Airborne Gravity was developed primarily for petroleum exploration, where it is an economical alternative to ground and shipborne surveys. It also has exciting application in regional geophysics, mineral exploration and geodesy. The learning objective is taking you through an introduction of the science starting with types of instrumentation to survey design, data processing and data quality control.
The focus of the environmental modules and related projects has been placed on regulatory processes. These will include topics such as Environment assessment of property, occupational safety, and monitoring and management of air, water and waste.
Gravity gradiometry is used by oil and mineral prospectors to measure the density of the subsurface, effectively the rate of change of rock properties. From this information it is possible to build a picture of subsurface anomalies which can then be used to more accurately target oil, gas and mineral deposits.
Airborne gamma-ray spectrometry is used in uranium exploration, geological mapping, mineral exploration, environmental monitoring and mapping. Recently, it has been used to identify and quantify the distribution of natural and man-made gamma emitting isotopes in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in order to assess the plant´s dose impact on members of the public.
Potential Fields, or more specifically, gravity and magnetics allows you to embark on solving a specific geologic problem. Magnetic data changes shape based on its geographic relation to the earth’s magnetic field. Their signatures (anomalies) relate to the size, shape, depth, and magnetic susceptibility of the various bodies. Gravity data can contribute to the resolution of a wide range of geologic problems.
Geological & Geophysical (G&G) Applications is the applied science of creating computerized representations of portions of the Earth's crust based on geophysical and geological observations made on and below the Earth surface. Geomodelling is commonly used for managing natural resources, identifying natural hazards, and quantifying geological processes with main applications to oil and gas fields, groundwater aquifers and ore deposits.
The Organic Chemistry Tools Series focus is on learning techniques required for successful completion of university undergraduate laboratory class. The series comprises of short videos covering various topics. The main learning objective of the CO Series is for the student gain and understanding commonly used lab techniques.
Mapping and support topics include planning, surveys, contouring, maps titles and legends. The learning experience allows you to review some applications of these data or to embark on solving a specific geologic problem.
Self-paced learning packages are a collection of modules and projects that enable students to learn about a topic from end to end.
The Resource Center makes available content based on 40 years of experience. The purpose is to provide student with a real-life perspective. Included are case studies, articles, gravity maps and tool commentaries.