Balkan Geophysical Society (BGS) is a non-profit organization, constituted
in accordance with the agreement which was set up in 1993 between
the geophysical societies of Balkan peninsula countries. The member
Association of Geophysicists of Albania
Bulgarian Geophysical Society
Hellenic Geophysical Union
Association of Hungarian Geophysicists
Romanian Society of Geophysics
The Chamber of Geophysical Engineers
Geophysical Society of Yugoslavia
that enjoy equal rights in the activities
and administration of the BGS.
The objectives of the BGS are to promote
the application of geophysics, to foster the collaboration and mutual
assistance between geophysicists of member countries. The BGS achieves
its objectives through joint research projects, publications, congresses,
workshops, courses, inviting lecturers. The BGS shall be to develop
closer cooperation with the international geophysical societies.
The first three-years period of presidency
of BGS has been performed by Hellenic Geophysical Union between
1994 and 1996. The second period between 1997 and 1999 will be executed
by The Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey and be followed
by Bulgarian Geophysical Society in the period of 2000-2002.
The First Balkan Geophysical Congress
took place in Athens between 23-27 September 1996. 282 oral and
poster papers have been presented related to the applied geophysics,
solid earth and space geophysics, earthquake seismology, instrumentation
and case histories. 381 individuals from 33 countries have been
officially registered in the congress. Two round tables (Earthquake
Prediction and Environmental Protection) and a managerial session
(New Frontiers of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation in South-Eastern
European Countries ) were organized. An interesting workshop on
Seismic Imaging and Reservoir Characterization was held in the second
day of the congress. The latest technologies on the instrumentation
and services were demonstrated in the technical exhibition area
by 17 companies from all over the world.
Balkan Geophysical Society will continue
to organize international scientific meetings and to coordinate
joint research and social programs for the mobility of the researches
and the exchange of scientific information.