Co-organized by:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Chinese Geophysical Society

Co-sponsored by:
Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Korean Society of Earth and Exploration Geophysicists
Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan

2013 SEG Conference

Near Surface Geophysics Asia Pacific Conference

17-19 July 2013
Beijing International Convention Center
Beijing, China

Near Surface Geophysics Asia Pacific ConferenceThe continuing growth in influence of near surface geophysics has brought this area of geophysics to the forefront. As a result, in an unprecedented move, a Near Surface Geophysics Asia Pacific Conference was approved by five international geophysical societies.

This conference will focus on near-surface issues within the Asia Pacific region and provide a world-class forum to your new technical advances, developments and applications in near-surface geophysics.

We welcome submission of papers covering theoretical developments and case histories in the broad topic of near surface geophysics, including:

Important Dates

1 May 2013 - Abstract & application submission deadline

13 June 2013 - Advance registration deadline

Important Documents

Registration Form

Call for Papers Application

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus

Abstract Template
(Microsoft Word Template)

Technical Program & Schedule

  • Shallow Seismology
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Electric, EM and NMR Methods
  • Engineering Geophysics
  • Mining and Geothermal Exploration
  • Remote Sensing and Lidar Applications
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Rock and Soil Properties
  • Borehole Geophysics
  • Modeling and Inversion
  • Geophysical Instruments
Workshop process:
  1. The committee will review applications and papers to determine acceptance
  2. If you have been accepted you will be notified by mid-May
  3. Once you have been accepted you will receive registration and housing information by email
  4. Register and pay the fee to attend the workshop
  5. Make housing reservations with hotel
  6. Enjoy the workshop and make some great contacts

The registration fee for professionals by 13 June is US$450. After 13 June, the price increases to US$550.
The registration fee for students by 13 June is US$315. After 13 June, the price increases to US$415.


Discounted room rates have been secured at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Park View Wuzhou Hotel and the North Star Continental Grand Hotel.

Crowne Plaza:

The room rate for a superior room is RMB 908+15% which includes one breakfast. The fee for internet in the room is RMB 3/min and RMB 120/day. They provide free internet in the hotel lobby. Reservations can be booked online. If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates (16-20 July), you will need to book a separate reservation on the website or contact the hotel directly at Crown Plaza Beijing Park View Wuzhou (+86) (10) 84982288, ext. 7136. Don't hesitate to make your reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be valid only as long as the hotel has rooms available, up to and including 20 July.

North Star Continental Grand Hotel:

Chinese guest rooms
Deluxe standard room's contract rate is 680 Yuan/day with double Chinese style breakfast.
Apartment room's contract rate is 1280 Yuan/day with single Western style breakfast.

Foreign guests rooms
Deluxe standard room's contract rate is 780 Yuan/day with single Western style breakfast.
Apartment room's contract rate is 1280 Yuan/day with single Western style breakfast.

You can make your reservation online. The password to the reservation is: dqwlxh. Alternatively, you can call (+86) (10) 84985588 to make your reservation.


Tuesday, 16 July: Registration
Wednesday, 17 July-Friday, 19 July: Full day break-out sessions in the mornings and afternoons. There will be a gala dinner on one of the evenings.


The Exhibit Hall will be open Wednesday, 17 July-Friday, 19 July. For more information on exhibiting at this conference contact or


The meeting will be held at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing, China.

Visa information/invitation letter:

Participants in the Near Surface Geophysics Asia Pacific Conference may generate an official invitation letter using the form below. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use in obtaining a visa.

For those whose company or organization is planning on sending more than one individual to the workshop, additional documentation may be required for scheduling an appointment with the local Chinese embassy. If additional assistance is required, fill out a separate invitation letter for each individual requesting a visa using the form below. Each invitation letter has a unique reference number. Produce one cover letter listing all individuals requesting a visa. The letter must include the following information for each individual:

  • name
  • passport number
  • date and place of birth
  • nationality as it appears on the passport
  • reference number from the invitation letter

Fax these forms together with the cover letter printed on the group's official stationery to +1 (918) 497.5557, attention Visa Letter Assistance. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the China.

If you have any questions about this form or the letter it generates, please send us an e-mail.

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Organizing Committee:

John Bradford (Boise State University), Jian Guo (Chinese Geophysical Society), Koya Suto (Terra Australis Geophysica Pty Ltd), Myeong-Jong Yi (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources), Hiroaki Yamanaka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

SEG Meeting Planner:

Amy Watson