The Mission

The Society of Mining Professors/Societät der Bergbaukunde is a vibrant Society representing the global academic community and committed to make a significant contribution to the future of the minerals disciplines. The main goal of the Society is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind. The Society facilitates information exchange, research and teaching partnerships and other collaborative activities among its members.

28th SOMP Annual General Meeting and Conference in Torino Italy, July 2017

The 28th Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Torino, from July 3rd through 6th, 2017. It was a very exciting meeting, followed by a post-conference tour in the famous white marble quarries of Carrara, with excursions to the historic towns of Toscana and to the spectacular beaches of "Cinque Terre" in Liguria.  Assoc. Prof. Marilena Cardu and her team organized an excellent meeting.

Photos of the proceedings are available here.

Upcoming SOMP Regional Meetings

The SOMP membership has approved four regional meetings for 2017-2018 listed here

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Regional meetings are a valuable resource reaching remote areas and colleagues in all corners of the world.

SOMP 6th Regional Conference, 12-14 March, Johannesburg, SA

The 6th SOMP Regional Conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 12 to 14th of March, 2018.

The theme of the conference is Overcoming challenges in the Mining Industry through sustainable mining practices. 

For more information and for the full announcement and call for papers click here.