June, 2018

EEGS Newsletter

In This Issue...

  1. AGI's (American Geoscience Institute) Critical Issues Program  Producing Free Webinar, Managing Groundwater Storage
  2. Digital Only JEEG Coming Soon
  3. New Associate Editor Joins the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) Editorial Team
  4. Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

  5. Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies in the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)
  6. SAGEEP 2019 General Chair and Technical Chair of the Core SAGEEP Sessions Named
  7. Get Connected - Get Involved 
  8. What's the Big Deal with EEGS Membership?

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AGI's (American Geoscience Institute) Critical Issues Program  Producing Free Webinar,
Managing Groundwater Storage 

AGI invites you to join them on Wednesday July 18 at 1:00pm EDT / 10:00am PDT for our next free Critical Issues Webinar, "Managing Groundwater Storage". This 1 hour AGI Critical Issues webinar will introduce the geoscience of managing groundwater storage and recharge, discuss groundwater storage policies and research in California and Texas, and review case studies and potential developments on the horizon. For more information about the webinar and how to register, please visit https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy-critical-issues/webinars/managing-groundwater-storage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We will post a recording of the webinar on the Critical Issues program's website after the event. If you cannot make the webinar but would like to be informed about the recording, please register and you will be notified as soon as the recording is available.

Continuing Education Opportunities:
Certified floodplain managers who check the CFM status box during registration will receive 1 CEC from the Association of State Floodplain Managers. All registrants who have paid for CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists and attend the entire duration of the live webinar will receive 0.1 CEUs from AIPG. Please see the webinar link above for more information.

Media Partners:
The American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of State Wetland Managers, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Geological Society of America, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of State Boards of Geology, and the Soil Science Society of America.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Cassaundra Rose at [email protected].

Upcoming AGI webinars:
August 30th, 1:00 PM EDT: A Journey through the Geology and Aquifers of New England and Why Groundwater Wells Need to be Re-developed - Specific Capacity
September 20th, 1:00 PM EDT: Why and How Does a Groundwater Well Decline in Performance and What Causes a Well to Plug
October 18th, 1:00 PM EDT: Techniques for Well Re-Development and Maintenance
November 15th, 1:00 PM EST: Well Re-Development Permitting Considerations and Costs

Checking out these related Critical Issues factsheets and case studies on water topics.

Reminder:  Digital, Online Only JEEG in 2019

In December of 2017, the EEGS Board of Directors voted to move to offer a digital Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) exclusively.

Beginning with the March, 2019 issue, members and subscribers will access the Journal online only.

JEEG Editor Dale Rucker said this move to the digital production of the 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.   



New Associate Editor Joins the 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 JEEG Published

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

Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies in the 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, Revised Submission: November 30, 2018
Final acceptance date: December 31, 2018.

Dale Rucker, JEEG Editor 


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).  

SAGEEP has provided geophysicists, engineers, geoscientists and end-users from around the world an opportunity to meet and discuss near-surface applications of geophysics and recent developments in near-surface geophysics.

SAGEEP is recognized as the leading conference on the practical application of shallow geophysics. Since 1988, the symposium has been held over a 5-day period with approximately 220 oral and poster presentations, short courses, vendor presentations, and a commercial exhibition. 


Get Connected - Get Involved 

You know the power of social media - so does EEGS!  We've created a Facebook Group to share developments - with members, with the Society and with the geosciences community.  Join or sign in to LinkedIn to connect - and share with colleagues and members!  


What's the Big Deal with EEGS Membership?

Membership in the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) is a deal - a Big Deal!  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 geophysical groups in the world. EEGS, a predominently 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!   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 newsletter FastTIMES
  • Complimentary access to SEG publications (Geophysics and the Leading Edge)
  • Discounted registration fees for SAGEEP
  • Voting rights in EEGS elections for EEGS Boards of Directors

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Introductory Membership
If you have never been a member of EEGS, Welcome!  EEGS offers a reduced rate (Electronic JEEG Option) for new members to enjoy all the benefits of Individual membership (with the exception of voting 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


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