Awards

The NSG Section bestows the Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award and the Harold Mooney Award to recognize excellence in near-surface geophysics. Honorary Life Memberships are also periodically bestowed to distinguished members. If you would like to nominate a deserving individual for either of the awards or an honorary life membership, please send your nomination, with a supportive citation, to the NSG Section Executive Committee.

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is jointly presented by the NSG Section and the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). The inaugural award was presented to Susan Pullan in 2005 at the EEGS annual meeting, the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP).

The award alternates (on an approximately 18-month interval) between the SAGEEP meeting and the NSG Section's reception and dinner at the SEG annual meeting.

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is established to recognize an individual who shows extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near-surface geophysics through long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community. Such leadership is often boldly displayed by an invention, a new methodology or technique, a theoretical or conceptual advancement, or a unique innovation that transforms the nature and capabilities of near surface geophysics.

Prior to 2005, the NSG Section presented its own Frank Frischknecht Award in recognition of long-term, tireless and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community.

Past Joint EEGS/NSG Section Frischknecht Award Winners

2012 Andrew Binley
2011 Ken Zonge (at SAGEEP)
2009 Susan Hubbard
2008 Ken Stokoe (at SAGEEP)
2006 Bob Corwin
2005 Susan Pullan (at SAGEEP)

Past NSG Section Frischknecht Award Winners

2004 Rob Huggins
2003 Roger Young
2002 Rosemary Knight
2001 Dwain Butler
2000 No record; if you have this information, please email seg.nsgs@gmail.com.
1999 Pete Haeni
1998 Pieter Hoekstra
1997 Bill Jones
1996 Don Steeples
1995 Bob Ballard

[back to top]

The Harold Mooney Award

The Harold Mooney Award is presented by the NSG Section during its reception and dinner at the SEG annual meeting. The honoree is chosen by his or her peers through nominations from the membership and recommendation to the NSG Section Executive Committee.

The NSG Section Harold Mooney Award was originally presented in recognition of scientific and technical excellence and innovation leading to the advancement of near-surface geophysics. Starting in 2005, the award definition was expanded and is now presented to an individual in recognition of long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community through education, outreach efforts, professional service, or development of opportunities with other professional disciplines that employ geophysics.

Past NSG Section Mooney Award Winners

2013 Lee Slater
2012 Klaus Holliger
2011 Jon Nyquist
2010 John Bradford
2009 Louise Pellerin
2008 Jianghai Xia
2007 Deborah Underwood
2006 Bill Doll
2005* Phillip Romig, Jr.
2004 Ken Stokoe
2003 Jim Hunter
2002 Mats Lagmanson
2001 Charles Stoyer
2000 No record; if you have this information, please email seg.nsgs@gmail.com.
1999 Gary Olhoeft
1998 Doug Crice
1997 Duncan MacNeill
1996 Peter Annan
1995 Rick Miller

*Award definition revised this year.

[back to top]

Honorary Life Memberships

Honorary Life Memberships are presented by the NSG Section during its annual meeting. Honorary Life Memberships may be extended to any member, who has active status; who has made a distinguished contribution deserving of exceptional recognition, to exploration geophysics, a related field, or to the advancement of the profession of exploration geophysics through service to the SEG; and who has voluntarily rendered exceptionally meritorious service to the NSG Section.

NSG Section Honorary Life Membership Recipients

2012 Rosemary Knight
2010 Peter Annan
2008 Don Steeples

[back to top]