Results of geological mapping technology launched

Wednesday, 28 February, 2001

A national conference opened in Adelaide will hear of the advantages of a recent innovation in non-invasive geological mapping.

Minerals and Energy Minister Wayne Matthew, who opened the conference, says Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (HRS), which is also used to trace salinity and for environmental mapping, has the potential to greatly boost mineral exploration.

Originally developed by CSIRO scientists, HRS has quickly been embraced by overseas governments, university and company scientists alike.

Organised by the Government Office of Minerals & Energy Resources, the conference aims to bring together leading international and national researchers to discuss advances in technology and the application of airborne hyperspectral imagery in geological mapping and in defining mineral targets.

The inaugural meeting of hyperspectral suppliers, users, educators and analysts will comprise workshops that will provide delegates with an opportunity to obtain training in the acquisition and conversion of spectral data and image processing techniques.

Major sponsors of the event are Fugro, Integrated Spectronics, CSIRO and the State Government.

Item provided courtesy of Science Industry

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