The BC Geophysical Society is proud to present the 2019 BCGS Fall Symposium “Geophysics Applications to Environmental, Civil and Mining Engineering Studies”
Brought to you with support of our sponsors.
The theme is engineering geophysics applied to civil and mining engineering projects, groundwater investigations, and environmental studies.
One of the main focuses will be on tailings storage facilities (TSF) and the recent dam failures that have been well publicized recently. The topic will be reviewed by leading geotechnical and geophysical experts introducing the challenges of monitoring TSFs and providing case studies showcasing a variety of geophysical applications. The day will then open up to innovative geophysical applications in groundwater investigations, metal detection, subsea pipeline monitoring and hazard assessment. The talks will cover a range of cutting-edge technologies from GPR, 3D seismics, HR gradient magnetics, electromagnetics, to borehole logging, AUV and 4D database management.
||Friday, October 11, 2019
||8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST
– Non-Member Price $150
– Member Price $130
– Student Price $30
Registration link is below
||UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7
BCGS 2019 Fall Symposium Schedule
BCGS 2019 Fall Symposium Abstracts
Please register in advance of the symposium. Your registration is guaranteed once payment has been received. The attendee name must be entered for registration to be complete. Confirmed Speakers do not need to register.
A half day (AM or PM) option is available. The half day rate includes lunch.
Registration is closed. Thank you for attending.
Co-Chairs: Graham Parkinson, Klohn Crippen Berger & Cliff Candy, Frontier Geosciences
David Chambers, Center for Science in Public Participation (CSP2) – From Bulletin 121 to Brumadinho: The Increasing Frequency & Severity of Tailings Facility Failures: Navigating the Decade 2020-2029.
Harvey McLeod, Klohn Crippen Berger – Safe design of tailings dams: how geophysics can help.
Graham Parkinson, Klohn Crippen Berger – The gamut of tailings dam geophysics.
Doug McConnell, DMT Geosciences – Failure is not an option: tailings dam investigations with geophysics and the Mount Polley review.
Michael Maxwell*, Robert Eso, Golder Associates – 3D electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) investigations of surface tailings facilities and underground mine operations.
Jan Francke, Groundradar Inc. – Radar imaging of TSFs and the potential of 4D tomographic monitoring.
John McGaughey, Mira Geoscience – The role of geophysics in quantitative geotechnical hazard assessment.
David Schieck, Echo Environmental & Geotechnical – Shear landstreamer profiling for dam and levee investigations: single pass MASW, P‐ & SH‐wave reflection technology.
Martin Karrenbach, OptaSense – Distributed fiber-optic sensing (DAS) in geophysical and engineering applications.
Riaz Tejani*, DGI Geoscience, Marcus Donaldson*, Qteq – Using borehole magnetic resonance to detect free and bound water in tailings and estimate hydraulic conductivity to predict resistance to static liquefaction failure in upstream tailings dams.
Cliff Candy, Caitlin Shaw-MacLaren*, Frontier Geosciences – Geophysical site investigations at the Bennett Dam.
Mel Best, Bemex Consulting Int’l – The Peace project aquifer study.
Kevin Kingdon*, Len Pasion, Black Tusk Geophysics – The application of the UltraTEM metal detector to mining environments.
Peter Kowalczyk, Karen Weitemeyer*, Ocean Floor Geophysics – Using AUV Electric Field measurements to monitor the integrity of cathodic protection systems on subsea pipelines.
David Huntley, GSC ‐ NRCan – Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) Installation in Canada: Protecting National Railways by Monitoring an Active Landslide near Ashcroft, BC (Poster).