Speaker:  Dr Carlos Espejel, ISRU Lead, ispace Europe

Abstract:  Space agencies and private sectors are presently dedicating substantial resources and time to establish self-sustaining settlements on the Moon, intended to rely on lunar resources. Prior to these activities, humanity had the responsibility and opportunity to transfer its core values and best practices proactively and consciously, rather than reactively. Migrating to a new celestial body entails a shared responsibility for humanity to progress thoughtfully.

Bio: Carlos Espejel is a pioneering leader in space resource utilisation, with a decade-long mining background. As Space Resources Utilisation (SRU) Lead at ispace, he guides the ISRU Working Group, driving tech development, partnerships, and commercial projects. He authored Lunar Ore Reserve Standards (LORS), an industry-standard guide. With 11 years in mining at Glencore, CRCORE, and more, he's a Strategic Mine Planning and Reserves Engineer. Holding degrees from prestigious institutions like The University of Queensland and UNSW, including a PhD and Postdoc in ISRU, he's a PROSPECT science team lead. Carlos combines mining and space expertise to fuel ispace's mission for space exploration, ISRU, and the cislunar economy.

This seminar will be presented by Webinar only

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented often in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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