International Virtual Exhibition – San Juan, key province for Argentina mining development

Anastasia Bolton from CATAPULT, one of the project partners, will be presenting DAMSAT in an International Virtual Exhibition organised by Panorama Minero. It’s a free virtual event and you only need to register your participation in the following link. After you’ve registered, you can access the conference through the Virtual Exhibition platform.

The details of the event are as follows:

For more information about the event, please visit the following link.

Sessions at the EGU2020

Every year the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) brings together thousands of scientists and researchers all around the world to present and debate the latest findings in the field of Earth Science. This year the EGU2020 took place during the first week of May in an online format.

Mark Davison and Eleanor Ainscoe from HR Wallingford presented (remotely) two research projects related to DAMSAT. Their presentations are available in our resources page.

The EGU2020 was a very successful and innovative conference, not only because of the high-quality of the work presented but because the unprecedented online format made the event accessible to everyone around to globe.

At the II International Congress of Water Engineering and Geotechnics

The II International Congress of Water Engineering and Geotechnics (II CIAG 2019) was held in Trujillo – Peru on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. The event was organized by the College of Engineers of Peru (CIP) and was attended by experts in hydraulic engineering, geotechnics and civil protection works from different Latin American countries .

Dr. Hans Sánchez of FUNAINHI participated as a speaker, presenting the advances provided by DAMSAT for the monitoring of water and tailings dams.

The Congress was a meeting point between researchers and technology developers for infrastructure projects. The occasion provided an excellent opportunity to share the experiences acquired during the development of DAMSAT.

At PERUMIN mining convention

On the 19th of September we were at the second largest Mining Convention in the world, PERUMIN 34. The event was organized by the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP).

Hans Sánchez of FUNAINHI presented DAMSAT in the forum of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability. During his presentation, he explained how satellite applications can help to monitor tailings dams and reduce the risk related to these structures.

The convention was a good opportunity to share experiences with other groups developing technologies for mining applications both in Peru and in other countries.

At the 2019 ICOLD Annual meeting

Our Project Director Craig Goff attended the ICOLD 2019 Annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada in early June.

Craig Goff at ICOLD

He presented the DAMSAT project and participated as a speaker in the Tailings Dams Committee Workshop.

The annual meeting was an excellent opportunity to present DAMSAT to an international audience and to exchange ideas about the project and the challenges faced by the managers when operating and monitoring tailings dams.