Long-term projects for the application of space technology in geological exploration are already signalling the digital transformation of the economy, and are under close scrutiny by global market players. Such major projects require long-term investment and detailed forecasting. Can a synergy between space and geological exploration technology help Russia to take a significant step forward in terms of maintaining and developing its mineral resource base? What is ‘digital geology’ – a fleeting IT trend or a key direction for the geology sector of the future?
Igor Komarov ,
Director General, State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS
Roman Panov ,
Chief Executive Officer, Rosgeologia
Today, we are moving to practical steps and stages in using the capabilities we have developed for remote sounding of the Earth.
Today, we have agreed on the principal issues connected to detailing our cooperation. We see several areas that are of potentially mutual interest not only for Rosgeologia and State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS, but for development of the sector as a whole.
The potential of cooperation between Rosgeologia and State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS lies in three areas: the first is the possibilities for using remote sounding of the Earth, the second is using the GLONASS system, and the third is studying valuable elements and rare-earth metals.
If we do not look into the future now, we will start to lag behind today.