ANSIR: Research Facilities
For Earth Sounding
ANSIR is a partnership of universities and government agencies in Australia and New Zealand that provides researchers with equipment and services for earth imaging across Australasia.
Equipment & Services
Discover our range of earth imaging and sounding equipment and services including equipment testing, training, and operation:
Please note: demand for equipment & services is increasing, so please apply well ahead of your project timeline.
ANSIR was originally created as a Major National Research Facility in 1997 by Geoscience Australia and The Australian National University to encourage and assist world-class research and education in the field of seismic imaging of the Earth. In 2008 the University Of Adelaide joined with support for electromagnetic research.
Since 2007 ANSIR has operated in conjunction with the Earth Imaging component of the AuScope facility established under the NCRIS scheme. From 2011 further AuScope investment from the AGOS EIF program has provided additional equipment. ANSIR has received investment from ANU, MNRF, ARC LIEF over the years.
Equipment from ANSIR Facilities is available to all researchers on the basis of merit, as judged by the ANSIR Access Committee on the basis of a short proposal. Researchers have to meet the project operating costs and a modest mobilisation fee. Training is provided in the use of the portable equipment.
Applicants for access to ANSIR equipment and services should contact the appropriate Scientific Coordinators to first discuss their needs for prospective projects, and then prepare a formal proposal which is submitted to the Chair of the ANSIR Access Committee, Dr Ron Hackney.
Prof Graham Heinson,
Chair, Access Committee:
Dr Ron Hackney, Geoscience Australia
Geoscience Australia, AuScope, CSIRO, Australian National Uni, Uni of Adelaide, Uni of Melbourne, Uni of TAS, Uni of WA, Macquarie Uni, Uni of Auckland & Victoria Uni (Wellington).