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1st International Workshop on Geophysical Elektromagnetics

20 ‐ 24 February 2017, Bandung, Indonesia


The organizing committee of the 1st GEO-EM Workshop held in Bandung, Indonesia invited me to be a give an oral presentation about the recent developments in marine time-domain electromagnetic prospecting at the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology in Cologne, Germany. In order to attend this workshop I applied for a travel grant to pay for my flight to Jakarta.

In the 45 minute presentation, I was given the opportunity to talk about the current research of my PhD thesis. This special opportunity allowed me to represent my research and the Institute in front of a broad variety of geophysicist and other geoscience researchers from all over the world including Canada, USA, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Sudan and Germany. The workshop allowed me to discuss with other researchers about future developments and applications in the field of time domain marine controlled source EM. This gives me the opportunity to further substantiate the developments of my PhD research.

During the workshop, Indonesian students were given the opportunity to present parts of their project work to me and the other invited speakers. This turned out to be an interesting experience as I could take an active role in their projects to help them develop into scientists of the future. I agreed to review their research papers for the conference proceedings which will be published in America Institute Publishing.


Amir Haroon
Research associate


Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology


Author project: Marine Circular Electric Dipole (MCED): A new innovative electromagnetic
technique for the exploration of submarine groundwater resources.


Title: Development of the Marine Differenial Electrical Dipole: A Case Study for Offshore
Groundwater Studies in Bat Yam, Israel