8th IGSC 2019 Schedule

The Exhibition will be held parallel to the Conference Program and will be a platform for networking and ideas exchange between the talks.  


9:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 -13:30

13:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:00



WELCOME KEYNOTE: Alireza Malehmir | Professor of applied geophysics at Uppsala University, SEG student chapter advisor, Vice-chair of the EAGE Near Surface Geoscience Division 


KEYNOTE: Yes! We can change the world! by Cezar Iacob | DIRAC 

WORKSHOP: Perfect your pitch with Drivhuset Uppsala | DRIVHUSET (workshop run in two parallel session)


KEYNOTE: The H2020 X-Mine Project: Innovation and Tradition in Mineral Exploration by Karin Högdahl  | Uppsala University 

KEYNOTE: Inspirational Talk by Debby Wehner  | SEG

MONDAY 17th June

9:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:30

11:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

16:30 - 17:00


KEYNOTE: A Hitchhiker's Guide to Geophysics by Koya Suto |  Terra Australis Geophysica Pty Ltd



Laura Shley | Geochemical characterization of flood layers in lake sediments by μ-XRF mapping (Bachelor Thesis)

Beatrice Jägerup | Origin of xenopumice and impliciations of their formation, a case-study from La Palma

Michal Półtorak | Mineralogical composition of ordinary chondrite from the Arabian Peninsula (Dhofar desert).

Alex Hobé | Comparing Teaching Tools and Issues Between Unlikely Disciplines

Michael WestgateAn alternative reflection seismic interpretation approach based on symmetry: Case studies from oilfield and goldfield data in South Africa

Exhibition Time | Preparation for the student poster presentation






KEYNOTE: From Academia to Industry and Back: Crossing borders in a Geoscience Career by Gianni Mallarino |

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest


EAGE Geo-quiz

Uppsala Tour

TUESDAY 18th June

9:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

11:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 16:15

16:30 - 17:30


Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


KEYNOTE: Concept of modelling and modelling a concept by Hemin Koyi | Uppsala University


Roko Roskoden | Free fall calibration testing an analysis of acceleration and pressure impact penetrometer data

Thorben Schöfisch | Effect of décollement friction on strain distribution in fold-and-thrust belt model; an AMS analysis







9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 9:45

9:45 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:45

14:45 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00


EIT RawMaterials University Day Opening Session | Ellie Stephenson, EIT RawMaterials



Paula Rulff | 3D controlled-source electromagnetic modelling in frequency domain - Two new approaches

Anna Donczew | Novel in-tunnel seismic study for sustainable ore extraction, Siilinjärvi, Finland


KEYNOTE: Smart exploration with UAV by Merhard Bastani | SGU and Alexander Paulusson | AMKVO 


KEYNOTE: Mining in Europe – the connection between Kiruna and Brussels, LKAB by Laura S.Lauri | LKAB

KEYNOTE: How to change the world by Samantha Suppiah | White Arkitekter


KEYNOTE: Climate action: Working from inside and outside of the Oil and Gas industry by Ingrid Paola, Tello Guerrero | ALS Petrophysics | Antarctica for the Brave

KEYNOTE: Challenges and Opportunities in the Raw Materials Sector – A European Perspective  by Patrick Nadoll | EIT RawMaterials






1. Raw Materials

Georgiana Maries

3D imaging of iron-oxide mineralization from cross-profile 2D recording: a case study from Sweden

Uppsala University

2. Energy

Dariusz Dziubacki

“Fluid leakage characterization based on seismic data from the SW part of the Barents Sea” 

1 AGH University of Science and Technology

2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Adelia Makhankova

Application of core-seismic calibration for reservoir qualities estimation in carbonates 

South East Asia Carbonate Research Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

3. Geohazards

Alexandra Georgiana Gerea

Integrating geophysical and topo-geodetic methods in analyzing displacement around hydropower plants 

University of Bucharest

Erika Nääs

Crystal Size Distribution Analysis of Phenocrysts from the Cerro Bayo cryptodome, Argentina 

Uppsala University, Department of earth science, Sweden


Sabine Rousku

Magma Mixing in the Reyðarártindur Granophyre Pluton, SE Iceland 

1 Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

2 Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science, Sweden. www.cnds.se

Marcus Olsson

Viscosity analysis of Cerro Bayo laccolith, using Crystal size distribution. 

Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University, Sweden


Maryam Abbasian

Attenuation changes related to Öræfajökull Volcano eruption, Iceland 

Department of Earth Sciences; Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Alexander von Schéele

Mapping Settlement-Induced Damage to a Roman Mansion: A Case Study Using TLS from Italica (Seville) 

Institute for Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH Aachen University

4. Water

Melanie Andrea Stammler

Detecting surface changes on the Dos Lenguas rock glacier using structure from motion photogrammetry

1 Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Sweden

2 Bonn University, Department of Geography, Germany

5. Sustainability

Alexandra Georgiana Gerea

“High frequency GPR measurements in indoor experimental precisionagriculture studies” 

University of Birmingham

Andrei Mihai

The use of different GPR frequencies to study tree roots under paved areas 

1 University of Birmingham

2 University of Bucharest

6. Other

Andrei Mihai

The integrated geophysical detection of archaeological features in the Negrilesti Site, Romania 

1 University of Birmingham

2 University of Bucharest


Sebastian Buntin

“ Velocity structure of the whole crust across the Bergslagen ore province, Sweden” 

Uppsala University, Sweden


Charilaos Tziavaras

Chronology and grain size analysis of wind blown loess deposits from central Sweden.

Department of Earth Science, Uppsala university

SUNDAY 16th June

Technical program

The technical program of the 8th IGSC 2019 offers an extensive student programme with activities such as student’s oral and poster presentations, keynotes, panel discussion and variety of workshops.


We want the IGSC 2019 Technical Program to provide the knowledge and be a learning experience to students from all geoscientific disciplines. With the ever importance of climate change and the energy transition we want to draw student's attention to the role of geosciences in shaping the future of the world.


During the technical programme, we would like to focus on the way our discipline contributes to securing the natural resources responsibly and sustainably for the next generations and how geoscience, in general, helps to move towards green and clean energy for a better lifestyle for many generations to come.


We welcome abstracts covering the following broad areas:

We restrict the right to adjust the final session topics based on the themes of submitted abstracts.



After active participation in industry-specific workshops, participants will be able to implement theory gained at university in a practice, develop and enhance both soft and hard skills, be introduced to new technologies and more.

Registration for the workshops will be open on the 6th of May for the registered participants.  

Workshops will be run in the parallel sessions.


A mini-hackathon on data from the continental shelf: uncovering new trends

This mini-hackathon will give an introduction to the power of using python for data analysis. Participants will be given basic python skills to read and explore the vast open datasets supplied by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.  The remainder of the course will take the form of a hackathon.  


Participants will be placed in teams to answer a question such as: what are the most common deposition environments, what is the distribution of core sizes, where have survey vessels been, or a question of their choosing from the dataset. 

Prerequisites: basic python & basic git experience

Spots available: 22

Duration: 3h

Workshop sponsored by:

Lead Instructor,

Data Scientist

Dr Claire Birnie

Exploration Geologist

Julie Halotel



Guideline Geo 

Guideline Geo is a Swedish company dating back to 1923. Originally it started as a geophysical consultancy company focusing on mining, but later transformed into a manufacturer and supplier of geophysical equipment. Today solutions are provided for geoelectrical, seismic, transient electromagnetics and ground penetrating radar.


During the workshop we will talk about our geo drone project, machine learning for data interpretation, or products, and also do a practical demonstration of GPR and seismic equipment.

Spots available: 25

Duration: 3h

Workshop sponsored by:


Applications Engineer

Andreas Viberg

Product Manager

Fredrik Nyqvist


Providing the world with metals and minerals, and climate change – a necessary combination?

The Geological Survey of Sweden, SGU, is the national authority for geological, mineral and groundwater issues in Sweden. The role of SGU is to meet society’s demand for geological information and it includes promoting a sustainable use of the country's mineral resources.


