Society of Exploration Geophysicists

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The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (or SEG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics and the education of exploration geophysicists. The Society fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near-surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. As of 2004, SEG has over 20,000 members working in over 110 countries. SEG was founded in 1930 in Houston, Texas and is now headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While most of SEG's members are involved in exploration for petroleum, SEG members are also involved in environmental geophysics, archeology, mineral exploration, and other scientific endeavors. SEG publishes The Leading Edge, a monthly professional magazine, and Geophysics, the American "journal of record" for exploration geophysics.

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