May/June, 2019

EEGS Newsletter

In This Issue...

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SAGEEP 2019 Unveils New Partner and
New Parallel Conferences! 

Those who attended SAGEEP 2019 noticed a few new additions to the typical SAGEEP experience.

EEGS and its new SAGEEP partner, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) have successfully hosted their first co-produced SAGEEP.  And, they've added parallel conferences.  In addition to SAGEEP 2019, registrants also attended the Shallow Marine & Coastal Geophysics and Geohazards conferences this spring in Portland, Oregon.

SAGEEP 2020:

Conference planners are currently working with EAGE to offer this well-received feature once again and have announced the addition of the 1st Munitions Response meeting, scheduled for Denver, Colorado March 29-April 2, 2020.  Participants will pay one conference fee and attend both meetings' sessions and poster presentations.  

A Call for Session Topics will kick off the program development according to SAGEEP General Chair Mark Dunscomb.  Watch this space and the SAGEEP 2020 web site for further announcements.  The abstract submission site is scheduled to open early this summer.

Want to learn more about SAGEEP 2020?  Check out the website here Check back often for details!

SAGEEP 2021:  Help Select the
Host U.S. City!

Want to weigh in on the meeting site for SAGEEP 2021?  We want your input: Participate in our poll to vote for your preference for the U.S. City which will be chosen to host SAGEEP 2021 and we'll announce the results at the end summer, 2019.  Please only vote once.



Awarded in 2019 

The following awards were presented to recipients at SAGEEP 2019/Geohazards/Shallow Marine & Coastal Geophysics conferences in Portland, Oregon USA in March 2019:

The Joint EEGS/NSG Technical Section of The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award was given to Meng Loke, Ph.D.

The Institutional Contribution Award was given to the Kansas Geological Survey. The award was accepted on behalf of the KGS by Rick Miller.  

The John Nicholl Memorial Award was bestowed upon Mark Dunscomb

The 2019 Alan Witten Award was presented to Scott Ikard, USGS Texas Water Science Center for his paper "New Insights on Scale-dependent Surface-Groundwater Exchange from a Floating Self-potential Dipole." 

Check out past recipients of these prestigious awards on EEGS' web page, EEGS Awards

AGI's 2018 "Status of the Geoscience Workforce" Report 

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) recently released its comprehensive report on educational, employment, and economic indicators in the geosciences.  The benchmark report integrates primary data collected by AGI along with data from federal agencies and geoscience societies to provide a view into the state of the geosciences.  Here are a few highlights from the findings:
  • Over the past five years, recent geoscience graduate hiring has evolved with the economic changes that have impacted geoscience industries. For example, the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry led to layoffs and a decrease in hiring of recent graduates in that industry.
  • In 2016, there were approximately 312,000 geoscientists employed in the United States. While there is expected to be a large percentage of retirements over the next decade, new innovations and technology are beginning to be employed to help cover the shortage of 118,000 full-time equivalent jobs over the next decade.
  • Female representation within the geoscience workforce has been slowly but steadily increasing each year. In 2017, 35% of environmental scientists and geoscientists and 20% of four-year university geoscience faculty were women.

The 2018 report (ISBN-13: 978-0913312995) can be purchased in print for $50.00 or as a downloadable PDF for $20.00. For ordering information and links to past reports, please visit

In other AGI news, the nonprofit federation of more than 50 scientific and professional associations announced recently that it will cease to publish Earth Magazine, part of its restructuring efforts to reduce operating expenses. 


2019/20 EEGS Committee Service:
Your Invitation to Join

The EEGS Board of Directors Meeting held at SAGEEP 2019 in Portland, Oregon was the first time newly elected members joined returning members to discuss the coming term's goals and opportunities.  One of the most important topics discussed was filling positions on the various EEGS Committees. 

Exciting plans are underway to develop programs and services beneficial to current EAGE members while maintaining EEGS' position as the premier membership organization representing the near surface geophysical community. 

Here are a few of those Committees with vacancies and who you can contact if you'd like to serve:

Membership - Contact Committee Chair Lia Martinez ([email protected])
Intersociety - Contact Committee Chair Bruce Smith ([email protected])
Student Committee - Contact John Jackson ([email protected])


FastTIMES Latest Issue Available:  Special Post Conference SAGEEP 2019 Issue


The post conference edition of FastTIMES is ready for download.  Click here for the Special Conference Issue #2 (Vol. 24.1 May, 2019) of FastTIMES

A valuable feature in FastTIMES is the Near Surface Geophysics Community Calendar - Click here to see what meetings and events are coming up!




If You're Not a Member of EEGS.... 

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: Join/Renew.  For a full listing of benefits and categories of membership, visit Membership Categories/Benefits.

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) 
  • Access to EAGE's EarthDoc
  • EEGS' electronic newsletter FastTIMES
  • Complimentary access to SEG Technical Program Extended Abstracts from 1982
  • Discounted registration fees for SAGEEP, merchandise and books
  • 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 (except for 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
  • Discounted rate to advertise on EEGS' home page
  • 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 of membership

If your email has changed, edit your EEGS Member Profile or contact [email protected].  Follow the quick and easy payment instructions to join.  


JEEG to Offer New Article Submission Portal
through PeerTrack


Editor Dale Rucker is currently working with the Journal publisher, Allen Press, to offer a new article submission and review management site.   PeerTrack operates as a cloud-based system with an intuitive interface for authors, a streamlined process for reviewers and time-saving links to services used by EEGS in the production of its quarterly, peer-reviewed publication.  The new site, offered by PeerTrack, will debut by the end of the year. 




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