b'PeopleNewsan oil-water interface in a petroleumBrians leadership positions in ANSTOscholarly papers in refereed geoscience reservoir and then CSIRO Exploration & Mining,journals, many book chapters and Method of reducing noise inprovided the platforms for his passionover thirty other papers and articles in electromagnetic geophysicalfor advocacy of great science influencinggeoscience publications and conference exploration data good government policy outcomes. proceedings. There are a number of Transient electromagnetic methodA great example of Brians contributionmajor reference works and important for directly detecting corrosion onto leading strong science evidence,collaborative contributions in Brians conductive containers informing national science debate andjournal papers and books including:Method of reducing impulsive noise ininfluencing good policy outcomes wasOristaglio, M. L. and Spies, B. R. electromagnetic data his co-leadership of the Project Review(Eds), 1999, Three-Dimensional Method and apparatus for cancellingTeam on Review of Salinity MappingElectromagnetics: Soc. Explor. Geophys., powerline noise in geophysicalMethods in the Australian Context,Tulsa, 709 pp.exploration funded by Environment Australia andSpies, B. R., 1998, Earth conductivity Method of reducing noise in a boreholeAgriculture Forestry and Fisheriesmeasurements, in Bud, R. and Warner, telemetry system Australia (AFFA) to evaluate the rangeD. (Eds.), Instruments of Science: An In 1996, Brian returned to Australiaof methods, including airborne andHistorical Encyclopedia: Science to take over from Dr Andy Green asground EM near surface systems, forMuseum, London, and Smithsonian Director of the Cooperative Researchmapping the extent and severity ofInstitution, Garland Publishing, 199-201.Centre for Australian Mineral Explorationdryland salinityan important roadmapSpies, B. R. and Macnae, J.C., 1998, Technologies (CRC AMET), appointed asdelivered to the National MinisterialElectromagnetic Trends Spatial, part of the Corporate Executive of CSIROCouncil of the time. Temporal and Economic (Invited Exploration and Mining. In 2004 Brian was appointed Sciencepaper), in Gubins, A. G., Ed., Proceedings CRC AMET was a collaborative jointManager and later Principal Scientist,of Exploration 97: Fourth Decennial venture of seven government, academicSustainability and Climate Change, inInternational Conference on Mineral and industry partners, developing a newthe Sydney Catchment Authority. It wasExploration, 489496.generation of geophysical explorationduring his time in SCA that Brian beganSpies, B. R., and Frischknecht, F. C., technologies for Australian conditions ofworking in climate science. 1990, Electromagnetic sounding, in deep and varied weathered cover. TheM. N. Nabighian (Ed), Electromagnetic research programs involved all aspectsIn Brians later career he was highlymethods in applied geophysics, 2 Soc. of airborne and ground electromagneticrespected as a science advocate forExplor. Geophys., 285-425.exploration, instrumentation, processing,the broader integration of science- Spies, B. R., Hone, I. G, and Williams, J. modelling and geological interpretation. technology-engineering andW., 1981, Transient electromagnetic mathematics in modern research,test surveys and scale model studies Brian assumed the position of Director ineducation and formulation ofof the Woodlawn orebody with the Year 4 of the CRC AMET, and successfullyGovernment policy. His co-authorshipMPPO-1 equipment, in Geophysical integrated the research programsin 2012 of a major report supported bystudies of the Woodlawn orebody, New and participants to achieve the CRCthe Australian Research Council underSouth Wales, Australia: Pergamon Press.objectives, particularly commercialisationthe auspices of Australian Academy ofWilt, M, L. Spies, B. R., and Alumbaugh, and knowledge transfer. BriansTechnological Sciences and Engineering-D., 1999, Measurement of surface and leadership of the research partnershipsDr Brian Spies and Professor Graemeborehole electromagnetic fields in quasi delivered a new generation of broadbandDandy Sustainable Water Managementtwo- and three-dimensional geology, high-resolution airborne electromagneticSecuring Australias Future in a Greenin Oristaglio, M. L., and Spies, B. R., (Eds), exploration techniques optimised forEconomyproduced a visionaryThree-Dimensional Electromagnetics: Australian conditions. roadmap for Australias future waterSoc. Explor. Geophys., Tulsa.management. Frischnecht, F.C., Labson, V.F., Spies, B. Following the successful delivery of theR. and Anderson, W.L., 1990, Profiling outcomes from the CRC AMET, Brian wasDuring this period Brian also made hugemethods using small sources, in appointed in 2000 as the Director Physicscontributions through the AustralianM.N.Nabighian (Ed) Electromagnetic Division of the Australian Nuclear ScienceAcademy of Technology and Engineeringmethods in applied geophysics:2, Soc. Technology Organisation (ANSTO). (ATSE) and was elected as Fellow of ATSEExplor. Geophys., 105-270.In 2003, Brian took on the role of Chief(FTSE) in 1998. In 2003 he was awardedMacnae, J. C., and Spies, B. R., 1988, Research Scientist, CSIRO Explorationthe Australian Centenary Medal for hisAccomplishments of wide-band, and Mining, with major contributionscontributions to geoscience. Brian alsohigh-power EM, in G. D. Garland (Ed), to Australias strategy and policy for themade substantial science contributionsProceedings of Exploration 87: Ontario Mineral Exploration Action Agenda,in environmental and climate scienceGeological Survey, Special Volume 3, announced by the then Department ofthrough the Royal Society of New South109-121.Industry, Tourism and Resources. BrianWales and was elected as Fellow (FRSN)In addition, Brians inspiring initiatives was co-leader for targeted R&D fundingin 2016. and leadership in establishing over 30 for mineral exploration and lead writerAbove all else, Brians most importantnational and international workshops for the education and training programs,legacy to geoscience and to successfulat the fore-front of research and the including increased support for scienceexploration and discovery hasapplication in geophysical exploration and technology in secondary and tertiarybeen through his forty eminent, iftechnology, environmental geophysics, education. not transformative, and well-citedreservoir characterisation and trends 11 PREVIEW APRIL 2020'