iRIS-2021 to discuss the latest in rock imaging

iris montage 640x505The 2nd International Rock Imaging Summit (iRIS-2021) will be held between 9 and 11 November, 2021 as a virtual event

Over the course of the three days, iRIS-2021 will deliver two workshops and forty technical talks - talks about rock imaging applications and methods, including the processing and interpretation of rock imaging data, in order to better understand the geology of the sub-surface, including mineral resources and hydrocarbon deposits. 

The wealth of data provided by the different imaging technologies is fuelling many applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence that extract physical, geochemical and mineralogical properties. A complete session is dedicated to this topic. In addition, there are sessions on digital rock analysis, on hyperspectral imaging, on imaging and capturing valuable data from drill cuttings, and on imaging and analysing thin sections. There is even a session on remote imaging that includes a talk on the analysis of rocks on Mars. The final session is on new imaging technologies and features five presentations from leading imaging companies including Zeiss, Bruker and Tescan.

iRIS-2021 features two panel sessions that provide delegates an extended opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics with the speakers. The first is titled "The Importance of Core" and gathers together speakers who are passionate about core and the irreplaceable insight it can provide about sub-surface. The second panel extends this idea with talks on how to make core data more easily accessible and ensure that it can shared and used.

iRIS-2021 is organised by Rock Imaging Special Interest Group (RISIG), formed after iRIS-2020, which serves as a place for sharing, learning and collaborating with peers in industry and academia for the purpose of advancing knowledge and best practices in the field of rock imaging. 

It is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Zeiss, Geotek, Earth Science Analytics, Rocktype, Rockwash Geodata and Core Specialist Services.

For further information see the website at www., or contact Dr Nick Coles, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel: +971-56-100-2149.

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