Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data for Reconnaissance-Level Mineral Exploration in Canada’s North
Application Deadline: 24 May 2013
LOOKNorth is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Canada that have demonstrated expertise in the use of remote sensing for mineral exploration applications, particularly in the context of Canada’s North.
LOOKNorth, in cooperation with HTX Minerals (a Canadian mineral exploration company with interests in Nunavut) is seeking the support of a company with expertise in geological remote sensing to undertake an analysis of remotely sensed data in support of reconnaissance-level mineral exploration.
The use of remotely sensed data for mineral exploration purposes is an established practice. However, its utility and methodology within smaller exploration companies is not well documented – either in terms of the benefits of various data sources or in terms of workflows for companies that do not have in-house RS expertise expertise.
In accordance with LOOKNorth objectives, this expression of interest seeks to identify qualified and interested parties to undertake the work described below. Based on responses, LOOKNorth and HTX Minerals will select a company to work with. A final project plan (including scope, timing and cost) will be developed in collaboration among the three parties.
Detailed information on this EOI Call is available here: EOI Call – RS for Mineral Exploration
Technical Director, LOOKNorth
William Jefferies joined LOOKNorth in 2013 as Technical Director. He brings to his role more than 30 years experience in managing the development and delivery of operational Remote Sensing solutions to commercial, government and defence users worldwide, most recently as a senior executive at MDA Geospatial Services. Mr. Jefferies has worked with a wide variety of operational systems, including radar, optical, laser, thermal, magnetic, gravity and electro-magnetic sensors in over 35 countries throughout the world. His experience with Arctic operations began in 1980, using airborne radar in support of oil drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea. He has been involved with the RADARSAT program for over 16 years – the largest provider of commercial ice surveillance data.
Mr. Jefferies joined RADARSAT International in 1994 as the Production Manager responsible for the establishment of the CDPF production facility at the Gatineau Satellite Station. He became Director of Operations in 1997 and was responsible for radar and optical satellite programs, for applications development and international projects and for information technology. From 2001- 2002 he acted as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the company’s daily business operations. In 2003 he became the Chief Technical Officer and is responsible for planning and developing the company’s strategy to incorporate new technologies.
Mr. Jefferies holds Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Toronto, specializing in Remote Sensing.Read More
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