will rise further when the December, 2019 issue (24.4) is published and cited. Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts.  


2020 EEGS Membership Renewal Underway

Attention EEGS Members & Students:  If your email address on file is out of date, please take a moment to update your profile - membership renewal forms are being prepared for emailing.  To quickly update your email address, click My Profile, then My Profile/Edit Profile) sign in and enter your information.  If you've forgotten your log in information, please follow the online instructions to retrieve.  If you have any issues with updating your membership information, please let us know: staff@eegs.org


Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published -  US Infrastructure Geophysics

FastTIMES Vol 24, 3: Special Issue is available for download from FastTIMESLatest Issue page.  This issue focuses on examples of how near-surface geophysical and non-destructive testing methods can help in addressing both new and existing infrastructure site investigation, condition assessment and monitoring challenges, with case histories from the US, Norway, UK and Italy.  Associate Editor Professor Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Birmingham, School of Engineering who is a passionate advocate for infrastructure geophysics and engineering and who gave a Keynote address as SAGEEP 2018 on the future of infrastructure is the Guest Editor for this Special Issue.


Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

The September, 2019 issue (Vol. 24.3) of the JEEG has been published  According to Editor Dale Rucker "From my perspective, one of the largest accomplishments of my tenure over the past three years is the growth of the journal. When I talk of growth, I not only mean the number of submissions and articles published, but also in terms of maturity."  Click on the September, 2019 issue link to read more from the editor and to check out the current issue!


Call for Short Course Topics or Offers to Present

Here's your chance to recommend a Short Course or Workshop topic - or volunteer to present a Short Course or Workshop at SAGEEP and its parallel conferences.  The SAGEEP 20/20 Organizing Committee seeks your valuable input on topics or offers to present at SAGEEP or the parallel conference, 1st Munitions Response Meeting (click here for detailed information). This is your chance to influence what happens at the meeting.  If you have topics for future Short Courses/ Workshops, or would like to express interest in presenting a Short Course or Workshop, click here to complete and submit your topics.


FastTIMES Editorial Team Opportunities

EEGS is seeking response from those interested in joining the FastTIMES Editorial team.  Geophysicists / geoscientists who have the passion, time, energy and interest to participate as a Managing Editor or a single, themed issue editor should contact EEGS Communications and Publications Chair: Judy Robinson (j[email protected]) or FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief: Geoff Pettifer ([email protected]; cell phone: +1-360-989-6771).  For a full description of the opportunities available, click here.


Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Managed and Natural Aquifer Recharge Geophysics

FastTIMES Vol 24, 2 (July, 2019): Managed and Natural Aquifer Recharge Geophysics is available for download from FastTIMESLatest Issue page. 


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.


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