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  • SEG Transformation Task Force to be formed

    As previously announced, based on the work of the Strategic Options (SO) Task Force—the Board has decided to accelerate the transformation of SEG as an independent organization. As part of the SO Task Force’s work, SEG hired a 3rd-party independent contractor to facilitate focus groups to get feedback. The focus group structure included students, committees,…

  • Update: SEG Ukrainian Support Task Force

    In response to the war in Ukraine, SEG President Anna Shaughnessy formed the SEG Ukrainian Support Task Force. The Task Force worked to identify and recommend constructive actions to help our impacted Ukrainian members and students during this difficult time. The Task Force presented their recommendations to the Board last week. In response, Anna and…

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists announces 2022 Honors and Awards recipients

    One of SEG’s great traditions is the special recognition of individuals and organizations for their contributions to geophysics and to the Society. The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has announced its 2022 Honors and Awards recipients. Öz Yilmaz is the recipient of SEG’s highest honor, the Maurice Ewing Medal, awarded to a person who is…

  • Robotic Boat to Explore Underwater Volcano in Tonga Region

    The BBC has recently reported that a robotic boat, Sea-Kit’s USV Maxlimer, will be deployed to the Tonga region of the Pacific Ocean to study Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai, an underwater volcano that erupted in January. The Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai eruption in early 2022 was one of the strongest volcanic eruptions in nearly a century, creating a plume…

  • SEG Ukrainian Support Task Force

    In response to the war in Ukraine, SEG President Anna Shaughnessy has formed the SEG Ukrainian Support Task Force. The Task Force is composed of the following members: The SEG Ukrainian Support Task Force will focus on humanitarian efforts to assist our Ukrainian members. The task force will work quickly to identify and recommend constructive…

  • SEG Strategic Options (SO) Task Force Update

    Hello SEG members, I am pleased to announce—based on the work of the Strategic Options (SO) Task Force—the Board has decided to continue and accelerate the transformation of SEG as an independent organization. I would like to personally thank the SO Task Force for their hard work and thorough review of all the strategic options…

  • SEG Strategic Options (SO) Task Force Update

    Hello SEG members. I am happy to share with you the substantial progress the Strategic Options (SO) Task Force has made in the analysis of options ahead for SEG. Since October of last year, the Task Force has analyzed internal and market data and engaged a wide range of stakeholders, members, and others in order…

  • Thomsen and Yilmaz Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced on 9 February 2022 that 111 new members and 22 international members have been elected, including two geophysicists, Leon Thomsen as a new member, and Oz Yilmaz as an international member. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer…

  • SEG Educational Equity Scholarship Matching Funds

    We are excited to inform you about the newly established SEG Educational Equity Scholarship and the current matching opportunity to support our diverse student geoscientists around the world. The SEG Educational Equity Scholarship provides academic merit-based scholarships to students studying geophysics or a closely related field and who are underrepresented in their area of study…

  • SEG Doodlebugger Newsletter to Feature Member Photography

    Readers of the bi-weekly SEG Doodlebugger Newsletter may have noticed a few changes over the last few months. The newsletter team has been searching for ways to improve the newsletter with information that is more relevant to our members and with content that helps our members better connect and engage with each other. With that…

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