HEAD OF RESEARCH
GEO. DIEGO AZCURRA
Diego, (born 1971) , has Argentine Nationality, Professional Registration No. 2638, member of the Higher Professional Council of Geology. Diego currently work as a consultant geologist specialist Remote Sensing. From March 2013 to November 2014 Diego worked as a geologist in, Remote Sensing HYTEC ALTO AMERICAS SA as technical manager in several anomaly detection projects due to natural leaks of hydrocarbons from multispectral and hyperspectral images in the, Tumaco basins, Chocó, Urabá, San Jacinto and lower Magdalena Valley, Guajira and, Cordillera Oriental in Colombia for the National Hydrocarbons Agency. In the private sector, since 2009 Diego has performed various external consultants, using satellite images for the detection of hydrocarbons and minerals. Prior to February 2013 Diego worked in the SEGEMAR (Geological Survey, Argentine Mining Agency) in the Remote Sensing Unit and GIS, as Geologist specialized in processing, interpretation and analysis of satellite images, terrain elevation models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where Diego formed different generation projects with geological and environmental mapping. Also, Diego has taught courses on Remote Sensing training, using ASTER data for different national and international institutions. Diego has experience in geological applications of radar images (SAR), hyperspectral and multispectral satellite or airborne sensors for, detection of minerals by their spectral characteristics. He also has experience in spectral measurements in the field with GER 3700 spectrometer and FTIR micro GPS and decision points in differential mode. He has experience in managing programs and GIS Remote Sensing ERDAS, ENVI, ER MAPPER, ILLWISS, IDRISI, ARC and ARC VIEW GIS. He has a Degree in Geological Sciences, graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. PROFESSIONAL / WORK EXPERIENCE, 2, COMPUTING, Management programs Remote Sensing ERDAS, ENVI, ER MAPPER, ILLWISS, IDRISI. GIS management programs such as ARC and ARC VIEW GIS. Management programs GLOBAL MAPPER mapping generation, SURFER and MAP, SOURCE. Management data processing program GPS Pathfinder Office, Management of graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw. Management WINDOWS operating system and Microsoft Office programs. Basic operation of UNIX / LINUX systems. LANGUAGES, English: intermediate level oral and written. He is a GER 3700 spectrometer operator and Micro FTIR. and a qualified Manager of PIMA spectrometer and differential GPS. TEACHING BACKGROUND, International Course: Training in remote sensing using ASTER data. Dictation, Silvia Castro Godoy Ines Diego Tommaso, Azcurra Diego and Cecilia Casanova in Buenos, Aires from 12 to 26 October 2010. Theoretical and practical course aimed at professionals, different institutions in Latin America. International Course: Training in remote sensing using ASTER data. Dictation, Silvia Castro Godoy Ines Diego Tommaso, Azcurra Diego and Cecilia Casanova in Buenos, Aires from 14 to 30 October 2009. Theoretical and practical course aimed at professionals, different institutions in Latin America. International Course: Training in remote sensing using ASTER data. Dictation, Silvia Castro Godoy Ines Diego Tommaso, Azcurra Diego and Cecilia Casanova in Buenos, Aires October 31 to November 16, 2008. Theoretical and practical course aimed at, professionals from different institutions in Latin America. International Course: Training in remote sensing using ASTER data. Dictation, Silvia Castro Godoy Ines DDiego Tommaso, Azcurra Diego and Cecilia Casanova in Buenos, Aires from 12 to 27 February 2007. Theoretical and practical course aimed at professionals, different institutions in Latin America. Using ASTER course data. Conducted by Silvia Castro Godoy and Diego Azcurra in, Chubut from 24 to 28 October 2005. Theoretical and practical course for professionals, INTA delegations in Patagonia. ASTER data processing with ENVI. Conducted by Cintia Marquetti, Ines Di, Tommaso and Diego Azcurra Buenos Aires, 8-12 November 2004. Theory course, 3 practical business professionals Deprominsa, Geosat-AR laboratory. ASTER Data Workshop Applied to scale geological maps 2969 No. 24, Sañogasta, Province of