Recent News


SGL Continues to Improve Australia's Gravity Coverage with AIRGrav

May 2019 - Sander Geophysics is back in Western Australia, now flying AIRGrav over the Pilbara region, which is the third largest gravity project SGL has flown under a collaborative program between the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and Geoscience Australia (GA). Commenting on the new survey, Dr. Ian Tyler, GSWA Geoscience Director, said: “The release of the Pilbara survey data later this year will bring to completion a new generation of regional gravity coverage of the State, with up to 16 times higher resolution than the first generation coverage of the Australian continent...”

GSWA embarks on a new airborne gravity survey in the Pilbara

Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (dmp.wa.gov.au), 6 May 2019


SGL is also very proud to report the public release of AIRGrav data over Kimberley Basin, Little Sandy Desert and Great Victoria Desert areas in Western Australia. The fully processed data are now available on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) website to download free of charge. This project was flown in 2018 under the same collaborative program between GSWA and GA. Underscoring the importance of the data, GSWA Geoscience Director, Dr Ian Tyler, said that the airborne gravity surveys provide "...critical information in the understanding of key geological elements across the State."

GSWA releases latest airborne gravity data

Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (dmp.wa.gov.au), 15 April 2019


SGL Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for 10 Years

April 2019 - For ten years SGL has given time for the SGL OttawaReads group to volunteer to read one-on-one to kindergarten children every Friday morning. This program involves an organization, in this case Sander Geophysics, partnering with a school in the geographic area that would benefit from some extra help. General Vanier Public School has a significant number of newcomers to Canada, and showing a love of reading through our interaction with the children encourages the enhancement of their literacy skills.

Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!

Ottawa Network for Education (onfe-rope.ca), 8 April 2019


SGL Involved with IceBridge from the Beginning

January 2019 - SGL is very proud to have been involved with NASA's IceBridge project from 2009 to 2018. When the project began in 2009, SGL's unique AIRGrav airborne gravimeter was selected by NASA to define the shape of seawater filled cavities at the edge of some major fast moving glaciers. AIRGrav achieved a remarkable 99% success rate despite very challenging conditions and strict flight schedules. AIRGrav flew on 269 NASA flights (114 in the Arctic and 155 in Antarctica) culminating in a total of 1,377,340 line kilometres of fully processed gravity data being delivered to NASA, and made available to researchers worldwide. IceBridge is now complete and SGL was thrilled to have been involved with this important endeavour.


Gravity Data Released from SGL's Western Australia AIRGrav Survey

December 2018 - The Geological Survey of Australia released preliminary Bouguer anomaly grids and images from several gravity surveys flown by SGL in Western Australia. Following further verification, final data will be released. The preliminary data can be downloaded using the GeoVIEW.WA interactive mapping application.


For the 9th Year AIRGrav Goes to Antarctica with NASA

October 2018 - SGL is very proud to once again be involved in NASA's IceBridge project. This is the ninth year that SGL has supplied its industry leading AIRGrav airborne gravimeter to assist with NASA's polar research. For the first time data will be gathered using IceBridge, NASA’s DC-8 airborne science laboratory and also from space with NASA's new satellite the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2). “This campaign is our second-to-last Antarctic campaign and it is arguably the most scientifically diverse that IceBridge has ever done,” said Joe MacGregor, IceBridge’s project scientist and a glaciologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

The mission of Operation IceBridge is to collect data on the changing polar land and sea ice and maintain continuity of measurements between ICESat missions. The original ICESat mission ended in 2009, and its successor, ICESat-2, successfully collected its first ice measurements this month on October 3rd.

Operation IceBridge, ICESat-2 Join Forces To Survey Antarctica

NASA, 12 October 2018

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CBS, October 2018

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SGL Helps Target Tier-One Zinc Deposits in Ireland

September 2018 - Survey production in Ireland is well underway on the latest phase of the Tellus project, which will see Sander Geophysics gather over 40,000 line kilometres of high resolution magnetic, radiometric and EM data, and exploration companies are eagerly awaiting the latest data. Group Eleven Resources is one such company, as they search for tier-one zinc deposits in the Limerick and Silvermines Basins. According to Group Eleven Resources, "integrating the results of this Tellus survey into the Company’s ongoing ‘Big Think’ regional exploration program is expected to materially advance high-quality near-term drill targets in this very prospective region."

Group Eleven Resources Announces Major Step in 'Big Think' Exploration in the Irish Zinc-Lead District

Junior Mining Network (juniorminingnetwork.com), 27 September 2018