SAGEEP 2023 Abstracts/Sessions

Call for Abstracts

EEGS and NAOC are collaborating to host the 35th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the 2nd Munitions Response Meeting (MRM), April 2-6, 2023, the “must attend” meeting of spring 2023. Participants will pay one conference fee and attend both meetings’ sessions and poster presentations.

Session Topics as Keywords
Prior to submitting your abstract, consult the list of session topics below so you can consider which keywords are best associated with your oral or poster presentation: 

SAGEEP Session Topics
Airborne Geophysics
Archaelogy and Forenscis
Biogeophysics / Contaminant Degradation
Dams and Levees
Flood Control Investigations
Foundations for Infrastructure
Geophysical Site Characterization
Hydrogeophysics and Hydrological Investigations
Marine Geophysics
Minerals and Mining I
Navigation and Waterway Investigations
Soil sciences and Agriculture
Unmanned Vehicles and Drones
Geophysical Methodology Development
Borehole Methods
Electrical Methods
Electromagnetics Methods
Ground-penetrating Radar
Potential Field Methods
Seismic Methods

Munitions Response Meeting Session Topics

Alternative Positioning Systems
Analog Geophysics
Applications for UAVs in Munitions Projects
DAGCAP - Project / Program Lessons Learned
Data Usability Assessments
Disposal Trench / OBOD (i.e. non firing range) Geophysics
Emerging Geophysical Sensors
Feasibility Studies- Building Alternatives
Geophysics in Extreme/Difficult Environments
Innovative Applications of Geophysics on MMRP Projects
International Demining and UXO
MMRP Cost estimating
Munition Constituents and HTRW/PFAS Investigations
Munitions Response Operations and Safety- Exclusion zone reduction with AGC
Perspectives on Munitions Response
Remedial Action Objectives
Risk Assessment for Explosives Hazards
Robotic Applications to MR
Root Cause Analyses
Site Applications/Case Studies
"Then and Now" a retrospective look at the MR industry
Underwater Munitions Response Operations
Underwater Methods for MEC Detection and Classification
UXO Safety Procedures

The Abstract Submission Site is now open for short abstracts (see below for guidelines).
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 20 Dec. 2022

The in-person conferences will feature a rich technical program, vibrant social events, professional networking opportunities, and a commercial exhibition showcasing the latest in geophysical products and services. The event brings together researchers, industry professionals, and students to share and discuss recent advancements and challenges to those who apply geophysics in the engineering, environmental, and munitions response fields. 

This year, the technical program will also incorporate special sessions planned in synergy with other organizations with sessions exploring the challenges of flood control structures such as dams and levees and the use of geophysics for construction planning and life-cycle monitoring.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

All authors will submit a short abstract summarizing their work. The abstract should be no more than one page in length (between 300 and 700 words), meet the formatting requirements outlined in the MS Word Stylesheet (see template below) and only contain text (no figures or tables). In addition to submitting a short abstract to be included in the conference program and proceedings, you also have the option to submit an extended abstract. Authors may (optionally) submit extended abstracts up to four pages in length, including figures and tables. If you are interested in submitting an extended abstract, please contact the meeting chairs for submission and formatting instructions.

Short Abstract Template – MS Word Stylesheet
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 20 Dec. 2022

Please contact the meeting or technical chairs if you are interested in serving as a session chair and/or select "Yes" when asked whether you'd be willing to serve as a session chair during the abstract submission process.

Oral Presentation Requirements
Oral presentations should be PowerPoint files (or a PDF of slides), delivered in 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions for a total of no more than 20 minutes. You do not need to follow a template for the PowerPoint presentation. You will be asked to load your PowerPoint files on a USB drive, which you will transfer to the computer in your session room prior to the beginning of the session.

Poster Presentation Requirements
The maximum poster dimension that can be accommodated is 4 feet high (48 inches, 120 cm) by 8 feet wide (96 inches, 242 cm), but smaller posters are acceptable as long as they are legible from a distance. All contextual formatting of the scientific content within the poster is flexible, with the exception that we would like you to put your Abstract Number in the upper left portion of your poster. Each board will have a 6-foot table set under it to accommodate space for the “Availability” sheets and any other documentation you would like to make available to conference attendees.

Entry to the United States
If you are from a country that requires a visa to enter the U.S., please ensure that you start the process of obtaining any required travel documents sufficiently early so that you will be able to attend the meeting. You may also contact the EEGS business office ([email protected]) for assistance with Letters of Invitation.

Technical Co-chairs
Meghan Quinn [email protected]
Jeff Leberfinger [email protected]
John Jackson [email protected]

Darren Mortimer [email protected]

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) is an applied scientific organization founded in 1992. With the mission to promote the science of geophysics especially as it is applied to environmental and engineering problems; to foster common scientific interests of geophysicists and their colleagues in other related sciences and engineering; to maintain a high professional standing among its members; and to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons interested in the science.

The National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) was established in 1995 as an industry trade association representing over 80 companies who perform munitions response services, both in the United States and internationally. NAOC’s membership collectively provides the full spectrum of munitions response services, including munitions detection, management, and disposition; site characterization and remediation; geophysical surveying and data analysis; environmental sampling and analysis; regulatory support; research and development; and related environmental/ engineering services.

NAOC’s strategic objectives are to:

  • Be the unified voice for the munitions response contracting industry
  • Partner with DoD to promote open communication and efficient, quality project execution
  • Protect and include Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) funding
  • Be a leader in the development and application of munitions detection technology
  • Provide insight and review guidance and regulations related to explosives safety and quality procedures for munitions response

For more information on NAOC, please visit