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2021 AGU-SEG Workshop

About the meeting

The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners from academia and industry together to discuss the method of full-waveform inversion as it pertains to near-surface imaging and different geophysical methods, mainly GPR and seismic. Over the course of four meetings, the theoretical, as well as numerical aspects, of the FWI problem will be presented and discussed. Discussion about the state-of-the-art in all aspects of FWI will be covered, and successful use cases will be showcased, as well as discussions about limitations and current obstacles to getting FWI to work in the near surface. This will be a virtual workshop. Lectures will be pre-recorded so that participants can learn on their own schedules; live discussions and poster sessions will also occur. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the current applications and limitations of FWI for near-surface imaging.

We invite participants from across the geosciences, especially participants from geophysics, geotechnical engineering, applied mathematics, computational science, and related fields.

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The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss full-waveform inversion as it applies to near-surface imaging.


This workshop will take place over 2 months and consists of 4 virtual live meetings. Each of the 4 meetings will have a theme related to an aspect of FWI, and the final meeting will showcase state-of-the-art applications and case studies. A live virtual poster session will occur after the discussions during each of the 4 meetings. This format provides presenters the opportunity to deliver a pre-recorded oral presentation and engage in a live in-person discussion, or a live poster session.

  • Each meeting will last 2-3 hours and consist of real-time discussions and live posters.
  • Prior to the real-time discussion, participants will have the opportunity to watch pre-recorded presentations related to the meeting theme.
  • Speaker format will be decided based on the submissions to each theme.

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