Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology.
AEG's values are based on the belief that its members have a responsibility to assume stewardship over their fields of expertise. In support of serving an international network of environmental and engineering geologists devoted to excellence, AEG values:
Upholding sound principles of scientific inquiry with respect to the study and evaluation of geologic processes, their impact on humans, and the human impact on Earth
Encouraging and facilitating ongoing education and training as well as supporting members in their dedication to their work
Building public appreciation for how environmental and engineering geology contribute to public safety and the protection of property
AEG is the acknowledged international leader in environmental and engineering geology, and is greatly respected for its stewardship of the profession. AEG offers information on environmental and engineering geology useful to practitioners, scientists, students, and the public. Other geosciences organizations recognize the value of using and sharing AEG's outstanding resources.
AEG leads the profession in its advocacy for:
Codes and Standards as each affects the practice of applied geosciences.
AEG's administration assures representation for all its members. Its outstanding staff assists members with a wide range of services that enable them to be more effective in their professional lives. Staff regularly reviews and modifies these services to adapt to the membership’s changing needs. AEG’s membership continually grows. Members and students are attracted by the educational and networking opportunities and the quality services provided.
The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) is an applied scientific organization founded in 1992.
to promote the science of geophysics especially as it is applied to environmental and engineering problems; to foster common scientific interests of geophysicists and their colleagues in other related sciences and engineering; to maintain a high professional standing among its members; and to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons interested in the science.
EEGS is the premier society championing the development and appropriate use of environmental and engineering geophysics.
EEGS is incorporated in the State of Colorado as a not-for-profit corporation and has approximately 650 members. The society's primary activity is its annual meeting. In addition, it develops and distributes a peer-reviewed scientific journal, as well as a newsletter, quarterly. It also publishes, markets, and distributes books and CD-ROMs on the application and use of geophysical technologies.
The annual meeting of the organization, known as the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), is held in the late winter or early spring. Attendance over the last several years averages about 350. SAGEEP is internationally recognized as the leading conference on the practical application of shallow geophysics. It occurs over a 5-day period, with approximately 150 oral and poster presentations, several educational workshops, numerous vendor presentations, and a commercial exhibition. A set of proceedings, comprised of technical papers presented at the conference is distributed. SAGEEP pre-dates EEGS, and proceedings exist for every year starting with 1988.
A peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG), is published quarterly and distributed via mail to the EEGS membership and academic libraries. Articles from recent issues (2005 forward) are available online to members of subscribing institutions through GeoScienceWorld (www.geoscienceworld.org). An electronic newsmagazine, FastTIMES, is also produced quarterly and is distributed via email and as a downloadable file through the society's web page.
There are several student chapters in North America and Canada. In addition, EEGS maintains close ties with the near surface geophysics section (formerly EEGS-European Section) of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Near-Surface Geophysics Section of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Near-Surface Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union, and formal affiliated society agreements with several international professional societies.