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11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM 2017)
Speakers

Please find below the list of FEM 2017 speakers confirmed so far. Information on new confirmed speakers will be added on this page. The final programme will be published in September.
 

Andrée N. Cooligan, Ambassador to Finland, Canadian Embassy

AMBASSADOR'S ADDRESS: CURRENT ARCTIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN MINING AND CETA
Andrée N. Cooligan, Ambassador to Finland, Canadian Embassy

"Andrée Noëlle Cooligan joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1991 following work in the airline industry. Ms. Cooligan has served abroad as Trade Commissioner in Thailand, Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul in Turkey and as Chargé d'Affaires and Commercial Program Manager in Finland. Ms. Cooligan was stationed in Cyprus and Turkey during the Government of Canada's evacuation of Canadians from Lebanon in 2006. In Ottawa, Ms. Cooligan has held management positions as Acting Director and Deputy Director for the Trade Commissioner Service Marketing Division and the Regional Offices Division, as well as in the Communications Bureau, and has served as Desk Officer for Southeast Asia.

Prior to taking on her duties as Canada's Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, Ms. Cooligan was the Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, Germany from 2010-2013. Ms Cooligan holds a Bachelor of Arts (1988) from the University of Ottawa, with combined credits from Laval University. Ms. Cooligan speaks English, French, German and Finnish."

Prof Carlos Souza Filho, The University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

KEYNOTE: SPECTRAL SENSING TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO MINERAL EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION PROBLEMS
Prof Carlos Souza Filho, The University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

"Professor Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho is the Chair of the Research Group and Labs on Geotechnologies (VNIR-SWIR-TIR Spectroscopy and Remote Sensing, Geophysics, GIS, Geomathematics), at the Geosciences Institute, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He has developed numerous methods and applications of Geotechnologies in basic geology, resource exploration and planetary studies. He is the author of >120 PEER-reviewed articles and received a number of science awards and large projects during his career. He has supervised 22 MSc, 24 Ph.D. students and 14 postdoctoral researchers at UNICAMP between 1997-2016. He is a NASA-funded researcher on ASTER HyspIRI missions. He is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation."

Prof. Eun-Jung Holden, The University of Western Australia

KEYNOTE: MAN, MACHINE AND DATA: A MINERAL EXPLORATION PERSPECTIVE
Prof. Eun-Jung Holden, The University of Western Australia

"Eun-Jung (EJ) Holden was trained as a computer scientist and made a transition to geoscience in 2006. She established and leads the Geodata Algorithms Team at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) within The University of Western Australia (UWA). The team spans the boundaries of computational science and geoscience, and has been developing innovative geodata analytics tools by working closely with the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and the resource industry. Their collaboration with industry resulted in three commercial software products, namely the CET Grid Analysis and the CET Porphyry Detection extensions for Geosoft Oasis Montaj, and the Image and Structure Interpretation Workspace for ALT's WellCAD, which are used widely by mining and petroleum companies and consultancies around the world. Their collaboration with GSWA over the past three years resulted in the development of the Integrated Exploration Platform, a GIS based data interpretation support platform for mineral explorers, which was launched as a GSWA product in 2016. The Team won various awards including Laric Hawkins Memorial Innovation Award at the 23rd International Geophysics Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne in 2013; and the UWA Vice Chancellor Award in Impact and Innovation in 2015."

Glenn Mullan, President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

KEYNOTE: RESPONSIBLE EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC: WHAT NORTHERN EUROPE AND CANADA CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER
Glenn Mullan, President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

 "Over his +40-year career, Glenn has followed a traditional exploration and prospecting path. He began with contract geophysical surveys, then prospecting and staking mining claims independently while completing his B.Sc. in Geology and Earth Sciences at Concordia University. He later conducted contract exploration geological services, mostly in Northern Ontario and Québec.

Glenn has brokered numerous prospector/vendor transactions with arms-length public companies, and formed a public company in 1999 that evolved into Ni-Cu-PGE producer that employs more than 300 people in Northern Québec.

Currently, Glenn serves as President and CEO of Golden Valley Mines Ltd and has been a PDAC member for over 40 years, serving on the Executive Committee, Awards Committee, CSR Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee."

Richard Schodde, Managing Director, MinEx Consulting & Adjunct Professor, The University of Western Australia

KEYNOTE: LONG-TERM TRENDS IN GLOBAL EXPLORATION - ARE WE FINDING ENOUGH METAL?
Richard Schodde, Managing Director, MinEx Consulting & Adjunct Professor, The University of Western Australia

"Richard holds an Honours Degree in Materials Engineering and a MBA and has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of project analysis, business development and strategic planning roles within the international resources industry - including 15 years at WMC and, more recently, 4 years at BHP Billiton. In 2008 Richard founded MinEx Consulting to provide strategic and economic advice to industry and government. His main focus is on the economics of mineral exploration and building the business case for how exploration adds-value to a company.
Richard has published several dozen papers on exploration performance and is internationally recognized by his peers as a world leader in mineral economics.

In recognition of this, for two years running (in December 2015 and December 2016), the Mining Journal nominated him as one of the top 20 power people in world mining, due to his influence on strategy and policy in the exploration sector. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Resources Policy, the organising committees for the AusIMM and the Melbourne Mining Club, and is also a member of SEG and an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia."

André van Wageningen, Manager Technology & Development, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy

KEYNOTE: FUTURE MINING TECHNOLOGIES
André van Wageningen, Manager Technology & Development, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy

"André van Wageningen is currently the Manager of Technology and Development at Europe's largest gold mine, the Kittilä Mine. He has 15 years of international experience living and working in Canada, Sweden and now Finland. Throughout his career he has had a focus on technology and a keen interest for optimization. Currently he is also actively involved in several EU sponsored mining research projects. He is known as a man with ideas and a vision. André has an MSc in Mining Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. When not working he can be found enjoying the outdoor activities Lapland has to offer."