When was the Italian Section EAGE SEG founded?
The Italian section was founded in 2001.
In Italy there was not a professional organization for the exploration and applied geophysics that could have been considered as meeting point for all the professionals and academics working in those fields. Some eminent geophysicists and agencies supported the cause: the OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics) dealt with the legal aspects and the secretariat; ENI E&P Division secured its support and, through Luca Bertelli, then Vice-President-Elect of EAGE, a link with EAGE; well-known scientists such as Fabio Rocca, Domenico Patella and Alfredo Mazzotti provided support from academia. The latter became the first President of the Italian EAGE-SEG Section.
What are the main objectives of the Italian Section EAGE SEG?
The aim of the Association is to promote the geophysical sciences, training and professional training of its members, with a focus on Applied Geophysics for environmental protection, mining exploration, civil engineering, cultural heritage and archaeology, research of energy sources, the study and modeling of ore deposits, the search for water.
Does registering as an Observer of the S.I. EAGE SEG come at a cost?
No, registration to the Italian Section EAGE SEG is free.
How long does the Board of Directors remain in office?
The executive board elections are held every two years. All ordinary members who have applied to hold specific positions on the Board of Directors, namely the position of President, Vice-President and Board member, are eligible. All ordinary and collective members are voters. Each position will be awarded to the candidate who reaches the most votes for the specific position for which he is a candidate. If two or more candidates have obtained the same number of votes, the allocation of the position will be determined by the membership seniority either at the EAGE or SEG.