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2023 PESA WEBINAR SERIES: Optimizing Data-Driven Resource Exploration: Unveiling the Power of the LithoSurfer Data Platform

Tuesday, 19 September, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00
unveiling LithoSurfer Data Platform

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Guest Speaker(s): Fabian Kohlmann (Lithodat)

Fabian Kohlmann is the Managing Director of Lithodat Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based geoscience data company. Fabian has almost 20 years’ experience in the exploration industry, starting his career as an Equinor sponsored researcher investigating the Norwegian landscape evolution and erosion pattern through time before he joined Neftex Petroleum Consultants in the UK. He helped them to develop global paleo-digital elevation models including large, structured global geoscience databases for integration into deep-time paleogeographic reconstructions, basin modelling and gross depositional environment mapping workflows. He continued this work at Halliburton and became a key source of input for Halliburton’s global Source-to-Sink project. Stunned by Brexit, Fabian decided to move back to Melbourne and co-found Lithodat and provide the resource industry assistance in their digital transformation journey and help them to achieve their ultimate goal of creating “true” Digital Twins of their assets. Fabian is also a strong supporter of FAIR geoscience data and helped the Australian geochemistry community to build the public research data platform AusGeochem based on Lithodat’s technology. Fabian holds a PhD degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Melbourne and a MSc degree in Geology and Paleontology from the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany. Further Fabian currently acts as secretary for the VIC/TAS PESA branch.

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This live webinar will take place at:

11am              – Perth

12.30pm       – Darwin, Adelaide

1pm                – Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney


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Optimizing Data-Driven Resource Exploration: Unveiling the Power of the LithoSurfer Data Platform

Presented by Fabian Kohlmann (Lithodat)


Well managed, standardised data is vital for the resource industry as it currently undergoes an intense digitalisation phase. As most available geoscientific datasets are regionally bound and have bespoke implementations, it is challenging to merge all data into a consistent global framework.  Lithodat’s vision is to provide explorationists with global geoscientific databases and analytics to decrease the time taken to gain professional exploration insights to simplify and de-risk resource discoveries. LithoSurfer, Lithodat’s unique browser-based exploration data platform offers the most detailed global, standardised geochemistry and the largest thermochronology data repository and digital analytical tools available. Very detailed analytical data and advanced analytical tools including integrated paleogeographic reconstruction functionality of all metadata, on-the-fly dashboards and automated heatmap integration, enables the user to query and visualise data through deep-time and easily access and download all available data. No matter if you are looking for detailed geochemistry functionality for on-the-fly analysis of Li in brines or a tool to quickly test maturity or advanced source to sink investigations, LithoSurfer provides you with the perfect platform to do so. It’s simple and easy to understand user interface makes all those tools easy to understand and use for every level.

LithoSurfer is a secure online data platform for storing, viewing, analysing and extracting data in a geological and geospatial context. LithoSurfer provides quick access to a wealth of information (analytical details including all metadata, machine parameters, lab information, persons involved, references etc.) across multiple analytical techniques and localities. LithoSurfer harvests its power from being built on a unique relational database with a modular architecture of very fine-grained data models for each data type. Lithodat’s team of experts together with our partner institutions extract, validate, standardise and integrate all publicly available analytical data into our cloud-hosted database. Proprietary data can be securely integrated and normalised into LithoSurfer and analysed together with all public data. This consolidation opens up the full potential that spatial geoscience data has to offer and is a vast improvement on storing data in separate spreadsheets and folders as often happens within teams and exploration projects. LithoSurfer makes dispersed and complicated geoscience datasets understandable and usable for any explorationist.

Having data and analytical tools at your fingertips for systems such as geochronology, thermochronology, inorganic and organic geochemistry, vitrinite reflectance and thermal histories helps increase exploration insights and workflow efficiency. However, LithoSurfer does not constrain the explorationist to its tools, clean and standardised data can be extracted in multiple formats to take full advantage of new techniques such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and LithoSurfer also offers a secure REST API to connect directly to other software if required.


Tuesday, 19 September, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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