Earth models incorporate a variety of different interpretations made on various types of data at successive steps of the modelling process and since a model is always only an abstraction of a portion of reality we need to continuously improve this often first step of our workflow. 3D geological modelling will be a key component of our PoF IV research in regard to georesources for the energy transition and a high-tech society and will help in decision making in regards to sub-surface resources management and utilisation.
Earth subsurface modelling concerns many of us in the research field Earth and Environment, especially in the Topics 3 and 8 of the newly started PoF IV period, and is also a major research interest in many groups within GFZ, UFZ and Geomar.
Together with colleagues from various surveys (BRGM, BGS, GTK, TNO, Switzerland), we were able to arrange a workshop led by the Loop initiative to present their integrative and interoperable 3D modelling platform. Loop (loop3d.org) is a OneGeology initiative, initiated by Geoscience Australia and funded by Australian Territory, State and Federal Geological Surveys, the Australian Research Council and the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre. The colleagues from down under develop the next generation, open-source, 3D geological and geophysical modelling platform.
The workshop has 3 sessions and will take place on the 15.03.2021 (9-12 /15-18) and 16.03.2021 (9-12) and is open to all scientists interested in modelling Earths subsurface. Please see the attached flyer for more details. If you want to join the workshops please follow this link to register.
The series of workshops aims at demonstrating the capabilities and discussing the technologies and methods developed including knowledge management, automatic knowledge extraction from topological analysis of maps, structurally constrained geological modelling, guided geophysical inversions and uncertainty characterisation and mitigation.
We are looking forward seeing you at the workshop.
Michael Kühn, Christof Kusebauch
*Loop (loop3d.org) is a OneGeology initiative, initiated by Geoscience Australia and funded by Australian Territory, State and Federal Geological Surveys, the Australian Research Council and the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre with the participation of BHP, Anglo American, GSWA and Micromine. The project is led by Dr Laurent Ailleres at Monash University and involves research groups from the University of Western Australia, the RING consortium at the Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France and RWTH Aachen in Germany. In-kind research is also provided by Natural Resources Canada (Geological Survey of Canada), Geoscience Australia, the British Geological Survey and the BRGM.