Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR)

ANSIR Facilities in Earth Sounding

RSES is a member of the ANSIR consortium of 10 Universities in Australia and New Zealand, together with Geoscience Australia, and houses the Portable Seismic Instrument component.

ANSIR builds on the Major National Research Facility founded in 1997 by RSES and Geoscience Australia that has provided reflection seismic profiling and portable recording instrumentation for use in major field experiments. In 2009 The University of Adelaide joined the two founders to include electromagetic equipment. The current configuration started at the start of 2015.

ANSIR equipment has been used extensively in Australia and overseas (Papau New Guinea, New Zealand and Antarctica). RSES is currently involved with experiments using ANSIR equipment in Western Australia and in Queensland.


Professor Malcolm Sambridge <>, phone 02 61254557
Dr Michelle Salmon (Portable Instruments) <>, phone 02 61251168

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