Student Exploration Geophysics Association University of Calgary

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Student Exploration Geophysics Association University of Calgary
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University University of Calgary
President Angel Ramos Hernandez
Faculty Advisor Daniel O. Trad
Country Canada
Status Active
Ranking Ridge Level

SEGA (Student Exploration Geophysics Association) was formed in Fall 2017, when SEG Calgary Student Chapter teamed up with the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) student chapters. This collaborative group's goal is improving the geoscience student experience. This is done by providing a variety of learning opportunities like industry talks and student presentations, encouraging community involvement by volunteering, and building ties with industry and professional associations by providing opportunities for student involvement in the SEG.

Current SEGA Officers

SEG Honorary & Distinguished Lectures

Prof. Sergey Fomel January 22, 2020 "Automating seismic data analysis and interpretation"

Dr. John T. Etgen September 11, 2019 "Practical insights and techniques in seismic velocity estimation"

Dr. Christine Krohn September 19, 2018 "The complexity just below our feet and the implications for the fidelity of land seismic data"

Dr. Dan Whitmore October 13, 2015 "Concepts and applications of imaging with multiples and primaries"

SEGA Talk series

SEGA talks are the regular meetings, during which industry professionals talk about their experiences and study cases of geoscience data processing and analysis, sharing their knowledge with students. It is an excellent example of how SEGA bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our meetings are attended not only by students but also by our professors, which often results in a lively discussion.

Past activities

UofC Geophysical Paper Club


The Geophysical Papers Club is a recreational study group that meets every two weeks. A paper is assigned to be read before each meeting. At the meeting a brief summary of the paper is given, then the paper is discussed. This discussion may include unfamiliar jargon and terminology to the concepts and the intention of the author(s).


  • Make technical papers more accessible for student
  • Establish a list of papers recommended by professors, fellow students and industry professionals
  • Build strategies for reading scientific papers independently

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