Dr Carsten Laukamp is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Mineral Resources, with a strong background in mineralogy and economic geology. Before joining CSIRO, Carsten obtained his Doctorate of Science (Dr. rer. Nat.) from the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, and was a postdoctoral researcher at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. For many years, Carsten has enjoyed using airborne hyperspectral and satellite multispectral imagery for regolith landform classification and mapping alteration mineral footprints associated with a wide range of ore deposit styles. Evaluating the recently launched satellite hyperspectral systems (e.g. PRISMA, DESIS, EnMAP, EMIT) for mineral characterisation and critical metals exploration is Carsten’s latest passion.