In these unprecedented times, where doing business in person may not be possible, it is more important than ever that the global mining and METS industry stay connected.
The IMARC METS Arena #LIVE is a monthly online event series, that will connect miners, engineering companies and contractors with pre-qualified METS companies that have the capability to solve specific mining company problems or industry aggregated problems.
Supported by the Victorian Government and IMARC's other Founding Partners, AusIMM, Austmine and Mines and Money the IMARC METS Arena #LIVE episodes will see a panel of experts come together to discuss the issues that matter with the audience in a live and engaging interactive online format; similar to the IMARC Pitch Battles.
The first IMARC METS Arena #Live featured Chalice's GM of Corporate Development, Bruce Kendall. With SensOre, DataRock, KORE Geosystems, IMDEX and MinEx CRC discussing their solutions to the problem.
"As we explore for the mineral resources of the future, which are deeper, undercover and require rapid exploration and drilling to identify, miners/explorers and their relevant communities have an increased need to find innovative exploration and drilling solutions that can meet environmental, safety and efficiency requirements".
As we plan the next generation of mines, industry has a requirement for a different level of thinking, including rapid project and underground development, with an objective of non-entry mining. How to do this however can be difficult and requires innovation in mine planning, with a focus on digital and technological specific solutions.
To evaluate the projects of the future, miners and explorers require further optimisation, and a new level of innovative methods and tools such as software to evaluate and optimise the next generation of minerals and mining projects.
As part of the industry’s current and future operations, there is a focus on balancing people management, including efficiency and their wellbeing, with digital transformation. How will miners be able to meet the demands of the future of work in both regards, and what could these requirements look like?
The global community will expect the mining and minerals industry to work towards no waste mining and full energy efficiency; pressure on industry for these changes has already begun. A focus on re-purpose, recycle, re-use will continue to be a focus, and effective rehabilitation of mines will be a requirement. METS companies that can assist in the planning, facilitation, and legacy of mines will play an important role.