La Rioja. Buenos Aires, 2-3 March 2004. Number of participants: 4, people. Introduction to geological remote sensing applications based on ASTER. Agnes, DDiego Tommaso, Silvia Castro Godoy, Cintia MarquettDiego and Diego Azcurra. Buenos Aires, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 14 July 2003. Theoretical and practical course for professionals and technicians, SEGEMAR in the laboratory of Geosat-AR Project, with 10 participants. Introduction to Digital Satellite Image Processing using ER Software, MAPPER. Argentine Mining Geological Survey, 1999. Second Assistant, Department of Geological Survey, Disc. Geological Sciences, UBA - 1999. Honorary Assistant, Department of Geological Survey, Disc. Geological Sciences, UBA-1997. SCHOLARSHIPS, Grant from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the "Country Focused, Training Course on Remote Sensing Technology of Environment "at universities, Tokyo and Osaka and the Japan Center for International Cooperation Mining 8 June, August 6, 2004. PUBLICATIONS, Valérie Baumann, Seggiaro Raul, Diego and Victor Garcia Azcurra. FLOOD, DEBRIS IN the city of Tartagal, province of Salta. Geological Congress XVIII, Argentina, minutes, Neuquén from 2 to 6 May 2011. SELLES-MARTINEZ, José and AZCURRA Diego. Structures in the lower Paleozoic, Jachal headwaters of the river in the province of San Juan: His description and interpretation. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 2010, vol.66, n.1-2, pp. 94-101. SELLES-MARTINEZ, José and AZCURRA Diego. Structure in lower Paleozoic, Jachal headwaters of the river in the province of San Juan. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 2010, vol.66, n.1-2, pp. 80-93. FAUQUE, Luis Enrique; Azcurra Diego. Periglaciarias conditions on the slopes, West of the Nevados de Aconquija. Catamarca, Argentina. Geological Congress, Chile, 12. Santiago, Chile, November 22 to 26, 2009: pp.S1-003. SELLÉS MARTINEZ, J. and AZCURRA, D. structural observations on Route 150 from the, slope tunnels wind province of San Juan. Part I: macro and meso structures. XVIDiego Argentine Geological Congress, minutes, San Salvador de Jujuy from 7 to 10 October, 2008. SELLÉS MARTINEZ, J. and AZCURRA, D. structural Observations on Route 150 from, Tunnels at the Cuesta del Viento province of San Juan. Part II: microstructures. XVII, Argentine Geological Congress, minutes, San Salvador de Jujuy from 7 to 10 October, 2008. AZCURRA, D. and SELLÉS MARTINEZ, J. Application of ASTER data interpretation, Geology of the Sierra and the Sierra Negra tunnel (Jáchal River valley, province, Saint John). XVIDiego Argentine Geological Congress, minutes, San Salvador de Jujuy from 7 to 10, October 2008. Perez, DJ, Dodorico, P. SEQUEIRA, N. AZCURRA, D. 2007. Application Data, Mineral Mapping ASTER, Andes, Cordillera Frontal (31º45S), Province, San Juan, Argentina. XIDiego Congress of the Spanish Association of Remote Sensing, Proceedings, CD-ROM, Mar del Plata. MARIN, G. Castro Godoy, S. DDiego Tommaso, I. AZCURRA, D. CASANOVA, C. 2007. Training in remote sensing using ASTER data. XIDiego Congress of the Association, Spanish Remote Sensing, Proceedings CD-ROM, Mar del Plata. Perez, D. J .; Azcurra, D .; D'Odorico, P .; Sequeira, N. Hydrothermal Alteration Mapping with, ASTER data in the region of La Coipa, Cordillera Frontal (31º45'S), Province of San Juan, Argentina. ANAIS Remote Sensing Brazilian Symposium, 13. (SBSR), 2007, Florianopolis. INPE, 2007. p. 2095-2102. CD-ROM, on-line. ISBN 978-85-17-00031-, 7. Boujon Azcurra P. and D. 2004. Processing and interpretation of ASTER data in the area, the Guideline Calama-Olacapato-Toro, Province of Salta, Argentina. Ist Symposium, ASTER-Geosat - Next Generation Satellite Data, Buenos Aires 4 and 5, November 2004. MarquettDiego C. Azcurra D. Kaku Kohno M. and I. 2004. Registration and analysis of data in the, Farallon Mining Black, Catamarca, Argentina. District ASTER-Geosat Ist Symposium -, Next Generation Satellite Data, Buenos Aires 4 and 5 November 2004. Azcurra D. Castro Godoy, CandianDiego JC, Reed R. N. Nakashima, 2004. Data, processed in Sierra de Famatina, La Rioja Province, Argentina. Ist Symposium, ASTER-Geosat - Next Generation Satellite Data, Buenos Aires 4 and 5, November 2004. Azcurra