NSGG Postgraduate Research Symposium 2019

NSGG Postgraduate Research Symposium 2019


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.
Date: Friday 17th May 2019
Venue: Geophysical Test Site, Stoughton Road, Oadby, Leicester.
Registration fee: £20.00 Standard delegate rate, £15.00 concessions (Students & Retired). Registration is joint with the NSGG Field exhibition.
Conveners: Adam Booth (University of Leeds a.d.booth@leeds.ac.uk) Jim Whiteley (BGS – jwhi@bgs.ac.uk)

The Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) invites submissions from postgraduate students for our 2019 Postgraduate Research Symposium.  The event is hosted at the NSGG Geophysical Test Site, at Leicester University.

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.


A big thanks to RSK for sponsoring lunch at this event

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 Carbon”, we will hold a special session featuring near-surface geophysical methods as applied to any aspect of carbon characterisation – be it the detection of organic matter in the subsurface, the monitoring and sequestration of waste carbon, or studies associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

The deadline for the submission of a 500-word abstract, plus 1 optional figure, is 17:00 on Friday 19th April 2019. Abstracts should be emailed to Dr Adam Booth (a.d.booth@leeds.ac.uk); 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.  Note that this event is held alongside the NSGG’s field exhibition, and registering for one event automatically registers you for the other. We look forward to welcoming you to Leicester!