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Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) 

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The Sept., 2019, Vol. 24.3 issue is available online.

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SAGEEP 2020/1st Munitions Response Meeting Pre-conference Issue

Vol. 25.1 (28.5 MB)  

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President's Message
2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting 3/17/2020

After careful consideration of the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) Board of Directors and SAGEEP 2020 Planning Committee have decided not to hold SAGEEP and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting in Denver, Colorado from March 29 to April 2, 2020.

SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting Planners and our partners, EAGE and NAOC, have worked diligently to monitor the coronavirus situation with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees in mind. Holding our conference is now impossible in light of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s March 16th order prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or greater in Denver, Colorado, through May 11.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to address questions arising from this recent announcement. We are working with our stakeholders and venue to address the many details as we move forward.

We will provide additional information via email and on the SAGEEP 2020 web site and ask that you please refrain from calling the EEGS business office at this time as we investigate alternatives and formulated plans relevant to this latest development. In the meantime, we urge those who were planning to attend the conference to modify their travel and accommodation arrangements accordingly.


Dale Werkema
EEGS President

UPDATE:  SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020

The SAGEEP 2020 Planning Committee continues to review ongoing developments regarding Colorado and Denver government edicts related to large group gatherings.  We remain extremely concerned about the potential health ramifications for all participants.  We are also concerned about numerous other factors such as working with our Munitions Response Meeting planners, our partner EAGE and legal issues related to the conference as scheduled.  We have been told that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will be making an announcement today regarding further actions required by the city and county regarding large group gatherings in the city.  We will provide all members and registrants with continuous updates over the next few days so that you are able to adjust or confirm your plans accordingly.

SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting Registration Open Now - Register by March 15 and Save!

Save on registration rates - register now!  Pre-registration rates will apply until March 15.  Be sure to review all the events, activities, networking opportunities, short courses, participating exhibitors and the technical program at www.sageep.org.  Then register and save!  Don't forget to make your reservations for hotel accommodations...deadline is March 4 (a great incentive is offered if you stay at the host hotel)!

SAGEEP 2020/1st Munitions Response Meeting Pre-Conference FASTTIMES (25.1) Available Now!

The SAGEEP 2020/1st Munitions Response Meeting Pre-registration Registration Deadline is March 15, 2020.  Download the special pre-conference issue of FastTIMES for all the latest information about these important meetings.  High and low-resolution PDF files are ready for viewing and download at https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue.  To register for SAGEEP and the Munitions Response Meeting, click here: register online.  To save on conference fees, register by the Pre-registration deadline: March 15!

Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software

FastTIMES Volume 24, 5 Special Issue on Geohysics for Geological Mapping (Co-Edited by Bruce Smith) is available for download as a single document (https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue).  Shortly we will be moving to segmenting the document to enable better tracking of reader’s interest and to provide improved exposure and value to advertisers. We will update you when that new publishing mode is ready for you to access and to trial.

Coming to the theme of Geophysics for Geological Mapping, with a Foreword from AASG President Richard Ortt, the perspective on this important use of near-surface geophysics for geological and resource mapping, is given contributions from US Geological Survey, Geological Surveys of Canada, Ireland, Iowa and Alaska, Geoscience Australia and from a North Dakota State Water Commission project. Various mapping approaches are also discussed in the Government Geophysics, Hydrogeophysics and Environmental Geophysics, Agricultural Geophysics, Infrastructure and Geotechnical Geophysics, and the Archaeological and Forensic Geophysics regular columns. Industry News, the geoDRONE Report, UXO Community News and updated news on SAGEEP 2020 are also featured.

Funding Available for Environmental and Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental and installation energy technologies as candidates for funding beginning in FY 2021. The solicitation requests pre-proposals via Calls for Proposals to Federal organizations and via a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Private Sector organizations. Proposals are due March 5, 2020 by 2 p.m. ET.  Detailed instructions are on the ESTCP website under Funding Opportunities.  DoD organizations (Service and Defense Agencies) may submit pre-proposals for demonstrations of innovative technologies in the following topic areas:

  • Environmental Restoration
  • Munitions Response in Underwater Environments
  • Resource Conservation and Resiliency
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms
  • Building Level Energy Storage Systems
  • Enhanced Energy Resiliency
  • Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstrations Integrated with Utility Energy Service

ESTCP Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will conduct an online seminar “ESTCP Funding Opportunities” on January 22, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new ESTCP funding opportunities. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current ESTCP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the ESTCP Support Office at [email protected] or by telephone at 571-372-6565.

