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What we do



Geophysical investigation methods are recommended for their efficient, cost-effective, non-intrusive, and non-destructive nature. Advisian has developed innovative technologies and methods for numerous applications.

The Advisian Geophysics Group has a team of highly qualified and experienced staff, combined with an extensive inventory of geophysical equipment for a variety of geophysical applications. Our team carries out safe, cost-effective collection of high quality geophysical data, which provides our clients with the detailed subsurface information they need for their resource exploration, engineering, and environmental projects.

We work with our clients to develop a customized approach to each project and provide valuable subsurface information for improved decision making. Advisian has developed innovative technologies and methods for numerous applications, for both land and shallow marine environments, including:

  • Contaminated sites liability management
  • Water exploration and management
  • Engineering applications (geotechnical and civil)
  • Resource exploration/mining
  • Archaeological studies

When properly planned and executed, geophysical techniques can greatly improve the overall understanding of the subsurface and optimize subsequent intrusive investigations. Our team is accustomed to working in areas not easily accessible by drill rigs to obtain critical subsurface information for future planning and improved interpretation.

Our techniques

Advisian’s geophysics group has access to virtually all current geophysical technologies to ensure the correct approach is applied to each engagement. Our typical techniques include Electromagnetics (EM), Time Domain EM (TDEM), magnetics, Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), 1-D resistivity soundings, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), seismic refraction, seismic reflection, seismic profiling (VSP); Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW), and geophysical borehole logging. Many of these techniques can also be conducted on water.

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