The drive towards sustainable economic development requires, more than ever, an understanding of the relationship between society and the geology on which it is built. The properties of the near-surface environment, and the processes acting in it, affect us daily – in the foundations of our cities and future energy generation, the aquifers which store our water, and the soils that grow our food and preserve our history.
The near-surface represents a uniquely challenging environment for geophysical surveys, comprising diverse natural and man-made materials, extreme changes in local ground conditions, and a complex range of subsurface processes. Nonetheless, geophysicists have developed methods to address these challenges. This meeting highlights modern geophysical approaches to understand the near-surface environment, and showcases future directions for the discipline.
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