Professional Development Courses

Radar Course on demand

Online Radar Monitoring Course

The most in-depth course focused on mining geotechnical radar monitoring course today.

The Radar Monitoring Course is currently available in on-demand mode through the end of the calendar year 2021. Registration for this mode is open now through until August 31, 2021. Register now and start learning right away - all content is online, self-paced, available 24-7 through an online learning portal.

To register or request more information, please see attached flyer or email us at gce@arizona.edu

The regular course fee is $899 USD, with discounts available for GCE members and students.

Course topics include:
● InSAR Monitoring ● Ground-based SAR ● Ground-based RAR ●The Physics of Radar ● Radar Capabilities/Limitations ● Data Interpretation ● Case Studies

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venn diagram showing overlap between metallurgy, geology and mining engineering

Integrated Planning Series

Finding, developing, and extracting mineral resources goes smoothest when everyone on the team works together, communicates effectively, and understands the whole value chain – not just one piece of it. But all too often, mining engineers, geologists, and metallurgists work in separate silos. Breaking them down takes either decades of experience or specialized, interdisciplinary, industry-focused training not offered at conventional university programs.

Recognizing this critical gap in education, the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources collaborated with Newmont Mining and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to develop a series of three short courses designed to remove communication barriers and improve collaboration among geologists, mining engineers, and metallurgists. Each course introduces the fundamentals and role of one profession to the other two, from the perspective of top geologists, engineers, and metallurgists in the mining industry.

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Water in Mine Operations

Online Course on Water in Mine Operations and Slope Stability

The Geotechnical Center of Excellence is launching another hybrid online/live professional development course, starting July 2021.
It is based on the Large Open Pit Project book "Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability".

To register or request more information, please see attached flyer or email us at gce@arizona.edu

The regular course fee is $899 USD, with discounts available for GCE members, students, and groups.

What the course offers:
● Framework and Site Characterization ● Development of a Conceptual Hydrogeological Model ● Numerical Model Applications ● Implementation of Mine Water Control Systems ● Monitoring and Design Reconciliation ● Practical Case Studies

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