GEM 2024 Shenzhen: International Workshop on Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Methods and Their Applications


19–22 May 2024
Shenzhen, China

Workshop Overview

Since GEM 2019 Xi’an, the world has undergone unprecedented and fundamental changes. Among them, energy transition and the development of sustainable communities and infrastructure have emerged as the key priorities for the geophysical community. GEM 2024 Shenzhen aims to provide a timely international platform that unites geophysicists and other professionals in the broad Earth science community, facilitating discussions on the crucial role that geophysics can and should play in the energy transition and the mitigation of climate change consequences.

Geoscientists have been taking proactive measures to explore various energy transition strategies, including: carbon capture and storage (CCS), geothermal energy, geological hydrogen, and more. Meanwhile, the projected rise in the adoption of solar and wind energy, as well as electrical vehicles, is expected to dramatically increase the demand for critical minerals. In addition, due to climate change, securing a reliable supply of clean water and power becomes paramount for both human well-being and the economy both locally and globally.

GEM 2024 Shenzhen will be a platform for industry professionals, government agencies, and academics to showcase the latest technological and methodological advancements in potential field and electromagnetic geophysics, and their applications to addressing the grand challenges posed by energy transition and climate change. Additionally, it will foster discussions on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for geophysicists.

At GEM 2024 Shenzhen, we believe that the collaboration and knowledge sharing among geophysicists and geoscientists will enable us to think beyond the conventional boundaries and pave the way for innovative solutions to the complex energy and environmental challenges we face. Join us at GEM 2024 Shenzhen where we will inspire, learn, and shape the future of applied geophysics together!

General Co-Chairs

  • Xiong Li, Xcalibur Multiphysics
  • Yaoguo Li, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jiajia Sun, University of Houston

Chairs of Local Organizing Committee

  • Chair: Zhanxiang He, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Co-Chair: Dikun Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology

Chairs of the Technical Committee

  • Chair: Mengli Zhang, Colorado School of Mines
  • Co-Chair: Zhengyong Ren, Central South University

Technical Committee

  • Taqi Alyousuf, Saudi Aramco
  • Marco Antonio Braga, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Benchi Chen, Sinopec
  • Tianyou Chen, Micro-g LaCoste
  • Jörg Ebbing, Kiel University
  • Meixia Geng, Technology Innovation Institute (Abu Dhabi)
  • Xiangyun Hu, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
  • Alan Yusen Ley-Cooper, Geoscience Australia
  • Shuling Li, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
  • Tingting Lin, Jilin University
  • Xuejun Liu, BGP
  • Qingtian Lv, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
  • Lucy MacGregor, Petronas
  • Changchun Yin, Jilin University

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • John Bradford, Colorado School of Mines
  • Marco Antonio Braga, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Xiangyun Hu, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
  • Tingting Lin, Jilin University
  • Adam Schultz, Oregon State University
  • Keke Zhang, Macau University of Science and Technology


  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • The Chinese Geophysical Society (CGS)


Southern University of Science and Technology


For more information and inquiries, please contact organizers at: [email protected].


Registration Fees

International Rate

Early Bird Registration (by 1 April 2024)
Professional: US$480 | Student: US$290

Regular Registration (2 April–22 May 2024)
Professional: US$580 | Student: US$370

Local Rate

Early Bird Registration (by 1 April 2024)
Professional: US$420 (RMB3,000) | Student: US$250 (RMB1,800)

Regular Registration (2 April–22 May 2024)
Professional: US$500 (RMB3,600) | Student: US$320 (RMB2,300)

If you have any questions about registration, or you need assistance registering for this workshop, please email [email protected].

Event Location

Convention Center, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Address: No.1088 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

Ground Transportation

  • Route 1: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport → Southern University of Science and Technology, About 35km, 50min by taxi, around RMB100
  • Route 2: Shenzhen North Railway Station (High-speed Railway Station) → Southern University of Science and Technology, About 5km, 10min by taxi, around RMB10
  • Route 3: Shenzhen East Railway Station (Railway Station) → Southern University of Science and Technology, About 25km, 40min by taxi, around RMB70
  • Route 4: Shenzhen Station (Railway Station), About 35km, 40min by taxi, around RMB80
  • Route 5: Hongkong International Airport → Southern University of Science and Technology, About 50km

Nearby Hotels

Vienna 3 Good Hotel (Shenzhen Xueyuan Hotel)
1153 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Contact: Manager Yuan +86.18194061779
Standard – RMB 348 | Deluxe – RMB 358 | Audio-visual – RMB 366 | Business – RMB 374 yuan (with breakfast)

