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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 (updated on 20 June). 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."

Jukka Jokela, Sakatti Project Manager, Anglo American (AA Sakatti Mining Oy)

KEYNOTE: TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Jukka Jokela, Sakatti Project Manager, Anglo American (AA Sakatti Mining Oy)

"Mr. Jokela has over 30 years of international experience in mineral exploration, geological research, and project and company management in different mining companies (Outokumpu Mining Oy, Polar Mining Oy, Store Norske Gull As, Northland Mines Oy and the Geological Survey of Finland).

Mr. Jokela joined Anglo American in the beginning of 2014. Since then he has been working as the Sakatti Project Manager and CEO of AA Sakatti Mining Oy. Mr. Jokela holds M.Sc. in Geology and Mineralogy, from the University of Turku, Finland." 

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."

Heikki Papunen, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geology, The University of Turku  

KEYNOTE: 100 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN FINNISH MINING
Heikki Papunen, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geology, The University of Turku

"Heikki Papunen graduated from the Helsinki University in 1960 and got the licentiate degree in1968 and PhD in 1971 at the Turku University where he was first an assistant teacher and 1971-2000 a Professor of economic geology. He and his students worked mainly on the mineral deposits of Finland, and he has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed publications.

Heikki has played a role in several scientific societies, becoming President of the Geological Society of Finland 1974-75, the Mineralogical Society of Finland 1975-76 and the SGA 1999-2001; he was the founder and chairman of CODMUR 1987-1999. He is Honorary Senior Fellow of SEG, honorary member of Vuorimiesyhdistys-Bergmannasföreningen and Turku students association Pulterit, he was honored with the Outokumpu Otto Trüsted Medal in 2000, the first Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Special Award in 2007 and the Pentti Eskola gold medal by the Geological Society of Finland in 2016."

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."

Tero Vauraste, Chair of the Arctic Economic Council & CEO, Arctia Ltd

OPENING ADDRESS
Tero Vauraste, Chair of the Arctic Economic Council & CEO, Arctia Ltd

"Mr. Tero Vauraste is the President and CEO of Arctia Ltd, a Finnish company that provides icebreaking, ice management, oil recovery and specialized multipurpose vessel services.

He has long experience in senior executive positions within the traffic service cluster including safety and security, aviation and car rental." 

 Dr. Mark Bennett, Managing Director and CEO, S2 Resources Ltd

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Dr. Mark Bennett, Managing Director & CEO, S2 Resources Ltd

"Dr. Mark Bennett was the founding MD and CEO of Sirius and is now the founding MD and CEO of S2 Resources. He is a two times recipient of the AMEC Prospector of the Year Award, for the discovery of the Thunderbox Gold Mine, the Waterloo nickel mine and the world class Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper deposit in Western Australia.

Mark has extensive experience in equity capital markets, transactions, strategic planning and community engagement and led Sirius through the discovery, feasibility, financing and development of Nova, one of the most significant new nickel mines in the world."

 Roland Butler, Advisor, Altius Minerals Corporation

THE CIRCLE OF EXPLORATION AND ROYALTIES
Roland Butler, Advisor, Altius Minerals Corporation

"Mr. Butler graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (B.Sc., Geology) in 1996. He co-founded Altius Minerals Corporation, a leading diversified mineral royalty company and served as Vice President and Director of Altius and was subsequently President and CEO of Callinan Royalties Corporation.

Currently he is a director of Millrock Resources. Roland is also co-recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the P. J. Gardner Institute, Memorial University on behalf of Altius Minerals Corporation and is an Honorary Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum."

Dr. Nick Cook, President, Mawson Resources Ltd

A NEW GOLD PROVINCE FOR FINLAND: PERSISTENCE AND TECHNICAL SUCCESS AT ROMPAS-RAJAPALOT
Dr. Nick Cook, President, Mawson Resources Ltd

"Dr. Nick Cook, BSc(Hons), PhD, FAusIMM, FGS obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honours (Geology) from the University of Otago in 1985, then a PhD (Geology) from the University of New England in 1994. He has over 20 years of global experience in exploration and exploration-focused research geology.

Prior to becoming Vice-President of Exploration for Mawson in 2013, he was an exploration consultant to a variety of companies, and before that, he concentrated on project generation and exploration of gold and base metal properties." 

