Integrated Imaging of the Earth

This two day meeting on 11/12 February 2016 in Burlington House, London brings together researchers working on joint inversion and joint interpretation of different geophysical data.

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Royal Astronomical Society to participate in the annual British Geophysical Association - New Advances in Geophysics 2016 (BGA - NAG 2016) conference on 11th - 12th February 2016 on "Integrated Imaging of the Earth".

This event will bring together researchers, students and the industry. The conference is marked by prominent invited speakers who will share their expertise and provide insights into the recent advances in Geophysics.

One of the main issues in Solid Earth Geophysics is to obtain reliable high-resolution images of the subsurface from relatively sparse observations at the surface of the Earth. Despite tremendous advances in seismic, electromagnetic and potential field imaging, each of these methods has inherent limitations determined by the physics of the method. One way to overcome such limitations is to combine different geophysical methods and use their respective strengths to increase resolution and extract additional information on subsurface properties.

In recent years, a variety of approaches ranging from joint inversion, where different methods are combined in a single inversion algorithm, to statistical analysis of independently obtained images have gained popularity. Such integrated methods have found applications in a wide range of fields from hydrogeophyscis, resource exploration and crustal imaging to investigating the deep mantle.

This meeting will bring together geophysicists with an interest in analysing their results in an integrated way. The main focus will be on quantitative methods such as joint inversion, cooperative inversion and statistical approaches to reconciling different results. We will combine presentations on new theoretical developments with case studies and applications demonstrating the advantages and problem areas of current approaches.

Invited speakers

We are inviting prominent speakers in the field to give keynote presentations. At the moment we have confirmations from

  • Aria Abubakar, Schlumberger, "Joint inversion in hydrocarbon exploration"
  • Javier Fullea, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies "Integrated geophysical-petrological modelling of the upper mantle using terrestrial and satellite data"
  • Niklas Linde, University of Lausanne, "On the value of multiple data types and conceptual geological knowledge in hydrogeophysical inversion"
  • Tony Lowry, Utah State University, "Thermo- & hydration dynamics of the lithosphere from combined seismic, potential field and petrophysical constraints"

Venue, Registration and Abstract Submission

The workshop will be held at Burlington House, Piccadilly Mayfair, London W1J 0BD.


Electronic registration for the event is now closed. However, it will be possible to register on arrival at the following rates:

RAS/GeolSoc Member £60
Non-member £100
Student £20


Please submit your abstracts before 8 January 2016 via email to All abstracts should be prepared using the templates in OpenDocument format or Word format. These templates also contain further instructions on the length and format of the abstracts. Please indicate a preference for poster or oral presentation with your submissions. All authors will be informed on the format of their presentation by the end of January.

Preliminary schedule


Thursday 11/2

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 12:00 Theoretical developments in integrated imaging
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Poster
14:00 - 16:30 Integrated imaging for natural resource exploration
16:30 - 18:00 Posters and wine reception
Friday 12/2
10:00 - 12:00 Integrated imaging for near surface imaging
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:30 Integrated imaging from the crust to the deep Earth
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion: Future Avenues

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact the organizing committee

Max Moorkamp
Marta Perez-Gussinye
Jenny Collier


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This two day meeting on 11/12 February 2016 in Burlington House, London brings together researchers working on joint inversion and joint interpretation of different geophysical data.

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