SEG Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section

SEG seeks to advance and promote the rigorous science, technology, and professional practice of applied near-surface geophysics.

Near Surface at Annual Meeting

This year the Annual Meeting will feature an even wider array of Near Surface technical sessions, panel discussions, and workshops. It's the Geophysical Event of the Year!

Technical Sessions

Monday, 15 October

Oral Sessions
1:50-5:10 PM

NS1: Geoscientists Without Borders ® and Humanitarian Geophysics
Room 204A

SS 2: Developments and Applications of Surface-wave Methods
Room 213B

Poster Session
1:50-4:20 PM

NS P1: Shallow Velocity
Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, 16 October
Morning Sessions

Oral Sessions
8:30-11:50 AM

NS 2: Surface Wave Studies and Applications
Room 204A

SS 3: Engineering Geophysics
Room 207A

Poster Session
9:20-11:50 AM

NS P2: Shallow Velocity and Coherency Improvement
Exhibit Hall

Afternoon Sessions

Oral Session
1:50 - 5:10 PM

NS 3: Novel Procedures and Agricultural Applications
Room 204A

Poster Session
1:50 - 4:20 PM

NS P3: GPR and Engineering Applications
Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, 17 October
Morning Sessions

Oral Sessions
8:30-11:50 AM

NS 4: Tomography for Improved Imaging and Airborne Application
Room 204A

SS 7: SEG/AGU Hydrogeophysics
Room 213B

Poster Session
9:20-11:50 AM

NS P4: Site studies
Exhibition Hall

Afternoon Sessions

Oral Session
1:50-5:10 PM

NS 5: Site Characterizations
Room 204A

Poster Sessions
1:50-4:20 PM

NS P5: Electrical and Potential Modeling and Inversion
Exhibition Hall

NS P6: Shallow Seismic
Exhibition Hall

Thursday, 18 October

Oral Session
8:30-11:50 AM

NS 6: Tunnel Detection
Room 204A

Postconvention Workshops

Thursday, 18 October

1:30-5:00 PM

W-12: Advances in Geophysical Tomographic Methods

About this workshop

Organizers: Erasmus Oware, University of Buffalo; Jan van der Kruk, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Jinsong Chen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Anh Tran, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Geophysical tomography is increasingly becoming an indispensable tool to the geoscientist for inferring spatially continuous subsurface properties and processes. While the last two decades have witnessed tremendous advances in geophysical tomographic methods, the challenges of solution non-uniqueness resulting from limited, noisy observations coupled with incomplete understanding of the target phenomenon still hamper our ability to accurately infer subsurface models from geophysical measurements.

The objective of this workshop is to assemble experts in the field of geophysical tomography to discuss the challenges and advances in geophysical tomographic methods. Topics worthy of discussion include, but are not limited to: advances in regularization strategies, data error modeling, uncertainty quantification, model order reduction techniques, methods for evaluation of data worth, full waveform inversion, etc.

Friday, 19 October

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

W-22: Advances in Unmanned Airborne System (UAS) Geophysics

About this workshop

Organizers: John Lane, USGS; Nathan Campbell, Oklahoma State University

The use of unmanned systems (UAS), or drones, to support subsurface properties and processes. The ability of UAS to rapidly acquire high-resolution geo-referenced data with little or no environmental impact is driving platform and sensor innovation and already impacting how geophysical surveys are planned and executed.

At this workshop, leaders in the design and operation of UAS platforms and sensors will showcase recent advances in the field. Case-histories will be provided by experts using UAS to support a wide range of geophysical survey methods (magnetic, electromagnetic, gravity, gamma ray spectrometry. Ground penetrating radar, and seismic). The workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the UAS state-of-the-art for geophysical mapping applications and insights into developments, trends, and issues affecting this rapidly growing field.

Near Surface Geophysics Technical Section Evening Reception

Tuesday 16 October

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Registration is Required

McCormick & Schmick’s Grille
321 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

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