Programme Abstract Submission & Instructions

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Everyone is encouraged to submit their paper(s) to any of the parallel conferences, for a chance to join the Technical Programme of NSG2023!

Important information with regard to the submission process:

  • The submission deadline is 25 April 2023.
  • The list of topics has been revised. View the full list below.
  • Submissions must be done using the online system. Submissions via e-mail will not be processed.
  • Your uploaded extended abstract must be in PDF. Word documents will not be accepted.
  • For a complete overview of the requirements, please check the ‘Submission Instructions’.

If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please contact us.

  1. Geophysics Monitoring the Effects of Climate Change
  2. Geophysics for Geothermal Energy and CO2 Storage
  3. Geophysics for Nuclear Waste Storage
  4. Geophysics in Geohazard Studies
  5. Geophysics in Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Investigations
  6. Geophysics Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Government Programmes and International Development
  7. Geophysical Surveys of Cryosphere and Arctic
  8. Adapting Approaches from Oil & Gas Industry in Near Surface Geophysics
  9. Modelling, Inversion and Data-Processing in Near Surface Geophysics
  10. Geophysics in 3D Geological/Geotechnical Modelling
  11. Integrated Approaches in Near-Surface Geophysics
  12. New Technologies, Developments and Research Trends, Machine Learning
  13. Geophysical Investigations in Karst Terrains
  14. Geophysical Investigations in Archaeology (Archaeogeophysics)
  15. Geophysical Investigations in Forensic Sciences
  16. Geophysical Investigations on Brownfields
  17. Geophysical Investigations in Soils & Agriculture
  18. Geophysical Monitoring of Buildings/Structures
  19. Nearshore/Offshore Geophysical Techniques
  20. Airborne and Drone Geophysical Techniques
  21. Geophysical Applications in Mining/Mineral Exploration
  22. Geophysical Applications in Mine Construction/Tailings Design/Monitoring
  1. Geophysics and NDT for Construction and Maintenance of Tunnels and Bridges
  2. Geophysics and NDT for Construction and Maintenance of Roads, Runways and Railroads
  3. Geophysics and NDT for Water Retaining/Supply or Tailing Dams Infrastructure (dams, levees, pipelines)
  4. Geophysics and NDT for Power Supply Infrastructures
  5. Detection and Localization of Buried Objects, Voids and Utilities
  6. Assessment and Monitoring of Infrastructure that is Affected by Hazards
  7. Assessment of Infrastructure Using Engineering Parameters Derived from Geophysics and NDT
  8. Applications of New and Emerging Geophysical Technologies to Infrastructure: Airborne, Satellite, UAV, Fibre Optics, Digital Sensors, DAS
  9. Data Analysis, Big Data, AI & ML using Geophysics and NDT in Infrastructure Planning and Assessment
  10. Geophysics, Engineering, and Construction Modelling and Communication (e.g. expressing uncertainties, developing common data visualisations/standards, etc.)
  11. Interoperability and Integration of Geophysics/NDT Data with Information Models (buildings, infrastructure assets, urban space)
  12. Visualisation of Geophysics/NDT Data in BIM and GIS
  13. Integration of Geophysics and NDT with Parametric Design Optimization
  14. NDT-based Digital Twins for Monitoring and Control of Building and Infrastructure Assets
  1. Characterization and Monitoring (water content and flux) of the Critical Zone Interfaces
    • Soil – Plant – Atmosphere
    • Unsaturated – Saturated Zones
    • Groundwater – Surface Water
    • Freshwater – Saltwater
    • Cryosphere Interfaces
  2. Groundwater Resources and Recharge under a Changing Climate
  3. Characterization and Monitoring of Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards
  4. Environmental Characterization and Remediation
    • Biogeophysical Signals at Contaminated Sites
    • Remediation Monitoring and Assessment
  5. Land-use, Forestry and Agricultural Geophysics
  6. Advances in Methods from Monitoring, Modelling to Processes
    • Spatio-temporal Monitoring (time lapse approaches)
    • Petrophysics in Support of Hydrogeological Process Characterization
    • Reactive Transport: From pore scales to field scales processes
    • Data Integration, Inverse Methods and Machine Learning
  7. Special Session: Hydrogeophysical observatories (highly instrumented sites) and cross disciplinary national and international networks
  8. Special Session: Novel sensors and systems for hydrogeophysics
  1. Seismic Acquisition for Offshore Wind
    • Advancements in seismic methods (for near-surface acquisition)
    • Optimization of acquisition strategies and future trends
    • Environmental impacts of geophysical surveys
  2. Seismic Data Processing for Offshore Wind
    • Advancements in seismic data processing
    • Inversion of near-surface seismic data
    • Re-processing of seismic legacy data for offshore wind
    • Diffraction imaging
  3. Sub-surface Data Interpretation and Integration for Offshore Wind
    • Case studies from offshore windfarm sites
    • Identification and characterisation of shallow sub-surface geohazards
    • Integration of sub-surface geophysical and geotechnical data for foundation studies
    • Seismic and acoustic imaging and characterization of the very shallow seabed (~ 10 m)
  4. Complementary and Novel Geophysical Methods for Sub-surface Characterisation
    • Fixed foundation vs. floating offshore windfarms
    • Developments in buried UXO detection
    • AUVs and USVs - their potential roles in future
    • New methods and innovation in shallow sub-surface characterisation
    • Distributed Acoustic Sensing applications (using fiber optic cables) for extremely-high-resolution seabed classification
    • Application of drone swarms in shallow seismics, or geophysical surveying by aquabotics
    • Non-seismic methods (GPR, EM, magnetometer, gradiometer, ++)
  5. Challenges and Opportunities in Offshore Wind
    • Machine learning applications for ground model development
    • Uncertainty assessment
    • Object detection automation
    • Accuracies of P wave velocity measurements in upper seabed
    • Global integrated databases

