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)