MINESENSE – PREVIOUS EVENTS
Our MineSense events are a fantastic opportunity to bring together mining organisations and space industries to collaborate and discuss new technologies, opportunities, and solutions to solve the challenges of the mining industry using space technology.
All our previous events are outlined below alongside summaries of challenges addressed and topic discussed.
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MINERALS TO MARS
7 September 2021
This collaborative event was the first jointly organised by AeroSpace Cornwall, Deep Digital Cornwall, Satellite Applications Catapult, and South West Centre for Excellence in Satellite Applications. The event focused on increasing awareness of access to funding within the expanding aerospace, georesources and space-tech sectors in Cornwall.
Cornwall, right now, is at the forefront of the aerospace, georesources, and space industries within the UK. This ranges from AI applications, automated mining, EO data, digitisation, environmental intelligence, remote sensing, UAV services, visualisation and modelling, to manufacturing of mini rovers. Cornwall and its thriving business community is forging forward with cutting edge research and development. This event highlighted various opportunities within the county on how industry can access the different complimentary funding streams currently on offer, enabled collaboration across all sectors, and provided guidance on how to pivot and enter these critical supply chains as well as offering insights from two multi disciplinary panels.
To find out more about potential opportunities please get in contact with us at Extractives@sa.catapult.org.uk
SOLVING SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN MINING
10 February 2021
The UK Space Agency has funded the Satellite Applications Catapult to conduct a series of Spark Sessions across the UK to explore how space technology can add value across a range of sectors and challenge areas. These sessions explore high-value opportunities sourced directly from the sector communities, and engage those communities, along with satellite technology experts, to prioritise and develop these into areas for future collaborative technology development.
This first session is focused on the Social Challenges of Mining with the discussion surrounding two broad themes:
Illegal, unregulated and artisanal mining
Community engagement and trust
SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY ADDRESSING SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN MINING
1 December 2020
Most mining companies and operations would agree that social challenges and maintaining the social license to operate are one of the biggest and very important issues facing the industry today. Mining companies have the responsibility to manage and solve social and human challenges everywhere they operate around the world.
Space technology continues to develop and improve with raising the potential to use satellite data to help solve these important issues. Building and maintaining trust with local communities and government is fundamental for mining companies, especially for obtaining and retaining a social licence to operate.
In collaboration with Satellite Applications Catapult and MineSense on 1st of December South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications held a webinar where social specialists from academia, space and the mining industries discussed the social challenges and potential of space technology to tackle these incredibly important and universal challenges.
SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN EXTREME MINING ENVIRONMENTS
8 September 2020
While it is true that all mining environments could be considered extreme with heavy machinery, loud environments, what makes a mining environment ‘extreme’? If you work on mining projects that are remote, have poor communication, are partially explored or mapped, in politically unstable areas, on contaminated land, in extreme climates, with social or environmental issues, in locations with inferior infrastructure, then you will likely have experienced issues associated with extreme mining environments.
In collaboration with Satellite Applications Catapult, MineSense and Exeter Extreme Environments on 8th of September South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications held a webinar on how space technology and satellite data can help to solve some of the most common issues faced by mining in extreme environments.
WATER IN MINING
5 May 2020
Water management is integral for mining success and for building sustainable businesses, and as such, investors, communities, governments and other industries are demanding that mining companies become more efficient at water reuse and water management.
The space sector has an opportunity to validate and demonstrate the benefit of using satellite technologies to monitor local water bodies.
This webinar set a series of challenges mining industry facing today in monitoring and managing water and highlight solutions which space already offering.
Summary results you can find HERE.
SPACE ENABLED APPLICATIONS FOR THE MINING SECTOR
28 November 2019
The workshop presented the main challenges faced today by mining sector stakeholders. During the workshop space industry showcased the potential of space technologies and assets to address those challenges and develop new solutions using space.