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SA Technical Night

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mike Reiger, Larissa Collins, Ben Kay, Angus Nixon, Sarah McDonald, Teagan Romyn, Kiryeong Lee, Melissa Stinear, Racheal Mahlknecht, Jianan Chen, Jamieson Woolcock

School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

Over the summer of 2016/17, a team of students from the University of Adelaide were brought together to develop a unique proposal for the Frank Arnott Geophysical Challenge (, with a focus on data integration and visualisation.

Geoscientific data is critical to exploration success, yet as projects move deeper under cover it is more critical than ever to maximise the value of existing data. Our challenge was to develop a means of integrating and manipulating the data to provide a clearer picture to better tell the story of the geological structures of the Gawler Craton. For this we used  Wavelet Transformations to alter 2D geophysical datasets into 3D datasets using the Poisson Wavelet and to work out the Fractal Dimensions. Subsequently we were tasked with  developing an innovative method of visualising that data to give a unique experience and improve interaction and comprehension of the data. This was achieved by interactively projecting data onto a 3D surface to be able to locate areas of interest and see through the subsurface to better understand the geology.

Ultimately the aim of this project is to lend itself to the exploration industry and examine new ways to approach the challenges faced by geoscientists today and tomorrow. We developed a simple method of data integration and visualisation that uses all open source programs and accessible materials.

Drinks and food from 5:30 pm, in the upstairs bar
Presentations beginning at 6:15 pm
Members: free, Non-members $10, Students: $2

Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience is designed to highlight the fundamental role that Geoscience has as a major field of science throughout the Asia Pacific Region. The Convention (AGCC 2018) will be the largest Geoscience event to be held in Australasia since 2012, with delegates from all branches of Geoscience plus experts in mining, energy, engineering, environment and other disciplines interested in resource development expected to attend.

AGCC 2018 is supported by all eight Member Organisations of the Australian Geoscience Council, and is proudly sponsored by Geoscience Australia.

Please click here for the AGCC 2018 First Circular


All AGC Member Organisations, special interest groups, standing committees and other Geoscience-related bodies are invited to conduct their business meetings at the Convention and take advantage of the synergies and networking opportunities offered by such a large event.

AGCC 2018 will incorporate the GSA's Australian Earth Science Convention for 2018 and the 2018 Australian University Geoscience Education Network (AUGEN) meeting. 

If you are interested in proposing a business meeting, please click here


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AGCC 2018 website
AGCC 2018 First Circular

SA Branch Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The SA Branch is holding a Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 7 November

The luncheon will be held in the Hindmarsh Room, Crowne Plaza at 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide between 12:00 and 17:00.

Beer, wine, champagne, cider & soft drinks fo 4 hours.
Come in your racing attire - Prizes for best dressed


  • Burratina, organic spelt, asparagus, toasted pumpkin seed salad., with basil pesto.

Main: (alternate drop of)

  • Grain-fed beef sirloin with wild mushroom ragout, herb roasted new potato and shiraz glaze.
  • Marinaded roast chicken breast with cauliflower almond puree, heirloom carrots and pancetta.


$70 per person for ASEG members & partners

$90 per person for non ASEG members

$50 per person for students (either ASEG member or non-member)

$700 for a table of 10

The ASEG's website is only able to accept payment from ASEG members.

Non-members and students must contact for payment.

SEG DL Short Course: Geophysical Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This course will inspire geoscientists to explore if EM geophysics can be relevant to their problem, build a foundation for choosing an appropriate survey based upon knowledge of physical principles, and set realistic expectations for what information you might be able to extract from a survey based on physical principles.

The course will be hosted by Doug Oldenburg from the Geophysical Inversion Facility at UBC.

This course is run over two days.

Day 1 is the DISC Course

Day 2 is the DISC Lab which is non-compulsory.

Both days are covered in the price for the DISC Lab, catering is provided both days.

Date Register for Location Non-member cost (USD) Member cost (USD) Student cost (USD) Contact
27-28 July Perth, WA City West Function Centre, Plaistow Mews, West Perth $300 $250 $90 Kathlene Oliver
02-03 August Adelaide, SA Hotel Richmond, Rundle Mall, Adelaide $250 $200 $50 Joshua Sage
07-08 August Brisbane, Qld Christie Conference Centre, 320 Adelaide St, Brisbane $300 $250 $50 Mark Kneipp


You can also register for the course here.

More details are here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is covered on the second day - DISC Lab?

A. The DISC Lab is designed for a smaller group of geoscientists. We ask participants to provide informal 5 min lightning talks about problems of local interest. We will then work as a group to break down the problems in terms of the 7-Step Framework introduced in the DISC course (Day 1). If participants agree, their talks and results from discussions will be uploaded to the web. By capturing these problems and state-of-progress onto the web, we hope to promote interaction between geoscientists worldwide. Tutorials on simulations and inversions are also available upon request.

