Acquisition Research Scientist
Malcolm Bertram received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1971. He then spent some time as a geologist in the Pilbara region of Western Australia before joining Geophysical Services International in Perth. After returning to New Zealand in 1974 he was employed by the University of Auckland as the geophysics technician, where he made the acquaintance of Don Lawton who was working on his Ph.D. at the time. He followed Don to Canada in 1980 and became the geophysics technician for the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Calgary. When the CREWES consortium was formed, he provided the technical and IT support for the project, up until CREWES acquired their own staff.
After retiring from the Department of Geoscience in 2008 he joined CREWES as a researcher specializing in seismic acquisition and field techniques. Malcolm is well known for his field repairs and innovative fixes (fondly called “Bertronics”) and has been invaluable to CREWES during all major field projects for the past 25 years.