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Mining Engineering Banfield Chair Search Presentation, Monday, March 20th, 4-5pm, MZ 235

Department / Organization: MN

"Remote sensing for mine environmental monitoring" by Dr. Sebnem Duzgun

The recent developments in the sensor technologies as well as decreasing cost of sensor products provide new opportunities in environmental monitoring using Earth observation. Surface mines with relatively large footprints require close monitoring in order to manage the environmental risks. Additionally, the success of progressive rehabilitation and mine closure in managing the environmental risks necessitates monitoring of large areas. Hence exploitation of remote sensing technologies using earth observation products provides better environmental management practices in mining.
In this talk, a brief description of remote sensing principles will be explained. Then remote sensing methodologies in monitoring the surface coalmines will be presented with various applications. Monitoring land degradation, land use land cover changes and soil pollution will be included. The data and the algorithms related to the monitoring activities will be discussed with associated accuracies. The implementations for an abandoned coalmine will be demonstrated. The current and future research trends in remote sensing applications for mine environmental monitoring will be outlined.

For more information, send email to: mkmyers@mines.edu

Published in Digest Date: Friday, March 17, 2017