Discovery to Recovery

Episode 7: Critical Resources

June 15, 2020 Society of Economic Geologists Season 1 Episode 7
Discovery to Recovery
Episode 7: Critical Resources
Chapters
00:01:02
Leveraging the Sea for Renewable Energy - Dr. Mark Coughlan, Post Doctoral researcher, iCRAG
00:17:05
New Horizons in Lithium Mining - Lucy Crane, Exploration Geologist, Cornish Lithium
00:27:07
The Human Factor - Nicole Tardif, Program Coordinator – Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University
Discovery to Recovery
Episode 7: Critical Resources
Jun 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Society of Economic Geologists

There are many different aspects of ‘critical resourcing’ that mining and geology play a part in. 

For example, as we look to de-carbonize our economies, renewable energy will become even more important. Dr. Mark Coughlan, a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, talks about his time at sea – working on research cruises to map the subsea floor for offshore wind farms in Ireland, and the mineral resources needed to build them.

But what about storing that offshore wind energy? That’s where batteries come in. Lucy Crane, Exploration Geologist at Cornish Lithium, takes us through the importance of lithium, new technologies available in that area, and what it means to give back to your local communities. 

Lastly, perhaps the most important part of resourcing is being able to staff our future geoscience industry. Nicole Tardif from Laurentian University talks us through challenges with current demands for geoscientists, and how we can provide our students with the best education going forwards.

Theme music is Confluence by East Winds. www.eastwindsmusic.com

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There are many different aspects of ‘critical resourcing’ that mining and geology play a part in. 

For example, as we look to de-carbonize our economies, renewable energy will become even more important. Dr. Mark Coughlan, a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, talks about his time at sea – working on research cruises to map the subsea floor for offshore wind farms in Ireland, and the mineral resources needed to build them.

But what about storing that offshore wind energy? That’s where batteries come in. Lucy Crane, Exploration Geologist at Cornish Lithium, takes us through the importance of lithium, new technologies available in that area, and what it means to give back to your local communities. 

Lastly, perhaps the most important part of resourcing is being able to staff our future geoscience industry. Nicole Tardif from Laurentian University talks us through challenges with current demands for geoscientists, and how we can provide our students with the best education going forwards.

Theme music is Confluence by East Winds. www.eastwindsmusic.com

Leveraging the Sea for Renewable Energy - Dr. Mark Coughlan, Post Doctoral researcher, iCRAG
New Horizons in Lithium Mining - Lucy Crane, Exploration Geologist, Cornish Lithium
The Human Factor - Nicole Tardif, Program Coordinator – Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University