KEGS December Talk
Our next KEGS talk is happening on December 13th at 4:00 PM. The talk will be hosted in-person and online.
Title: An Update on Two SQUID-based Airborne Technologies
Speaker: Jonathan Rudd, President and Director, Dias
Date: Tuesday December 13th at 4:00 PM
Location: University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences, Room ES2093 (22 Ursula Franklin Street)
Abstract: Dias has been working with Supracon AG over the last 5 years to develop a SQUID-based passive source airborne electromagnetic survey system. This system, named QAMT is now commercially-available. QAMT measures three orthogonal components of the magnetic field. The sensor platform is mechanically damped and residual motion is characterized with an IMU in order to deliver low-noise, oriented 3-component data. Using a base station, we are able to deliver tipper, apparent resistivity, and inversion models.
Two years ago, Dias deployed the QMAGT system, which is an established technology that delivers full tensor magnetic gradiometry (FTMG) data. FTMG provides the directional information that improves the interpretation of remanence and source geometry. The low temperature SQUID sensors produce highly sensitive and accurate data that improves resolution. Applications to date have been in exploration for diamondiferous kimberlites, nickel, iron ore, and gold. Dias will be deploying a second QMAGT system early in 2023.
Bio: Jonathan Rudd is a professional engineer and geophysicist who has over 30 years of experience in the application of borehole, ground and airborne geophysical methods to geological challenges. Jonathan has worked in senior management for the last 12 years with a principal focus on technology development and business development. He is a past-president of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society, and is currently President and Director of Dias.
The annual KEGS Holiday Social is back for 2022 at the Duke of York Pub. Join us for a chance to network and spread some holiday cheer. The party will follow our regular monthly KEGS talk to be held in person (and livestreamed) at the University of Toronto.
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Where: The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
$15.00 CAD for Students
$40.00 CAD for Members
$45.00 CAD for Non-members
Tickets include hors d'oeuvres and one beverage.
Registration is now live!
First: If you received this message and you no longer want to be on the KEGS Ottawa email group, please email me, email@example.com and I will take you off the list. It has been a long time since we used this email group, so it wouldn't surprise me if it will need a lot of updating.
Next, the reason for this message: I thought it would be nice to have a KEGS Ottawa Christmas party, especially because we cancelled our summer BBQ this year. Please try to distribute this invitation to others who may be interested in joining KEGS Ottawa, especially any students.
At the party, we will be presenting KEGS Foundation scholarships to two local PhD students, Taylor Tracey Kyryliuk and Fateme Hormozzade Ghalati. We can also have a discussion to see how much interest there would be in re-starting the KEGS Ottawa presentations and ideas for available locations for any potential future meetings.
We (SGL) will provide something to drink for the party.
What: KEGS Ottawa Christmas party
When: Monday December 19, from 5pm to 7 pm.
Where: 2nd floor, Sander Geophysics office, 260 Hunt Club Rd. Please enter by the door at the south east corner of our building.
Who: Anyone interested in KEGS Ottawa; friends and spouses also welcome. RSVP to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, so we have some idea of how many people to expect.
Mark your calendars - KEGS is excited to announce the return of the annual Symposium to be held the Saturday preceding the 2023 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention Toronto, Canada. The event is planned to be held in person on March 4th, 2023.
At this time KEGS invites you to submit an abstract on the following suggested topics:
Short abstracts are to have a 400-word limit. An abstract template is available here.
The deadline for submission is Friday, December 9th, 2022.
Please submit your abstract here, and include "KEGS 2023 Symposium Abstract" in the subject line.
Interested in joining the 2023 KEGS executive? Know someone who might be? If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to run for the 2023 KEGS executive position of Secretary-Treasurer, please contact one of the KEGS executives. The executive generally meets virtually once a month between September and June to organize our monthly talks and events. We welcome members who live outside of the GTA to put their name forward.
Don't forget to renew your KEGS membership for 2023! The membership costs remains unchanged at $50 + HST for regular members and $25 + HST for students. While at it, why not consider a donation the KEGS Foundation to help foster and support geophysical education at Canadian Universities.
Financial reports for KEGS FY 2021 have been be issued and posted to the website under the Member's Area.
The full KEGS Foundation Update can be found here. Key Items:
Additional details can be on the Foundation’s website.