The conference (www.unil.ch/vgc14) will focus on remote sensing of ground surface and digital processing to support 3D geological modeling and interpretation in various fields of the geosciences (non-exhaustive list):
Digital geological mapping: vertical rock walls, remote lithological mapping, examination of sedimentary structures, mineralogical/geochemical mapping.
Structural geology: characterization of ductile and brittle deformation structures in outcrops, fracturing pattern recognition and tectonic structures.
Natural hazards: rockfalls, landslides and rock mass quality assessment, characterization of release areas and deposits.
Reservoir analogues: characterization and virtual outcrop building.
Tunneling and mining: underground imaging, 3D excavation modeling.
Numerical modeling: representation of complex 3D geological bodies, simulation based on remote sensing data.
Innovations: new sensors, techniques, tools and data, automatic 3D geological features recognition.