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This collaborative challenge is open to both the exploration industry and academia

Who can take this CHALLENGE?

Category 1 (Apprentice):
For under-graduates through to graduates with less than 5 years of industry experience.
May be an individual or a team collaboration (Team members must all be in this category, but can call on non-participating mentors with greater experience).

Category 2 (Experienced):
For post graduates with greater than five years of industry experience.
May be an individual or a team collaboration (Team members must all be in this category).             

>> WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? 

Participants may choose one (or more) of five regional high quality datasets from around the globe to demonstrate innovation in visualisation and integration. These include:

  • Yukon Plateau – Epithermal Au, porphyry Cu terrain, YK, Canada
  • Quesnel Trough – Alkali porphyry Cu-Au Terrain, BC, Canada.
  • Kevitsa – Layered ultramafic Ni-Cu-PGM deposit, Lapland, Finland.
  • Broken Hill – Proterozoic Ag, Pb, Zn in intracratonic rift setting, NSW, Australia
  • Gawler Craton (Woomera Prohibited Area) – Proterozoic IOCG, Au in multiple tectonic subdomains, SA, Australia.

Independent judges will evaluate the results using the following judging criteria:

  • Innovation in data integration and visualisation. Visualisation can include existing or new methodologies. Data integration should focus on disparate geoscience methods and disciplines
  • Exploration significance. How the team's approach would improve exploration outcomes
  • Impacts (benefits) on workflow and productivity with global exploration significance
  • Demonstration of collaboration by team members and the integration of various disciplines to improve the final results

Submissions due no later than March 31st, 2017, 5:00 PM EST.

Submission deadline now closed.
The finalists will be required to give oral presentations at Exploration 2017 (6th Decennial International Conference-October 2017) where the awards will be formally presented. The prize pool is growing and is now in excess of CAD $40 000.