Vienna Good Sleep International Hotel (Shenzhen University Town Tanglang Subway Station Branch)
Tanglang, Liuxian Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Contact: Manager Wang +86.15919836190
Double Bedroom/Twin Room– 450 RMB | Mountain View Queen Bedroom/ Twin Room with Mountain View – 470 RMB

6-16F, Block C of Tanglang Town, No. 3333 Liuxian Blvd, Nanshan District
Shenzhen 518052, Guangdong, P.R. China

Hotel Booking: +86 755 86639988 | +86 755 86639910 | [email protected] 

Room Rate: Double Room with City View – 650 RMB with 1 breakfast| Twin Bedroom – 750 RMB with 2 breakfasts

When book rooms in the hotel, please mention the workshop “GEM 2024 Shenzhen”. Above rooms served at the listed rate are available on a first come, first serve basis. It is recommended to secure your hotel room reservation with the hotel as soon as possible. Should you need any assistance on the reservation, kindly please contact [email protected].

Traveling to China

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen, a megacity in southern China, has witnessed a boom in the Chinese economy in the past 40 years. It is now one of the global, high-technology centers hosting the headquarters of many top IT companies. Being one of the pivotal cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong- Macau Great Bay Area, Shenzhen is well connected to other places in China, East Asia, and the world since Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong airports are all within a two-hour driving distance. Shenzhen is characterized by its subtropical climate by the sea, and May is the best season to visit when millions of Lychee trees start to fruit. In Shenzhen, travelers can enjoy a stylish modern city with diverse cultures, authentic Cantonese cuisine, scenic ocean and mountain views, and the spirit of “reform and open” that brought China to what it is today.

Visa Information

To request an invitation letter to attend GEM 2024 in Shenzhen — as part of applying for your China Visa — please contact the SEG China office at [email protected]. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to China.

Technical Topics

Workshop Topics

CO2 Storage Monitoring

  • CO2 injection monitoring
  • CO2 storage monitoring
  • Time-lapse geophysics application

Hydrogen Exploration & Storage

  • Hydrogen storage
  • Geologic hydrogen exploration

Geothermal Energy

  • Geothermal exploration and production
  • Geothermal monitoring

Mineral Exploration

  • Reconnaissance and regional structure mapping
  • Lithology and geology differentiation and characterization
  • Exploration under cover and at depth
  • Deposit delineation and characterization

Groundwater Resources

  • Groundwater mapping and exploration
  • Aquifer system characterization and management
  • Aquifer storage and recovery

Environmental & Engineering

  • Geotechnical applications
  • Archaeology studies
  • Geohazard imaging and monitoring

Oil & Gas Exploration and Production

  • Hydrocarbon prospect generation
  • Structural studies
  • Exploration in difficult areas
  • Time-lapse reservoir monitoring
  • Unconventional oil and gas


  • Constraining geophysical inversions
  • Integration of geophysical models
  • Geology differentiation

Efficient Geophysical Data Acquisition

  • Efficient Geophysical equipment
  • Efficient Geophysical survey design

Data analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence

  • Integrating multiple sources of information
  • Automating and accelerating data processing and modeling
  • Pattern recognition in geophysical data and models
  • Solving inverse problems
  • Characterizing uncertainty

Drone & Robotic Geophysics

  • Drone and robotic magnetics
  • Drone and robotic electromagnetics
  • Various applications of drone and robotic geophysics

Methodologies and Technologies

  • Gravity, electrical, electromagnetic, magnetic, and magnetic resonance methods
  • Instrumentation (land, marine, airborne, and borehole) and field data acquisition
  • Processing, modeling, inversion, and interpretation algorithms
  • Integrated interpretation and joint inversion of multiple data sets

Abstract Submission

The workshop will consist of oral, poster, and invited presentations. Abstracts in English and in Microsoft Word should be three or four pages in length (including the list of references) and written in the format of the SEG expanded abstract for the annual meeting. An abstract template in Microsoft Word and an example abstract in PDF can be downloaded here. The deadline for abstract submissions will be 7 January 2024.

Sponsorship Opportunities


There will be opportunities for companies and organizations to sponsor the workshop.


The workshop will provide spaces for showcasing your businesses and services.


For more information and inquiries, please contact organizers at: [email protected].

Stay up-to-date on this workshop!

Important Dates

Early Bird Savings end:
1 April 2024

Call for Abstracts closed:
7 January 2024