Saturday, February 19, 2011

What is the SEG DISC?

As mentioned before in this blog (here, and here), I have been honored by selection as the 2012 SOciety of Exploration Geophysicists DISC presenter. My department chairman wanted a newsletter blurb. Here goes...

What is the DISC?

The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest. Sponsored by the SEG, it is presented at 30 locations around the world. Established in 1998, the DISC has attracted over 25,000 participants in its 14-year history.

Selection as the DISC instructor is viewed as a major honor and recognition of excellence by the SEG. The instructor is a prominent geophysicist whose work and presentation appeal to a wide audience ranging from students to mature professionals.

The DISC is recorded each year and developed into a multimedia presentation called the DigitalDISC, which features the video of the instructor, transcript of the lecture, and presentation slides. This DigitalDISC is distributed as a service to student sections, and is available for purchase from the SEG Book Mart.

The 2012 DISC, presented by Christopher Liner, is on the topic of Seismic Dispersion. Toward the end of 2012, it will be available in ebook form or print edition.

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