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Maptek Keynote Speaker Addresses Scotland’s Legacy to Science Print E-mail
Written by Maptek   
Tuesday, 06 September 2011

The field of Earth Sciences has a fundamental part to play in addressing important issues facing society in the 21st century, commented Professor Stuart Monro, OBE, in his keynote address at the Maptek users conference in Pitlochry, Scotland, today.

Addressing delegates from Europe, Africa, UK, USA and Australia, he outlined the common dilemma: ‘We are hungry for material resources and energy, but the other side of the coin is our concern about the environment’.

Speaking to the conference theme of ‘Innovation - Past, Present and Future’, Professor Monro reflected on the history and nature of Scottish science, and whether it can maintain its position at the forefront of scientific innovation.

‘Meaningful discussion on this and other issues can only occur if scientists engage in public debate. Communication and transparency with the public underpins acceptance or otherwise of developing scientific ideas,’ Professor Monro concluded.

The Maptek conference, being held at Atholl Palace, features presentations to mining engineers and geologists on applications of Maptek Vulcan and I-Site products at operational mines sites.

Speakers will review what Maptek has contributed to the mining industry over the past 30 years, preview future developments, and explore new and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry today. The conference finishes on Wednesday.

About Professor Monro, OBE, DUniv, FRSE
Professor Stuart Monro, a prominent Scottish geologist and science communicator, is Scientific Director, Our Dynamic Earth, and Edinburgh Visiting Professor at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. Professor Monro had a lengthy and distinguished career with the British Geological Survey, making a number of contributions to the understanding of the geology of central Scotland and the application of geology to environmental issues. He was instrumental in establishing Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, the science centre and visitor attraction which opened in 1999 as a major Millennium Project to facilitate better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth.

About Maptek
Maptek™ has been developing high technology solutions for the mining industry for 30 years. Maptek products are in use at more than 900 sites in over 60 countries, supported by professional and technical services in a global network of 13 offices. Maptek Vulcan™, a world-leading 3D mine planning and modelling package, has more than 5500 licences in use. Maptek I-Site™ is an integrated hardware and software system for mine survey, modelling and analysis. Maptek MineSuite™ is a mine production monitoring and fleet management system.

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