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  • Critical COVID-19 Security Advisory

    Mining & Mineral organizations across the globe are assessing and quickly mobilizing to respond to emerging COVID-19 challenges and impacts. Here are the key topics to address, according to Accenture Security: The pandemic has created social engineering opportunities, including phishing campaigns; phishing awareness is key, as…

  • GMG in the news: Rokion battery-powered vehicles hit new depths at Vale Creighton

    GMG’s recommended best practices for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in underground mining were referred to in International Mining’s recent article as a useful resource for developing standardized system for Vale’s Creighton nickel mine, which aims to lower operating costs and improve environmental conditions for its personnel….

  • What does the future of the mining workplace look like?

    COVID-19 has changed the mining reality forever, as we now need to adapt to virtual teams, new safety measures and changes in our business model and strategy. On March 24th, GMG facilitated an interactive online event on ‘The Future of Workplace’ to understand the future…

  • Boliden Aitik Electric Trolley

    Global drive to the electric mine

    The mining industry is searching for solutions to the same challenge that many other industries are facing right now: how to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. While the industry has seen some great progress in eliminating diesel from underground mines, there are still many challenges surrounding the electrification of vehicle fleets at surface mines…

  • GMG in the news: GMG Chair Michelle Ash talks mining’s dream of the future

    GMG Chair Michelle Ash was featured in Australia’s Mining Monthly, speaking to how mining’s future of fully integrated operations starting with strong understanding of the orebody and running right through the value chain may be a lot closer than some think

  • GMG in the news: Digitalisation in mines – The future of connectivity in the mining industry

    GMG guidelines were recently referred to in Mining-Technology.com’s recent article as a useful resource for mining companies like Normet to learn about and adopt best practices in underground communication and data transfer. Read the full article here: https://www.mining-technology.com/future-of-mining/digitalisation-in-mines-the-future-of-connectivity-in-the-mining-industry GMG guidelines are peer-reviewed documents that offer best…

  • Tim Skinner

    Tim Skinner leaves legacy of volunteerism, leadership and innovation as he retires from GMG Executive Council

    At the end of 2019, Tim Skinner, President of SMART Systems Group and leader in the foundation of GMG, retired from his role as Vice-Chair, International Standards. Tim has been instrumental to GMG over the years and has been a strong voice for collaboration and innovation in our industry. Although he is stepping back from his role on the executive council, he will continue to participate in GMG as a member of the Interoperability Working Group steering committee…

  • Updates from the GMG Electric Mine Working Group  

    The GMG Electric Mine Working Group, launched last Fall, is gearing up to launch its first projects. A project on electric equipment tracking would capture key learnings and KPIs and enable the development of case studies. The output would be a platform that takes a…

  • 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…

  • Global Mining Guidelines Group's blog

    Between the Guidelines: Location Tracking Technologies

    Asset location tracking systems – for physical assets as well as personnel – have great potential to enhance value and improve safety and productivity. However, underground mines have additional challenges in this area due to the lack of GPS. The GMG Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part III: General Guidelines provides a high-level overview of why these tracking technologies are valuable…

  • Industry leaders to teach short course based on real-world autonomous system implementation experience

    Some of the pioneers of autonomous mining – including two of the very few operations running autonomous fleets at their sites, Imperial Oil and Roy Hill – will share their experiences at the GMG Implementing Autonomous systems short course…

  • Global Mining Guidelines Group's blog

    Between the Guidelines: People and Autonomous Mining

    An essential part of developing a business case for implementing autonomous systems in mining is to ask: how will this affect our social license to operate? This immense change will affect the workforce and the surrounding community. This important consideration is a thread throughout the GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining…

  • Understanding Regulatory Challenges

    While regulations are essential to a safe and productive mining operation, there are significant challenges in their development, especially as technologies advance at a rapid pace. Panellists at the GMG-CIM Edmonton Forum discussed these challenges, the importance and the relationship between standards and guidelines…

  • Partner News: New Surface Mining Equipment Owners Group (SMEOG) Launched 

    The Surface Mining Equipment Owners Group launched at the GMG-CIM Edmonton forum in October. This group aims to continue the collaboration of the Surface Mining Association for Research and Technology (SMART), a group dedicated to maximizing the value of assets through increased safety, equipment performance…

  • Mining IoT Reference Architecture

    GMG Participation in IIC Mining IoT Reference Architecture Framework

    Mining companies and mining equipment manufacturers can leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to optimize business operations and find new revenue streams. As part of our partnership with the Internet Consortium (IIC), the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) will be taking part in the Mining…

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