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Benefits of individual membership

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SEG Journals

Beginning in January 2014, the base membership package for Associate and Active members
will include online access to:

  • The Leading Edge
  • Members' choice of one (1) additional SEG journal — Interpretation or Geophysics
  • Additional journal subscriptions (online or in print) are available at the discounted SEG member price.

The Leading Edge (TLE): Published monthly, this gateway publication introduces new geophysical theory, instrumentation, and established practices to scientists in a wide range of geoscience disciplines. Most material presented in a manner that minimizes theory and emphasizes practical applications. Paper copies of TLE are sent with most memberships.

Geophysics: Published bimonthly, this archival, peer-reviewed journal contains articles relating to all aspects of applied geophysics. Its articles cover the entire spectrum of geophysical methods, including seismology, potential fields, electromagnetic, and borehole measurements. Published since 1936, Geophysics provides theoretical and mathematical tools needed to reproduce depicted work. The entire archive of technical articles is available online. A subscription to the print edition of Geophysics can be purchased for a nominal fee.

Interpretation: This new journal, copublished by SEG and AAPG, is a peer-reviewed journal for advancing the practice of subsurface interpretation. Interpretation is a dedicated forum for subsurface interpretation geoscientists. While many activities of geoscientists routinely require judgment, interpretation here specifically refers to conceptualization of the subsurface by an interpreter with incomplete information and a-priori knowledge.Interpretation is published on a quarterly basis and is available in both print and online formats. 

SEG members receive online access to the SEG Digital Library (Geophysics, The Leading Edge, Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition), The Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, and the Symposium on Applications of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems Proceedings. The archive includes Geophysics technical papers from 1936 through the current issue, TLE and the Expanded Abstracts from 1982 to the present; JEEG from 1995 to the present, and the SAGEEP Proceedings from 1988 to the present. Full text of papers is available to members logged in to The TLE Digital Edition is also available via member login. An email address is required for online access.

Reference Publications
SEG publishes
books, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, videos, and slide sets covering the entire spectrum of applied geophysics topics. SEG members receive major discounts on SEG publications; online ordering is available.

Meetings and Workshops
SEG meetings
offer valuable education and networking opportunities to keep you on the leading edge in your career. SEG members receive substantial discounts on registration.

Annual Meeting
SEG's Annual Meeting and International Exposition is the world's premier geophysical event, featuring more than 850 technical paper presentations and an exposition showcasing the latest in geophysical products and services. It regularly brings together more than 8,000 exploration industry professionals from around the globe.

Development and Production Forum
This annual event brings new and emerging development and production technologies into open discussion, with the dual purpose of education and exchange of ideas.

Summer Research Workshops
Held annually, these workshops examine, clarify, and promote research in a wide range of applied geophysics topics.

International Meetings
More than 60% of SEG's members live outside the United States, and one of the ways SEG serves them is through a growing international meetings program.

Professional Development
Members obtain essential training in geophysics and career-enhancing skills through Continuing Education courses and lecturers at special member prices. SEG offers continuing education courses, SEG Distinguished Instructor Short courses, and Distinguished and Honorary Lectures.

SEG meetings and courses provide outstanding opportunities for geoscience professionals to network with their associates in academics and industry. Members also enjoy interaction with their peers through geographic sections and special-interest committees.

Members Only Web Page Access
Access the SEG Web to find information on the Society, to review and receive discounts on a variety of SEG products and services, to learn about Membership benefits or make changes to membership information, and to access the membership directory, an online search facility containing an updated list of SEG members.

Employment Referral
The SEG Employment Referral site gives members who are seeking new positions the ability to post a brief résumé. Helpful site links are also accessible as a service to our members that are career transitioning. Employers can use the same venues to post job opportunities.

AAPG-SEG Group Insurance Program
SEG, in partnership with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, offer health and life insurance coverage to geophysicists both in the United States and abroad.

Additional Benefits by Member Classification

Active members* shall enjoy all privileges of the Society. Additional benefits for Active members only:

  • hold office
  • to vote on all matters submitted to the membership
  • to petition the Council or Executive committee on any matter
  • to sponsor applicants for membership
  • to publish their affiliation with the Society

*Active members shall include Honorary, Life and Emeritus members.

Associate and Student members shall be entitled to attend the meetings of the Society, to receive its journals, and to purchase its publications on the same terms as Active Members.

Student members receive full online access to the SEG Digital Library. Students can purchase a subscription to The Leading Edge in print for an additional US$36 and Geophysics in print for an additional US$60.

(This reflects a change in student benefits that took place on 1 January 2011. Read more about the change from Steve Hill.)

Special Student Benefits include:

  • Quarterly online newsletter, the Anomaly
  • Minimal admission fee to the SEG Annual Meeting and International Exposition
  • SEG scholarship opportunities
  • Student discounts on continuing education courses, workshops and on books purchased in the SEG Book Mart
  • Student Sections may be available in some locations
  • Upon graduation, student members are eligible to transfer to Associate Membership and receive FREE dues for one year following graduation
  • And most of all, through association with fellow SEG members, students enjoy the benefit of developing professional contact and industry ties, increased opportunities for networking, and guidance in career planning/development.