2015 Off Earth Mining Forum
The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) invites you to attend the 2nd Off Earth Mining Forum, hosted jointly with the UNSW School of Mining Engineering at the Australian Technology Park.
The first Off-Earth Mining Forum, held at UNSW Australia's Kensington campus in February 2013 was an extraordinary event. Media coverage had a reach of over 8 million people across the world, with radio coverage in the UK and US, newspaper coverage in India and New Zealand and coverage by all Australian television networks. The second Off-Earth Mining Forum, to be held in November 2015 in conjunction with the third International Future Mining Conference, will be even bigger. The excitement generated by this research, fundamental to the establishment of economies in space, is growing.
The forum will host speakers from across the spectrum of off-earth mining issues: missions, resources, mining technologies, robotics, automation, instrumentation, legal impediments, business risks, and ethical considerations.
Asteroid mining companies are soon set to launch their first spacecraft, and NASA is planning colonisation in the near future utilising resources available in space through off-earth mining research activities. If you'd like to know what they're planning and what they need to do to make it happen, we'll see you at the Second Off-Earth Mining Forum as part of the Third International Future Mining Conference.
We welcome participation from active domestic and international researchers, as well as interested parties from industry, government and the public.