Nominations for EEGS/Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section/Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award Now Being Accepted

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is established to recognize an individual who shows extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near surface geophysics through long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the environmental and engineering geophysics community. Such leadership is often boldly displayed by an invention, a new methodology or technique, a theoretical or conceptual advancement, or a unique innovation that transforms the nature and capabilities of near surface geophysics. The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is presented jointly by EEGS and the Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section of The Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  

The award alternates on an approximately 18-month interval between EEGS' Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section's reception at annual meeting.

The nomination period is now open:  The SEG is currently accepting nomination packages for the Frank Frischknecht.  All nominations are accepted from 1 December through 15 March and should be submitted by email. Each nomination package should contain three letters of recommendation, ideally not from the same institution/company and a CV from the nominee.  If you have any questions, please email Laurie Whitesell. 

SAGEEP 2020 and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting Registration Open Now!

Save on registration rates - register now!  Early Bird rates will apply until Feb. 24.  Be sure to review all the events, activities, networking opportunities, short courses, participating exhibitors and the technical program at www.sageep.org.  Then register and save!

Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software

FastTIMES Volume 24, 4 Special Issue on Near-Surface Geophysical Software (Co-Edited by Sina Saneiyan) is available for download (from https://www.eegs.org/latest-issue), initially as a single document. Shortly we will be moving to segmenting the document to enable better tracking of reader’s interest and to provide improved exposure and value to advertisers. We will update you when that new publishing mode is ready for you to access and to trial.

Coming to the theme of NSG Geophysical Software, two Foreword contributions, give both the commercial geophysical software developer and the growing open source software community perspective, and these precede four articles profiling the use of Open Source software and seven articles profiling commercial software packages. Various useful open source softwares are also discussed in the Hydrogeophysics and Environmental Geophysics, Agricultural Geophysics, Infrastructure and Geotechnical Geophysics and the Archaeological and Forensic Geophysics regular columns.

JEEG Editor Reports Highest Impact Factor in Publication's History

Editor Dale Rucker, Ph.D., recently announced that according to Scopus, the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) has achieved a Scopus Cite Score of 2.17, the highest rating since the inception of the publication in 2003.  Rucker said the 2019 rating will rise further when the December, 2019 issue (24.4) is published and cited. Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts.  

2020 EEGS Membership Renewal Underway

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Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published -  US Infrastructure Geophysics

FastTIMES Vol 24, 3: Special Issue is available for download from FastTIMESLatest Issue page.  This issue focuses on examples of how near-surface geophysical and non-destructive testing methods can help in addressing both new and existing infrastructure site investigation, condition assessment and monitoring challenges, with case histories from the US, Norway, UK and Italy.  Associate Editor Professor Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Birmingham, School of Engineering who is a passionate advocate for infrastructure geophysics and engineering and who gave a Keynote address as SAGEEP 2018 on the future of infrastructure is the Guest Editor for this Special Issue.

SAGEEP 20/20 Session Highlighted - Lessons Learned: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Abstracts for SAGEEP 20/20 and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting are due Friday, Oct. 25.  Have you taken a look at the list of sessions?  There are some pretty exciting topics - this one will prove to be interesting and informative. 

We all like to think that every single one of our projects will go as planned. All the data will roll in without any hitches, the geologic setting will be exactly as expected, the equipment will work as intended, and the sun will shine down on it all. Well, we all know that reality is often slightly different than that. Sometimes that sophisticated state-of-art equipment doesn’t cooperate, sometimes that nice sandy soil that the maps and client tell you about is actually clay rich, or that gently rolling hill is actually a cliff face. It happens to us all, we just don’t like to talk about it. Well, let’s change that. Let’s have some fun and share some of our most frustrating, and ultimately most rewarding work where we had to adapt on the fly and find a way to make it work. To make things even more interesting, there will be a trophy handed out at the end of the session for the craziest example of a job that didn’t quite follow the plan. No, it won’t be solid gold and won’t come with a cash prize, but bragging rights are worth more than all that, right?

Submit your lessons learned abstracts now!  SAGEEP 2020/1st Munitions Response Meeting Abstract Submission Site.

