Conference Themes: The New Frontiers of Mining
The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan recognizes the need for increased collaboration between Canada's mining and space industries. Both industries are seeking to expand their capabilities to adopt new technology and expertise through access to new applications across various industrial sectors. Space resource utilization may create new opportunities for the mining and space industries through the advancement of mutually beneficial technology development and adoption to solve common challenges throughout the mineral development cycle, on Earth and in space.
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Given the rapidly increasing interest in the characterization, extraction, and utilization of resources in space, the Moon, Mars, and asteroids from space agencies around the globe and the private sector, as well as the need for the mining and other extractive industries to innovate in current and new frontiers, this meeting will provide a unique and timely forum for discussion and networking.
This conference will bring together world experts from space agencies, research organizations, academia, the mining supply chain, the general extractive industry, equipment manufacturers, private enterprise, and financial and legal experts to present innovative approaches in space resource characterization, technology development, public and private partnerships, capability and regulatory regimes.
The meeting will consist of technical presentations and roundtable discussions on topics such as:
* The Moon: Enabling a sustainable presence
* Mars: Identifying and extracting valuable resources
* Asteroids: Sampling and Utilization
* Space Manufacturing and Construction: Taking advantage of the space environment and planetary materials
* Building the Infrastructure: Supplying power, communications, transportation and life support
* Space Commerce, Policy and Legal issues, and International Efforts: A multi-dimensional endeavor
New this year, there will be business to business meeting opportunities with leaders in the mining sector.
The program will be determined by the organizing committee based on the submissions received.
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