Australia’s future minerals, energy and water resources will come from far greater depths onshore and from deeper offshore plays. Our ability to find, define and use these resources is limited by the deep and complex cover of sediments and weathered material that covers about 80% of the Australian continent.


  • Free


Mike McWilliams

Showing 3 of 5 dates for this event.
Dates available from 08 Aug 2017 until 16 Aug 2017

Event date: 08Aug 2017

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017

Adelaide (Waite campus)

  • 10.30 - 11.30am

Holmes Building

Event date: 09Aug 2017

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017

Sydney (North Ryde campus)

  • 10.30 - 11.30am

Building 53 - Room 502

Event date: 10Aug 2017

Thursday 10 Aug 2017

Canberra (Black Mountain)

  • 10.30 - 11.30am

Waterhouse Theatre

Event date: 11Aug 2017

Friday 11 Aug 2017

Melbourne (Clayton)

  • 10.30 - 11.30am

GK Williams Room

Event date: 16Aug 2017

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017

Perth (Kensington)

  • 10.30 - 11.30am

ARRC Auditorium

More information

Research done under the aegis of CSIRO's Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform will help us more precisely image and understand the significance of subsurface rock properties which in turn will unlock the resource potential of this vast and relatively under-explored area.

With advice from CSIRO scientists, industry experts and academic colleagues, we have made great progress in building a Deep Earth Imaging team of 5 senior researchers, 27 post-docs and PhD students with expertise in geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, applied mathematics, software engineering and data analysis. Our team members will work together with Business Units and external organisations to design and build new tools, algorithms and workflows to better image the subsurface.

The Deep Earth Imaging leadership team will be visiting CSIRO sites in five capital cities over the next two weeks to brief interested staff on our progress to date and to brief you about our initial science plan. I invite you to attend and participate in any of these briefings where we will introduce the research team, the projects and challenges they will initially tackle and explore the opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at one of the briefings. If you can’t make it to one of the sessions and/or would like to meet with the team separately, please let me know.

Mike McWilliams
Leader, Deep Earth Imaging