Remote Sensing and NIR Workshop

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Organiser: Malvern Panalytical Remote Sensing and NIR Workshop
Location: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia, 4218
Date: September 18, 2019

Increased global travel has facilitated the spread of viruses like Zika. Researchers and personnel in the medical field are challenged to find quicker ways to combat and eliminate these viruses. ASD alongside Portable Analytical Solutions are organizing a workshop as part of the NIR 2019 conference in Australia’s Gold Coast. Learn how researchers like Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, from the University of Queensland’s faulty of Medicine is using the LabSpec4 NIR to detect Aedes mosquitoes before they become infections. See how her data collection is 18 times faster while costing one 110th as much compared to alternative methods like the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

Our workshop also discusses challenges to the mining, agriculture and meat industry as a result of heightened consumerism. For instance scarcity of viable area for mining, decreased levels of carbon in soil, hence impacting soil fertility and other environmental effects. Our specialists from our supply center alongside guest speakers will share about available remote sensing and near infra-red solutions to help businesses find quicker, more affordable and reliable methods of data collection and analysis for mining exploration, agriculture and environmental monitoring. Expand your knowledge on complementary techniques like elemental analysis using XRF which you can collectively use to help your analysis, whether in the lab or in the field.

If you are in the Gold Coast from 15 - 20 October, drop by booths 6&7 of the international NIR 2019 conference at the Gold Coast Convention Center.


  • Date: September 18 2019 - September 18 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00 (GMT+10:00) AUS Eastern [Brisbane]
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia, 4218
  • Event type: Seminar
  • Language: English


  • 13:00 Introduction to ASD remote sensing and near infrared technology and solutions (Paul Martin, Portable Analytical Solutions)
  • 13:30 Mining: Cost effective mapping and discrimination of new prospects for mining exploration with portable NIR and remote sensing (Dan Shiley, Application Specialist, ASD)
    • Look out for case study involving renowned researchers leveraging on the TerraSpec® Halo mineral identifier to advance life on Mars
  • 14:00 Monitoring and regulating the spread of diseases: Use of NIR for the rapid investigation of infections such as Zika, Dengue and Malaria in mosquitoes to reduce transmission and outbreaks (Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, Researcher from University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine)
  • 14:30 Tea break
  • 15:00 Viable agriculture: Regulating the use of pesticides and fertilizers amidst monitoring of C and N for plant fertility (Dan Shiley, Application Specialist, ASD and Ben King, Technical Sales Manager, Malvern Panalytical)
  • 15:30 Introduction to chemometrics: collecting good data and reference libraries (Dan Shiley, Application Specialist, ASD)
    • Debunking myths relating to calibration, reference points, libraries and more
    • What to look out for
    • Making sense of the data
  • 16:15 Complimentary analysis using elemental analysis for other applications like air emissions and food additives
  • 16:30 One-on-one consultations with ASD and PAS
  • 17:00 End

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