Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective

PESA VIC/Tas Branch Short Course –
Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective

This week, I managed to get on a nice two day course in Melbourne, VIC:

PESA VIC/Tas Branch Short Course –
Clastic Depositional Systems: A Source-to-Sink Perspective
Tuesday, August 4 & 5
Conducted by Mike Blum, of Kansas Uni. Kansas, USA.

Twelve people attended this very interesting course, lively questions from the more academic side. The food was adequete, the coffee was a little boring.

Mike has had a varied professional life between academia and industry, and presented the course in a interesting manner, the material was good, but a few more attributes to track down material used easily would have been a little more helpful.

The material presented was given out on a little USB card- a great idea. There many pictures of Utah geology examples, and the videos presented were pretty good.

I enjoyed and appreciated the vourse, as did the other attendees. It gave me new insights into seismic interpretations of both fluvial and marine deposits- rivers, fans and deltas will never look the same again from an aeroplane window! Sedimentology and geography, or GEOMORPHOLGY combined. Highly recommended.

PESA Vic/Tas Branch August Technical Lunch – The Mississippi Delta: Subsidence, Global Sea Level Rise, Sediment Supply and the Future
Wednesday, August 5 @ 12:00

I attended another presentation by Mike Blum, and appreciated this technical talk very much. The wine was good, the lunch not so much- but the format is changing, so we will see how that goes!

7 August 2015

An AAPG course was booked for the melbourne ICE AAPG/PESA conference in September. And therefor I had to join as well. But / And now the field trips are cancelled. Hmm, industry not going that well.


About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.
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