GMG Projects are focused efforts that produce tangible guidance for the benefit of the global mining community. GMG members can launch and lead a project; everyone is welcome to participate.

  • Contribute your expertise in a workshop, on our online collaboration site and on teleconferences
  • Peer review draft guidelines
  • Assist in implementing guidelines
  • Share successes and challenges with using the guidelines
  • Provide case studies and use cases from your company’s experience


Artificial Intelligence Projects

Foundations for AI in Mining

This educational project will articulate a clear and unified framework of what artificial intelligence (AI) is and how it can benefit the mining industry. Learn more. 

Open Data Sets for AI in Mining

A recently launched project for building open data sets to advance AI research and development. Learn more. 

Applications of AI in Mining

This recently launched project aims to leverage lessons learned from existing AI applications in mining to build a library of algorithms, techniques and applications and using those to develop a guideline for applying AI. Learn more. 

Data Access & Usage Projects

Operational Definitions and KPIs

This project aims develop standard definitions and terminology for production data and operational KPIs for reporting and classifying operational activities. It classifies activities into a Time Usage Model (TUM). Learn more. 

Mobile Equipment Open Data

This guideline aims to establish guiding principles, definitions, and a consensus framework for access to onboard data from mobile equipment across the mine cycle. The first version was published in 2016, and version two will address incomplete datasets and additional types of mobile equipment. Learn more. 

Data Exchange for Mine Software

This project group, a group of software vendors and mining companies with a shared vision for a more open and interoperable path forward, is developing the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Learn more. 

Interoperability Projects

Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap

This project aims to provide a foundation and common guiding framework for the international mining industry to move forward with interoperability. Learn more. 

Autonomous Mining Projects

Implementation of Autonomous Systems V2

The second version of this guideline will be updated given the latest technological changes and aims to enable global mining companies and OEMs to adopt and successfully implement autonomous mining systems. Learn more. 

Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment

This project aims to clearly define functional safety for automated mobile mining equipment and identifies relevant standards for managing it. Learn more. 

Autonomous System Safety

Delivering valuable context and education on system safety, its history in other industries, and the benefits it can provide in delivering safe systems balanced with a system that can be operated effectively. Learn more. 

Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study

This project aims to develop several case studies from organizations that have implemented autonomous systems. The study can then be used or referenced in marketing campaigns by existing and new autonomous mining implementations. Learn more

Underground Mining Projects

Short Interval Control

This guideline provides a roadmap to increase the speed and likelihood of success during SIC implementation while avoiding common pitfalls and presents a conceptual model, detailed workflows, and an outline of data enablement at various levels of maturity. Learn more. 

Underground Communications Infrastructure

This project is a guideline suite designed to assist improved communication and network infrastructure underground. It focuses on planning, development, and sustainability in an underground environment. Learn more. 

Battery Electric Vehicles Underground

The Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) project explores the unique challenges and opportunities BEVs present for the mining industry. The first edition of the guideline outlined the recommended practice for the use of BEVs in an underground mining environment. Version two considers new technologies and fills in gaps. Learn more.