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Zhejiang University Hosts The 8th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2018)

Editor: 邵丹蕾     Author: Zhong Yi     Time: 2018-06-21      Number of visits :394

The 8th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG2018) was successfully held in Zhejiang University from June 10 to June 14th, 2018.

The conference invited 16 distinguished scholars from China, United States, and Europe to give keynote speech, more than 290 delegates from China and abroad attended the conference.

The conference is a biennial international event in the academic world of geophysics. “Near-surfer Geophysics and Habitability” is the theme of this year’s conference. It focuses on the exchange of latest research progress of near-surfer geophysics in the fields of engineering, environment, and resources, and latest geophysical technologies and methods in the earthquakes, ground penetrating radar, and electromagnetic methods. 

Prof. Xia Jinghai, Chairman of the conference, presided over the opening ceremony On the morning of June 11. He introduced the history of ICEEG and the special guests, and also expressed his welcome and gratitude to all delegates and sponsors. Dr. Ye Min, deputy secretary of Communist Party Committee of Zhejiang University, Professor Zhao Diandong, deputy chairman of the Chinese Geophysical Society, and Xia Qunke, dean of School of Earth Sciences of Zhejiang University, delivered speeches respectively and all wished the conference a success.

Subsequently, Academician Yang Wencai from Zhejiang University, Prof. Lee Slater from Rutgers University “Understanding Hydrological Connectivity of Nutrient Transport from Agricultural Fields to Drainage Ditches Using Electrical Geophysics”, Prof. Dong Shuwen from Nanjing University “Outline of Progress and Prospect of SinoProbe”, Prof. Larose Eric of the French National Academy of Sciences gave keynote speeches “Environmental Seismology: Non”respectively. Among them, Academician Yang Wencai advocated building “Smart City” through efficient use of underground space, using near-surfer geophysical methods to improve human habitation, strive to build beautiful homeland for mankind in his keynote speech “Building Underground Communities in Smarter Hilly Cities”

Prof. Michele Pipan from University of Trieste, Prof. Qingyun Qing from Institute of Geology and Geophysics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Kamini Singha from Colorado Institute of Mines, Prof. Liu Xiaobo from University of Connecticut, Prof. Edward Woolery from University of Kentucky, Prof. Tian Gang from Zhejiang University In turn, wonderful conference reports were made on their respective research areas, which led to heated discussion among participants. 

At the same time, the organizing committee of the conference also published an English Proceedings of “Near-Surfer Geophysics and Habitability” through Science Press USA Inc.. Selected papers will be searched by ISTP; 10 outstanding papers will be selected and will be recommended to related SCI. Published in the magazine; selected 18 Excellent Student Presenters.

On June 10, at the ICEEG conference, delegates voted by secret ballot and decided to hand over the ICEEG2020 conference to Jilin University. The alliance meeting also agreed to carry out long-term cooperation with the International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) in the Middle East and signed a memorandum of cooperation.

Near-surfer is the most complex, sensitive and fragile part of the earth and is closely related to human production and life. In recent years, as a result of the rapid population increase and the acceleration of global urbanization, there has been a dramatic increase in near-surface human activities. In the coming years, the process of urbanization in China will develop at an unprecedented rate. China's urbanization depends on healthy and sustainable near-surface. The extensive application of innovative geophysical technologies in the fields of environment and engineering is of great significance to the safe use of underground space and the reasonable protection of human settlements. This conference will build a platform for researchers working in the field of near-surface geophysics. The successful organization of the conference will promote the development of near-surfer geophysics.

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