The AIMS Board, executive and committee members are all unpaid volunteers and are motivated by a common passion for the advancement of our industry and ongoing safety and professional development of our members in our unique and rewarding careers in surveying and mining.
Please continue to support your association and in turn we will do our very best under these tough times to provide our members with the benefits that have been enjoyed for more than 40 years.
Following the forced cancellation of the 2020 Annual Conference due to COVID-19 pandemic, AIMS intends to recommence the Annual Conference in 2021 on the Gold Coast, Queensland. This will of course be dependent on any future restrictions that may be imposed, with a final decision to be made closer to the proposed conference.
SEEKING INTERIM SPONSORS
The AIMS Executive and Directors are seeking sponsorship support for the remainder of the 2020/2021 year and expect to offer new national sponsorship packages for the full 2021/2022 period soon.
2021 IS SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG YEAR FOR AIMS MEMBERS!
Discussions are progressing on ways to provide members with a range of webinars as well as a welcome return to live seminars this year - back to the good old days!?.
The AIMS Board and all state sub-committees are working hard to organise several webinars (to be announced very soon), whilst discussions are also under way relating to old fashioned face-to-face seminars, potentially located in Mudgee, Singleton, Wollongong and possibly Perth and Kalgoorlie, and maybe a technology day in Moranbah.
And of course we have the big one to look forward to - the National Conference - also being planned for August at the sunny Gold Coast.
Obviously the COVID situation is still a concern, and will create ongoing planning headaches (and possible sore throats), but we are confident and hopeful that we can once again offer a very busy year of events ahead for our loyal members.
If you would like to be involved in any of these proposed events, or have some of your own suggestions, please contact our Events Manager Dean or any of our key AIMS Contacts.
Kiruna Mine Case Study - Fall of Ground Inspections
On 17 May, 2020, the LKAB Kiruna Mine in Sweden experienced a seismic event that resulted in significant fall of ground, deep within the site. The iron-ore mine was immediately closed and mine managers began determining how best to assess the damage.
The damage was catastrophic and capturing data for the evaluation of the damaged areas across the mine site would have taken weeks, or maybe months. However, with the help of geodata specialist AMVKO and Hovermap, LKAB had accurate data of the damaged areas within a few days after being able to enter the mine.
This meant they were able to start planning remedial works within weeks of the seismic event.
AIMS Secretary The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors PO Box 828 SINGLETON NSW 2330 Website: www.minesurveyors.com.auEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis newsletter has been prepared and sent by the AIMS webmaster on behalf of the above. Any errors and omissions excepted, If clarification is required on any item please contact the AIMS Secretary via email.