Latest issue of the Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Published

The September, 2019 issue (Vol. 24.3) of the JEEG has been published  According to Editor Dale Rucker "From my perspective, one of the largest accomplishments of my tenure over the past three years is the growth of the journal. When I talk of growth, I not only mean the number of submissions and articles published, but also in terms of maturity."  Click on the September, 2019 issue link to read more from the editor and to check out the current issue!

Call for Abstracts is Open!  Submit by October 4, 2019

The 33rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the 1st Munitions Response Meeting organizers have announced the Call for Abstracts.  You are encouraged to submit an abstract; share your research, learn from others, see new technological improvements, and network. This is how we improve; this is how we look forward; this is Visionary Geophysics. Plan to present!  The submission site is accessible via www.SAGEEP.org.

Call for Short Course Topics or Offers to Present

Here's your chance to recommend a Short Course or Workshop topic - or volunteer to present a Short Course or Workshop at SAGEEP and its parallel conferences.  The SAGEEP 20/20 Organizing Committee seeks your valuable input on topics or offers to present at SAGEEP or the parallel conference, 1st Munitions Response Meeting (click here for detailed information). This is your chance to influence what happens at the meeting.  If you have topics for future Short Courses/ Workshops, or would like to express interest in presenting a Short Course or Workshop, click here to complete and submit your topics.

FastTIMES Editorial Team Opportunities

EEGS is seeking response from those interested in joining the FastTIMES Editorial team.  Geophysicists / geoscientists who have the passion, time, energy and interest to participate as a Managing Editor or a single, themed issue editor should contact EEGS Communications and Publications Chair: Judy Robinson (j[email protected]) or FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief: Geoff Pettifer ([email protected]; cell phone: +1-360-989-6771).  For a full description of the opportunities available, click here.

SAGEEP 2020 / 1st Munitions Response Meeting - Planning Well Underway

If you're not an EEGS member or currently receiving notices about the latest developments with the conferences, just email [email protected] now!  We'll be sure to send you information about the program, including short courses and deadline dates for abstracts, hotel reservations and registration.  Check the web site for all the latest developments:  WWW.SAGEEP.org.

Latest issue of the FastTIMES Published - Managed and Natural Aquifer Recharge Geophysics

FastTIMES Vol 24, 2 (July, 2019): Managed and Natural Aquifer Recharge Geophysics is available for download from FastTIMESLatest Issue page. 

Call for Session Topics and Suggestions for Short Courses - SAGEEP 2020

Planning Committee members have issued a call for SAGEEP 2020 session topics and suggestions for Short Courses as they continue to develop the program slated for March 29-April 2, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.  Two parallel conferences will be offered - the 1st Munitions Response Meeting will feature sessions, posters, exhibits, courses/workshops, and some very exciting networking opportunities.  Those who have ideas about what session and short course topics they'd like to see, send your suggestions to [email protected] before July 13.  Be sure to watch this space for further developments and/or access the website: https://sageep.org/.

Results are In:  EEGS Elects New Board of Directors

The results of the recently conducted EEGS Board of Directors election for 2019/2020 have been calculated and verified and we welcome the following individuals to the Board at the conclusion of SAGEEP 2019:

President Elect: Barry Allred
VP SAGEEP Pre-Elect: Darren Mortimer
VP Elect Committees: David Valintine
and Board Members-at-Large Judy Robinson and Robert Garfield

They will join:
President: Dale Werkema

Past President: Rick Hoover
VP SAGEEP: Jacob Sheehan
VP SAGEEP Elect: Elliot Grunewald
VP Committees: Jeff Leberfinger and 
Board Members at Large John M. Jackson, Lia Martinez and Peeter Pehme


EEGS and EAGE Collaborate to Produce SAGEEP

Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) representatives signed a joint agreement at SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee outlining the collaborative efforts which will be used to produce SAGEEP, beginning with SAGEEP 2019 in Portland, Oregon March 17-21, 2019. With a shared intent to provide the near surface geophysics community with the highest quality and most timely solutions possible to geophysical engineering and environmental problems and cutting edge research, the two groups have already begun to target topics and areas of interest across multiple disciplines. The architects of the agreement believe combined efforts will result in an enhanced SAGEEP experience, a wider audience and the growth necessary to sustain this important, unique educational offering in the near surface geophysical marketplace.

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