Congratulations to long-time NCI staff member and stalwart of the Australian geophysics and research data communities Dr Lesley Wyborn on receiving the Grahame Sands Memorial Award from the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists at their annual conference last week.

The award recognises “innovation in applied geophysics through a significant practical development of benefit to Australian exploration geophysics in the field of instrumentation, data acquisition, interpretation or theory.” Dr Wyborn was specifically recognised for her initiation of the mineral systems framework concept, and her contribution to the F.A.I.R data principles in application to geoscience data. Both elements are pivotal to the current mineral exploration landscape, and underpin major Australian initiatives by governments, and exploration companies.


Dr Wyborn has worked closely with fellow NCRIS-funded infrastructure organisation AuScope, as well as Geoscience Australia and The Australian National University Research School of Earth Sciences throughout this minerals science research project. This recognition adds to Dr Wyborn’s many accolades over a long career building data science capabilities and technologies for the geophysics sector in Australia and around the world.

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