NSGG Postgraduate Research Symposium 2018

Date: Monday 16th July 2018
Venue: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
Registration fee: £20 standard delegate rate, £15 concessions (students etc).

The Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) invites submissions from postgraduate students for our 2018 Postgraduate Research Symposium. The event is hosted in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, by the School’s Institute of Applied Geosciences.

The NSGG is a special interest group of The Geological Society, with a remit of advancing, encouraging and supporting the study and practice of near-surface geophysics throughout the industrial and academic sectors. Our postgraduate symposia offer students of near-surface geophysics the opportunity to present their research to their peer group, plus a network of academic and industrial practitioners, in a relaxed and supportive environment.

We solicit abstracts from postgraduate students working in any aspect of near-surface geophysics, including environmental investigations, engineering, archaeology, forensic science, mineral exploration and geological processes. To mark the Geological Society’s “Year of Resources”, we will hold a special session featuring near-surface geophysical methods as applied to the characterisation of subsurface resources (e.g., energy, minerals, water) and their sustainable development (e.g., waste disposal, time-lapse monitoring).

The deadline for the submission of a 500-word abstract, plus 1 optional figure, is 17:00 on Friday 1st June 2018. Abstracts should be emailed to Dr Adam Booth (; a preference for oral (15+5 mins) presentation will be assumed unless poster format is requested. All presenters will be considered for the NSGG Best Presentation Award.

Delegates are required to register in advance, but payment can be taken on the day. Your registration fee includes lunch and refreshments, generously sponsored by Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd, and a post-symposium reception at the end of the day. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!

Convenors: Adam Booth (University of Leeds) and Jamie Pringle (Keele University)


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Archaeological Geophysics Environmental & Criminal Forensics

Date: 4th & 5th December 2018
Venue: Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

A 2 day joint meeting of the Near Surface Geophysics and Forensic Geoscience Groups of the Geological Society.

4th December 2018: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics

The Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society of London (NSGG) is pleased to announce the thirteenth in a succession of biennial day meetings devoted to archaeological geophysics. Near surface geophysical techniques have become increasingly established in archaeological research and evaluation over the past decade and are now routinely applied in archaeological investigations. This meeting offers a forum where contributors from the UK and further afield can present and debate the results of recent research and case studies. Suppliers of equipment and software also attend and the meeting therefore represents an invaluable opportunity for both archaeological and geophysical practitioners to exchange information about recent developments.

Convenor: Paul Linford, Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK; email:

5th December 2018: Criminal & Environmental Forensics

This multidisciplinary meeting will capture shared interests between the geological, environmental science, engineering, geotechnical, mining and archaeological communities with those practitioners working in the criminal and environmental fields. Expected sessions will include use of such techniques to the intelligence community, novel methods of analysing forensic geoscience material, case and controlled studies, remote sensing, geochemistry, geophysics, etc.

Convenors: Jamie Pringle, School of Geography, Geology & Environment, Keele University, Keele, Staffs, ST5 5BG, UK. email: Alastair Ruffell, School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen’s University, Belfast, N.Ireland, BT7 1NN; email:

It is anticipated that each meeting will attract 100 or more participants. As well as oral presentations, there will be space for commercial and poster displays. Fellows will enjoy a conference attendance fee discount, with discounts for attendees if they attend both days.

Those interested in contributing to either meeting are warmly encouraged to contact the respective convenors, and to submit abstracts of up to 1000 words in length, accompanied by suitable greyscale illustrative material, no later than the 1st October 2018. An abstract template is available, accepted abstracts will be collated and made available to all those attending. We particularly encourage students and Early Career Researchers to submit abstracts.



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