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Posted by mjs76 at Sep 17, 2010 02:51 PM |
Leicester to host near-surface geology conference: call for papers.

The University of Leicester has been chosen to host a prestigious international geology conference next year. Near Surface 2011, over 12-14 September, will be the 17th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, organised the Near Surface Geoscience Division of the European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers (EAGE).

EAGE is an international organisation for geologists who are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining or civil engineering and is divided into two fairly self-explanatory divisions: Near Surface Geoscience and Oil and Gas Geoscience.

The Near Surface Division concentrates on shallow geophysics – ‘shallow’ meaning down to about 200 metres or so – and its application in environmental work, engineering, archaeology, hydrogeology and other fields.

With Near Surface 2010 (in Zurich) out of the way, the call for papers is now open for the Leicester event. Abstracts are invited on the following topics; the deadline for submission is 6 March 2011.

  • Archaeogeophysics
  • Assessment of industrial mineral deposits
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Environmental geoforensics
  • Geophysics in engineering geology
  • Geotechnical applications
  • Modelling, inversion and data-processing
  • Monitoring and characterisation
  • New technologies
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Shallow-water geophysics
  • Urban geophysics
  • Water resources and leachate pollution

For more information about Near Surface 2011, contact the EAGE head office in the Netherlands on +31 88 995 5055 or