Visit at the School of Underground Exploitation conference

The 30th edition of the School of Underground Exploitation (Szkoła Eksploatacji Podziemnej) conference took place in Krakow from 27 to 29 September. DMC team joined other scientists, policy-makers, representatives of mining companies, and technology providers from Poland and abroad to present the effects of the most recent work performed in the scope of EIT Raw Materials projects. The main theme of the event was “Transformation of hard coal mining”, and the catchword “Mining will always be … but differently” could be repeatedly heard during the individual session panels, nonetheless the multitude of sessions’ topics ranged from the education of future raw materials industry workforce to IT solutions enhancing production processes in mining.

The speakers representing DMC: Magdalena Worsa-Kozak, Jacek Wodecki, Mateusz Góralczyk and Bartłomiej Ziętek, presented the goals, and progress of works performed in projects such as MEITIM, AMICOS, SafeMe4Mine, and introduced the audience to consortia. The titles of presentations were respectively:

  • Skills of the future in mining – time for a change in higher education, time for the MEITIM project.
  • Possibilities of using robotic solutions for inspection in underground mines.
  • Mobile app for mobile machinery – how we can facilitate the inspection of self-propelled mining machines?
  • Drilling process monitoring in order to improve the supervision and planning of the progress of works in underground mines.

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