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  • Letter from SEG President Anna Shaughnessy

    Hello SEG members, As your new President, I want to keep the lines of communication open between myself and SEG stakeholders. In response to the SEG Board’s decision to explore all possible strategic options for the future of the Society, I have established an SEG Strategic Options (SO) Task Force. The SO Task force chair…

  • SEG 2021 Honors and Awards Recipients Honored During Ceremony

    One of SEG’s great traditions is the special recognition of individuals and organizations for their contributions to geophysics and to the Society. The 2021 recipients were honored during a ceremony on 28 September 2021 at the International Meeting for Applied Geophysics (IMAGE). Hosted by Past President John Bradford, the ceremony celebrated the wonderful contributions our…

  • Landsat 9 Launched by NASA and USGS

    On Monday 27 September, the Landsat 9 satellite was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in southern California. Since 1972, the Landsat mission — a joint effort by NASA and the USGS — has been collecting images of the earth from an orbit approximately 700km above our planet. The data collected thus far on Earth’s…

  • Mt. Etna showed signs of pressure buildup in months prior to 2018 eruption

    Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Italy have presented evidence that Mt. Etna was in an extreme state of overpressurization and was exhibiting signs of degassing in the months prior to erupting on Christmas Eve 2018. Using remote-sensing techniques the group measured gas output of the volcano and identified fluctuations in…

  • SEG announces results of 2021–2022 Board of Directors election

    Ken Tubman selected as SEG President-elect The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) today announced results of its 2021–2022 Board of Directors election. Ken Tubman was selected by SEG Voting Members to serve as President-elect. Following his one-year term as President-elect, Tubman will assume the office of SEG President following IMAGE ‘22 scheduled for 28 August–2…

  • SEAM Artificial Intelligence Project is requesting bids

    The SEAM Artificial Intelligence project is releasing two competitive requests for bids (RFBs) on preparation of field and synthetic geophysical data sets for use in applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Bids for tasks described in the RFBs will be due September 30, with project work expected to start in Q4 2021 and continue…

  • Matching gift opportunities for GWB

    We are excited to inform you about a current matching opportunity to benefit GWB! Two generous donors have recently made contributions through the SEG Foundation to raise additional funding for the current GWB project application award cycle. The intent of these contributions is to match other individual donors’ contributions directed to the GWB Support Fund…

  • Einstein Telescope included in Roadmap 2021

    European physicists have developed a plan to build a massive gravitational wave observatory, based on a novel triangular subterranean design, in order to sense tiny fleeting ripples in space. Studying these waves will allow researchers to observe massive astrophysical objects such as black holes. The plan for the observatory jumped a giant hurdle last month…

  • The North Pole isn’t where it used to be

    The earth’s magnetic field has been used since ancient times for navigation, and it continues to serve this important function in modern systems, which help navigate aircraft, submarines, mineral exploration, directional drilling, and location services on smartphones. The study of these fields (geomagnetism) is one of the oldest areas of geophysical research. These magnetic fields…

  • Student-led virtual conference winners announced

    The top three geophysics abstracts and presentations were recently announced for both the 1st SEG Latin America Virtual Student Conference (10 March) and the 4th SEG Virtual Student Conference (5 May). 1st SEG Latin America Virtual Student Conference 1st place: Raquel Macedo — Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil 2nd place: Thiago Dos Santos — Universidade…

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