Laboratory for Imaging the Mining Environment (LIME)

Laboratory for Imaging the Mining Environment (LIME)

The Laboratory for Imaging of the Mining Environment (LIME) was established in 2010 as a joint initiative between the School of Mining Engineering (SME) and the former School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems (SSIS).

LIME is engaged in developing applications of remote sensing for mining (Figure 1) by using satellite based, airborne, UAV based and ground based sensors.   

Various LIME projects have utilised satellite images from various government space agencies including European, Japanese, Italian, German and NASA as well as images from commercial satellite operators such as DigitalGlobe. LIME research is spread all along the electromagnetic spectrum and deals with both active and passive remote sensing.   


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Laboratory for Imaging the Mining Environment (LIME)

Satellite remote sensing-based estimates
In this study, experimental biomass production plots on reclaimed mine sites established in Wise County, Virginia, are used for a comparative study of satellite spectral derivatives, which are evaluated against ground-based biomass estimates... Find out more
Satellite based mine rehabilitation monitoring
This research investigates the application of multispectral WorldView-2 (WV2) imagery to map surface rehabilitation at the Ulan Coal Mines Limited (UCML), Australia.. Find out more
A monitoring framework
In this study, the land cover changes that occurred between the year of 2000 and 2009 in a kaolin mining and processing area in the Kutch region of India are mapped using two Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) images.. Find out more
Application of advanced
This study uses satellite-based InSAR for the monitoring of surface movement over the Metropolitan Mine, an underground coal mine located in the Southern Coalfields of New South Wales, Australia where ground subsidence has been documented.. Find out more
Bikram ResearchProject
PhD Candidate Bikram Pratap Banerjee is looking into the integration of different UAV based sensor systems for monitoring wetland changes in vicinity of underground mining areas. .. Find out more