Q. Is the second day compulsory, who should attend the DISC Lab?

A. The DISC Lab is non-compulsory, it is available to any persons registered for the DISC course. The LAB is designed for a smaller group of geoscientists, only those interested in working though specific EM/IP problems should attend.

Q. Do I need to be an SEG member to register?

A. No, however you will need to create an SEG profile in order to register. Use the link provided, create a username and password and follow the prompts to pay for the course registration.

Q. Do I get the SEG Member discount as an ASEG Member?

A. No, the discounted rate only applies to SEG Members.

A Technology-Enabled Revolution in Mineral Exploration: 'Prospecting Drilling

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The ASEG SA/NT branch invites you to our upcoming April Technical Evening, a presentation by Prof Richard Hillis, CEO DET CRC, titled A Technology-Enabled Revolution in Mineral Exploration:  ‘Prospecting Drilling.’  

The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) is a $155M research initiative aimed to address declining success in mineral exploration beneath barren cover.  This presentation will focus on DET CRC’s coiled tubing (CT) drilling and real-time sensing projects and their potential to enable a revolutionary new approach to mineral exploration beneath barren cover, i.e. ‘prospecting drilling’:  extensive, continuous drilling programs that map mineral systems beneath cover, enabling progressive vectoring towards deposits.  The presentation will provide an update on recent trials of the CT drilling rig and on a bid for new CRC, MinEx CRC that is being developed.

Presenter: Professor Richard Hillis

When: Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Time: Drinks and food from 5:30 pm, presentation from 6:15 pm

Where: Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

Cost: Members: free, Non-members $10, Students: $2

This looks to be a really interesting presentation on the tools needed for next steps following geophysical interpretation and prospect identification in the mineral exploration chain. Cheaper, faster and deeper drilling and real time analysis, with the aim to discover and appraise new mineral deposits under ever increasing cover thicknesses.  We are very much looking forward to it.

Please Click here for event flyer

For more details contact Josh Sage:

March for Science

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The March for Science is a global event bringing together people from all walks of life who say we need more evidence and reason in our political process. We champion the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to promote stable public science funding, open communication of science, evidence-based policy, and greater scientific literacy and education in critical thinking.

All people who value the role of science in society are encouraged to take part in the March for Science.

More details, including specifics for your capital city, at the March for Science.

AGC Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Australian Geoscience Council will be hosting their 2018 Convention at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 14-18 October.

AGCC 2018 will be the largest Geoscience event to be held in The Asia Pacific Region since 2012. It features a wide-ranging scientific program and will examine and address current and emerging issues that effect geoscientists and our society. Based around five Technical themes it will cover big issues and ideas concerning energy security options & markets in a clean world, resource-driven development, Geoscience education & socialisation, emerging technologies, and smoothing the impact of boom/bust commodity cycles

Abstract Submissions open: 14 October 2017

Abstract Deadline: 16 June 2018

Keynote plenary sessions at the AGCC will address the major issues that impact Geoscience, such as Earth’s past and future climate; life origins and evolution; future resource security; geohazard risk and mitigation; and the future role of Geoscience in our society.

The Convention Website contains more details.

SA/NT Annual Student Pizza Night

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Annual Student Pizza Night

When: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: Food, Drinks and Presentations from 6 pm
Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, downstairs in the Mawson Laboratories, University of Adelaide, corner of Frome Rd and Victoria Dr.

Members: free, 
Non-members $10, 
Students: free

A reminder that our upcoming event will be our Annual Student Pizza Night, which will be jointly held with the Adelaide University Geological Society. Each year we hold this event at the University of Adelaide with the aim to promote the opportunities and benefits of studying geophysics to undergraduate students. We will have industry professionals giving talks on their careers followed with pizza and drinks with a chance for industry professionals and students to network. We hope as many members as possible can make it to chat with the students and share their own experiences.

This year we will be joined by Matt Zengerer, former geophysics student at Flinders University and Founder and Principal Geophysicist at Gondwana Geoscience and Selina Wallace, former geophysics graduate from the University of Adelaide and Senior Geophysicist at Beach Energy. Both Matt and Selina have had careers spanning 16 and 13 years respectively, working on many projects in both Australia and abroad.

This represents a fantastic chance for students to hear about the breadth of opportunities that our industry can offer them and a great opportunity to network with industry and government geophysicists. The ASEG SA/NT Branch is very thankful for Matt and Selina for agreeing to join us.

We hope to see you all there.  

For any questions please contact Josh Sage - SA/NT President

Uranium 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017