ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016: Proposals for Workshops



Expression of Interest – Close 1 December 2015

The organising committee of the ASEG-PESA-AIG 25th Geophysical Conference and Exhibition would like to invite our members and friends to participate in the workshop programme at the 2016 ASEG conference as a workshop presenter. As a workshop presenter this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the geophysical and broader geoscience community.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please download the Expression of Interest form below and return to by 1st December 2015. This is non-binding, but provides the organising committee with information about potential workshops so that we can plan facilities, how best to assist you, etc. Please fill in as much as you are able to now, we will send you a complete application in the near future.

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AIG is joining ASEG and PESA to present the 25th Australian Geophysical Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide South Australia, 21-24 August 2016.

ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 is just over a year away!  Please be advised that extended abstract submission for ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 will open on the 1st of November 2015.  Submissions will close on the 1st of March 2016.

Earlybird registration will open in January 2016, and authors must have registered by the 1st of June 2016 for papers to be included in the technical programme.

For further information – including the conference themes – please stay tuned to the website.

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Key Dates:

1 Nov 2015: Call for abstracts

1 Mar 2016: Last day for abstract submission

1 Jan 2016: Early bird registration opens

1 Jun 2016: Author registration deadline




Geology from Geophysics

Geology from Geophysics – a one day symposium presented by ASEG in conjunction with ASEG-PESA 2015

With exploration increasingly taking place ion areas with poor outcrop or under significant cover, the need for explorationists to obtain geological information from geophysical data has never been greater.

Intended for geoscientists working in the minerals industry, this 1 day symposium brings together industry and academic geoscientists who are world-leaders in the fields of practical geophysical data interpretation and integration of geoscientific datasets for mineral exploration applications.

Click here for the symposium brochure.

Geophysical signatures of mineral systems; more than bumps


8 CPD hours“Geophysical signatures of mineral systems; more than bumps” is a workshop being held as part of the ASEG-PESA 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition in Perth, 15-18 February 2015.  The convention organisers have decided to make workshop registration available to attendees who have not registered for the conference itself.

Date: Thursday 19 Feb
Cost: Standard $180, students $80 (Students must provide proof of student status)
Location: Meeting Room 10, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Conveners: Ken Witherly: Condor Consulting  & John Hart:RioTinto Exploration

Workshop Details

It is generally accepted that the shallow, easy to define ore bodies were recognized first and developed. In the past 20 years, the discovery performance across virtually all mineral sectors has fallen, resulting in growing concern that if unchecked, there could be shortfalls in a number of commodities within the next 20 years.

The collective sense is that the geological column hosts more deposits than have been found to date but these are expected to be at greater depths than have typically been explored before. To be able to operate in this environment, new approaches to the identification of deposits is required and the concept of a mineral systems approach, first suggested 20 years ago, has emerged as a powerful means to build strategies and capabilities going forward. In terms of geophysical exploration, the major change that will be required is a shift from a focus almost entirely on direct targeting of deposits with geophysical surveys to a staged process where geophysical approaches are used initially to help define the pathways in the Earth which carried the mineralizing solutions which formed the target deposit.

These pathways would provide a much larger target to explore for and if detected and mapped, should allow explorers to follow the pathway to the location of potential deposits. This task is different from most geophysical studies undertaken, where the focus has been typically on improving the direct targeting capabilities and not the larger scale mapping problem that a mineral systems approach will require. In the current assessment, a review is undertaken of what is seen as the current state-of-play for a number of major deposit styles and how geophysical data is being used at present to explore for these. The assessment overall is encouraging but major challenges remain outside of the technical issues of defining a mineral systems strategy that relate primarily to human resources and the commercial environment.

This forum will examine the current state of understanding of geophysical signatures of mineral systems; current examples, on-going research and areas which require further assessment. A major tenant that is already apparent is that the successful development of undercover exploration strategies will require a degree of integration of geophysical outcomes with other geoscience data not typically achieved historically.

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BIG Data: Inspiring Information and Strategic Knowledge

8 CPD hoursBIG Data, Inspiring Information and Strategic Knowledge, is being presented in Perth WA 23-24 March 2015 by AIG and Geoscientists Symposia.

This international symposium will examine data management and effective data conversion to knowledge that delivers growth in the exploration and mining sectors.

The latest symposium circular is available here

If you are interested in presenting a paper, exhibiting or sponsoring the symposium contact

Big Data