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.

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Lower-Silesian Festival of Knowledge with DMC

And once again DMC organised a worshop on digitisation and robotics in mining for university-, school-students, and others interested in innovations in the raw materials sector. For three days Adam Wróblewski and I (Mateusz Góralczyk) held virtual meetings to tell our visitors what is happening in our labs, how digital transformation of raw materials industry progresses, what robots, drones, IoT and cloud computing has to do with mining – all in the form of case-studies from AMICOS, SafeMe4Mine, OPMO, MEITIM, and MOIRA.

Some of the fascinating topics undertaken during our meetings were: how smart apps will help inspectors to ensure productivity and safety in open-pit, and underground mines, how a 3D model of a belt conveyor or an underground corridor can be created with the help of a drone carrying a digital camera or LIDAR, how we can use remotely controlled robots to identify damages of mechanical components, or to find a human in case of emergency.

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DMC is on a roll!

We are exceedingly happy to announce that the Digital Mining Center team has published a record number of journal articles at the end of this year. In the last two months of 2020, as many as 11 new papers appeared. The studies present the progress of the research conducted in the scope of all the four projects (MEITIM, AMICOS, OPMO, SafeMe4Mine) in which the team is currently involved and some more. We invite the reader to get acquainted with these works listed below:

Adach-Pawelus, Karolina; Gogolewska, Anna; Gorniak-Zimroz, Justyna; Herbert, Juan Herrera; Hidalgo, Arturo; Kielczawa, Barbara; Krupa-Kurzynowska, Joanna; Lampinen, Matti; Mamelkina, Maria A.; Paszkowska, Gabriela; Szyszka, Danuta; Tuunila, Ritva; Worsa-Kozak, Magdalena; Wozniak, Justyna

Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland) Journal Article

In: Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 23, 2020.

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This article depicts the initial assumptions of the international project Master in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Integration in Mining (MEITIM), co-financed by EIT Raw Materials, that aims to diagnose the current state of Polish higher education in the field of mining at, among others, the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), concerning the experience of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The MEITIM project allowed for identifying the directions of necessary changes in the didactic process so as to provide an indispensable set of skills and knowledge for a future mining graduate.

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MEITIM’s international workshop with DMC and The Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology

1 st International Workshop on Skills and Competencies of the XXIst Century Workforce as part of the MEITIM – Master in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology Integration in Mining project on 18th and 19th of November 2020.

In the first part – keynote speaker lectures were streamed from the main stage at LUT in Finland, where the future needs of workforce in the raw materials companies and organizations have been considered. The second part, in which our members: Magdalena Worsa-Kozak and Bartłomiej Ziętek took part, comprised of discussions on topics, such as:

  • Student as an engineer
  • Student as an entrepreneur
  • Student as data-analysist
  • Student as innovator

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And watch the live event!

Zaproszenie na Dolnośląski Festiwal Nauki

Zespół Digital Mining Center Wydziału Geoinżynierii, Górnictwa i Geologii Politechniki Wrocławskiej w ramach Dolnośląskiego Festiwalu Nauki serdecznie zaprasza na warsztaty on-line na temat:

Górnictwo – maszyny i roboty – rzeczywistość i świat wirtualny.

Przygotujcie się na przygodę z cyfrowym górnictwem. Opowiemy o tym jak roboty i drony pomagają górnikom w pracy i jak pozwalają pracować bezpieczniej. Pokażemy prawdziwą kopalnię dzięki możliwościom technologii filmowania 360. Pokażemy testy nowoczesnych urządzeń na co dzień wspierających pracę pod ziemią. Opowiemy o ciekawych międzynarodowych projektach, współfinansowanych przez EIT KIC Raw Materials, które realizuje DMC.

Warsztaty są otwarte dla wszystkich chętnych uczestników bez limitu miejsc i bez wcześniejszych zapisów.

Odbędą się on-line na platformie ZOOM w 3 terminach do wyboru:

• 21. września 2020r. o godz. 10.00 – 11.00

• 22. września 2020r. o godz. 10.00 – 11.00

• 23. września 2020r. o godz. 10.00 – 11.00

DMC at Traditions and Innovations in Mining conference

“Traditions and Innovations in Mining. GEO3EM project as an incubator for Industry 4.0” was the name of the conference held at the Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining, and Geology on November 22-23, 2019. The event was also connected with the celebrations of the Feast of Saint Barbara, the patron of miners.

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