This is going to be my last message on behalf of the CSEG Executive as my term in this role ends in March of 2012. It has been a pleasure serving on the Executive and I have enjoyed my stint immensely. Since my last note, we have been working diligently in putting together a plan to make improvements and changes to the RECORDER and the Website.
Firstly, Satinder Chopra who has been the backbone of the RECORDER for the past 11 years has stepped aside to allow John Fernando to lead the RECORDER Committee. John has been an energetic volunteer for the CSEG activities for many years and this is a chance for him to bring his fresh ideas to the RECORDER Committee, which would eventually find their way into our very informative monthly technical Journal. On behalf of the CSEG Executive, I would like to extend our gratitude to Satinder for his dedication and hard work, which has gone into this publication which is always delivered in a timely manner.
The Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics (CJEG) is now resurrected, and the first issue was posted on the website in early July 2011. I am sure this is a welcome step for the academics who have needed a peer-reviewed journal. The next issue of the CJEG is expected to be available online soon after the Christmas holidays. If you wish to submit a paper for publication in the CJEG, or need more information, please contact co-editors Larry Lines (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Satinder Chopra (email@example.com).
Regarding the Website, we have revived the Website Committee which I believe was in existence 5 years ago. This committee consists of Mohammed Saie (Fugro-Jason), Jocelyn Frankow (Sensor Geophysical), Will McCarthy (Edge Technologies), John Fernando (SAIT), Jeremy Sherry (Enter the Mind Media), Jason Noble (Edge Technologies and Assistant Director of Commmunications) and myself. I believe we have a very strong group which is not short of ideas. Our objectives are to investigate ways of improving the website, bringing in new applications, re-branding the CSEG templates, and more. The Website Committee members will hold their positions for 2 years, at which time we will be looking for other individuals to replace them. If anyone is interested in volunteering for a position which is not too onerous then this would be a good fit for you.
There are preparations going on for some of the CSEG events planned for the first half of 2012, most notably the First CSEG Symposium to be held on March 22nd, 2012, as well as the 2012 Geoconvention-Vision, both scheduled to take place at the Telus Convention Centre, Calgary. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information on the pages of the RECORDER and on the Website.
I would like to wish all of you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New year.