Distinguished Instructor Short Course

The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. The SEG DISC is presented at over 25 locations each year around the world.

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Current DISC

Dave Monk

Dave Monk

Survey Design and Seismic Acquisition for Land, Marine, and In-between in Light of New Technology and Techniques

2020 DISC

This course will highlight the changes in technology that we have seen in the past five years, and those that are likely to develop in the next five years with a view to allowing seismic surveys to be designed and acquired to optimize technology efficiencies and interpretation requirements in light of new technology.


Upcoming DISC

Joe Dellinger

Joe Dellinger

Forensic data processing

2022 DISC

The goal of this course is to get you thinking more critically about your data: how was it recorded, what is in it, and what happened to it on the way from the field to numbers in a file. It should give you the basic concepts you need to wring more from your data by teaching you how to analyze your data quantitatively, like a scientist or engineer performing a forensic investigation.


Upcoming Dates

09 Nov 2021
Tokyo, Japan

Each registration includes a complimentary copy of Dave's e-book, Survey Design and Seismic Acquisition for Land, Marine, and In-Between In Light of New Technology and Techniques. Register now to receive your free electronic copy - a value of US$84 for members and US$153 for nonmembers! The printed, softcover book also is available to course registrants for US$75 off the listed price (US$25 for members, US$105 for nonmembers). Contact us for the coupon code to use when ordering.

SEG is carefully monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. We are deeply concerned about the devastating and disruptive effects of the outbreak and consider as our highest priority the wellbeing of our distinguished lecturer, global friends, colleagues, and constituents. As information regarding the 2020 DISC tour becomes available, details will be posted here. Please check back for updates and opt in to receive SEG Education email updates with information about the 2020 DISC schedule.

DISC Archive

Learn more about previous Distinguished Instructors and order course book, course recording, or course DVD for select past courses.

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  • Borehole and Non-Seismic Geophysics
  • Surface Seismic Acquisition Techniques
  • Seismic Processing Techniques
  • Seismic Migration/Imaging
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation/Applications
  • Cross-Discipline Relevant to Geophysics
  • Seismic Wave Propagation/Rock Physics

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