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The Exploration and Environmental Geophysics (EEG) group is part of the Institute of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. Within our research and projects, we investigate all areas of applied geophysics from acquisition to processing, modelling and inversion for exploration and environmental problems. Our group is also responsible for the Joint Master's programme in Applied Geophysics.

Open positions

We currently do not have any imminent openings. However, if you are interested in joining our group as a Ph.D. student or postdoc, do not hesitate to contact or .

Featured News

26.05.2017 - The EEG will be involved in the Mars InSight Mission for the geophysical characterization of the shallow Martian crust. The main focus of the EEG activities is to exploit the seismological data acquired while lowering the HP3 “mole” to image the shallow crust around the landing site. The HP3 mole will hammer itself into the loose cover of Mars down to a few meters depth. The seismic signals generated during the hammering of the HP3 experiment in combination with the SEIS instruments at the surface closely resemble a reverse vertical seismic profiling experiment (rVSP), with the active seismic source being downhole. Hence, the combined HP3-SEIS component of InSight will be the first-ever active seismic experiment on Mars.

14.04.2016 - The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Professor Johan Robertsson. The funded research project, MAchine for Time Reversal and Immersive wave eXperimentation (MATRIX), will investigate a fundamental new approach to seismic wave experimentation that involves fully immersing a physical seismic experiment within a virtual numerical environment. The MATRIX research projects is one of the 4 ERC Advanced Grants awarded to ETH this year. The news has also been featured on the ETH website. 12 ERC Advanced Grants were awarded across Europe to Earth Sciences.

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We are responsible for the Joint Master's programme in Applied Geophysics and hosts the students during their second semester, and some for their fourth semester thesis projects.


The members of our group will present their research and organise sessions and workshops at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (Vienna, Austria from April 23rd to 28th) and at the 79th EAGE Conference (Paris, France from June 12th to 15th).

Cedric Schmelzbach was an invited speaker at the EAGE/DGG Workshop on Fibre Optics Technology in Geophysics in Potsdam, Germany (March 31th).

Additionally, EEG members will attend the the First EAGE Workshop Practical Reservoir Monitoring in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (from March 6th to 9th), the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) Conference in Lugano (from June 26th to 28th), the Acoustical Society of America Annual Meeting in Boston, USA (from June 25th to 28th), and the AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) in London, UK (from October 15th to 18th).

Visit the EEG Group events page for additional details.



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