STOICISM presented at the at the Cornish Institute of Engineers (CIE)

    11/03/2015

    STOICISM presented at the Cornish Institute of Engineers (CIE) on 26th February 2015, demonstrating the use of laser scanning technology as a tool for effective pit slope management. The CIE is a network of professionals whose origin traces back to the early 20th century. The organisation is devoted to the exchange of information and ideas by convening meetings for presentation of papers and films. The discussions, held at the University of Exeter's campus, are open to members and also to the public.

    The STOICISM presentation by Matthew Eyre (Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter) started with an overview of Laser Interferometry Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology and some current applications. It was shown that digital data acquisition with LiDAR and subsequent interpretation holds much promise for optimising the development of open pit mines. Recent advances in aerial and terrestrial LiDAR technology and software have created tools which are able to capture rock mass characteristics, slope geometries and produce digital terrain models.

    A case study based on STOICISM research at IMERYS china clay operations in Cornwall, UK, highlighted state-of-the-art data collection methodology and opportunities for interpretation. The benefits of incorporating this novel technology within an operational mining environment were demonstrated through selected examples.

    The presentation was presented to an audience of 40 persons, mainly industry professionals, and was followed up with a demonstration of the technology to IMERYS staff.