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    Course Approved for 8.0 NY PDHs

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    Designed for people who know there’s a better way of deciphering the subsurface.

    Three course modules @ 150 min each: 7.5 Hours
    Study Material, Tutorials, and Self-Testing: 0.5 Hours

    This Course Includes:
    •  Pre-Course Prerequisite Self-Assessment
    •  Three LIVE (or On-Demand) course modules
    •  Offline Tutorial Activity with quiz
    •  Final Exam
    •  CE Certificate from Northern Illinois University (ABET accredited)
        (for 8.0 Contact Hours)
    •  Tim Kemmis, PhD
    •  David Hart, PhD, PG

    How we define geologic units at a site plays a huge role in our ability to unravel site complexities and build the stratigraphic sequence. Simple, right? Despite the simple concept, implementing the principles is not easy.


    Application of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy is proven to improve Conceptual Site Models (CSM) and provide a basis for stratigraphic relationships, groundwater flux, and associated contaminant transport.

    There are certain challenges in implementing Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy.  Some obvious challenges exist, such as ensuring subsurface data is accurate and complete. One problem is that soil classifications and the inferred grain-size data on soil boring logs may not conform to standards, resulting in erroneous stratigraphic interpretation.

    Some less obvious challenges exist not only Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy, but also in our hydrogeologic work when it comes to modern problem solving. This course teaches critical strategies to measure "certainty vs uncertainty" in ground water and contaminant movement.

    If our soil borings fail to decipher the subsurface, then what would we expect from our project performance?

    Strategies for deciphering depositional environments are fundamental to taking the mystery out of the subsurface. But the fundamentals for translating the story the sediments are telling onto soil boring logs remains a challenge.

    The fall-out from incomplete and/or inaccurate soil boring logs coupled with the financial need to perform work faster has favored High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC). HRSC measurements are fast, reproducible and include a manageable procedural analysis. However, subsurface complexities may demand more than just HRSC measurements alone to understand subsurface relationships.

    This course begins by introducing hydrogeologic principles related to Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy and subsurface investigations. It continues with steps for implementing both Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy and other common approaches to defining and characterizing the subsurface.

    The course builds on this foundation by demonstrating the merits of Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy. It presents step-wise strategies for different regional depositional systems to help participants synthesize the role of stratigraphy and holistic hydrogeology at environmental sites.

    Register today and learn there’s a better way.

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Past events

21 Oct 2022 Ghosts of Saratoga Trolley Tour at NYSCPG 2022 Geology Days Conference
21 Oct 2022 NYSCPG & HMPGA 2022 Geology Days Tuesday Dinner Presentation
17 Oct 2022 NYSCPG 2022 Geology Days Conference
17 Oct 2022 Single-Day Registration NYSCPG 2022 Geology Days Conference
08 Sep 2022 Geology Rocks 2022
09 Jul 2022 2022 Gemworld "Fossils of New York State" 55th Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show
16 Jun 2022 ONLINE WEBINAR: Natural Disaster Resiliency: Planning, Investment, Recovery
11 May 2022 Ethics Training for Geologists and Engineers
28 Apr 2022 BAPG - 2022 Annual Enrichment Seminar
01 Apr 2021 An Update on Continuing Education for Professional Geologists in New York State
20 Mar 2020 NYS Geology Exam (FE and PG)
12 Mar 2020 NYSCPG Inaugural Saint Patrick's Day Warm Up
21 Nov 2019 1 Essential Day: Regulatory Updates, Brownfields, Emerging Contaminants & Remedial Technologies
06 Nov 2019 Geology "Rock" - NYSCPG Fundraising and Networking Event
29 Oct 2019 NYSCPG Fall Biannual Membership Meeting
29 Oct 2019 Modern Technologies and Emerging Techniques for Assessing Complex Hydrogeologic Systems in Fractured Bedrock (2-Day Technical CE Course)
04 Oct 2019 New York State Geological Association Field Trip
21 Aug 2019 Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry
15 May 2019 Joint NE-AIPG and NYSCPG Event (Wine Tasting/Dinner/Presentations)
29 Apr 2019 Student Presentation on NYS PG License
29 Apr 2019 NYSCPG Spring Biannual Meeting
10 Apr 2019 Albany PFAS Seminar
27 Mar 2019 The Profession of Geology in New York: Legislative & Regulatory Updates
14 Mar 2019 Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps
13 Feb 2019 Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements and the ASBOG Examinations
15 Sep 2018 Finger Lakes Geology & Wine Tasting
16 May 2018 Annual Meeting of the NYSCPG / HMPGA
18 Oct 2017 NE-AIPG/NYSCPG/CNYAPG Joint Meeting
30 Mar 2017 AEG NY-P Third Annual Student Night
15 Feb 2017 BAPG February Meeting - PG Licensing in NYS
15 Feb 2017 HMPGA Monthly Meeting
19 Jan 2017 CNYAPG January Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth K. Thomas (SUNY Buffalo)
18 Jan 2017 Joint ASCE/BAPG Meeting - Foundation Design and Construction of the New NY Bridge
18 Jan 2017 HMPGA January Meeting - Caves and Karst of the Helderberg Region
16 Nov 2016 Joint NYSCPG - HMPGA Meeting
29 Jun 2016 LIAPG Dinner
21 Mar 2016 Geological Society of America, NE Section Meeting
18 Nov 2015 Joint Meeting with the Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists Association
01 Nov 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
12 Sep 2015 New York State Geological Association Annual Meeting
20 May 2015 BAPG NYS Licensing Presentation and Q&A/Student Presentation
14 May 2015 Joint Meeting of NE-AIPG and LIAPG
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