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IP2016 – June 6-8, 2016

Thanks to all who participated in the 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization in Aarhus!


The 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization (IP) will take place on June 6-8, 2016 in Aarhus, Denmark, hosted by the Hydrogeophysics Group, Aarhus University. On June 4-5, a short course for professionals and students will be arranged. Here we will introduce the method, the equipment, the processing and inversion software, and examples of applications.

Three previous workshops on IP in Near-Surface Geophysics have already taken place in Bonn (Germany, 2009), in Golden (Colorado, USA, 2011) and in Ile d'Oléron (France, 2013). The aim of the first workshop was to present the latest developments and applications of the method for near surface hydrogeological and environmental investigations. The goal of the second workshop was to focus on the understanding of the mechanisms generating IP signals in the earth. The third workshop focused on discussing the developments of the method within the geophysicist community and with other scientific communities that use the same physical processes even if with other names.

Today, the IP method has developed significantly within theoretical understanding, laboratory characterization, and field methodologies. However, there is a growing need for a better understanding of the links between these levels and the aim of this fourth workshop is to narrow the gap between theory, laboratory findings in controlled environments, and field experiments on real geologies.

The most important findings will be presented in the areas of:

  • Petrophysics of IP
  • Laboratory and field scale measurements and observations
  • Advances in data acquisition, processing and inversion

We are looking forward to seeing you in Aarhus.

Gianluca Fiandaca and Esben Auken