This workshop is an occasion to 1) understand the growing role of minerals and metals in a low carbon future, 2) tackle the challenges and opportunities it creates for our society and 3) reflect on how to increase the social acceptance of the raw material sector for a more sustainable future.

Spots available: 15

Duration: 1.5h

Workshop sponsored by:


Théo Berthet

Erika Ingvald


The Hans Ramberg Tectonic Lab Tour

Visit a unique lab and see the state-of-the-art 3D laser Scanner, which captures objects in full colour with multi-laser precision. This scanner enables monitoring and analysing progressive deformation during model runs. 

"The Hans Ramberg Tectonic laboratory is equipped with two large deformation rigs with any loading geometry at normal gravity, and, unique in Europe, two high-capacity centrifuges allowing tectonic experiments at high “g". 

The laboratory is also equipped with two simple-shear boxes and instruments for measuring material properties (e.g. fractional properties of granular materials). Our world-class sand-box models performed under normal gravity simulate large-scale tectonics, distribution of seismicity in fold-thrust belts and entrainment of denser blocks by salt diapirs. We are at the leading edge with our sophisticated analogue models performed by a team of researchers with an international reputation."

Source: https://www.geo.uu.se/research/min-pet-tek-en/facilities/

Spots available: 15

Duration: 1.5h

Workshop organized by:

Professor at Dept. of Earth Sciences, Mineralogy Petrology and Tectonics, Uppsala University

Hemin Koyi


Perfect your pitch with Drivhuset Uppsala

Together, we will develop your pitch step by step, learn more about how you should
think when building your presentation. We will also practice pitching for each other in
order to become more and more comfortable with the presentation.

The programme:
• Pitch structure: what should be included in a pitch?
• Do's and don'ts when pitching
• Pitch-creation, pitching, feedback
• Repeat until perfection.... ;)

With us, you will learn how to present yourself in a new way!

IMPORTANT: this workshop will take place on Sunday, run in two parallel sessions

Duration: 2h

Workshop sponsored by:


Keynote Speakers

Satish Singh

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Seismic Full Waveform Inversion for
Fundamental Scientific and Industrial Problems

Karin Högdahl

Uppsala University

Cezar Iacob

Co Owner DIRAC

Yes! We can change the World!

Musa Manzi

University of the Witwatersrand

Hemin Koyi

Uppsala University

Concept of modelling and modelling a concept

Koya Suto

 Terra Australis Geophysica Pty Ltd

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Geophysics 

Gianni Mallarino

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest

AAPG Visiting Geoscientist

From Academia to Industry and Back: Crossing borders in a Geoscience Career

Samantha Suppiah

White Arkitekter

How to change the world

Ingrid Paola Tello Guerrero

ALS Petrophysics | Antarctica for the Brave

Climate action: Working from inside and outside of the Oil and Gas industry.

Patrick Nadoll

Senior Advisor | Exploration and Resource AssessmentEIT RawMaterials


Laura S. Lauri

Specialist, Ph.D.



Panel discussion:

Responsibly securing natural resources

Patrick Nadoll

Senior Advisor | Exploration and Resource Assessment
EIT RawMaterials


Ingrid Paola Tello Guerrero

ALS Petrophysics | Antarctica for the Brave


Samantha Suppiah

Sustainability Specialist

White Arkitekter

Hemin Koyi

Professor at Department of Earth Sciences, Mineralogy Petrology and Tectonics

Uppsala University


Social program

To complement the conference, we invite you to take part in a social program that offers, culture, networking opportunities, and fine dining.

At the core of the IGSC lies networking, and we are convinced that a warming Ice Breaker gathering and a Farewell Party will create a collaborative and informal atmosphere.



Farewell Party

The core of student life in Uppsala is undeniably linked to old traditions. Thirteen student nations, all dating back to the 17th century, are named after a specific region in Sweden.


Nowadays students can join every nation, but traditionally they joined the one that represented the region they were from. All cultural events, clubs, associations, sports activities, and pubs are organized by students for students and that’s where the unique atmosphere of the city comes from.


So while being in Uppsala don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the farewell party, where a three-course dinner, accompanied by great music and followed by a dance party will be held in one of the student nations!

