Delft Organization of Geophysics Students

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Delft Organization of Geophysics Students
University Delft University of Technology
President Aukje Veltmeijer
Faculty Advisor Evert Slob
Country Netherlands
Status Active
Ranking Ridge level

The Delft Organization of Geophysics Students (DOGS) is the SEG student chapter of Delft University of Technology, founded in 1991. It represents both master and graduate students at the University and promotes the application of geophysics. Originally the chapter was founded to help students find (financial) support to attend professional conventions and meetings. Membership of the DOGS chapter is free, the chapter is funded by the TU Delft and sponsors of the industry.

The chapter represents undergraduate and graduate students both in the group of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience and in the DELPHI research consortium. Master students generally attend the educational programme of the IDEA League, an international collaboration between TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, ETH Zürich, Chalmers University and Politenico di Milano. Through these universities, the DOGS chapter has ties all over Europe in both the Academics and Industry.

The chapter is one of the main driving forces for organizing talks in the department, ranging from outside speakers such as honorary lectures to talks given in the department by staff and students, the weekly Thursday Talks. Additional activities that are organized are visits to companies and opportunities to discuss the curriculum and research in the section. Aside from the more formal occasions, the DOGS chapter also hosts drinks and other social events for both staff and students.

Current SEG Student Chapter Officers

Board of the DOGS chapter in 2021. From left to right: Johno van IJsseldijk (President), David Naranjo (Secretary), Aukje Veltmeijer (Vice-President) and Billy Revelo Obando (Treasurer).
Function Name
President Aukje Veltmeijer
Vice-President David Naranjo
Secretary Iban Masfara
Treasurer Entela Kane
Faculty Advisor Evert Slob

SEG Student Chapter Ranking

Certificate of excellence, obtained by the DOGS chapter in 2016.

In 2016 and 2017 DOGS was rewarded the rank of SEG SUMMIT Student Chapter, to recognize the contributions by the members to the section and the community. As of 2019, the DOGS chapter is ranked at Ridge level.

Thursday Talks

Every week the DOGS chapter organizes a talk by a student or staff member in an informal setting and, on occasion, outside speakers are invited to give a talk. The talks are attended by staff and students and some members of nearby companies. The schedule of the talks can be found here.

DOGS Drinks

Members of the DOGS chapter during a social drink in 2018.

On a regular basis, the chapter organizes social drinks for the department. Staff and students attend these drinks, where there is an opportunity to socialize.

Special lectures and courses

Members of the DOGS chapter together with visitors attending the DISC short course by Doug Oldenburg (far left) in 2017

The DOGS chapter has hosted several special guest lecturers and courses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Evgeny Landa: Pitfalls and challenges of seismic imaging. Honorary SEG lecture Europe 2015
  • Michael Kemper: Infusing rock physics into seismic inversion. Honorary SEG lecture Europe 2016
  • Martin Landrø: New trends in marine seismic acquisition – possibilities and impact on data quality. Honorary SEG lecture Europe 2017
  • Doug Oldenburg: Geophysical Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications. DISC short course 2017
  • Ivan Vasconcelos: Full-wavefield focusing in seismic imaging – Concepts, applications, and examples. Honorary SEG lecture Europe 2018
  • Dirk Gajewski: Wavefront attributes – A tool for processing, imaging, and model building. Honorary SEG lecture Europe 2019
  • Felix Herrmann: Sometimes it pays to be cheap – Compressive time-lapse seismic data acquisition. Distinguished SEG lecture Europe 2019

International Activities

IDEA League

Group picture after dinner and bowling of the IDEA League with staff and students in December 2017.

The DOGS chapter is strongly tied to the international MSc programme of the IDEA League. Many of its members are current attendees or alumni of the programme. The chapter organizes company visits for the students and graduate members often support the under-graduate members during their studies. Near Christmas, the chapter, along with the University, organizes a special dinner and activity for all the staff and the students. The yearly graduation of the IDEA League takes place in Delft as well.


The members of the DOGS chapter participate in various activities around the world such as doing fieldwork or attend special fieldcamps. Due to their strong work ethic and insight, members of the DOGS chapter are generally welcomed at many places.


Current sponsors of the DOGS chapter are:

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