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LTAS Project Workshop
The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector, is looking to disciplinary communities to establish Threshold Standards of learning through consultative processes, so as to define minimum levels of student learning for higher education provision nationally... Read more
Mining company water usage disclosures for the needs of the local community
This research examined disclosures from selected mining companies regarding their water usage in the Macquarie and Lachlan catchments, New South Wales... Read more
Design of low permeability seepage barriers
In this study by ACSMP and NCGRT researchers, an optimum mixtures of soil from a local mine site, and bentonite clay were determined based on compaction, geotechnical centrifuge testing and numerical flow modeling of LPB scenarios between an open cut mine and a river. .. Read more
Mineral carbonation technology
Mineral carbonation is an emerging and promising greenhouse gas sequestration technology, and its integration into mining practices has not been well studied. .. Read more
Art and Mining
Numerous rehabilitation and remediation projects on former mine sites have been completed successfully internationally. These have involved collaborations between artists, architects, landscape designers, mining engineers, scientists and communities. .. Read more
CDM
This research addressed emissions abatement and sustainable development aims and effectiveness of 30 registered Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects associated with coal mining in China conducted in connection with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... Read more
UNEP
This research is directed towards development of an international mining and metals initiativ.. Read more
Extreme weather risks
This research involves development of an Excel tool to provide defensible extreme weather (floods, heatwaves, bushfires, drought, cyclones) decision-making prioritisation for mine sites... Read more
Biodiversity
As the search for more new mineral deposits continues, resource and energy industry companies are having to utilise and develop strategies to be competitive and be approved for new projects or expansions in areas with agricultural or biodiversity significance... Read 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. .. Read more
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
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