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Spotlight Geophysical Services provides innovative geophysical services for geotechnical and environmental applications.   Our highly qualified geophysicists work on all phases of the project using strict quality control procedures and following ASTM guidelines.   We take the time to acquire accurate data and report the results in a useful format for our clients.  We own and maintain an inventory of state-of-the-art geophysical tools.  Spotlight Geophysical Services is available for projects throughout the United States and abroad.   Based in South Florida, we are conveniently located for quick response to projects in the Southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.


  • Miami-Dade County Florida SBE

  • South Florida Water Management District SBE

  • Licensed Florida Geologic Business (#GB655)

  • Licensed Professional Geologists/Geophysicists

  • OSHA HAZWOPER trained (29 CFR 1910.120)

  • MSHA Surface Miner Trained

  • Professional/General/Pollution liability insurance



Mr. Kaufmann founded Spotlight Geophysical Services in 2009 and has over 27 years of geophysical consulting experience, including positions of Vice President and Senior Geophysicist at Technos, Inc. and post-graduate experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He holds a M.S. degree in Geophysics from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Geophysicist in the State of California.  He has led geophysical investigations of the Panama Canal expansion, nuclear power plants, Superfund sites, and other high-profile projects within the United States and abroad. Mr. Kaufmann is an expert in the use of microgravity for karst investigations and has been instrumental in the development of geophysical methods in shallow marine environments.  He is author and co-author of over thirty professional papers that focus on the application of geophysical techniques and has recently co-authored a textbook on Terrestrial Gravity.  He has served as a Board member of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and a Section officer for the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG).

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