SEG Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section

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

In one photo and one sentence...

share your best field experience with us.

Deadline:

Photo submission opens: 1 July 2020

Photo submission deadline: 1 October 2020

E-mail submissions to [email protected].

Prizes:

A $50 voucher to the SEG Online Store for 1st place within each contestant group.

Voting period will be from October 11-18 2020 by link found on this page.
Winners will be announced by personal email and promoted in social media.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students:

  • Must be an active NSTS student member on 1 September 2020.
  • Must include the degree level you are working towards and your expected graduation date.
  • Must provide 1 photo.
  • Must provide a one sentence description to share with photo.

Emerging Professionals:

  • Must be an active NSTS member on 1 September 2020.
  • Must provide your most recent graduation date and degree level (0-5 yrs. past graduation) to qualify.
  • Must provide 1 photo.
  • Must provide a one sentence description to share with photo.

Judging Criteria

  • Resolution: Must be greater than or equal to 600 dpi.
  • Composition: How well does the photo illustrate near-surface geophysics in the field? Is the picture well framed with the subject of the photo in focus? Is the photo visually pleasing to the viewer?
  • Safety: All participants in the photos should be wearing appropriate safety equipment based on the job being conducted and location of the field work. Final determine of appropriate safety gear is made by the evaluation committee. Guidelines are provided below from the SEG Health and Safety Committee:
    • Hiking - outcrops, trails, desert environment and lose rock
      • Required PPE - Water prof footwear, thermal underwear, hand warmers, vehicle survival kit
      • Recommended PPE - Water prof footwear, thermal underwear, hand warmers, vehicle survival kit
    • Roadside Activities – Outcrops, road-cuts, and access to outcrops
      • Required PPE - Safety vest (high visibility), traffic warning markers (“cones”)
      • Recommended PPE - Traffic warning lights
    • Sampling with rock hammers (chipping) – slopes, out crops, hand specimens
      • Required PPE - Safety Glasses
      • Recommended PPE -  Sturdy, non-slip gloves
    • Sampling with digging tools – slopes, outcrops, pits (no deeper than knee height!)
      • Required PPE - Safety glasses; sturdy, non-slip gloves; sturdy boots.
      • Recommended PPE - Steel toed work boots
    • Activities near semi-stable cliff faces or under overhangs – outcrops, sampling
      • Required PPE - Rock climbing helmets (or other appropriate head protection), safety glasses
    • Boating
      • Required PPE - PFD, Type I or II (Life vest), footwear with non-slip soles
      • Recommended PPE - Sun screen, sun glasses, water canteen, wide brimmed hat, gloves if rowing, paddling, or sailing
    • Cold weather activities – Arctic sampling, outcrops
      • Required PPE - Thermal footwear, gloves, safety glasses, two-way communication, personal survival kit
      • Recommended PPE - Water prof footwear, thermal underwear, hand warmers, vehicle survival kit
 By submitting a photo, you are giving SEG and the NSTS of SEG permission to use your photo for promotional purposes.

You must be an SEG member to join Near Surface.

Current Newsletter

Q3 2020

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