Modelling mines: how can a new 3D modelling platform make mining more sustainable and be part of the solution to climate change?
Despite public perceptions, mining is set to play a vital role in the planet’s transition to a sustainable future. Many low-carbon technologies, such as electric cars and solar panels, rely on metals that need to be dug out of the ground. Dr Laurent Ailleres, from Monash University in Australia, and his team are developing a 3D modelling platform that will help mines become more efficient and reduce their environmental and climate impacts.
This brochure introduces Laurent’s work, offers an insight into careers in geoscience, contains interviews with Laurent and his team members and includes an activity sheet that challenges students to debate the pros and cons of mining.