Frank Arnott (1951–2009) was an exceptional leader in the exploration industry. He championed innovative techniques that maximized the value of the multidisciplinary data that underpin modern exploration campaigns.
Frank was never restricted by tradition, often engaged both academia and industry, and found solutions to exploration problems from unfamiliar areas such as biomedical imaging. He was a great mentor, a talented scientist, and an unwavering advocate for geophysical exploration and research.
“NGEA™ Africa challenge will provide participating students with an opportunity to expand their geoscience knowledge and experience first-hand how innovation plays a key role in mining exploration.”
An international geoscience competition open to students (undergrads & postgrads) with the intention of fostering teamwork and creativity in transforming geoscience data to tell a story of what is happening down below.
To encourage out of the box thinking and develop future leaders that can evolve the mineral and exploration industry in a future-focused positive way.
Multidisciplinary student teams (i.e. geophysicists, geologists, data scientists, engineers, etc.) combine their strengths and analyse different geoscience datasets to interpret the subsurface geology of the given area. Industry software (Geosoft Oasis Montaj and Seequent Leapfrog Geo) is made available to the participants.