The 2016 AIMS Salary Survey is now open for members! Grab your details, login and take the survey. Note that you can close the survey at any time and come back on the same device later to complete it.
We therefore recommend completing the survey at home. This will also avoid any potential proxy server issues or restrictions at your workplace.
Note that the survey is anonymous and looks to gather and analyse general trends in our industry, providing all members with a snapshot of the salaries and benefits of their peers, so it is essential that we gain as many respondents as possible to increase the accuracy of the report.
After your responses are submitted you will be given a sneek peek at the accumulated results so far.
The survey will close on 30th November and an independent report will then be prepared and posted on our website for the benefit of all members.
There is also plenty of scope for feedback in the survey so go ahead and HAVE YOUR SAY!
New diversity scholarship aims to attract more females to study mine surveying The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) in partnership with Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines announced a new diversity scholarship at the XVI International Mine Surveying Congress, held in Brisbane from 12 to 16 September.
The Glencore Tim Underhill Diversity Scholarship in Mine Surveying is a three-year program and will be offered to a female student who wishes to commence or continue study in mine surveying.
The scholarship is funded by Glencore and is posthumously named after AIMS respected member and fellow, Timothy Reginald Underhill, who held a senior mine surveying position at Mount Isa Mines before his unexpected passing in 2014.
AIMS PERTH SEMINAR The details and date for the Perth Seminar is yet to be confirmed - please check our site regularly for updates!
SAVE THE DATE - 2017 AIMS Conference
Following the very successful ISM2016 Congress, the venue and dates are now set for the 2017 AIMS Conference. The conference will be held on 12-16 September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.
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MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT
Following the recent 2016 AIMS Annual General Meeting, we now have a new AIMS President, Mario Fantin.
Mario is a Survey Manager at SEAM Surveys and has lived in several states of Australia, having worked in both metalliferous and coal, both underground and surface mines during his substantial surveying career. "I still enjoy the challenges surveying offers, also the camaraderie between Surveyors" said Mario, adding that he has also lived and worked in some very interesting places during his career.
We can only agree! Not many surveyors are able to include a Gyro Survey in the Andes Mountains of Chile in our CVs!
We also now have a new Vice-President Shane Watson.
Shane is a Senior Mine Surveyor at the Newmont Boddington Gold Mine in WA. Shane has extensive surveying experience across WA and overseas, listing underground resurveys completed in Saudi Arabia and the Philippines as highlights.
"I am committed to promoting the surveying profession and would like to introduce some changes here in WA." said Shane. He will be a great asset to the AIMS executive, particularly in representing our WA members.
Our outgoing president Mick Harris and our previous Vice-President Chris Moy have both decided it was time to step aside and allow some fresh faces in to manage these key roles in the AIMS executive. Chris. however , will be continuing in his roles as an AIMS Director and our NSW BOSSI representative .
OTHER CHANGES TO THE AIMS TEAM
We thank all the outgoing Directors for their commitment and efforts over many years for AIMS. Apart from Mick Harris, the other outgoing directors are Chris Hayes, Peter Sergeant, Nigel Atkinson and Sergio Nasato. Thank you to you all !
We also welcome some new faces to the AIMS team, with David Ericson and Brett Grocock coming on board as new directors, and we are also grateful to have Adrian Wall in the role as NSW SMIC Representative for AIMS.
Their fresh views and commitment to all AIMS goals and aspirations will no doubt have a very positive impact on the association. Welcome aboard!
Brisbane, QLD, Australia – Deswik announces today the inclusion of new mobile 3D scanning tools in its upcoming software release, version 2016.2.
3D mobile scanning has been gaining popularity in recent years as a rapid and effective solution for a variety of underground survey applications. Deswik has partnered with Peck Tech Consulting Ltd., the industry leader in this field, whose offerings include the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ solution.
This product was purpose-designed and built for the underground environment and can generate 3D point clouds from virtually any moving platform- a mine vehicle, LHD (Load, Haul, Dump machine), All-Terrain Vehicle or even a remotely-operated robotic vehicle.
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