5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization


The 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization (IP) will take place from October 3-5, 2018 at Rutgers University Newark, located just 10 miles outside of New York City, USA.

The 5th workshop will follow in the tradition of the previous IP workshops:

  • Bonn (Germany, 2009): latest developments and applications of the IP method for near surface hydrogeological and environmental investigations
  • Golden (Colorado, USA, 2011): understanding of the mechanisms generating IP signals in the earth
  • Ile d'Oléron (France, 2013): developments of the method within the geophysical community and across scientific communities
  • Aarhus (Denmark, 2016): narrowing the gap between theory, laboratory findings in controlled environments, and field experiments

The focus of the 5th workshop is to critically evaluate the information content of induced polarization data based on the last decade of theoretical, laboratory and field-scale developments. The workshop will assess key questions pertaining to the implementation of IP as a robust geophysical technology for subsurface characterization. Example questions include, [1] How well can permeability be predicted from IP measurements? [2] Is it possible to extract any reliable biogeochemical information from time-lapse IP monitoring of biogeochemical processes? [3] How much broadband information can be extracted from data acquired outside of the laboratory? The technical committee will work to organize sessions around these and other such questions.

The proximity of Rutgers University Newark to New York City provides outstanding opportunities for social activities that will be incorporated into the workshop and provide attendees with a flavor of ‘The Big Apple’. Newark has a vibrant university neighborhood and Portuguese community that will be visited for the conference dinner.

Further details of the 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization (IP) will be announced on this site as the technical program is developed. For now, please mark your calendars and hold the date.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Newark!

Lee Slater, Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, Judy Robinson and Kristina Keating