Download the Sub 20 – Inaugural Deep Earth Imaging Conference program

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Time Session
08:15 – 09:15 Registration – Lobby Level 2
Arrival tea and coffee – Hallway outside Cygnet room
Upload talks – Hallway outside Cygnet room
Poster setup – Victory Lounge
Opening Welcome – Black Swan Room
Chair: Tim Munday
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome to Country – Shaun Nannup – W.I.S.D.O.M In Your Life
09:25 – 09:30 Welcome to Sub20 – Tim Munday – DEI FSP Director
09:30 – 09:45 Official opening – Dr Cathy Foley – CSIRO Chief Scientist
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote – Building models of the earth: merging methods, rock physics and geostatistics
Dr Lucy MacGregor Edinburgh Geoscience Advisors, Cognitive Geology
1015- 11:00 Morning tea
Balcony between Black Swan and Cygnet rooms
Black Swan room
Imaging I
Chair: Erdinc Saygin
Cygnet room
From models and images to concepts I
Chair: Clive Foss
11:00 – 11:15 The past, present, and future of FWI at Woodside
Henry Debens – Woodside
Conceptualising trapping frameworks and prospectivity trends using stratigraphic forward modelling
Laurent Langhi – Energy, CSIRO
11:15 – 11:30 High-frequency full waveform Inversion for subsurface interpretation
Troy Thompson – DownUnder GeoSolutions
Developing models of Western Australia’s lithospheric architecture: challenges and opportunities
Klaus Gessner – GSW
11:30 – 11:45 Joint facies/elastic full waveform inversion of seismic data
James Gunning – Energy, CSIRO
Numerical simulation of critical mineral system geological processes
Peter Schaubs – Mineral Resources, CSIRO
11:45 – 12:00 Monte Carlo simulations for model uncertainty and model automation
Edward Lewis – PGS
Incorporating fault kinematics into implicit modelling
Lachlan Grose – Monash University
12:00 – 12:15 Inversion of skeletonized seismic data by hybrid machine learning
Erdinc Saygin –DEI-FSP, CSIRO
We still need theoretical modelling
Thomas Poulet – Mineral Resources, CSIRO
12:15 – 12:30 Session summary & poster overview Session summary & poster overview
12:30 – 13:30 Posters
followed by Lunch
Victory Lounge
Black Swan room
Imaging II
Chair James Gunning
Cygnet room
From models and images to concepts II
Chair: Luk Peeters
13:30 – 13:45 Magnetotellurics: past, present and future
Graham Heinson – University of Adelaide
Map deconstruction helps model construction
Mark Jessell – University of Western Australia
13:45 – 14:00 Guided Inversion with Bayesian spatial ensemble fusion
Gerhard Visser – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
Reconciling cover thickness estimates in Cloncurry Region in Queensland using Bayesian estimate fusion
Jelena Markov – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
14:00 – 14:15 Gravity and magnetics for mineral exploration in the 2020s
Clive Foss –Mineral Resources, CSIRO
Conceptualising geological Systems in 3D:  Loop, the next Generation 3D Geological modelling open source package
Laurent Allieres – Monash University
14:15 – 14:30 Selecting optimal frequency range for estimating depth to magnetic sources
Stefan Westerlund – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
Kinematic evolution model of intraplate rift margins: Dampier Sub-Basin

Patrick Makuluni – University of New South Wales

14:30 – 14:45 Imaging earth across scales with correlation wavefield
Erdinc Saygin – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
Chemostratigraphy in the Beetaloo Basin
Stuart Munday – Chemostrat Australia
14:45 – 15:00 Session summary Session summary
15:00 – 16:00 Posters & Afternoon tea
Victory Lounge
16:00 – 17:00 Round table discussions
Black Swan room
17:00- 18:30 Networking reception
Victory Lounge & Platinum Terrace
18:30 Conference dinner
Black Swan Room

Thursday 13th February 2020

Time Session
08:30 – 09:15 Arrival tea and coffee – Hallway outside Cygnet room
Upload talks – Hallway outside Cygnet room
Black Swan room
Chair: Tim Munday
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote – Learning through Inference: From inversion to prediction
Malcolm Sambridge
Australian National University
09:45 – 10:30 Morning tea
Balcony between Black Swan and Cygnet rooms
Black Swan room
Prediction I
Chair: Marina Pervukhina
Cygnet room
Current and new research initiatives
Chair: Tim Munday
10:30 – 10:45 Rock typing for seismic inversion using rock physics models
Roman Beloborodov – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
AusPass, making seismic data stewardship FAIR
Michelle Salmon – Australian National University
10:45 – 11:00 Importance of rock physics for CO2 geosequestration
Boris Gurevich – Curtin University
Metal Earth: a multidisciplinary academic project using deep geophysical methods to understand localization of mineral deposits in Archean rocks
Richard Smith – Laurentian University
11:00 – 11:15 Can surface geochemistry be used to identify and predict the crustal blocks of the Australian continent?
Hassan Talebi – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
Deep learning for model emulation – an ML/AI FSP perspective
Dan Pagendam – Data61, CSIRO
11:15 – 11:30 Applying machine learning to mineral exploration and geological mapping
David Cole – Data61, CSIRO
New technologies for exploration and ore discovery
Yulia Uvarova – Mineral Resources, CSIRO
11:30 – 11:45 Session summary  Session summary
11:45 – 13:00 Posters
followed by lunch

