Webinar: The Advanced Mining Exploration Package

Join our webinar to learn how the Descartes Labs Advanced Mineral Exploration Package accelerates the exploration life cycle for mining.

Watch the Advanced Mineral Exploration Package Webinar

May 14, 2020 | 11AM MST (1PM EST)

Remote sensing is a powerful tool in mining exploration. Earth observation data from space and airborne platforms provide the capability of regional mapping, structural interpretation, mineral alteration mapping, and vectoring towards potential buried ore deposits. These results are combined with other surface and subsurface datasets such as geophysics, geochemistry and geological mapping in mineral prospectivity analysis. 

That said, remote sensing datasets are large, highly technical, and require massive compute resources to process and special corrections before they can be incorporated into mineral exploration workflows. Descartes Labs has solved the problem of preparing remote sensing data for analysis and built the integrated workflow environment for you to proceed directly to interpreting your data on a global basis. Our geospatial analytics platform and scalable processing capabilities allow integration of your interpretation and data in a robust scalable analytics environment with access to the latest machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The Descartes Labs Advanced Mineral Exploration (AME) Package is now available to the mineral exploration community and includes advanced analysis tools and access to NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) dataset, as well as our unique ASTER bare earth composite. This global, multi-spectral instrument is extremely valuable for mineral exploration, but difficult to leverage without readily available processing power—the Descartes Labs Platform is the only place that combines both the dataset and the compute power required to fully leverage it and reduce mineral targeting efforts from months to days.

During this webinar, we'll share:
- An introduction to the Advanced Mineral Exploration Package
- Demos of how ASTER, Sentinel-2 and their bare earth composites can be used on the platform for mineral exploration
- How the package can help accelerate the mineral exploration lifecycle for your business
- A live Q&A

Meet our experts

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Lori Wickert, Mining Engagement Manager

Experienced Remote Sensing Geologist with a demonstrated history of providing consulting expertise in the mining & metals industry for many different commodities, including Au, Cu, Ni, and many others. Principal Remote Sensing Consultant to Newmont Mining (GES Group), North American Nickel, Associate with WGM Geological and Mining Consultants (Toronto), and many other Majorm Mid-Tier and Junior Explorers.

Highly skilled in the use of remote sensing and GIS software tools, with expertise in the application of multispectral (ASTER, WorldView-3) and hyperspectral data to mineral exploration and mapping, as well as associated field-based spectral ground truthing and mapping. Latest developments are in Geospatial Data Analytics, with an eye to the application of predictive analytics and machine learning, to provide solutions for integration of remotely sensed and other datasets for predictive exploration targeting of existing exploration projects.

James Orsulak, Head of Mining
James Orsulak is a technology executive and TEDx speaker. At Descartes Labs, he serves as the Senior Director of Energy and Mining, overseeing the company’s programs in exploration, environmental monitoring, process
optimization, tailings dam monitoring, and commodity trading.
Prior to joining Descartes Labs, he served as the Vice President of Earth Observation at Planetary Resources, a space technology company seed funded by the founders of Google to enable resource extraction on Near-Earth asteroids and the Moon. He was responsible for the company’s thermal and hyperspectral imaging program and was also involved in the company’s consulting division, which focused on systems engineering for robotic mines in the gold and copper industry.
Prior to joining Planetary Resources, he spent a decade developing large-scale fueling infrastructure projects in the energy industry. He was responsible for business development at Clean Energy, which provides fossil and renewable fuels for heavy-duty trucking fleets, the rail industry, space launch systems, remote mines, and industrial applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Precision Agriculture and Agronomy Certification from Purdue University.
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Kristopher Purens, Sales Engineer
With a PhD in  Geology, Kristopher Purens has worked as a data scientist for exploration projects since 2014. Kristopher joined Descartes Labs in 2018, and has focused on leveraging our technology for geoscience applications.