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The following AGS staff members may be contacted
for further information on their articles or citations.
Bulletin 65, The Northern Alberta KimberliteProvince: The First 20 Years
Nigel Atkinson (780) 427-9924
AGS Workshop Draws Experts from AcrossNorth America
Nigel Atkinson (780) 427-9924
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Mark Fenton (780) 427-1764Staff may also be contacted via e-mail by entering
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ERCB/AGS GeomodellingWorkshop Draws Expertsfrom Across North America
To take advantage of the recent advances that have beenmade in the collection of airborne geophysical data andits integration in three-dimensional geological modelsand hydrological studies, ERCB/AGS hosted a geological
modelling workshop in Edmonton in January 2012.
AGS staff was joined by scientists from AlbertaEnvironment and Water, the Geological Survey of Canada, the United States Geological Survey and theManitoba, Illinois and Minnesota geological surveys, as
well as representatives from the private sector.
The workshop focused on developing geologicalframeworks for assessing the near-surface hydrogeologyof a number of regions in North America, including
Alberta. Two major themes were examined. The rst
explored opportunities and challenges associatedwith the acquisition, calibration and application of
airborne geophysical surveys. The second examined
the importance of developing high-quality, three-dimensional geological models and how these models
can be best applied to hydrogeological studies.
Collectively, the expertise shared at this workshop will
benet AGS staff members as they move forward on
the Provincial Groundwater Inventory Program (http://
html), which will provide maps and reports to improveunderstanding of Alberta’s groundwater resources for
public, industry, and regulatory use.
“Numerous provincial, state and federal agencies areusing innovative approaches to produce more accurategeological models that are needed for groundwater
resource management,” said Dr. Nigel Atkinson, leader of the Quaternary Geology section. “The willingness
of nationally and internationally recognized scientiststo come to Alberta to share their experience andknowledge speaks to an acknowledgement of the work that has already been completed in the province, aswell as the widespread interest being generated by the
ongoing work at ERCB/AGS.”
An Open File Report containing the abstracts of thework presented at this workshop will be available on the
AGS website within the next few months.
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