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  • Publication: Guideline for A Standardized Time Classification Framework for Mobile Equipment in Surface Mining: Operational Definitions, Time Usage Model, and Key Performance Indicators

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) publishes A Standardized Time Classification Framework for Mobile Equipment in Surface Mining August 31st 2020 The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published A Standardized Time Classification Framework for Mobile Equipment in Surface Mining: Operational Definitions, Time Usage Model, and…

  • Digital Twin: Technology Transformation in Mining Outcomes

    Outcomes from the Digital Twin: Technology Transformation in Mining workshop highlight the need for industry collaboration on improving data quality, format standardization, interoperability, and change management. Most notably there is a need for a framework to allow for common language for describing digital twin technology….

  • Publication: GMG Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems in Mining

    August 18, 2020 The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems in Mining. This guideline provides a common approach to applying functional safety to autonomous systems and references international standards within the context of the mining…

  • Publication: Mining Response to COVID-19: Achieving the Impossible through Collaboration, insights from the GMG 2020 Leadership Summit

    The mining industry’s response to the global pandemic has been successful by focussing on opportunities for positive change and innovation. The best practices, lessons learned, and strategies shared by industry leaders have defined some key priorities around enabling remote work, planning for a successful return…

  • Workforce of the Future Workshop Outcomes

    The focus of the GMG Workforce of the Future workshops on June 25th and July 8th of 2020 was to define challenges and strategies regarding the changing nature of jobs, skills shifts, and community, social, and environmental impacts as the mining industry undergoes technological changes…

  • Climate Action Workshop Outcomes

    The focus of the GMG Climate Action workshops on June 17th and July 7th of 2020 was to define challenges and strategies regarding sustainability, renewable energy, and green technologies in mining. The results from brainstorming sessions will inform the focus of a potential future Working…

  • Leadership Summit Series 2020 Discussion Outcomes

    The 2020 GMG Leadership Summit Series is focussing on how the mining industry can learn from the experience of the global crisis and to build from the innovative thinking that has come out of it. Leadership and Collaborator members identified key learnings and priorities and…

  • Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform Summary of Survey Results and Workshop Outcomes

    A survey that was open between April and June 2020 with 95 respondents (as of June 9) and workshops held on May 7 and May 20 aimed to define priorities for the GMG Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform project. This project aims to create…

  • Publication of Advancing Employee Engagement in Mining: Insights from the 2019 MECA Symposium

    Employee engagement and soft skills have never been more important for the mining industry. A number of converging factors are changing the industry such as advanced digital technologies, emerging generations with different priorities around work, and increased social and environmental awareness. All of these changes affect the workforce, sometimes introducing new challenges, while also offering new opportunities around employee engagement…

  • Sweden set for electrification talks!

    Mine electrification to be discussed at GMG Luleå Forum and The Electric Mine 2020 As GMG’s The Electric Mine Working Group starts to shape its strategy, many of its members will be taking part in two major events in Sweden next month. The Electric Mine…

  • New GMG Leadership Member: Inmarsat

    Inmarsat strengthens commitment to mining sector in joining Global Mining Guidelines Group  New leadership position will increase Inmarsat’s contribution to environmental and safety guidelines   Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has joined the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG),…

  • GMG launches two working groups on cybersecurity and the electric mine

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has just launched two new working groups on cybersecurity and the electric mine to create safe and sustainable mines of the future. Cybersecurity Working Group The Cybersecurity Working Group aims to help mining stakeholders as they look to design safe,…

  • Artificial intelligence in mining

    Foundations of AI: A Framework for AI in Mining published

    GMG has published Foundations of AI: A Framework for AI in Mining – a white paper that offers an overview of the process of planning for and implementing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for mining companies. AI-based innovation is being used increasingly in the mining industry…

  • Overview of Tailings Management in the Mining Industry 

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), in collaboration with Cambrian College, has developed a landscape of tailings management activities in the mining industry (view it here). This study of guidance documents, project initiatives and standards from around the world provides an understanding of existing practices and initiatives…

  • Partnership announcement: The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Global Mining Guidelines Group Announce Liaison

    Organizations align to help make mining safer, more productive The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) and the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) announced they have agreed to a liaison to help further the development of the industrial internet. Under the agreement, the IIC and GMG will…

  • Russian translation of GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining now available

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is working with autonomous solutions provider RCT to translate the recently published GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The Russian translation is now available. GMG is a global organization with members, participants and partners all…

  • Industry taskforce launched at Interoperability Alignment Roundtable

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) hosted its inaugural Interoperability Alignment Roundtable two weeks ago in Perth, Australia to accelerate progress and enhance collaboration between organizations working on interoperability. Interoperability is a priority for the mining industry and there are many ongoing projects, guidelines and…

  • GMG Interoperability Alignment Report Cover

    GMG publishes interoperability alignment report

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), has published a report presenting a consensus of the industry’s vision and direction for interoperability gathered through interviews and workshops with 17 mining companies on six continents. Interoperability is the key to success in automation, digitalization and integration initiatives and…

  • GMG Santiago Forum: Mining representatives explored the future of mining and the impact of technologies on industry productivity

    The event, organized in collaboration with Interop, is part of a series of events that the Global Mining Guidelines Group organizes alongside local partners around the world to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing around topics facing the industry such as artificial intelligence, interoperability, asset management…

  • Publication: Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations. Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes are periodically reviewed and action is taken in response to them. This guideline provides…

  • Partnership announcement: Global Mining Guidelines Group and Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two organizations. A partnership between SME and GMG will drive increased openness in the mining industry. The SME-GMG partnership will enable SME…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The document offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the…

  • GMG Launches Teleportation Project

    GMG’s Data Access and Usage Working group has officially launched a guideline project for industry alignment on teleportation technologies in mining. Quantum entanglement is becoming more and more advanced and cutting-edge teleportation devices are being developed to help mines become more productive and cost-effective. There…

  • Publication: Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines, Part III: General Guidelines

    GMG has published the third part of the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure guideline suite: Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines, Part III: General Guidelines. This document provides the reader with an overview of the planning and design recommendations for underground communications development, some best practices used…

  • Teck’s Kalev Ruberg joins GMG Executive Council

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) welcomes new Vice-Chair, Kalev Ruberg, Vice-President Digital Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Teck Resources Limited (Teck), Canada’s largest diversified resource company. Ruberg brings extensive experience in information technology and business leadership to the GMG Executive Council. He has…

  • Launch of Artificial Intelligence Working Group

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is launching a new Artificial Intelligence Working Group to help demystify AI and enable the mining industry to harness its many valuable applications. GMG’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group will launch November 8 with a workshop hosted by IBM in…

  • New Functional Safety for Autonomous Mining Project

    Global Mining Guidelines Group’s (GMG) Autonomous Mining Working Group is creating a new guideline to clarify functional safety requirements for autonomous equipment. The mining industry is embracing automation, but mobile automation technologies are still in the early stages of technology development. As a result, there…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in the Underground, V.2

    The much-awaited second edition of the Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in the Underground guideline is here. GMG, in partnership with Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), has published the much-awaited second version of their Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) guideline. The BEVs Guideline aims to…

  • GMSG Announces New Incoming Chair, Michelle Ash

    Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group announced today that Michelle Ash, Barrick Gold Corporation’s Chief Innovation Officer, will become the new Chair of GMSG in May 2018.

  • Report Calls for Open Standard for 3D Applications in Mining Industry

    A new report released by Global Mining Standards and Guideline Group (GMSG) says a survey of more than 18 3D software applications shows the users experience significant difficulties and delays working with the software, collaborating with peers and learning multiple proprietary programs

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