The Romanian Society of Applied Geophysics (SGAR) (http://appliedgeophysics.ro/) was founded in 2012 in Bucharest, Romania, at the Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, by academic staff and geophysicists involved in research or exploration activities. SGAR embraced a mission of connecting the scientific community and the geophysical exploration industry, as well as to support the professional development of its members or young geoscientists, students and PhD students.


SGAR organizes short courses, scientific workshops and field activities, mostly dedicated to students and young geophysicists, as we appreciate the value of sharing scientific knowledge and experience.

The Romanian Society of Applied Geophysics organizes yearly, two main events: the GEOSCIENCE International Symposium and the Workshop on Electrical Resistivity Methods.

GEOSCIENCE International Symposium offers a wide range of topics and welcomes contributions in various research areas, with the intention of providing the geoscientific community and industry with the opportunity to share and discuss research results, as well as to discuss the newest trends in the field of applied or theoretical geoscience.

The Workshop on Electrical Resistivity Methods is an opportunity for participants to gain new skills, new insights as well to share their experience and contribute to advance the knowledge in the proposed thematic or study location.

Through its field activities, the Romanian Society of Applied Geophysics initiated a program to increase awareness about geoheritage in less known parts of Romania and to propose thematic routes and research activities.

SGAR projects also help address United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).  To learn more about UNSDGs, please visit the website.

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At SGAR we are always exploring new frontiers in using geophysics, learning, and transferring the knowledge. Our mission is to implicate even more, to prepare geophysicists for their role in climate-action plans, international security, and peacekeeping operations as well as to contribute to fulfilling UN-Sustainable Development Goals.

New challenges are arising for society in general, which is forced nowadays to take more actions to prevent natural phenomena from turning into hazards, provide resources for a grown society, and limit the impact on the environment of hazards triggered by mankind’s actions. As geophysicists, we often find ourselves at the core of the actions for supporting the UN-Sustainable Development Goals, as our studies are conceived for giving the much-needed information of locating and responsible exploration of earth’s resources, to reduce the vulnerability of communities to natural hazards or poor industry practices (induced seismicity, pollution, radioactive contamination, built infrastructure with low capacity to withstand the geo-risks), to ensure safe working conditions and to provide early-warning information that can contribute to the readiness of communities when facing the environmental problems and hazards that can affect the soil, groundwater, geological layers and supported systems.

So, our mission is important! You, as a geoscientist or engineer in the field of geosciences, or student in the earth sciences are important! To SGAR and the Community!

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