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

Our 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Implementation of Autonomous Systems

    This guideline aims to enable global mining companies and OEMs to adopt and successfully implement autonomous mining systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.