D. P. Tchilinguirian, Hirose K, T. Sanga, Asato CG, M. Kaku, Candaosa NG, 2004. Analysis of Flood and SRTM data in the region of Lake La Picasa, Argentina. ASTER-Geosat Ist Symposium - Next Generation Satellite Data, Buenos, Aires 4 and 5 November 2004. Tchilinguirian P. D. Azcurra, Candaosa NG - Model in Flood Hazard Areas, Plain using data from ASTER and SRTM. Buenos Aires, 23-25 August 2004. Iº, Conference on Remote Sensing Application Research Center of Remote Sensing, oriented environmental problems. Marin G. I. DDiego Tommaso, S.Castro Godoy, C. and D. Azcurra Marquetti, 2004. .Programa of, ASTER Data Transfer Technology in Geological Applications. 4th Day, Remote Sensing Education in MERCOSUR, Sao Leopoldo, RG-Brazil. Tchilinguirian P. Azcurra D. K. Hirose, M. Kaku, Asato CG, NG Candaosa, Baumann V. Palma Y. - Risk Model in Flood Plain Areas Using ASTER Data, and SRTM. Second Congress on Cartographic Science and IX National Week, Cartography, Buenos Aires. Tchilinguirian P. D. Azcurra, Kaku and Candaosa G. M. 2003. Application images, ASTER satellite in flooded areas, Lake La Picasa, Santa Fe. Close, Cartographic Science Congress and VIIDiego National Week of Cartography, Buenos Aires, Azcurra D. S. Godoy Castro, .Kaku M. Kohno I. and G. Marín, 2003 - Processing and, ASTER products area Sierra de Famatina, La Rioja Province, Republic, Argentina. XDiego Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing, 8 p. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. MarquettDiego C. Azcurra, D. Marin, G. Kaku, M. and I. Yokokawa Kohno, K. 2002 - Registration and, Analysis of ASTER Data Mining Farallon Black, Catamarca, Argentina District. X, Latin American Symposium on Remote Sensing and Information Systems spatially, SELPER 8 p. Cochabamba, Bolivia. Godoy Castro, SE, DDiego Tommaso, IM, G. Marin, Kaku, M. Kohno, I. and C. Marquetti, Azcurra D. 2002. ASTER data on geological mapping and evaluation of potential, mining in the central region of Jujuy, Argentina. XV Argentine Geological Congress, Geoprocessing Symposium, Proceedings T.III: 543-544, El Calafate. DDiego Tommaso IM, Marin G. I. Kohno, M. Kaku, Castro Godoy, Marquetti, C. Azcurra, D. 2002. Geological mapping and identification of mineralized areas in the District, Minero Los Menucos, Rio Black, using ASTER data. XV Geological Congress, Argentine Symposium of Geoprocessing, Proceedings T.III: 545-547, El Calafate. Marquetti, C. Azcurra, D. Marin, G. Yokokawa, K, Kaku, M. Kohno, I. DDiego Tommaso, I. M. Godoy Castro, S. 2002. Using ASTER data for research and analysis, zones of hydrothermal alteration in the Mining Farallon Black, Catamarca District, Argentina. XV Argentine Geological Congress, Geoprocessing Symposium, Proceedings T.III:, 548-551, El Calafate. NincDiego C. G. Marin, Azcurra D. and V. Litvak, 2000. Geological Imaging Applications, RADARSAT in the southern region of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. IX Latin American Symposium, Remote Sensing SELPER, Proceedings CD-ROM, Puerto Iguazu. Marin, G. Chernicoff, CJ, Azcurra, D. and R. Giacosa, 2000. Geological based application, on spaceborne (Radarsat and Landsat) and airborne (magnetometry) data integration in, Sierra de La Ventana - Cordon of Saw region, Black River Province, Argentina. 31º, International Geological Congress, Rio de Janeiro. Marin, G. D. Azcurra, R. and C. NincDiego Giacosa, 1999. Geological application of Radarsat data, in the Patagonian and Andean Cordillera Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Final Symposium, GlobeSAR II, Buenos Aires. Marin, G. R. Giacosa, NincDiego C. D. and V. Litvak Azcurra, 1999. Sar geological imagery, applications in Bariloche, Ushuaia and Tolhuin Sheets, Andean Cordillera, Argentina. XIV, Argentine Geological Congress, Proceedings I: 82, Salta. Marin G. D. Azcurra and A.Tejedo, 1998. systematical Cartography of the National Territory, of 1: 250,000 Scale Patagonian Cordillera - Fueguina. Argentina - Project 1. GlobeSAR 2, Mid-Term Symposium: RADARSAT Applications in Latin America: 326-332, Cartagena. Azcurra, D. R. Giacosa, J. C. Gumiel, G. Marin and Tejedo AG, 1998. Integration, SAR and optical images south of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Black River Province:, Geological applications. Argentine Conference on Remote Sensing 1998, Buenos Aires. COURSES, Internship training in processing and radar interferometry techniques in the, Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Delft University of Technology. Delft, Netherlands, 27 November to 8 December 2010. Regional Training Workshop DevCoCast Argentina, taught by Dr. Ben Maathuis, (ITC-Netherlands) from May 31 to June 4, 2010 in Villa Carlos Paz, Province, Córdoba. Training course in theoretical-practical management GPS mapping and GIS System brand, Trimble Pro XH model. Buenos Aires, May 2010. Radar interferometry. Dr. R. F. Hanssen, CONAE. