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CET team wins the UWA’s Vice Chancellor Award in Impact and Innovation 2015

Sep 14, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Geodata Algorithms Team from the Centre for Exploration Targeting in the School of Earth and Environment won the UWA’s Vice Chancellor Research Award in Impact and Innovation for 2015. The team lead by A/Prof Eun-Jung Holden includes Dr. Daniel Wedge, Dr. Jason Wong, Adj. Prof. Peter Kovesi, Prof. Mike Dentith, Mr. Tom Horrocks and Mr. David Nathan. Equipped with a strong capability in computational algorithms design and implementation, the team built expertise in understanding the nature of geodata and their use in industry workflows by collaborating with geoscientists in academia and industry. The uniqueness of this team is in the ability to span the boundaries of computational science and geoscience and the boundaries of academia and industry.

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CET featured in ABC evening news: Sulfur holds key to next generation of mining deposits

Sep 10, 2015

Research associate Dr. Crystal LaFlamme and PhD candidate Stefano Caruso were joined by Adjunct Professor and CET board member Dr. Jon Hronsky from Western Mining Services and featured in an ABC news clipping and article entitled: Sulfur could hold key to next generation of mining deposits, research says. At the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia we work as a team in collaboration with students and colleagues from CSIRO, GSWA and Curtin University to incorporate geophysical and geochemical techniques to better target mineral systems that are often not exposed at the surface. Within the framework of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS), this project, funded by the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), is an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of the latest advances in conceptual targeting models and technology to unlock the mineral wealth of Western Australia.

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CET PhD Candidate Vikraman Selvaraja wins best student talk at SGA

Sep 07, 2015

The biennial SGA 2015 conference held in Nancy, France saw a very large CET contingent participating with 30 staff and students delivering presentations and posters including several invited talks. The conference convenes the cutting edge of research in geology applied to mineral deposits and there were many excellent presentations about topics as varied as the future exploration for critical metals in Europe and the developments in the understanding of how lithocaps form above porphyry Cu deposits.

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Daniel Wedge develops bike crash mapping tool

Sep 03, 2015

CET researcher Daniel Wedge has developed an interactive online tool for mapping crashes involving cyclists, available at bikecrash.info (link: bikecrash.info). The tool was developed at the recent GovHack hackathon (link: perth.govhack.org ) where it won the RAC Safe Mobility Prize. GovHack is an Australia and New Zealand-wide weekend-long event promoting the reuse and mashing up of open government data by people ranging from programmers to graphic designers to historians. Daniel works on pattern recognition and visualisation methods at CET and applied these skills to a different domain to develop the website. Although not work-related, the tool has particular interest in the CET with a significant proportion of staff and students commuting by bike.

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Professor Pietro Guj becomes Expert Advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Aug 10, 2015

Professor Pietro Guj has been invited to become an 'Expert Advisor' to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and recently to be a key speaker to their "Natural Resource Taxation in the Asia-Pacific Region" to be held in Jakarta on August 11-13, 2015.

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Exploration IPO performance: more ‘what you do’ than ‘who you are’

Jun 16, 2015

This week Chris Gemell guests in to Strictly Boardroom to look for clues to share price performance among more than 100 exploration IPOs. The ultimate success for a mineral exploration company is to locate an exciting new discovery that quickly progresses from first drill intersection towards a low-cost operating mine. For all but very few exploration companies, however, such success does not occur immediately, if indeed at all.

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The Centre for Exploration Targeting commercialises automated structure detection and analysis software for downhole images

Jun 11, 2015

Innovative data analysis algorithms and workflows developed by the Centre for Exploration Targeting within UWA's School of Earth and Environment have recently been released as a module for the leading downhole data processing and management package WellCAD. We anticipate that this will significantly improve the speed and quality of processing of downhole images in the minerals and petroleum industries. The algorithms and workflow have been in development by the Geophysics and Computational Analysis group at the CET since 2008, leading to a collaboration with Rio Tinto from 2010 to 2013, followed by a partnership with Advanced Logic Technology (developers of WellCAD) funded by a UWA Pathfinder grant. This release follows the CET's success in commercialising the CET Grid Analysis plugins for Geosoft's Oasis Montaj.

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International Collegiate Programming Contest CET Participant

May 11, 2015

Michael Martis, a member of the computational data analysis group at CET will participate in the world final of the International Collegiate Programming Contest which will be held on the 20th of May at Marrakesh in Morocco. This contest is a 5 hour programming and problem solving competition (more info: http://icpc.baylor.edu/worldfinals/pdf/Factsheet.pdf).

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Mineral Systems: Key to Exploration Targeting

May 08, 2015

The Mineral System concept underpins many current exploration geoscience initiatives, yet it there are differing opinions on what a mineral system is. In this presentation at the world’s largest mining conference (PDAC, Toronto), CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig explains the concept and how it impacts on exploration strategy.”

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