January, 2019

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Registration is Open
Register by February 14, 2019 and Save!

With only a month left to register at reduced Early Bird rates, don't miss out on attending - and saving.  Register now for the 32nd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP 2019)!

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), are partnering to bring the near surface community 3 conferences for the price of one.  

This year, SAGEEP has expanded, offering two sister conferences focusing on Geohazards and Shallow Marine / Coastal Geophysics, bringing a new level of depth to this iconic symposium.  Experts in geophysics, geology and the near surface field are invited to join colleagues and other geoscientists in Portland, Oregon March 17-21, 2019 to explore the latest research in the field.   

Once registered, make your hotel reservations at the host hotel, Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel, where EEGS has negotiated a special SAGEEP rate (deadline is Feb. 21, 2019)

Booking your stay at the conference hotel not only saves you money, but also helps EEGS:

  • control the costs of organizing SAGEEP; 
  • offer registrants the lowest registration rates possible; 
  • and avoid possible penalties for falling short of our guarantee. 

SAGEEP 2019 Includes:Portland Japanese Garden

  • The Geohazards Conference;
  • The Shallow Marine / Coastal Geophysics Conference;
  • A World Class Exhibition;
  • In-depth Special Sessions;
  • Outdoor Equipment Field Demonstrations;
  • Two Not-to-be-Missed Field Trips;
  • Numerous Short Courses and 
  • Plenty of networking activities!

Register Online Now and make your travel plans to join colleagues at North America's most significant near surface event.
Want to learn more about SAGEEP 2019?  Check out the website here Check back often for details!


Funding Available for Environmental and Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental and installation energy requirements. The goal of ESTCP is to promote the transfer of innovative technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and DoD end-user acceptance. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at DoD facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings.

ESTCP is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental and installation energy technologies as candidates for funding beginning in FY 2020. 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 7, 2019 by 2 p.m. ET.

Detailed instructions are on the ESTCP website under Funding Opportunities.

EEGS Members:  Vote! 
2019/20 Board of Directors Election
Deadline is January 21! 

The EEGS Nominations Committee, composed of past presidents of EEGS, has developed its slate of candidates for the open positions on the EEGS Board of Directors.  The slate has been approved by the Board and is ready for EEGS members to vote for officers and members at large.  As you will see from the online voting site, we are fortunate to have accomplished and committed individuals who are willing to serve the Society.  Members:  Log in to the EEGS web site, learn about the candidates and cast your vote online by clicking 2019 EEGS Board Election by midnight January 21, 2019 - we've given a couple more days due to the holidays.  

Be Sure You're a Member of EEGS
and Save on these Upcoming Conferences:
SAGEEP 2019, Shallow Marine/Coastal Geophysics
and Geohazards

SAGEEP 2019 registrants receive a substantial discount if they are EEGS members!  Make sure you've paid your 2019 EEGS Membership dues in order to register for the three Conferences in Portland, Oregon March 17-21, 2019 at the member rate.  (If you joined as an Introductory Member, you will need to join now as an Individual Member - you cannot renew beyond the 1 year introductory period.) 

The benefits of being a member of EEGS extend well beyond the quantifiable benefits described below. Being a member makes you part of one of the premier near-surface geophysics membership groups in the world. EEGS, a predominantly volunteer-run organization, provides a unique opportunity to get involved with the near-surface geophysical community in a hands-on way - more so than with other professional societies.  That's why membership in EEGS is a big deal - we need your participation - your membership is what makes EEGS run! 

If you're not a current member of EEGS, join now and be part of a growing and exciting community.  To join EEGS online, go to: http://www.eegs.org/membership/join_or_renew

Individual Membership Includes:

  • Access to the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)
  • Proceedings archives of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) 
  • EEGS' electronic newsletter FastTIMES
  • Complimentary access to SEG Technical Program Extended Abstracts from 1982
  • Discounted registration fees for SAGEEP
  • Voting rights in EEGS elections for EEGS Boards of Directors

Lifetime Member
Support EEGS, receive benefits on an ongoing basis and never renew again! Members of this category enjoy all the benefits of Individual membership.

Introductory Membership
If you have never been a member of EEGS, Welcome!  EEGS offers a reduced rate for new members to enjoy all the benefits of Individual membership (with the exception of voting or Board service privileges) for your first year (membership is calendar based, valid from January 1 through December 31).

Student Membership
Students are the future of our organization and we offer you a complimentary membership to EEGS which is subsidized by the generous help of our Corporate Sponsors and student membership donors. Student members enjoy all the benefits of Individual membership (with the exception of voting privileges). Student membership is available for all students in an accredited university up to one year post-graduation.  Students in year two beyond graduation are offered a special rate for one (1) year.

Corporate Membership
Corporate members enjoy all the benefits of Individual membership and:

  • A brief profile and linked corporate logo on the Corporate Members page of the EEGS website
  • A company profile in FastTIMES
  • A 20% discount on JEEG article color figure charges and 
  • A 10% discount on advertising in JEEG and FastTIMES 
  • Recognition at SAGEEP for Corporate Members' support. Additional benefits are listed for each corporate level at http://www.eegs.org/membership/benefits of membership

2019 EEGS Membership renewal invoices have been sent.  Current members should see renewal instructions in their email boxes.  If not, contact [email protected].  If your email has changed, edit your EEGS Member Profile or contact [email protected].  Follow the quick and easy payment instructions and be sure to renew before registering for SAGEEP - discounted Symposium registration fees are a major benefit to renewing your membership (or joining EEGS!).



Last Printed JEEG Mailed in 2018

The EEGS Board of Directors voted to offer a digital Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) to all members and subscribers.  The last printed issue was mailed in December, 2018.  Beginning with the March, 2019 issue, members and subscribers will access the electronic Journal online only.

JEEG Editor Dale Rucker said the move to an exclusively digital JEEG will have a minimal effect on the publication's content.  JEEG's impact factor, a measure of the yearly average number of citations to recent articles, has risen to 1.36 from .73 in 2016.

You'll notice other changes to JEEG as well - be sure to watch this space for further information on our new JEEG!    


December, 2018 Vol. 23.4 Journal Available Online

Editor Dale Rucker announced the publication and availability of the December, 2018 special issue (Vol. 23.4) of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG).  This is the  last printed edition, arriving in the mail at the end of December.  It is available to members online at https://www.eegs.org/jeeg-current-issue (scroll to EEGS Research Collection link).  This special issue features the 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar - IWAGPOR2017.


FastTIMES Latest Issue Available

 Editor Geoff Pettifer, [email protected] announced that the latest issue of FastTIMES is available (Vol. 23.5 UXO Geophysics).  Check out the online, near surface newsmagazine at https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue.


Get Connected - Get Involved 

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