BCGS Roundup Breakfast 2024

Speaker:Darren Burrows, BSc (Hons)
Senior Geophysicist, Fleet Space Technologies
Title:Exploring the Earth, Moon and Mars with Modern Geophysical Sensors
Date:Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Time:7:30am – 9:30am PST
Location:Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
Oceanview Suite 1-2
300 – 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3B5
Registration:Industry $50 / Student $20*

* Note: Student registration fees will be refunded following the breakfast. This has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Condor Consulting Inc.

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Registration will close on Fri, Jan 19 @ 12pm. Space is limited so register early!

Thank you to everyone for their support!
We have reached capacity and the breakfast is now sold out!


Exploring the Earth, Moon and Mars with Modern Geophysical Sensors
Darren Burrows, BSc (Hons), Fleet Space Technologies

Fleet Space Technologies is a leading Australian space exploration company with a mission to connect and explore the Earth, Moon, and Mars. We will begin this discussion by walking through our journey of designing, building, launching and operating Australia’s first commercial LEO nanosatellite constellation and how we are approaching its expansion. By using a combination of satellite communications, our purposefully designed geophysical sensors, and cutting edge software we are helping to accelerate mineral exploration on Earth. Next we move to our closest neighbour, the Moon, where Fleet will be deploying the Seismic Payload for Interplanetary Discovery, Exploration and Research (SPIDER) to collect seismic data from the lunar surface as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative in 2026. The SPIDER design and testing process will be discussed, as well as our ideas on large scale lunar exploration. Lastly, we will share our ideas on how resource exploration will allow humans to build permanent bases on Mars.

About the Speaker:

Darren graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a Geophysics (Hons) degree. Initially he worked in deep Gold mines analysing mining induced seismicity, to ensure safe underground mining conditions. He then moved to Platinum exploration in the Bushveld Igneous Complex planning drillholes, logging core and managing exploration data. A large part of his career was spent in airborne geophysics with Fugro / CGG / Xcalibur where he has held various roles focusing on geophysical data processing & interpretation as well as business development. At Fleet Space Technologies he entered the emerging field of ambient noise tomography and applies it to solve mineral exploration problems.