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.

SDIMI 2019 Conference

The UNSW/Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices Organising Committee of SDIMI 2019 is pleased to present our vision of what should prove to be the preeminent International Sustainability Conference to be held May 27-29, 2019.

The scope and objectives of SDIMI 2019 is to recognise an inherent need for raw mineral materials in order to advance sustainable societies and through the use of our scientific, technical, educational and research skills, we should work towards achieving economic prosperity, environmental health and social equity.

The proposed theme for SDIMI 2019 is Social Licence: Perspectives and Promises.  There is an acute need to connect with the expectations of knowledge-driven and materials-dependent societies particularly at the local level where high-level goals such as social responsibility in a circular economy with mining is a foundation.

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Prof. Michael Hitch, Ph.D., P.Eng. P.Geo
SDIMI 2019 Conference Chair

SOMP 30th Annual Meeting and Conference, June 29 - July 5, 2019, Bochum, Germany

The 30th SOMP Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in Bochum, Germany, from June 29 to July 5, 2019.

The program of our Annual General Meeting is designed with the idea of having a dynamic conference presentations, workshops, panels, parallel sections, poster presentations and open discussions will be include in the program. It will also include a special post-mining session, pre-conference and post-conferences technical tours. The accompanying persons program includes tours to Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Münster as well as visits to highlights of the Metropole Ruhr.

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