Developing the next generation of decision-support tools for mining with an emphasis on underground mine ventilation and life-of-mine schedule optimization. These two areas of research are key in maximizing the profitability of a mining operation.
Millions of dollars can be added to the value of an underground selective mining operation through the use of SOT, the Schedule Optimization Tool, developed by MIRARCO. The SOT+ project will extend the capability of the existing tool, resulting in a new mine plan optimization tool.
The 36th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes gathers the global mining community as well as its mining safety experts to focus on the latest developments in safety technology and disaster management from around the world. Occurring biennially since 1931, it is the conference’s first occurrence in Canada.