Launch of the International Caving Research Network (ICaRN)

The Deans of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Science at The University of British Columbia, together with the Head of Mining Engineering, the Head of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, the Director of Geological Engineering, and the Director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit, are pleased to announce the formation of the International Caving Research Network (ICaRN). Building on momentum from recent industrysponsored university research, ICaRN will consist of a multi‐disciplinary group from industry and academia, covering the fields of operations, geology, cave mining, geomechanics, and mineral processing. The objective of ICaRN is to leverage value from multi‐disciplinary research to address key knowledge gaps identified by industry by focusing on six main research areas as follows:

  1. Orebody Knowledge
  2. Grade Management
  3. Cave Mine Design
  4. Integrated Cave‐to‐Mill
  5. New Measurement Technologies
  6. Hazard Management

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