Victory Lounge
Black Swan room
Prediction II
Chair: Thomas Poulet
Cygnet room
Social licence to operate
Chair: Claudio Delle Piane
13:00 – 13:15 Tungsten transport in ore-forming fluids: insights from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations
Operationalising the Diamond Model of social license to operate
Hanabeth Luke – Southern Cross University
13:15 – 13:30 Geochemical inversion of regional alteration assemblages for fluid compositions
Evgeniy Bastrakov – Geoscience Australia
The role of earth science in informing policy and the regulatory process for mine approvals
Peter Baker – Dept. Environment and Energy
13:30 – 13:45 What to do when probabilities are hard to believe: impact assessment using causal networks
Luk Peeters – DEI-FSP, CSIRO
Offshore data acquisition. Enhancing the social licence to operate: challenges and opportunities
Simon Molyneux – Molyneux Advisors Pty Ltd
13:45-14:00 Session summary Session summary
14:00 – 15:00 Posters & Afternoon tea
Victory Lounge
Chair: Tim Munday – DEI-FSP Director
Black Swan room
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote – “There and back again” …or, “The mouses’ dilemma”
Ken Witherly – Condor Consulting
15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion – Imaging – Conceptualisation – Prediction
Chair: Tim Munday – DEI-FSP Director
16:30 – 16:40 Closing remarks & prizes
Chair: Tim Munday – DEI-FSP Director
16:40 – 17:40 Closing reception & poster removal
Victory Lounge


Biondo Ribeiro, Vanessa & Markov, J    [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Combining Edge Enhancement Images for More Reliable Detection of Magnetic Features
Castellazzi, Pascal     [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Space borne radar imagery in groundwater science
Chen, Yunfeng & Saygin, E.   [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Empirical Green’s function retrieval using ambient noise source-receiver interferometry
Crombez, Vincent*, Faiz, M & Delle Piane, C   [*DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Controls on the stratigraphic evolution of the Velkerri and Kyalla formations of the Beetaloo Basin (N.T., Australia)
Crombez, Vincent*, Hauser, J., Peeters, L. & Chopping, R.   [*DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Understanding sedimentary basin’s gravity response variability using stratigraphic parameterisation
De Souza, Andre*, Vialle, S., & Bona, A.      [*Curtin University]
Seismic signature of gold mineralization from laboratory rock physics and petrology characterization
Delle Piane, Claudio & Merkov, J.    [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Exploring links between resistivity and thermal maturity in organic-rich shales
Guo, Peng, Visser, G. & Saygin, E.   [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Bayesian trans-dimensional reflection full waveform inversion: synthetic and field data application
Kelka, Ulrich, Westerlund, S. & Peeters, L.   [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
GIS based fault and fracture network analysis
Martinez, Cericia*, Gunning, J. & Hauser, J.   [*DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Velocity model building and arrival classification using expectation-maximization
Mazher, Abeer*, Emelyanova, I., Pervukhina, M., Moughal, T., Dyt, C., Warner, D.S., Dunlop, E.C, Faiz, M., Dewhurst, D. & Warner, P.R.R.    [*DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Deep Learning for Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs Exploration
Pirot, Guillaume*, Joshi, R., Jessell, M. & Lindsay, M.       [*University of Western Australia]
From geological data and historical scenarios to conceptual models
Tork Qashqai, Mehdi & Saygin, E.    [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Crustal properties from joint inversion of scattered teleseismic body waveforms
Rongier, Guillaume & Peeters, L.    [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Exploring how rivers and their deposits distort estimates of aquifer recharge using numerical simulations
Scheiter, Matthias, Valentine, A. & Sambridge, M.      [Australian National University]
Surrogate Modelling in Geophysical Inverse Problems
Seillé, Höel & Visser, G.    [DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Magnetotelluric inversions using structural constrains derived from a probabilistic workflow
Siegel, Coralie*, Mei, Y. & Hu, S-Y.    [*DEI-FSP, CSIRO]
Epigenetic conceptual geochemical modelling of the Century deposit, Mount Isa
Turunctur, Buse*, Valentine, A. & Sambridge, M.     [*Australian National University]
Compressive sensing, compressive inversion? Investigating the potential of sparsity-promoting schemes for geophysical inverse problems.

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