• Publication: GMG White Paper on System Safety for Autonomous Mining

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published System Safety for Autonomous Mining White Paper. This white paper aims to provide a comprehensive view of the need for a system safety approach for mining companies deploying and using autonomous systems.

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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