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12-16 April, 2010. Metalogenia principles and their use in Mineral Potential Assessment, Argentinean. Dr. E. Zapettini, SEGEMAR. Buenos Aires 8 to 15 July 2005. Auriferous ores "textures and assemblages of different types of deposits in Argentina and, in the world". Conducted by Dr. Susan Segal, SEGEMAR 06 to 10 June 2005 30, hs. Chair. Introduction to GIS, digital mapping and data processing in geology, issued, by Lic. Carlos Gabriel Asato from 5 to 13 August 2004. Geological Survey, Argentine Mining. Digital analysis of Geo-Environmental Data in areas affected by flooding, taught by Dr. Kazuyo Hirose, from 13 to 27 April 2004 from 9 am to 12.30 pm. And of, 14 to 17 hours. Argentine Mining Geological Service. Integration of GIS for mineral resources exploration, taught by Dr. Takashi, Ooka, from 3 to 19 September 2003. Argentine Mining Geological Service. Metalogenia studies taught by Dr. YasushDiego Watanabe, from 3 to 19, September 2003. Argentine Mining Geological Service. Theory and methodology of Quaternary geology, taught by Dr. Marcelo Zarate, from March 29 to April 1, 2004 from 9-12 and 14-17 hours. Service, Argentine Mining Geological Survey. Atmospheric correction VNIR and SWIR ASTER Data delivered by Dr. Masao, Moriyama between 4 and August 8, 2003. Argentine Mining Geological Service. ASTER Project Status. Classifications of ASTER data Geology. Taught by, Dr. YasushDiego YamaguchDiego of Nagoya University in Buenos Aires, March 13th to 21th, 2003. Argentine Mining Geological Service - IGRM. State of development of PALSAR. Introduction to InSAR technology. Dictated by Dr. Isao Sato Geosciences Institute - AIST, in Buenos Aires, 20 to 25 October, 2002. Argentine Mining Geological Service - IGRM. TIR data applications Dr. Tsuneo Matsunaga Institute of Japanese Studies, Environmental-NIES. Buenos Aires, 14 to 18 October 2002. Geological and Mining, Argentino - IGRM. Atmospheric Correction ASTER TIR data. Conducted by Dr. HideyukDiego Tonooka of, IbarakDiego University and Japan, in Buenos Aires, from 5 to 15 August 2002. Service, Argentine Mining Geological - IGRM. Algorithm for prediction of rocks and minerals with ASTER data, Ing. Hidehisa, Watanabe, in Buenos Aires, 18 to 25 July 2002. Geological and Mining, Argentino - IGRM. Cross Talk correction of ASTER SWIR data. Conducted by Dr. Akira Iwasaki, in, Buenos Aires, 3-4 and 9-10-11 April 2002. Argentine Mining Geological Service -, IGRM. Progress of the next generation of sensors. Conducted by Dr. HirojDiego Tsu in, Buenos Aires, April 2, 2002. Argentine Mining Geological Service - IGRM. The ASTER sensor: specifications and geological applications, data processing, Level 1 and DEM. Conducted by Dr. YasushDiego YamaguchDiego and Dr. HiroyukDiego Fujisada in Buenos, Aires, September 26 to October 3, 2001. Argentine Mining Geological Service -, IGRM. Mining, Environment and Human Health. 10 to 14, September 2001 (40 hours). Argentine Mining Geological Service. FTIR introduction to management equipment, measurement training answers, thermal infrared spectral samples with different content of silica. Conducted by, Dr. YoshikDiego Ninomiya, in Buenos Aires, 21 to 29 August 2001. Geological Survey, Minero Argentino - IGRM. Management Management Systems Data ASTER (GMDMS), Digital Model, Land with ASTER Data (DEM), Level 3 and ASTER Data Processing System, Database GCP. Conducted by experts Geosat-AR project, from 6 to 10, August 2001 (40 hours). Argentine Mining Geological Service - IGRM. Introduction to UNIX. Dictated by Lic. Rosana Matuk, in Buenos Aires, 4 to 6 July, 2001 (15 