British Geophysical Association
To promote the subject of geophysics and particularly to strengthen the relationships between geology and geophysics in the UK. It achieves this by holding meetings and courses, by encouraging the publication of the results of research and by such other means as are deemed appropriate to an Association by its parent societies.
Post-Graduate Research In Progress Meeting, 2014, University of Liverpool
Talk winner: Tim Hughes, University of Southampton, "Environmental controls on thermal performance of submarine high-voltage cables"
Runner-up: Laura Petrescu, Imperial College London, "Probabilistic inversion and H-k stacking of receiver functions"
Poster winner: Laura Parisi, University of East Anglia, "Waveform modelling of high-frequency body waves of 3-D earth structure"
Runner-up: Michael Allen, University of Liverpool, "Laboratory permeability and seismic velocity anisotropy measurements across the Alpine Fault, New Zealand"
The BGA image competition: promoting UK geophysics.
The competition runs every year, featuring dramatic geophysical fieldwork photos, spectacular images of numerical simulations, stimulating photos of laboratory experiments in progress, or even geophysical data overlays or drapes on topography or other surfaces.
Top prize: £200 and a 1-year membership of one of the BGA parent societies, the Royal Astronomical Society or the Geological Society of London. Runner-up prize: 1-year membership of one of the parent societies.
The 2014 winner was Jan Chylik, University of East Anglia with a photo of adventurous UEA students performing meteorological and hydrological measurements on the dark waters of Slapton Ley, Devon.
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