THS in Scotland Evening Meeting

THS in Scotland
Date30 October 2018
VenueCarmelite Hotel, Stirling Street, AB11 6JU

Presentations will include: 

The Virtual Geoscience Revolution
by Professor John Howell (Chair in Geology & Petroleum, University of Aberdeen) 

For 200 years, from the time that William Smith published his ground-breaking map, up until the turn of the millennium, field data was collected on paper maps using pencils and Rotring pens. Structural measurements were made with a compass clinometer and lithology and mineralogy were manually interpreted using a hand lens and acid. Fast forward to today, outcrops are routinely digitised using data collected by laser scanners and drones. Lithology can be remotely mapped using hyperspectral imagery and outcrop interpretation, and even fieldtrips can be undertaken from the desktop computer. We are already seeing advances into Virtual Reality and usable Augmented Reality is around the corner. The story of this digital outcrop revolution and the resulting ‘Virtual Field Trips' are the focus of this presentation.

3D imaging and visualisation for subsea applications: Moving beyond the wow factor
by Danny Wake (Group Surveyor, i-Tech Services)

With the ever-growing range of state-of-the-art subsea imaging and visualisation systems, there is little shortage in imagery which generates the wow factor! Whilst these technologies undoubtedly break new ground, create new capabilities, methods and efficiencies, there is a raft of practical challenges which arises on the other side of the wow factor. This presentation aims to look at some of the clear benefits of these systems but also some of the challenges created when working with them on a practical level.

All members and and non-members welcome.

A selection of cold food and drinks will be available from 18:30 and presentations will start at 19:00 prompt. 

Please register for this event in advance 

There is a charge of £10 for admission payable online during registration to cover catering (please ask at the door if you require a receipt). Admission is free for full-time Students.

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