hours). Argentine Mining Geological Service - IGRM. Modern techniques in structural geology: applications for mapping, geological. Conducted by Dr. Luis Roberto Rodriguez Fernandez in Buenos Aires 4 to 6, November 1998. Analysis of remote sensing, with special emphasis on geological interpretation, satellite imagery for exploration purposes. Conducted by Dr. Masataka Ochi's, 13 to 16 October 1998. San Juan, Argentina. Introduction to the use of SAR data of ERS satellites, Dictation Commission, Space Activities - CONAE, Buenos Aires, from 25 to 28 August 1998. Diego Course / Workshop on Remote Sensing Applied to Geology and Mining Research (80, teaching hours) organized by the IGRM under Training and issued, by Ms. Carmen Anton -. Pacheco during days 6 to 20 May 1998. GIS and Digital Cartography. Conducted by Dr. Mario Kohen, in the Military Geographical Institute -, IGM, Buenos Aires, 22 to 27 October 1997. National course in remote sensing and GIS applied to the environmental assessment. Conducted by Ing. Cristina SerafinDiego and professionals PRODITEL (Program for Development and, Research Remote Sensing) of Decree. Basic Sciences, University of Lujan, the, 1997 29/9 to 10/10. CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES, Argentine Geological Congress XVIII. Neuquen, 2010, in character display. XVIDiego Argentine Geological Congress. Jujuy, 2008, in character display. Third Congress on Cartographic Science and National Week X, Cartography, Buenos Aires 27 to 29 June 2006, in its capacity as Delegate. ASTER-Geosat Ist Symposium - Next Generation Satellite Data, Buenos, Aires 4 and 5 November 2004, in its capacity as exhibitor. Diego ° Conference and Research Center for Remote Sensing Application, Environmental Issues facing Argentina. Faculty of Agriculture, University of, Buenos Aires from 23 to 25 August 2004, in its capacity as exhibitor. Seminar Vº ASTER-Geosat. Next Generation Satellite Data;, Mendoza, 16-17 October 2003, in its capacity as exhibitor. XDiego Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium, hosted by INPE and, SELPER. Belo Horizonte-Brazil, 5- 10 April 2003, in its capacity as exhibitor. IV Seminar ASTER / Geosat-AR: Next Generation Satellite Data;, Argentine Geological Mining Service, Buenos Aires, 20 and 21 March 2003, in, character display. X Latin American Symposium on Remote Sensing and Information Systems, Space-SELPER. Cochabamba, Bolivia, 11 to 15 November 2002, in character, exhibitor. ASTER-Geosat Seminar III. Next Generation Satellite Data; Service, Argentine Geological Mining, Buenos Aires, 24 and 25 October 2002, in character, exhibitor. Workshop IIIº Geosat-AR, ASTER data on geological maps of Sierra de, Famatina Malimán-La Rioja and San Juan. SEGEMAR San Juan, 9 to 13 September, 2002 exhibitor in character. XV Argentine Geological Congress, Argentina Geological Association. El Calafate, 21 to 25 April 2002, in its capacity as exhibitor. ASTER-Geosat IDiego Seminar: Next Generation Satellite Data; Service, Argentine Geological Mining, Buenos Aires, April 5, 2002, in character display. Workshop IIº Geosat-AR, ASTER data in geological charts scale 1: 100,000. SEGEMAR Buenos Aires, 12th March 14, 2002, in character display. Workshop Iº Geosat-AR, ASTER data on geological maps of Sierra de Aguilar, Andalgalá-Jujuy and Catamarca. SEGEMAR, Salta, 18 to 22 February 2002, in character, exhibitor. Diego ASTER-Geosat Seminar: Next Generation Satellite Data; Service, Argentine Geological Mining, Buenos Aires, October 2, 2001. 3rd Symposium on satellite imagery. Army Intelligence Headquarters, Argentinean. Buenos Aires, September 2001, Assistant character. XIV Argentine Geological Congress, Salta, September 1999, in character, exhibitor. Argentine Conference on Remote Sensing organized by CONAE (Commission, National Space Activities). Buenos Aires, June 1999 character, exhibitor. X Latin American Geological Congress, Buenos Aires 8 to 11 November, 1998, assistant character. Second Conference on Remote Sensing in the Framework of Mercosur, Buenos Aires, 25 to 28 August 1998, in its capacity as assistant. Globe SAR 2 Land Application Workshop, organized by the Canada Centre for, Remote Sensing and CONAE, in Buenos Aires from 22 to 24 June 1998, in character, wizard.