Topics may be subject to change.


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Papers can be submitted via the online portal.
Please walk through the steps as outlined in the portal to submit your paper.
You will need an EAGE account log in.

Submission Instructions

Read more about the requirements and submission process

EAGE invites the presentation of new and original material in a range of multi-disciplinary topics in Geoscience and Engineering. The EAGE takes plagiarism very seriously. Therefore, if an extended abstract or paper, after careful review, examination and consideration, is rejected on the basis of plagiarism, ALL authors of the abstract/paper will be denied the opportunity for further abstract submissions for the following three years. Note that this means that NO abstracts/papers from ANY of the authors (as author or co-author on subsequent papers) will be accepted for ANY EAGE event (Annual Meetings, Conferences or Workshops) for a period of three years starting on the date of the event for which the paper was originally submitted.

Titles should be short (max 16 words or 127 characters, longer titles will be cut off) and relevant. Extended abstracts must be in English, original and not have appeared in any other publication.

A summary of the extended abstract (max. 200 words) must be submitted as well.

The body of the extended abstract needs to be four (4) full pages in length, paper size A4. Longer or shorter sized abstracts will not be included in the review process and therefore be rejected. The extended abstract should consist of text and appropriate figures supporting the key message. The text should contain at least one figure and references. Four pages of text alone are not acceptable.

Please do not use more than 1 column for text, do not frame the text, and upload the body of your extended abstract as one document with embedded figures.

A good extended abstract set in the conference template consists of an introduction, the main description of theory or method broken down as appropriate and illustrated with figures, conclusions, optional acknowledgements and references. It should reflect work that is actually completed at the time of submission and not plans or ideas that are still taking shape in the mind of the author or research that is still highly immature.

The extended abstract must concentrate in itself the essential information of the presentation: purpose, methods, results and conclusions. It should be an abbreviated, informative, accurate representation of the presentation and not a mere recital of the subjects to be covered.

The uploaded extended abstract must be in the conference template (doc)/Latex template and in PDF (the portal will not accept other formats). Please make sure the document is not protected.

