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Benoit Rivard

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Benoit Rivard

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta


Dr. Rivard is a leading expert in the development of hyperspectral imaging applications in mineral exploration, with a current focus that includes diamond exploration and Canada’s North. He is completing an NSERC CRD with De Beers that set the foundations for the spectral detection of a suite of key minerals observed in kimberlites and the spectral characterization of kimberlites at Snap Lake. Dr. Rivard has received major CFI funding to establish a new hyperspectral drill core scanning technology that is of major interest to the diamond industry and is unique in North America.

Dr. Rivard's research interest lies in the development of applied geological remote sensing.

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