[Sdi-northamerica] Canadian North: operational delivery of predictive regional geological mapping products
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Geoscience in the Canadian North: operational delivery of predictive regional geological mapping products
Development of non-renewable resources in northern Canada represents one of the most important economic drivers to provide for the well-being of communities in the North and for the benefit of all Canadians. Although variable from year to year, the private sector annually invests hundreds of millions of dollars in mineral exploration in the three territories. In recent years, new diamond and gold mines are opening and environmental reviews are in progress for other base and precious metal deposits. Geoscience information is the cornerstone upon which much of these investment decisions are made. One of the roles of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is to supply information to stimulate and support exploration efforts. The availability and consistency of Earth observation (EO) satellite data sets enables similar geoscience products to be created in different regions of interest and over wider areas than ever before, making EO data an attractive
source of information for decision-makers. Through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Government Related Initiatives Program (GRIP), NRCan, in close partnership with University and Industry partners, is producing various integrated geoscience maps products using RADARSAT, ASAR, hyperspectral and multispectral EO data sources in order to build expertise within the Canadian government (NRCan) for delivering program data and within industry clients who are the main users of government data in the resource exploration sector. For more information, contact Paul.Budkewitsch at ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca.
[Source: EO-Express 10-02-2010 (no. 41), Canadian Space Agency]
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