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The 13th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Exploration Geophysics in Kyoto (RAEG2009)

Date: October 15 - 16, 2009
Venue: Kyodai-kaikan, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by:
- Engineering Geology Laboratory, Geophysics Laboratory & JAPEX Energy Resources Engineering Laboratory, Kyoto University
- Geo-Environmental Laboratory Kansai University
- Tokyo Geographical Society
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Co-organized by:
- Geosystem Research Institute
- Environmental Energy Forestry Agriculture Network (EEFA)

Supported by:
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan (SEGJ)
- Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium (J-DESC)

Number of attendants: around 50

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The 13th International symposium on Recent Advances in Exploration Geophysics (RAEG) was held at Kyodai- kaikan Kyoto University on October 15-16th, 2009. The purpose of the symposium is to disseminate and to share recent research progress of exploration geophysics and related technology.


In the RAEG symposium, an opening remark was given by Prof. MATSUOKA who deliver briefly review about the RAEG symposium covering a wide area of not only exploration geophysics but also geology and rock engineering.
There were 25 technical papers including from outside of Japan to be presented in the meeting, ranging from exploration geophysics, civil engineering and also environmental engineering. In addition, there were poster sessions in which audiences can see and have a small discussion during break of the meeting.
During a two-day symposium, all presentations were divided into 4 sessions. The first session was presented in the first day whilst the rest was presented in the second day. There were also some invited presentations in the meeting. The first session consisted of drilling, logging and geophysics. There were 7 technical papers to be presented in this session.
On the first day, there was a small party held after the meeting. The party was also used by participants to exchange opinions or discussions about the symposium. The second session was held on the second day on October 16th 2009, consisting of marine geophysics and natural resource exploration. There were 5 presenters at this session. The topic of the third session was new geophysical advances. There were 5 technical papers to be presented in this session.
The last session was crustal scale imaging, consisting of 4 technical papers. In this occasion, Prof. MIKADA gave closing remark in the symposium. In addition to the RAEG symposium, there was still a workshop held after the closing ceremony. The topic was 3D GeoModeller conducted by Intrepid. The workshop was attended by mostly students both master and doctoral degrees.
More than 50 participants attended the symposium, bringing together not only professors, but also a large number of researchers, practitioners and students, reflecting a growing interest in the RAEG symposium.