NSGG Postgraduate Symposium 2014

13th May 2014 at British Geological Survey, Keyworth

NSGG will hold their Student Geophysics Symposium 2014 on Tuesday 13 May 2014, from 9am - 4pm, at BGS Keyworth.

The event has a long tradition amongst NSGG meetings and will provide a national forum for all students currently working in the areas of near-surface, environmental and applied geophysics to meet and network with each other. Postgraduate students will present research-in-progress papers (15+5 min talks) about their projects, and answer questions from their peers. A Best Paper Award (£200 cash prize) will be available.

Download the programme and abstracts here

The programme will include a keynote talk:

Dr Adam Booth, Imperial College London: “Geophysics in the freezer: Seismic properties of glacier ice”.

Attendance will be free to all delegates.

Pre-registration by all delegates is requested (email:

A free lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees only.

Everyone wishing to get an insight into current research in near-surface geophysics is most welcome to attend.



Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics & Forensic Geoscience: Future Horizons

Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, 2nd and 3rd December 2014

2nd December 2014: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics

The Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society of London (NSGG) is pleased to announce the eleventh 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, English Heritage, Fort Cumberland, Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK; Tel.: +44 (0)23 9285 6749; Fax.: +44 (0)23 9285 6701, email:  

3rd December 2014: Forensic Geoscience: Future Horizons

This multidisciplinary meeting will capture shared interests between the geological, environmental science, forensic science, geophysics, engineering, geotechnical, mining and archaeological communities in assessing the future of forensic geoscience. Sessions will include quality assurance in forensic geoscience; geoforensic applications in serious crime and terrorism investigations; techniques at crime scenes; environmental crime; and the issues of interpretation of geological forensic evidence.

 Convenor: Dr Ruth Morgan, UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences, 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ, UK. Tel:  +44 (0)20 3108 3062, 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. 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 illustrative material, no later than the 31st August 2014. These will be collated and made available to all those attending.