There will be held 4 short courses and one invitation only meeting in connection with the AEM2018 workshop. All courses are held at the workshop venue. See below for detailed information on the courses. Please feel free to contact the organizing committee if you further questions to the courses.

 

Fundamentals of Airborne Electromagnetic data processing and inversion

Instructor’s name and affiliation:
Professor Esben Auken, Associate Professor Anders V. Christiansen, Senior Geophysicist Jesper B. Pedersen and Senior Geophysicist  Nikolaj Foged, HydroGeophysics Group, Aarhus University

 

Date and time:
Saturday June 16 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Optional Hand on Course Sunday June 17 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Course description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the students with an insight into the ideas and theories behind processing and inversion of AEM data. The focus is on high resolution datasets collected for geological (mineral exploration), hydrological, and geotechnical purposes. 

 

Detailed program - pdf

Price: DKK 1,050.00 for Day 1 and DKK 712.50 for the optional second day.

 

 

3D EM Modelling and Inversion with Open Source Resources

Instructor’s name and affiliation

Douglas W. Oldenburg, Lindsey Heagy, Seogi Kang, UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility,

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Date and time:
Sunday June 17 from 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM.

 

Course description:

Carrying out 3D forward simulation and inversion of airborne EM data is challenging. There are few people, or groups, who have the capability to develop useable software and, even for them, the time frame can be unacceptably long. This is an impediment to research progress and also to practical application. The bottleneck can be overcome by having a geoscience community that collectively develops and shares needed software and resource material. Various world-wide initiatives are attempting to achieve this goal, and in this course we will focus on some of them as seen in the detailed program.  

 

Detailed program - pdf

Price DKK 712.50

 

 

Data uncertainty and model regularization in inversions of AEM data

Instructor’s name and affiliation

Carsten Scholl, Senior R&D Geophysicist at Multi-Physics Imaging, CGG

 

Date and time:
Sunday June 17 from 13.30 PM to 17:30 PM. 

 

Course description:

Inverse problems are typically formulated as finding a model that minimizes some cost function which in turn commonly consist of the data misfit and a model regularization (e.g. some smoothness constraint). Both parts conceptually are easy to understand and thus often at best glanced over in the discussion of inversion results.


However, their implementation, usage and effect in the inversion can vary a lot in detail depending on the specific algorithm and the AEM system and geological setting in question. Knowledge of these details often can be important in order to understand why an inversion results looks the way it does and thus is relevant to interpret these results as well as comparing different models. Furthermore, it is helpful to set up the inversion in an optimal way. This course will discuss several aspects related to data uncertainty and model regularization. See the detailed program for more information.

 

Detailed program - pdf

Price DKK 712.50

 

 

From AEM data to 3D hydrogeological conceptual model

Instructor’s name and affiliation

Tom Martlev Pallesen (geologist), Mats Lundh Gulbrandsen (geophysicist), I•GIS AS

 

Date and time:
Saturday June 16 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Course description:

Groundwater mapping and hydrogeological conceptual modelling, using AEM data is a hot topic. The GeoScene3D Team at I•GIS is a part of the Danish suite of technical solution providers in this area and has a deep expertise and experience in visualization and geological interpretation of AEM data.

 

In this course we will dive into the process of building a 3D conceptual model from scratch using AEM and borehole data. This “hands-on” course goes through the practicalities in geological modelling using the GeoScene3D software. We will dive into how you get the most of your AEM data.

 

Detailed program - pdf

Price: DKK 1,050.00

AEM2018 / 7th International Workshop on Airborne Electromagnetics

Aarhus University - Department of Geoscience

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