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Space Enabled Applications in the Mining Sector

11.12.2019 @ 09:30 am

Information from satellite technologies has been used to facilitate exploration for natural resources for many years. The quality, availability and accessibility of data continues to grow as space technology improves. This mining sector event aims to introduce you to key staff from the Satellite Applications Catapult who will discuss how satellite technologies could provide a platform for new collaborations.

For example, the Satellite Applications Catapult’s environmental monitoring platform concept brings together various forms of Earth Observation data and analysis techniques into a toolkit, which will enable organisations to plan for and monitor the impact of activities, such as mining and major construction projects over an extended period. Ground and aerial data will be assimilated into the platform with new ways to visualise the data.

Initial projects with organisations based in Chile are developing the concept into practical demonstrators to monitor mining operations and the environmental impact of mining activities. These have illustrated the potential for activities such as monitoring systems for Tailings Management Facilities, slope stability, subsidence and other ground movements, logistics, and impacts on vegetation.

Who should attend?

Professionals in the mining sector engaged in exploration, mining, mineral processing, environmental monitoring, social impacts, water and land management, data management, logistics, communications, visualisation, permits, policies and innovation.

About us:

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.


09:30 – 10:00  Registration, Tea and Coffee

10.00 – 11:30  Q&A Panel Discussion 

• Conrad Gillespie (Chair) – Centre Manager – South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

• Estel Blay – Head of the Extractive Industries Programme – Satellite Applications Catapult

• Gemma Wilson – Knowledge Exchange Manager – Satellite Applications Catapult

• Mining Academic (TBC) – Camborne School of Mines

12:00 Close

Sharon Addinall
ehealth Business Engagement Officer
Sharon has worked within the health sector undertaking administration and management for the majority of her career and prior to joining the Centre, she ran her own business as an Editor for a local magazine.
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