Christian Ruegg - Geophysicist.Operations Manager
Christian Ruegg

Geophysicist

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Operations Manager

Christian has a BSc and MSc in Geology from the University of Canterbury. He is also SGL's safety officer, bringing his extensive training and experience from Urban Search and Rescue to the workplace and the field. As, a senior member of our geophysics team, Christian says "My main responsibility is managing Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) surveys, both as crew chief in the field and data analyst in the office. I also work assisting with a variety of geophysical surveying techniques. I particularly enjoy the fact that working as a geophysicist demands the constant application of scientific problem-solving in dynamic and unique environments."
Dr Mike Finnemore - Director/Senior Geophysicist
Dr Mike Finnemore

Director/Senior Geophysicist

Mike has over 25 years experience in field/research geophysics. He established Southern Geophysical Ltd. in 2002. Mike's has BSc (1989) in microelectronics and engineering physics, a MSc in exploration geophysics (1997) and a PhD in geology (2004). Mike has worked in Europe, North America, Antarctica and all across New Zealand. With  decades of professional experience and with his academic background, Mike is highly skilled at determining the geophysical solution that is right for you and your project. Publications

Rebecca Gilbert - Project ManagerGeologist
Rebecca Gilbert

Project Manager

Geologist

Rebecca received her BSc in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Canterbury and then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Geology. Rebecca specialises in data processing and analysis, especially for Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) and GPR and has specialist knowledge with geophysical software packages such as Surfer, Reflex W and CAD packages. When not working Rebecca enjoys hiking and travelling.

Travis Grace - Geologist. NDT Specialist
Travis Grace

Geologist

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NDT Specialist

Travis received his BSc in Geology from the University of Canterbury in 2013, then went on to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology. Prior to gaining his university degree, Travis worked in the field of avionics which has proved to be useful in understanding geophysical methods and applications. When not reveling in the world of geophysics, Travis can be found running up hills or climbing mountains.
Nick McConachie - .Geologist
Nick McConachie

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Geologist

Nick received his BSc in Geology and Geography from the University of Canterbury in 2013 in Geology. Nick has several years experience working in the geophysics industry and specialises in data acquisition and processing and analysis for GPR. Outside work hours Nick spends most of his time mountain biking, where he has represented New Zealand and has taken him around the world.

Richard Mellis - .Geologist
Richard Mellis

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Geologist

Richard received his BSc in Geology from the University of Canterbury in 2014, then went on to gain a Masters of Science in Geology. Richard is an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys a wide array of activities in the elements including climbing and surfing. 


Sam Davidson - .Geologist (Part Time)
Sam Davidson

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Geologist (Part Time)

Sam received his BSc. in Geology and Geography from the University of Canterbury in 2014, and is currently pursuing PhD. studies in marine geology/geophysics. Over the course of his studies, Sam has worked in geological/geophysical surveys on and offshore, including seafloor surface fault mapping following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes. Outside of work and study Sam is a keen outdoorsman, where he can be found mountain biking and tramping around New Zealand

Bradley Scott - .Geologist (Part Time)
Bradley Scott

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Geologist (Part Time)

Bradley has a BSc in geology from The University of Canterbury. He is currently working on his masters while working part time for southern geophysical. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and a variety of endurance sports.

Southern Geophysical Ltd
3/28 Tanya Street
Bromley
Christchurch 8062
New Zealand
+64 3 384 4302
info@southerngeophysical.com