Geophysical Skills Development for Environmental Scientists Workshop

Geophysical Skills Development for Environmental Scientists Workshop

The Geological Society Accredited course is designed for postgraduate research students and early career researchers who wish to learn about the theory, practice and real-world application of environmental geophysics for research and career development.

Dates: Monday 11th to Friday the 15th of May 2020

It involves a five-day Keele-based workshop where attendees will learn theory, then undertake geophysical data collection, processing and integration of a range of near-surface geophysical instrumentation commonly used in environmental research (e.g., GPR, electrical resistivity, microgravity, electromagnetic and magnetic techniques, seismics, etc.). The course is aimed towards environmental and natural scientists that have limited theoretical/practical experience of near-surface geophysics but wish (or intend) to use these techniques in their research or future career.

The course is led by Drs Jamie Pringle & Ian Stimpson of the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group at Keele University and Mr Tim Grossey of RSK STATS Ltd who have over fifty years experience of research and training in academic and industrial near-surface geophysics.

The course, including residential accommodation, breakfast and lunch, is free for eligible PhD students and early career researchers. Places will be allocated preferentially to NERC-funded PhD students (at all stages), Early Career Researchers and Fellowship holders (i.e., 50% or more funded by NERC). However, a number of funded places may be available to applicants who do not meet these criteria.

This year the course is also open to a limited number of graduate-entry commercial employees, keeping in mind that they are not the focus of the course. As the course is accredited by the Geological Society, Fellows will have a course fee discount.

The NSGG is offering to fund the course cost and accommodation for one applicant to attend the workshop. (please note travel and subsistence is not included)

To find out more about the workshop and apply for a place please refer to the course website