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I am a Canadian environmental geoscientist/biologist and ASGM expert, with more than 10 years of professional experience in the sector. I direct Pact's portfolio of gold sector projects, spanning South America, Africa and Asia. Prior to working with Pact I worked with Golder Associates as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) group, and prior to this I was a co-founding director of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), having written an MSc (University of Victoria) on ASGM, Sediment and Mercury in Indonesia. In my work with Pact, I am most passionate about how the private sector (ASGM operators and local banks) can be supported and leveraged with technology and financing to professionalize the ASGM sector.

Resource Library Contributions

Evaluating and Monitoring Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Use: Building a Knowledge-base with Satellite Imagery and Field Work

Author: Daniel Stapper
Publisher: UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organisation)
Publication Year: 1969

A report from a pilot study to build a basic database for ASM sites in Brazil and Indonesia. The aim was to combine field work with satellite imagery to build a database that would span spatial scales and times greater than possible through field work alone....