Dr. Lynch is the founder and Chief Geoscientist for The Visual Wavefield Project. He received his B.Sc. in Biophysics (with Distinction) from the University of Guelph in 1975 and his M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 1977.

Following a 26 year absence from academia, Steve returned to University in 2003 to study seismic visualization and received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2008. Steve has a wide range of experience in both geophysical research and software development and has managed both seismic processing centers and research departments.

Working as an independent researcher, he has also developed techniques for such varied subjects as refraction statics, depth migration, ray trace structural modeling and stratigraphic modeling.

In the early 2000’s, realizing that that our ability to perceive seismic was not keeping pace with our ability to acquire and process it, Steve returned to his biophysical roots and began to study visualization as a science.

His research led him to pioneer the field of Virtual Seismic Reality. He now splits his time between developing software for it and teaching courses about it.

To learn more about Steve’s history, visit his LinkedIn profile: Steve Lynch on LinkedIn

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First school picture
4th Form UK
Chapel Street First 11 63 - 64
Grade 12
Graduation from Guelph 1975
Northern Saskatchewan 1975
First day with second child
Calaway Park 1989
Bowron Lakes 1991
24 Hrs of Adrenelin Canmore 2004
Graduating with Sean 2008
Above the Robson Glacier 2010
Glacier Lake (after grizzly encounter)
The Notch on the Skyline Trail 1974
The Notch on the Skyline Trail 2011
Lost in thought at Berg Lake 2010