Mining as an engine to legacy infrastructure in the north

Published 05-10-2011

Open lecture by Robert A. Gannicott

In the last century, infrastructure development in the Arctic relied heavily on military initiatives with a relatively small contribution from resource development. The thawing of both The Cold War and the polar sea ice has reversed this emphasis. It is appropriate then to consider how the mining industry has performed in the creation of legacy infrastructure and what lessons we can learn from the past to steer the future.

When: Wednesday 5 October at 15:00

Where: University of Copenhagen
Auditorium A, 3rd floor
Mining as an engine to legacy infrastructure in the north
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 København K

About: Robert A. Gannicott. Formerly the president of Platinova Resources A/S, was the driving force behind many of the significant mineral discoveries in Greenland during the 1980s and 1990s, including Skærgaard Au-Pd, Citronen Fjord Pb-Zn and Washington Land Pb-Zn.
Today, Robert Gannicott is Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation, joint venture operator of Diavik diamond mine in Canada (
Robert Gannicott has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and has worked extensively in the Northwest Territories and Greenland.

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