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Vaclav Metelka

Adjunct Research Scientist

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

CSIRO Mineral Resources
26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, WA, 6151

+61 8 6436 8827

vaclav.metelka@csiro.au; vaclav.metelka@uwa.edu.au


Vaclav ([ˈvaːtslaf] aka Vasek [ˈvaːshek]) is a multi-disciplinary geoscientist that has more than ten years’ experience in the mineral exploration R&D space within university and government organizations. He spent six years as remote sensing specialist at the Czech Geological Survey working on projects in Europe, Mongolia, Costa Rica, and West Africa. After moving to Australia in 2012, Vasek continued his journey with the CET for five years. Here he has successfully cooperated with the industry and government organizations on multiple projects in West Africa and Australia focused on improved regional targeting of mineral resources. He also managed to deliver and co-organize several courses together with the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) in Africa as well as negotiated with government agencies in Central Africa to share data on the IM4DC open data portal.

He is now working as a research scientist at CSIRO Mineral Resources constantly looking for new challenges on how innovative methods and research methodologies can be directly applied to mineral exploration.

Vasek’s main research interests lie in integrating remote sensing, geochemical, and geophysical data with geological field observations to improve our mineral targeting approaches and more broadly the generation and understanding of the 2-4D geological models that we create.



2011 – PhD in Geology; Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France) /Charles University in Prague (joint PhD programme) - Geophysical and remote sensing methodologies applied to the analysis of regolith and geology in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

2005 – MSc in Geochemistry; Charles University, Prague (Czechia) - Geological analysis of remote sensing data in the Gobi Altai region, Mongolia


Current professional memberships

Geological Remote Sensing Group, American Geophysical Union

Research Output / Publications

UWA Research Repository