Date(s) - Monday, 29/07/2019
GEOPHYSICS FOR THE EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST
Monday 29 July 2019
Program starts 9am, Concludes 5pm.
The Phillip Room at Club York, (same venue as for ASEG and SMEDG talks)
99 York Street, Sydney NSW
This one-day course provides a state-of-the-art overview of geophysical exploration methods without recourse to complex mathematical descriptions. It includes descriptions of all the main geophysical methods used in mineral exploration, including gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic methods. Course participants are expected to gain a renewed understand the basic physical phenomena, an explanation of modern methods of acquisition of data, sufficient coverage of the correct processing of geophysical data to enable communication with expert contractors, and a review of the generation of subsurface models in order to facilitate optimal returns from consultant geophysicists who can deliver realistic geological interpretations. Individual presentations will be of 40 minutes each and allow ample time for in-depth questions and answers. This course is limited to a maximum of 40 people.
This workshop is designed to benefit practising geoscientists, likely to be in first five to ten years of practice, who have had limited exposure to formal education in the application of exploration geophysics, and who are keen to build their understanding of this important field of modern mineral discovery technologies in the challenging terrains of Australia, especially where thick cover precludes systematic geological mapping and geochemical sampling.
Expert geophysicists from NSW including Steve Collins (Arctan Geophysics), Bob White (Tooronga Resources), Dr Mark Lackie (Macquarie University), Dr Ned Stolz (Geophysics Manager, Geological Survey of NSW), Ben McVeigh (Bridgeport Energy), Andrew Sloot (Fender Geophysics), Dr Phil Schmidt (Magnetic Earth P/L), Dr Vladimir David (Consulting Geoscientist) and Dr John Triantafilis (Associate Professor, UNSW).
The course is presented by the NSW Branch of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Registration Fees are tabled below. There are charges at all levels of attendance because offers of free participation tend to be poorly appreciated.
However, the NSW AIG has a program of financial support for a wide range of educational activities, and this geophysics course will certainly meet the criteria.
Other geoscience societies also have support programs for university students and early career
geoscientists which should be accessed by eligible attendees to cover their registration fees and
perhaps any out-of-pocket expenses such as travel from country regions.
CHARGES FOR THE WORKSHOP
|Member of AIG
|Member of other Society
Working professional geoscientists (>5 yrs experience)
Young working geoscientists (< 5 yrs experience)
|Current MSc or PhD students||$30||$50|
*Five years’ experience means employment as in any field of geoscience in any capacity which adds up to the cumulative period of 5 years
*Unemployed or underemployed means less than 10 days per month work over the past 12 month period.
NB: Numbers are limited for this workshop, and preference will be given to Early Career (<5 years’ work experience) geoscientists, and to unemployed/underemployed geoscientists. NSW members of the AIG living outside the Sydney area may wish to consider applying for specific financial support to travel to attend the course at https://www.aig.org.au/education-training/nsw-aig-support-fund/.
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