 Sven Dahlgren, Geological Advisor, Buskerud Telemark Vestfold County Councils

THE FEN CARBONATITE COMPLEX, NORWAY - AN IMPORTANT FUTURE REE, TH AND NB RESOURCE?
Sven Dahlgren, Geological Advisor, Buskerud Telemark Vestfold County Councils

"Sven Dahlgren graduated in geology at the University of Oslo in 1987 and studied the Fen complex. For some years he worked on the geology of oil and gas resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The last 20 years he has mainly been working with research, mapping and management of geological resources in the Buskerud Telemark Vestfold region. Over the years he has especially been focusing on the resource potential of the Fen complex."

Dr. Pierpaolo Guarnieri, Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

APPLICATION OF ADVANCED PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN MINERAL EXPLORATION
Dr. Pierpaolo Guarnieri, Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

"Pierpaolo Guarnieri is Senior Structural Geologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). He has a degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Padua (Italy) and a PhD in Structural Geology from the University of Catania (Italy).

After 15 years' experience with Structural Geology and Geological Mapping in the Southern Alps, Southern Apennines and Sicily fold-thrust belts he joined GEUS in 2008 where he leads the Photogrammetry Lab. He initiated the new experience with Arctic geology participating in many expeditions with fieldwork in Greenland for structural mapping and 3D-photogeology, developing several projects sponsored by exploration mining companies and the oil industry and PhD-projects funded by NordMin and GeoCenter Danmark."

Aimo Guttorm, Lawyer, Law office Aimo Guttorm

THE MINERAL EXPLORATION IN THE SAMI AREAS OF THE NORDIC COUNTRIES
Aimo Guttorm, Lawyer, Law office Aimo Guttorm

"Aimo Guttorm advises clients on a wide range of issues related to Finnish mining law.

He was also employed as a legal counsel by the Sámi Parliament in Inari, Finland.

Guttorm is also recognised as one of the leading Finnish lawyers specialised in mining cases associated to the indigenous areas in Finland."

Prof. Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy  

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Prof. Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy

"Pertti Lamberg (PhD, geology) CEO of Keliber Oy, Finnish company targeting to be producer of high quality lithium carbonate in near future. Pertti has more than 20 years' experience in mining industry and academia. He has held several positions in Outokumpu and Outotec the last one being Director at Outotec Oyj (Plant Products). 2011-2016 Pertti worked as a Professor in Geometallurgy in Luleå University of Technology.

Pertti has wide technical expertise from exploration, resource characterization, geometallurgy and process design." 

 Roderick McIllree, Managing Director, BlueJay Mining Plc

A PRODUCTION FUNDED EXPLORATION STRATEGY
Roderick McIllree, Managing Director, BlueJay Mining Plc

"Mr. Roderick McIllree is a corporate geologist. A graduate of Curtin University School of Mines he has spent decades working in frontier locations during which time he has gained a global perspective of commodities.

Having worked in Greenland for the last 11 years he was the founder of Greenland Gas & Oil and managed the licencing of Jameson on behalf of the company. As well as founding GGO, Roderick was the founding Managing Director of Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd which worked successfully to overturn the multi decade Danish / Greenlandic ban on Uranium exploitation/exploration." 

Frode M. Nilsen, President, Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner As (LNS) & Adjunct Professor, The Arctic University of Norway

THE AAPPALUTTOQ MINE - A WORLD CLASS RUBY DEPOSIT ON GREENLAND
Frode M. Nilsen, President, Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner As (LNS) & Adjunct Professor, The Arctic University of Norway

"Frode M. Nilsen. Graduated from University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (previously NTH) in 1988, MSc Civil Engineering, specialized in excavating of rock caverns, tunnels and mining. Nilsen is Executive Board Chairman of the Norwegian Tunneling Society. Nilsen is President for the Norwegian tunnel and mining company Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner As (LNS). At the moment Nilsen is also Adjunct Professor at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.

He has most of his career been involved for in many tunnel- and mining projects in Norway, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Chile, Hong Kong, Faroe Island and lately Greenland. LNS has the last years been the leading contractor in Norway for underground excavation. Nilsen has held lectures on several international conferences."

Øystein Rushfeldt, CEO, Nussir ASA

NUSSIR COPPER MINE - PREPARING FOR START-UP
Øystein Rushfeldt, CEO, Nussir ASA

"Mining engineer with 29 years of experience from Norwegian and international mining companies.

Former employers include Rana Gruber AS, Sydvaranger AS, Hustadmarmor AS, Titania AS and Eramet Norge AS."