Menu for the farewell party

(each course can be substituted according to the form participants will fill out-allergies, vegan etc.) :
Vasterbotten-cheese pie with roe and sour cream
Main course:
Moose patties with Vasterbotten-cheese flavoured mashed potatoes, cream sauce and raw lingonberries
Dark chocolate mousse with raspberry and Turkish pepper

After the dinner we will dance till the dawn!

Ice Breaker

Geocentrum, located between the Botanical garden and The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) is a place where students of The Earth Science Department have a chance not only to study but also socialize and spend nice time among people who share their interests. One of the traditions here is a TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday).


The evening with friendly atmosphere, beers, and snacks, that brings together professors, students and all people working in the department.


This will be the style of this year’s Ice Breaker Party. Everyone is welcome to join and use the opportunity to meet and mingle with all the participants of the conference. Good time, food, drinks and music guaranteed.


Field Trips

Join one of the four IGSC Field Trips to make the most of your stay in Sweden! Finish the conference together with your new friends learning more about the Swedish mines or stroll around the historic streets of Stockholm. 


Please note, that the number of participants for each Field Trip is limited and the places will be assigned on the first-come, first-served basis.


Never had a chance to visit a silver mine? This underground adventure is a great opportunity to discover how this metal was excavated for more than 800 years in Sweden’s most important silver mine of all time! On your way through magnificent passages and shafts don't forget to greet Gruvfrun, the legendary female spirit of the mine.

Field Trip 1

Sala Mine

Photo by Lars Olsson - Own work https://www.salasilvermine.com/

Visit the Ytterby mine - a place located on a magical island, where the history of four new elements in the periodic table started.

Field Trip 2

Rare Earth Elements Tour

Uwezi [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

SEG European Challenge Bowl

After 2-years break SEG European Challange Bowl is back to IGSC!


The SEG Challenge Bowl is one of the activities offered by Society of Exploration Geophysicists which has challenged the breadth and depth of knowledge of its student members since 2007. Teams of two SEG student members compete in many national and continental challenge bowls in a quiz show format against other teams in order to test their knowledge about geophysics, geology, and SEG.


The national and continental champions compete for attending the world championship at the SEG Challenge Bowl Finals at the SEG Annual Meeting in the USA.


I want to participate! What do I need to do?

  1. Register here as IGSC 2019 student participant (you need to be current Bsc, Msc or Phd student).

  2. Form a team of two (you do not need to be from the same university). 

  3. After registration, you will receive a link with the SEG Challenge Bowl form.

  4. Sign up and join the fun!


There are only 10 spots available! They will be given on the first-come, first served basis. However, priority will be given to students from European universities. 



  • If you attended the latest SEG Challenge Bowl in Trieste, Italy, you are not allowed to compete again in SEG Challange Bowl in Uppsala, Sweden. 

  • No person who participated in the Anaheim SEG Challenge Bowl Finals is eligible to compete this year. You must sit out 1 year.

For now, we can't promise the Travel Grant for the European Challenge Bowl winners but we are working on it! Stay tuned :) 



EAGE Geo-quiz

Geo-Quiz is held in each year the several regions and we have a pleasure to invite you to take part at this annual quiz also at IGSC!


The winning team will receive travel grants to attend the EAGE Conference (exact event to be confirmed).


EAGE is a truly multidisciplinary association and this is emphasized in the EAGE Geo-Quiz as well. The quiz counts several rounds with questions related to different fields in the geoscience industry. Petroleum geoscience, geology, geophysics, petrophysics & drilling are just a few of the fields that students may have to deal with during the competition.


The level of the questions differs and will get more difficult along the way. The best way to compete in this quiz is with a multidisciplinary team of students.


I want to participate! What do I need to do?

  1. Register here as IGSC 2019 student participant (you need to be current Bsc, Msc or Phd student).

  2. Form a team of two or three (you do not need to be from the same university). 

  3. After registration, you will receive a link with the EAGE Geo-quiz registration form.

  4. Sign up and join the fun!


We have spots available for 50 teams! They will be given on the first-come, first served basis. 



Villavägen 16, SE 752 36

Uppsala, Sweden


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