Smart Exploration receives SEG’s Distinguished Achievement Award


The Society of Exploration Geophysicists recognizes Smart Exploration with its Distinguished Achievement Award

This honor is in recognition for not only technical advances but also for a focus on communicating to the public the role that applied geophysics plays in exploration and development of natural resources. The award is given to a company, institution or other organization for a specific technical contribution or contributions that have, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, substantially advanced the science of exploration geophysics.

SEG recognizes Smart Exploration for its outstanding work in: (1) developing new innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly tools for geophysical exploration; (2) developing community-driven science initiatives; (3) prolific publication record in high-profile international peer-review journals, leading newspapers, magazines, special issues, and industry-relevant journals; (4) expanding geophysical expertise in the EU countries and beyond through research collaborations; and (5) engaging in numerous professional development and diversity-focused scholarly activities designed to facilitate research and professional development experiences for postgraduate students and young professionals.

Alireza Malehmir
Alireza Malehmir, professor in Geophysics at the Department of Earth Sciences and project coordinator. 

- Smart Exploration is an outstanding research-innovation project with sensible measures supporting this claim and we are delighted to be recognized for the great work Smart Exploration team has done and continues to be doing to advance and communicate mineral exploration science and technology not only in the EU but also beyond”, says Alireza Malehmir, professor in geophysics and the project´s coordinator.

Smart Exploration ( is coordinated by Uppsala University-Sweden and involves 27 partners from 11 EU countries with 6 exploration sites to test innovative hardware and software solutions. Smart Exploration has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 775971.

Watch a video with Alireza Malehmir here. 

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Last modified: 2022-09-30