Vaclav Metelka


  • The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I have always maintained an active approach towards interdisciplinary projects bridging geology, geochemistry, geophysics and remote sensing. I have become particularly involved in utilising remote sensing data and GIS in geological and natural resource mapping, as well as geological risk management. I worked on several mapping projects run by the Czech Geological Survey in Mongolia, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic. I was a member of the West African Exploration Initiative team, with responsibilities including interpretation of remote sensing and airborne geophysical data. Later I was devising remote sensing and GIS applications in mineral systems science at the Centre for Exploration Targeting. I have administered and delivered a number of training programs for developing countries in cooperation with AusAID and IM4DC. At CSIRO, I am currently working on several projects involving data analytics and machine learning in geoscience.

Roles and responsibilities

I am currently team leader of the Geodynamics/Geology Team at CSIRO.


Remote sensing in geology and mineral exploration

Mineral systems science

Data analytics in geoscience

Applied geochemistry and geophysics

Industrial relevance

I have worked and led several projects looking at remote sensing and geophysical data interpretation and general data analytics for industry partners through one on one engagements within my role at the Centre of Exploraiton Targeting and at CSIRO through the Innovation Connections and CSIRO's Kick-Start programs. I am involved in the MinEx CRC program and I have collaborated and am collaborating on other projects (Capricorn Orogen, Mount Isa, Hammersley Province) with geological surveys, MRIWA and other industry partners.

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, PhD, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Award Date: 1 Oct 2011

Geochemistry, MSc, Charles University

Award Date: 30 Sep 2005

External positions

Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources

1 Apr 2017 → …

Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Geology
  • Geological mapping
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geophysical interpretation
  • Economic geology, ore genesis and exploration
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Data Analytics


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