Managing Seismic Risk in Underground Metalliferous Mines Course

Course Facilitator
Dr Daniel Cumming-Potvin
Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia

Dan completed his Bachelor of Mining Engineering and PhD at The University of Western Australia in 2012 and 2018, respectively. He has worked at a number of underground metal mines in Australia, specialising in the areas of ground support, monitoring, and mine seismicity. Dan is project lead for mXrap.

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Hard rock mines in deep and high stress environments often require the use of seismic systems to enable operators to manage seismic risk posed to the workforce, the mining investment and the environment. Seismic data is also used in assessing the rock mass response to mining activities where source parameters are used in the interpretation of rock mass failure mechanisms, the calibration of numerical modelling, and the interpretation of failure mechanics of the rock mass.
This course is designed to introduce mine geotechnical engineers to basic mine seismology concepts and their application in mining. Geotechnical engineers who work on medium to high risk seismic mines would benefit most from this course.
The hybrid event format allows for participation either in-person, or online from anywhere in the world

This course commences at 8:00 AWST 13 March 2023. Check your local start time with the Time Zone Converter.

Professional Development Hours

Participants in this event will be eligible for PD hours. The ACG can provide a certificate of attendance, post-event.

March 13, 23 @ 08:00 — March 17, 23 @ 12:30
08:00 — 12:30

Perth, Western Australia and Online

Dr Daniel Cumming-Potvin