Upcoming meetings

PGRiP 2019: 29-30 August, 2019 Bristol

The British Geophysical Association (BGA) Postgraduate Research in Progress (PGRiP) meeting is an annual two-day gathering of geophysics PhD students from across the UK.

PGRiP is organised by students, for students. We offer an opportunity to network and discuss your latest work with your peers in a friendly environment. Whether you are presenting a poster, giving your first talk, or practicing for larger conferences, everyone is welcome!

Deadline for registration is 9th August.

BSM 2019: Frontiers of Seismology: 4-6 September, 2019 Edinburgh

The British Seismology Meeting (BSM2019: Frontiers of Seismology) aims to bring together seismologists from the UK and abroad, from both industry and academia to present and discuss a wide range of seismological research. The aim is to cover all aspects of seismology. We propose the following list of possible themes:

  • earthquake seismology
  • seismic hazard and risk
  • micro-seismicity
  • nuclear test monitoring
  • induced seismicity
  • seismic engineering
  • exploration seismology
  • imaging the earth at all scales
  • seismic instrumentation
  • dealing with big data
  • earthquake catalogues

The list is not exhaustive and presentations that do not fall into these categories will also be gratefully considered.The meeting will be held at the Informatics Forum in the University of Edinburgh 4-6 September 2019 and will include lunch each day and the conference dinner.


Abstract submission opens: April 4, 2019
Registration starts: April 4, 2019
Early bird registration closes: June 28, 2019
Abstract submission closes: July 3, 2019
Scientific Programme announced: July 22, 2019
Conference: Sept 4-6, 2019

Geophysics in the Critical Zone: Modern Approaches to Characterising Near-Surface Materials

The British Geophysical Association and the Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society of London are pleased to announce that 2019’s New Advances in Geophysics meeting will focus on Geophysics in the Critical Zone the upper 10s of metres of the ground that dominate our interactions with geology.

The drive towards sustainable economic development requires, more than ever, an understanding of the relationship between society and the geology on which it is built.  The properties of the near-surface environment, and the processes acting in it, affect us daily – in the foundations of our cities, the aquifers which store our water, and the soils that grow our food and preserve our history.

The near-surface represents a uniquely challenging environment for geophysical surveys, comprising diverse natural and man-made materials, extreme changes in local ground conditions, and a complex range of subsurface processes. Nonetheless, geophysicists have developed methods to address these challenges.  This meeting highlights modern geophysical approaches to understand the near-surface environment, and showcases future directions for the discipline.

We solicit submissions using geophysics to characterise and quantify properties and processes in the critical zone, and invite participants both from academia and industry.

Save the dates – 11th-12th November 2019, at The Geological Society on London’s Piccadilly – Website can be found here

  • The Organising Committee

Dr Adam Booth (University of Leeds)

Dr Lucy Catt (Reynolds International)

Dr Jean-Christophe Comte (University of Aberdeen)

Jess Holmes (Queen’s University Belfast / British Geological Survey)

Dr Simon Hughes (TerraDat)




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