Each year, the SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee accepts nominations for Distinguished and Honorary Lectures.

The common goals of the lecture program are to:

  1. Recognize an individual’s contributions to advancing the science and technology of geophysics.
  2. Disseminate discipline knowledge via speaking tours of SEG Sections, including Associated Societies and Student Chapters, and other venues as appropriate.
  3. Foster a sense of community amongst geophysicists by providing opportunities for local meetings and exchange of ideas.
  4. Encourage students by providing the opportunity to discuss scientific and career issues with a leading expert.

Do you know someone who fits the bill?

To make a nomination, please complete and submit the nomination form of your choice. Nominators should discreetly query the potential candidate for interest, topic, and availability.

*A person who is a nonmember can be nominated, but they must join the SEG if selected.

Distinguished Lecturer Program

This program honors outstanding individuals noted for high-caliber work in their contributions to geophysics on an international level, and who are outstanding communicators of ideas and concepts. The topic should be of global interest.

Learn more about this program and view past lecturers.

Honorary Lecturer Program

This program focuses on transfer of knowledge within a region, recognizes prominent geophysicists, and strengthens the services that SEG provides to an expanding global membership. The topic should be of interest to the following regions in which the Honorary Lecturer is assigned: Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, North America, Pacific South, and South & East Asia.

Learn more about this program and view past lecturers.

Near Surface Lecturer Program

The Virtual Near Surface Global Lecturer, a program recently initiated by SEG’s Board, will give a couple of live, virtual lectures to be viewed globally on a near surface topic.

Learn more about this program and view past lecturers.

Global Sustainability Lecturer

Supported by Baker Hughes Foundation, this series addresses applied geoscience using community based approaches to solve humanitarian challenges like access to safe and clean groundwater, and mitigating hazards such as landslides, volcanoes and tsunamis. Current or past GWB Project Investigator (PI) with global experience in carrying out the water and/or disaster risk reduction projects to address a humanitarian need professionally develop these lectures, which are open to a global audience.

Learn more about this program and view past lecturers.


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