Template usage:

  • Start your extended abstract with a cover page, including the following:
    • The presentation title;
    • Authors and affiliations;
    • Summary (max 200 words).
  • Start the extended abstract on a new page;
  • Start the body text of your extended abstract directly under the conference logo;
  • Use font ‘Times New Roman 11pts’ with single line spacing. Set the alignment as justified and use the standard Word outline level (body text);
  • Do not add empty lines or modify the line space;
  • Use 2,54 cm (1”) for top, bottom, left and right margin;
  • Do not modify the template header and/or footer;
  • Include at least one graphic;
  • Include references.

The lay-out of the references should be consistent with the style guide for references in the First Break Author Guidelines. Please ensure every citation has a reference and vice versa.

Number the figures sequentially, according to their appearance in the text, and check that each figure is cited in the text.

Supply a short caption for each figure; more detailed discussion of the figure can be reserved for the text. Further information about the use of figure captions and figure numbering can be found in the First Break Author Guidelines.

Example of an extended abstract [PDF:438KB], by courtesy of G.D. Wach. Kindly note that this example does not include the mandatory cover page.

Your extended abstract will be uploaded in several steps in the portal.

Please note that the submission deadline is 25 April 2023, 23:59 CEST. The portal will close automatically after this deadline.

Please note that it is not possible to make changes to the submission information or the uploaded extended abstract after the submission deadline.

The Selection Committee will consider all extended abstracts submitted via the portal by the submission deadline of 25 April 2023, 23:59 CEST. After reviewing and selecting the abstracts the sessions will be composed with the accepted papers to be added to the technical programme. Submitters will be informed if their paper is accepted or rejected via email.

Each extended abstract will be reviewed by at least 2 referees prior to the technical programme selection meeting. The selection process is no formality, on average 1 out of every 4 submitted extended abstracts is rejected!

Authors are required to indicate the topic under which their extended abstract should be evaluated by the review committee.

If you have to withdraw your presentation, please do so as soon as possible via the online response form.

Kindly note that if you withdraw your presentation, the related extended abstract will not be uploaded to EarthDoc or, when uploaded before your withdrawal, it will be removed from the database.

Please note that the deadline to withdraw your presentation without consequences is 15 July 2023, 23:59 CEST.

If you withdraw your presentation after 15 July 2023, 23:59 CEST, you will be listed as no-show and you risk to be banned as a speaker at EAGE events up until 3 years after the conference.

After this deadline it is still possible to list a co-author as replacement presenter. Kindly use the online response form to inform EAGE about the replacement presenter.

The accepted extended abstracts are published on EarthDoc in the accepted version and become official EAGE publications. Badly written extended abstracts not only reflect poorly on the authors, but also on the Association. Many more people read the accepted extended abstracts than those attending the presentation. Therefore EAGE will only consider properly written and informative extended abstracts that are submitted in line with the template instructions.

Authors are encouraged to submit their material for publication in one of the journals of the Association. Acceptance for the conference does not guarantee acceptance for publication in one of the journals.

The programme for Association and Cooperation in Earth Sciences (PACE) is funded by EAGE and supports individual geoscientists to participate actively in selected EAGE events. This support is available for accepted speakers who cannot obtain financial support from other sources. With the PACE programme, EAGE strives to encourage the exchange of information and knowledge among the global geoscientific community.


In order to qualify for PACE support, please take the following criteria into consideration:

  • Only presenters of accepted oral and/or poster presentations who cannot obtain financial support given by their university/institute or other resources will be eligible to receive a grant.
  • A person will only be considered for financial support once every two years.
  • Only EAGE members will be eligible to receive a grant. You can renew or apply for your membership here.
  • Speakers/presenters need to submit their own abstract through their own account before applying for a grant.



The deadline to submit an application is 15 May 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The results will be communicated to all in July 2023 via email.

The PACE support is coordinated by the PACE Committee. Please note that if granted, the PACE support will be limited to registration fee waivers only.

For further information on the selection criteria, please see here. For questions regarding grants, you can contact us.

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