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Deadline extended for modeling papers

Geophysics has extended the deadline by one month—to 30 November 2006—for submission of papers to a special issue that will be titled "Seismic Modeling with Applications to Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation." The objective of the upcoming special issue is to elucidate modeling algorithms, methodologies, and their applications in acquisition, processing, interpretation, and visualization of seismic data.

Contributions can be based on theory and algorithms (e.g., finite difference, pseudospectral, parallelization strategy), physics of wave propagation (e.g., acoustic, elastic, anisotropic, viscoelastic), acquisition geometries (e.g., borehole, VSP, surface, OBC), modeling applications (e.g., hypothesis testing, acquisition design, interpretive processing), or other relevant and related topics. Contributions related to modeling of GPR and CSEM also are welcome.

Authors should submit papers using the normal online submission system for Geophysics and indicate that it is a contribution for the special issue on seismic modeling. The special issue editors would like to receive a provisional title and list of authors as soon as possible. The special issue editors are:

Johan Robertsson (
J. Bee Bednar (
Joakim Blanch (

Related Link: Geophysics Online Submission

Given the tight timeline for publication of this issue, Geophysics editors will strictly enforce author submission guidelines, covered in "Instructions to Authors" published in the January-February 2006 issue and online.

Related Link: Instructions to Authors

Normal page and color charges will apply. Please note Geophysics page and color charges at the following link.

Related Link: Geophysics Page Charges

SEG Foundation

Online Scholarship Applications

The SEG Foundation is pleased to present new online applications for the SEG Foundation Scholarship Program.

Related Link: SEG Foundation Scholarship Program

SEG International Exhibition and
76th Annual Meeting

On-site Registration

On-site registration opened 1 p.m. Friday, September 29 for the SEG International Exposition and 76th Annual Meeting, held 1-6 October 2006 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit the following page for times and registration pricing.

Related Link: Annual Meeting Registration

SEG encourages your support in its efforts to keep membership dues and registration fees low by utilizing official hotels only. Booking through the SEG housing source offers you the best available price and closest proximity to the convention center and headquarters hotel activities.

Related Link: Annual Meeting Housing and Transportation

Technical Program

The full technical program with all of the accepted abstracts has been posted online. Contributions from all geophysical disciplines and from all parts of the world are represented in the Technical Program scheduled for New Orleans, created from more than 800 abstracts received for review.

Related Link: Annual Meeting Technical Program

Geoscience Center

This year, the Geoscience Center booth in the SEG Pavilion will feature live presentations of hands-on activities that have been developed and tested in our Tulsa educational "lab."  Area 5th- and 6th-grade students are invited to participate at one of three morning sessions, from Monday, 2 October through Wednesday, 4 October. These activities have been developed to interest youth in geoscience, both geology and geophysics.

SEG members interested in making school presentations are encouraged to observe these demonstrations and pick up the "Activity Scripts" that detail the presentation concepts, processes, state school standards applications, time requirements, and materials needed.  Many other educational resource materials will be available to SEG members for use with primary and secondary school students, as well as Boy and Girl Scout geoscience merit badges.


AAPG/SEG Student Expo
9-10 October 2006
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

We'll take you from potential to opportunity! The 9th Annual AAPG/SEG Student Expo will be a unique opportunity to link geoscience students with industry recruiters. Students benefit by presenting their work, networking, and interviewing with multiple employers while companies enjoy cost-efficient recruiting from a diverse and talented student population.

Professional Development

Distinguished Lecture Series

Bill Fahmy, SEG/AAPG Joint Fall 2006 Distinguished Lecturer, began his tour 24 August 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is scheduled to give 18 more presentations before the end of January. His talk is titled "DHI/AVO Best Practices Methodology and Applications." His abstract, biography, and itinerary are available on the SEG Professional Development site.

Related Link: Fall 2006 Distinguished Lecturer

The online Distinguished Lecture Presentation Library continues to draw attention and excellent reviews. This is the perfect opportunity for those who cannot attend a Distinguished Lecture to view the full presentation. Those who have participated can refresh their memories by viewing a lecture again. Viewing any presentation is free of charge. Please take a moment to fill in the evaluation afterward; this will help SEG improve this service.

Related Link: Distinguished Lecturers Presentation Library

Distinguished Instructor Short Course

Only six stops remain on the 2006 SEG/EAGE DISC tour. Kurt Marfurt's course, titled "Seismic Attribute Mapping of Structure and Stratigraphy," has been the most successful DISC in several years. Please visit the SEG Professional Development site for a complete abstract and schedule. Registrations for most venues should be made through the local host society; registrations for the Annual Meeting presentation should be made through the SEG Professional Development Department.

Related Link: SEG/EAGE DISC 2006


Member-Get-a-Member 2006

SEG is wrapping up another fantastic year for the Member-Get-a-Member Program. Check the following link often for the results of the final drawing, to be announced in late October, as well as information about next year's Member-Get-a-Member Program.

Related Link: Member-Get-a-Member 2006

Eligible for Emeritus Status?

In accordance with Article III, Section 6 of the SEG Constitution, "an Active Member in good standing may become an Emeritus Member upon reaching sixty-five years of age, provided the member has been an Active or Associate Member for a total of thirty years." Emeritus members enjoy all the privileges of the Society with a 50% reduction in dues.

SEG has sent a letter to all eligible Active members. If you feel you are eligible and did not receive a letter, please contact Member Services.

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