November, 2017

EEGS Newsletter

In This Issue...

  1. Where is the New EEGS Student Chapter?
  2. Call for Nominations: EEGS / Geonics ECA Award & EEGS Board
  3. Are You Up for a Challenge?
  4. EEGS Co-Sponsors SEGJ Symposium
  5. Have You Downloaded the Latest FastTIMES Yet?  It's Available Online!
  6. Make Plans to Donate to SAGEEP's Silent Auction - Proceeds Benefit EEGS Foundation!
  7. SAGEEP 2018 Abstracts Due Today - Submit Online Now!
  8. Need Funding?  Check Out This source!
  9. Call for Student Chapter Speakers!

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Missouri University of Science & Technology - Newest EEGS Student Chapter 

The EEGS Board of Directors approved the latest petition from the Missouri University of Science & Technology to form an EEGS Student Chapter. Many thanks to Katherine Grote, Missouri University of Science & Technology, who will serve as faculty advisor to the new Chapter. The Chapter will be led by Chapter President Christina Sehrt and Victoria Watson, Vice President.  The Student Society will receive the following benefits:

2 free SAGEEP 2018 registrations
1 free SAGEEP 2018 short course or workshop registration 1 free copy of the SAGEEP 2018 proceedings.  Welcome!

Call for EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) Nominations

Nominations for the EEGS/Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) are now being accepted. This award acknowledges academic excellence and encourages research in near-surface geophysics and includes a cash award and the opportunity to present their research during the EEGS Luncheon at SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville. Beginning this year, qualifying candidates from academia, the private sector, and the federal government will be considered. Visit the ECA page for more information on qualifications and submission requirements.


Are you up for a new challenge?

Our new FastTimes and JEEG editors are doing a great job in developing solid technical content for our publications!  Special issues create an opportunity to identify and solicit advertising from special advertisers.  However, our editors, focusing on content, don't always have the opportunity to focus on our advertisers.  EEGS Board has identified the need for a Publications Advertising Editor or Publications Business Editor to focus on developing advertisers.  Just like our current editorial teams, we need a business or advertising team to focus on advertisers.  Are you up for the challenge?  Please drop an email to [email protected] if you are interested in helping with the business side of our organization.  


EEGS Announces Co-Sponsorship of SEGJ's 13th International Symposium

Intersociety collaboration is an important aspect of professional organizations. EEGS President Laura Sherrod has pledged support of The Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan's (SEGj) upcoming conference and appointed a member of the EEGS Board of Directors to the symposium's International Advisory Board. Dr. Michael Kalinski, EEGS Vice President Elect - Committees, has volunteered to serve as the EEGS representative.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan (SEGJ) is planning its thirteenth International Symposium on November 12-14, 2018 in Tokyo. The theme of the symposium is "What's next? ? Technology for Discovery, Safety and Sustainability."


Newly Revised FastTIMES Available for Download Now!

Vol. 22.2 has been revised as of Monday, Nov. 27 and is available for download and viewing - in both a high and low resolution interactive PDF format. For optimal viewing, FastTIMES' new editor suggests viewing the newly formatted publication after downloading to get full color and interactive PDF capability, rather than the limited version in the initial previewing screen. Many new features and viewing improvements have been made and he's pleased to offer readers a feature-rich, fully functional, quarterly magazine for the near-surface geophysical sciences. Page 10 of Vol 22,2 contains instructions on how to navigate around and use all the features of, the interactive PDF (e.g. enlarging the figures for better viewing).

Download the low or high resolution PDF from the EEGS website at: Issue. Follow the new download instructions for both the low and high resolution PDF files. It is best to download the document and view it outside of a web browser with Adobe Acrobat. Also, if your web browser is Firefox, please clear private data before downloading.

We encourage its distribution to a wide audience, so if you know of someone who might enjoy reading FastTIMES but may not be on the distribution list, feel free to forward the document or web link.

Note: As well as seeking regular contributors (columnists) for planned expanded content, FastTIMES continues to look for Guest Editors who are interested in organizing a FastTIMES issue around a special topic within the Guest Editor's area of expertise. For more information, and if you are interested, please contact Geoff Pettifer ([email protected]) if you would like to serve as a FastTIMES Guest Editor or as a regular columnist. More information on the FastTIMES 2018 program will be forthcoming shortly. Please direct advertising inquiries to Jackie Jacoby ([email protected]). 

Donate Now for the SAGEEP 2018 Foundation Silent Auction! 

The 2018 SAGEEP conference is scheduled for March 25-29 in Nashville, Tennessee and looks to be a great conference - and a lot of fun! As part of this year's festivities and building on past events the EEGS Foundation plans to again sponsor a Silent Auction. Past year's auctions have been very beneficial to the EEGS Foundation. We ask that you consider donating an item that can be sold to the highest bidder at the auction. All proceeds will benefit the EEGS Foundation. The EEGS Foundation is a 501(3)c charitable organization chartered to encourage the use of geophysical technologies and to aid those who endeavor to learn more about them:

Great auction items could include art, jewelry, mineral samples, gift baskets, vacation days at a hotel, portable electronics, signed sports, movie, or music memorabilia, fine wine or liquor, outdoors equipment, books, geophysical equipment and software, and gift cards and gift certificates. Think outside the box and donate now to this fun SAGEEP Silent Auction event! These gifts can come from individuals or organizations (talk to your employer!). You may also participate in the auction by purchasing one of these items, so you'll want to come prepared with your check or credit card!

The items can be mailed in advance (contact Jackie Jacoby regarding logistics) or brought to the registration desk at the beginning of the conference preferably before Sunday's Ice Breaker event. Details on contributing items and tax benefits can be found via this link!page4/cfvg . Everything will be on display throughout the conference starting with Sunday evenings Ice Breaker and winners will be announced in the Exhibit Area on Wednesday at the mid-morning break. Once the item is purchased, you can take it with you or have it shipped (postage will be at additional expense to the purchaser).

Please contact Doug Laymon ([email protected]) if you would like any additional information on the auction. Thank you for your consideration of participating in this fund raiser for the EEGS Foundation and we look forward to seeing you in Nashville.


SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville March 25-29

SAGEEP Presenters:  Here are some important dates!

Nov. 27, 2017 Abstract Deadline
Dec. 4, 2017 Notices of Acceptance, Suggested Revisions or Rejection will be sent
Dec. 11, 2017 Optional Expanded Abstracts Deadline
Dec. 18, 2017 Revised Expanded Abstracts Deadline

Quick Links:

Online Submission Site
SAGEEP 2018 Terms of Submission
SAGEEP 2018 Printable Submission Fee Payment Form
Formatting Your Extended Abstract (Word document)
Formatting Your Extended Abstract

Geoscientists from all over the world are invited to submit abstracts to SAGEEP 2018.  (Details at SAGEEP 2018 web site: 2018/Abstracts & Sessions.)  The 31st SAGEEP will be held March 25-29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee United States, 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. 

Submit today and make note of the submission deadlines - abstracts are due 10/20/17! If you have questions, 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].


Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Statements of Need (SONs) will be selected through a competitive process. Separate solicitations are available to Federal and non-Federal proposers. The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website.

The Core SERDP Solicitation provides funding in varying amounts for multi-year projects. All Core Solicitation pre-proposals are due to SERDP January 4, 2018 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

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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