NSGG Field Exhibition 2017

Date: Thursday 11th May 2017
Venue: NSGG Geophysical Test Site, Leicester University
Registration: £20
                    £15 Concessions (Full time student delegates & senior citizens)
                    Note that registration is joint with the Postgraduate Research Symposium (see below)

Lunch is included for preregistered delegates. Please send dietary preference to

10.00—1600 Live demonstrations of geophysical equipment on the Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) test site, with opportunity for hands-on trials.

The 2017 NSGG field exhibition promises to be an exciting event with an unprecedented number of geophysical instrument manufacturers and suppliers in attendance. 2016 saw a number of new geophysical instruments released into the market, many of which will be demonstrated at the field exhibition.

Equipment demonstrations:

  • Seismic vibrating source for near surface P and S Wave reflection.

  • Multi Transmitter and Receiver ERT system.

  • Multi-channel Magnetometer arrays.

  • New GPR systems.

  • Time Domain electromagnetic system for UXO characterization.

  • Resistivity and Induced polarization inversion software.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

Allied AssociatesBartington
Geomatrix Earth Science LtdGeoscan Research
GeosoftIris Instruments
Guide Line Geo (Mala/ABEM)Seismic Mechatronics
SensysUtsi Electronics

Convenors: Matt Guy (Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd) and Max Moorkamp (Leicester University)

This year the Field Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Postgraduate Research Symposium which will be held on Friday the 12th of May in the Cricket Pavilion. The registration fee permits delegates access to both events.

Please download the flyer (including a map)


On-line registration is now closed, but you can still register on the day. If you register on the day a lunch will NOT be provided.

NSGG Postgraduate Research Symposium 2017

Date: Friday 12th May 2017
Venue: NSGG Geophysical Test Site, Leicester University
Registration: £15 (£20 for non-student delegates)
                    Note that registration is joint with the NSGG Field Exhibition.

The Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) invites submissions from postgraduate students for our 2017 Postgraduate Research Symposium.  

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 mapping.  To mark the Geological Society’s “Year of Risk”, we particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate students researching the application of geophysical methods in geohazards assessment.  A special session of the meeting will be convened for presentations on this topic.  

All presenters will be considered for the NSGG Best Presentation Award. be honoured). All presenters will be considered for the NSGG Best Presentation Award. Lunch will provided at the event, generously sponsored by RSK.

The fee for the Symposium includes co-registration for the NSGG Field Exhibition, also held at the Geophysics Test Site in Leicester, and we would encourage you to make the most of these opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Leicester!  

Please download the flyer

The abstract book is available to download

Convenors: Adam Booth (University of Leeds), Jamie Pringle (Keele University), Max Moorkamp (Leicester University)