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ASEG Virtual Social Event

Thursday, September 23, 2021
1900 AEST
2100 AEST

Virtual social event

Please join us for a virtual social event on Thursday 23rd September at 7 pm AEST.

Please register in advance for free via Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I hope to see you on Thursday night, and don't forget to wear something from 'where you would rather be,' and bring along your best/funniest/worst fieldwork stories to share with the group (if you want to), and your favourite drink and snacks.

We will have prizes on offer- you have to be in it to win it!

Let's all get together for a chance to have some fun, and to make lockdown a little less bleak for the east-coasters who might be getting cabin fever.


ASEG Honours and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
1200 AEST
1230 AEST

ASEG Honours and Awards Ceremony

It is also with great delight and excitement that myself, and Honours and Awards Chair Andrew Mutton, invite you to the ASEG Honours and Awards Ceremony that is open to everyone (not just conference attendees). This will be held during the lunch break on the first day of the conference talks (Wednesday 15th September) at 12 pm AEST. I cannot wait to share with you all the extremely deserving recipients of these awards and hope that you will join me online through Zoom to celebrate these outstanding achievements- click here to register.

ASEG Webinar: Preconditioned Compressive Sensing for Wavefield Reconstruction

Thursday, September 2, 2021
1300 AEST
1400 AEST

Title: Preconditioned Compressive Sensing for Wavefield Reconstruction, Applications to tomography, Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition and Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Presenter: Jack Muir

Date/Time: Sep 2, 2021 1300 (AEST)



Abstract: The proliferation of large seismic arrays have opened many new avenues of geophysical research; however most techniques still fundamentally treat regional and global scale seismic networks as a collection of individual time series rather than as a single unified data product. Wavefield reconstruction allows us to turn a collection of individual records into a single structured form that treats the seismic wavefield as a coherent 3D or 4D entity. We propose a split processing scheme based on a wavelet transform in time and Laplacian preconditioned curvelet based compressive sensing in space to create a sparse representation of the continuous seismic wavefield with smooth second order derivatives. Using this representation, we will illustrate three applications that require accurate access to the full wavefield including spatial gradients - 

Bio: Jack Muir

Jack is a 6th year graduate student in geophysics at the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory (Caltech Seismolab) –- he will take up a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at the Oxford University Department of Earth Sciences in late 2021 / early 2022, and is currently a visiting researcher at the Australian National University. He is passionate about inverse problems — some of the projects he is working on now are: imaging the Earth from near surface to the core; improving data captured at seismic arrays; and answering difficult questions about historical data sets.

IMAGE 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

IMAGE '21 is the integrated annual conference and exhibition of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and in conjunction with the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM).

Click on the image below to view the event. 

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and in conjunction with the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) are excited to host, IMAGE 2021 - the International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy. The three societies agreed earlier this year to hold this integrated annual meeting over the next five years, the first of which will be a hybrid event held from 26 September to 1 October 2021, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado and online.

As global leaders in disseminating high-quality applied-geoscience knowledge and data, SEG, AAPG, and SEPM have joined forces to create this powerhouse event bringing together multiple disciplines of the geosciences sector. IMAGE ’21 combines all the great elements from each society’s previous annual meetings under one roof to offer a better experience and increased value for the industry.

IMAGE ’21 will welcome speakers, exhibitors, and attendees to participate in-person or online, or both. The comprehensive technical program will feature more than 1,000 presentations, nearly 200 sessions, 14 post-convention workshops, 10 special sessions, five field trips, countless networking opportunities, and a joint exhibition showcasing the latest geoscience products and technologies. One registration will give delegates access to the core technical sessions, the exhibition, and several other events.

Don’t miss the ultimate learning and networking event for applied geoscience and energy.


Tech talk - Application of Multi-Scale Magnetotelluric Data to Mineral Exploration: An Example from the East Tennant Region, Northern Australia

Thursday, August 12, 2021
1100 AEST
1200 AEST

Title: Application of Multi-Scale Magnetotelluric Data to Mineral Exploration: An Example from the East Tennant Region, Northern Australia

Presenter: Wenping Jiang, Geoscience Australia

When: 12th August,2021 at 11am AEST



The footprint of a mineral system is potentially detectable at a range of scales and lithospheric depths. Magnetotellurics is one of few techniques that can provide multi-scale datasets to image and understand mineral systems. We have used long-period data from the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP) as a first-order reconnaissance survey to resolve large-scale lithospheric architecture for mapping areas of mineral potential in northern Australia. The 3D resistivity model reveals a broad conductivity anomaly in the lower crust and upper mantle to the east of Tennant Creek, representing a potential fertile source region. Results from a higher-resolution infill magnetotelluric survey reveal a favourable crustal architecture linking the lower, fertile source regions with potential depositional sites in the upper crust. This observation strongly suggests that the deep-penetrating major faults potentially acted as pathways for transporting metalliferous fluids to the upper crust where they could form mineral deposits. This result and its integration with other geophysical and geochronological datasets suggest high prospectivity for major mineral deposits in the vicinity of these major faults. In addition to these insights, interpretation of high-frequency magnetotelluric data helps to characterise cover and assist with selecting targets for stratigraphic drilling which, in turn, can validate the models and improve our understanding of basement geology, cover sequences and mineral potential.

