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Distinguished Lecture Committee

The primary objective of the Distinguished Lecture Committee is to compile a list of ranked candidates to make speaking tours of SEG Sections (where the word "Sections" is used, it includes Associated Societies and Student Sections), for consideration by the Executive Committee.

Global Affairs Committee

The objectives of the Global Affairs Committee are to foster SEG’s global nature and be the link between the SEG, other SEG committees, and global countries. The committee should be responsive to the needs of SEG members and geophysicists and promote better communication among geophysical societies around the globe.

Gravity and Magnetics Committee

The objectives of the Gravity and Magnetics Committee are to serve as the focus for activities within the Society dealing with gravity and magnetic methods of exploring and developing the earth's resources and solving engineering and environmental problems; serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee and other committees of the Society on matters dealing with gravity and magnetic methods; and to plan, organize, and implement activities that promote gravity and magnetic methods.

Interpretation Committee

The primary objective of the Interpretation Committee is to provide a focal point for interpreters within the SEG and promote the science of interpretation. This objective is accomplished through the work of the following subcommittees:

Sequence Stratigraphy Subcommittee is charged with communicating advancements in the field of sequence stratigraphy as it applies to geophysical interpretation to the geophysical community. This is accomplished through the solicitation of articles for publication in The Leading Edge that inform and stimulate interest in the geophysical application of sequence stratigraphy.

3D Data Bank Subcommittee promotes the release of 3D seismic data for both public utilization and academic use.

Workshop Subcommittee organizes workshops to be conducted in conjunction with SEG's Annual Meeting.

SEG/AAPG Exchange Subcommittee provides liaison between the two societies. The primary responsibility of this subcommittee is the selection, organization, and distribution of papers and poster papers for presentation at each society's Annual Meeting.

Shallow Interpretation Subcommittee strives to bridge the gap between interpreters of oil/gas people and environmentalists.

Velocity Subcommittee addresses major interpretation problems associated with velocity, including tutorials for basic understanding, plus discussion on advanced integration.

Membership Committee

The primary objective of the Membership Committee is to assist in the growth of the Society through increased membership. This effort is necessary to ensure that the Society maintains its reputation for having the profession's highest ranking geophysicists among its Active Membership, and of being the world's largest geophysical society. The committee is also challenged with encouraging geophysicists in the field to join as Active members, encouraging the industry's nonprofessionals to seek Associate Membership, and to encourage students seeking degrees in the earth sciences to consider Student Membership.

Mining and Geothermal Committee

The primary objective of the Mining and Geothermal Committee is to advise the Executive Committee on all matters involving mining and/or geothermal exploration. They also recommend to the Executive Committee material on mining and/or geothermal exploration which the Society should consider for publication in Geophysics and/or for special publication, and is prepared to accept special assignments involving mining and/or geothermal exploration at the request of the Executive Committee.

Online Committee

The primary objective of the Online Committee is to oversee the content, structure and operation of the SEG’s electronic communications services, primarily the Internet servers. The Online Committee works closely with the SEG Publications and Computer Services departments to structure the SEG’s Web pages to best serve the membership, and it recommends which features should be provided to the membership via the Internet. The Online Committee is composed of members who have a strong familiarity with Internet operation and electronic technology and/or have a deep understanding of the workings and culture of the SEG. The Online Committee also recommends policy on which features should be provided on the SEG Web site, i.e. advertising (when, where, and what type), fee for services, and supported document formats.

Project Review Comittee

The primary objective of the Project Review Committee is to review project proposals requesting sponsorship by the SEG Foundation. The Committee has the objective of completing a peer evaluation of project proposals submitted for consideration for funding by the SEG Foundation. The SEG Foundation will make its decisions on funding of proposals for Foundation support after taking into consideration peer reviews of all such proposals. 

Research Committee

The primary objective of the Research Committee is to improve communication among earth scientists interested in applied research; promote the advancement of science and technology in the applied geoscience community; and disseminate information on advances in exploration and exploitation geophysics. The committee also should advise the Executive Committee on all matters involving research in exploration geophysics, recommend to the Executive Committee material on geophysical exploration research that the Society should consider for publication in Geophysics and/or for special publications, and be prepared to accept special assignments involving geophysical exploration research at the request of the Executive Committee.

Student Sections/Academic Liaison Committee

The primary objectives of the Student Sections/Academic Liaison Committee are to encourage geophysical student groups to seek affiliation, provide liaison with Student Sections already affiliated, promote active participation in SEG activities by Student Sections, encourage students to apply for Student Membership in the Society, and to circulate pertinent information to Student Sections. They are also charged with encouraging and assisting geophysical students, earth science teachers and faculty members in obtaining industry experience, providing the academic community with teaching aids which evidence current technology and information including information CD’s, web pages and teaching kits and disseminating information on earth sciences and geophysics among college students.

Technical Standards Committee

The Technical Standards Committee serves as a forum for discussion of geophysical developments in which standards need to be defined. When problems of sufficient magnitude to warrant action by SEG are identified, an appropriate subcommittee will be appointed to develop a set of standards and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee concerning their adoption. In performing its functions, the Technical Standards Committee shall coordinate, when desirable, its activities with the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), The United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association, and other appropriate technical societies.

Translations Committee

The purpose of the SEG Translations Committee is to review books and articles published internationally and to recommend to the Editor and/or Chairman of the Publications Committee published materials (books or articles) which are deemed to be of sufficient interest to the general membership to warrant translation and publication either in Geophysics or as an SEG special publication.

Youth Education Committee

The objectives of the Youth Education Committee are to preserve and display historically significant as well as modern geophysical instruments, photographs, documents and technique; educate and inform the general public of all ages about the value, history and future of geoscience; recognize the extensive contribution made by the pioneers in geophysics; and make the collection accessible to all SEG members and the general public.