Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
Richard Gloaguen received the Ph.D. degree in marine geosciences “Communitatis Europae” from the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France, in collaboration with the Royal Holloway University of London, London, U.K., and Göttingen University, Göttingen, Germany,
in 2000. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Royal Holloway University of London from 2000 to 2003. He led the Remote Sensing Group at University Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany, from 2003 to 2013. Since 2013, he has been leading the division “Exploration Technology” at the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Freiberg. He is currently involved in UAV-based hyperspectral imaging, laser-induced fluorescence, and remote sensing-based tectonic geomorphology. His research interests include multisource multiscale remote sensing integration.
European Mining Agenda - exploration challenges and the need for innovative technologies.
The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology uses unmanned aerial systems (UAS, UAV or RPAS), also known as drones, to develop less invasive and high-resolution methods for the exploration of mineral resources. The applied methods include Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry, drone-borne hyperspectral imaging as well as geophysical methods (magnetics and gamma spectroscopy). The scientists use the data, obtained from drone flights, in geological remote sensing and 3-D modeling to understand the structural control and pathways of mineralized fluids