This study demonstrates that integration of geophysical data from multi-scale surveys is an effective approach to scale reduction during mineral exploration in covered terranes.

Biography: Dr Wenping Jiang joined Geoscience Australia in 2012 after completing a PhD degree from the University of Sydney. Since Feb 2016, she has worked as a senior geophysicist in the Mineral Systems Branch, delivering precompetitive data and information to improve the understanding of mineral resource prospectivity. Her professional focus is mainly on Magnetotelluric data processing, modelling and interpretation.  


Managing Through (constant) Change And Uncertainty - The Key Dilemmas Facing Resources Industry Personnel

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Title: Managing Through (constant) Change And Uncertainty -  The Key Dilemmas Facing Resources Industry Personnel

Presenter: Michelle Henderson

Date: Tuesday  8th June

Time: 16:00 AEST  

Location: Joint Zoom virtual + physical presentation at Geoscience Australia



The cyclical nature of the resources industry creates very specific challenges across investment through to people management.  Faced with constant ‘instability’, often supply-limited expertise and the uncertainty over discovery, how do we hold on to our people, maintain their enthusiasm and continue to lead success?

As a professional coach across government and scientific agencies, Michelle brings extensive experience to the ‘problem’ and solution.  Her empathetic and pragmatic approach empowers professionals to not only manage change, but to enthusiastically grasp the opportunities it brings. 


Michelle Henderson is a professional consultant and coach. She has been consulting to government and scientific agencies for the last six years. Her specialties include executive leadership, change and working with governments.

As a consultant Michelle combines her passion for leadership and innovation. She works with senior leaders to help them manage their teams, and themselves, in constantly changing environments. Her empathetic and pragmatic approach empowers professionals to not only manage change, but to actively seek opportunities to make positive change happen.

Prior to consulting, Michelle worked for 23 years at executive and senior executive levels in the areas of industry, innovation and science policy. Michelle has a deep understanding of Australia’s innovation system and the important role science discovery, research and commercialisation play in knowledge and wealth creation for Australia.

Michelle has postgraduate qualifications in Management (industry strategy) and vocational qualifications in training and development.  She is a level 1 accredited coach.

Latin Geophysics Explore

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


The initial geophysics conference “Looking into Our World”, provided us with a platform to develop and learn from. As such, this year’s event will come under the banner of “Latin Geophysics Explore 2021” which better reflects nature of the conference since the science is not dictated by political boundaries but by geoscientific ones.

Building on from last year we wish to grow the event to include a half day training course to complement the speaker program maintaining a similar structure to last year.

A programme can be accessed here.

A personal reflection on applied geophysics to the understanding of Australia’s geology and mineral potential

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
1730 AEST
1830 AEST

Date: 30th March 2021

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm AEDT



Richard retired from Geoscience Australia after more than a 30 year career of developing new geological understanding to open up provinces for exploration investment. Applied geophysics played a key component throughout his career, and this seminar will be a personal reflection on the key ‘geophysical-aha’ moments that have changed his understanding of a region’s geology and, through this new knowledge, Australia’s mineral potential.

The 30-year story begins in the field as a young geologist using geophysics to map Cape York, Pilbara and Yilgarn and seismic transects across a number of Proterozoic orogens, through the UNCOVER formulation to the lead designer of the Exploring for the Future programme.

NExUS: Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data –a Practical Approach

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

NExUS-Professional Development (NExUS-PD) workshops are very proud to to be able to present this highly regarded workshop online for the very first time.

The specially designed two-day online workshop will introduce the fundamentals of geological interpretation of aeromagnetic data.

The workshop will feature lectures, practical activities and case studies all using integrated data sets.


Each day will feature 3 x 2hr sessions with exercises to be completed between the sessions and time allocated for extended discussions. 

The format aims for open, transparent communication, with input from participants highly encouraged to share knowledge and experiences.

Note: This is a level-4 course (honours level) and is designed to be suitable for early career geoscientists, honours students and HDR students. The workshop is not assessed.


Day 1 (Tue, 30th Mar): Methodology of Aeromagnetic Interpretation – Presented by David Isles 

Day 2 (Wed, 31st Mar): Geological Interpretation and Structure – Presented by Leigh Rankin 

Cancellation and Refund T&C: Refunds will be given if notice of non-attendance is received prior to 3 days of the course start date or in the event the course is cancelled.

For further information view the flyer here or contact Richard Lilly: 


Register here.


We would like to remind members that the ASEG are offering full fee paid scholarships to attend the NExUS Course, Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data. The ASEG will fund registrations for two full and one student registration. Preference will be given to members earlier in their career. 

To apply for the scholarship, ensure your ASEG membership is current, and send an email to outlining in 100 words or less how this would benefit you. Applications close 10 March, successful scholarship recipients will be announced Friday 19 March.

EAGE 4th Asia Pacific meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

EAGE is proud to announce that the4th Asia Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience& Engineering is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from 30 November –2 December 2021.

This meeting aims to strengthen the ties between geoscientists and engineers, academia and industry, the young and experienced in the near surface geoscience domain. Areas that the conference typically covers are geotechnical investigations (infrastructure), geohazards and disaster mitigation, hydrogeophysics & hydrogeology, climate, contamination survey, etc. The conference programme will focuson issues relevant to Vietnamand the Asia Pacificregion and attended by industry professionalsglobally.