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.

2022 SOMP AGM

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) is honoured to collaborate with the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) to host the 32nd Society of Mining Professors Annual Meeting and Conference https://www.saimm.co.za/saimm-events/upcoming-events/32nd-somp-annual-meeting-and-conference#background.  The meeting will take be at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort, Windhoek, Namibia, from 8–14 September 2022.

We look forward to a great conference and meeting. We also urge you to explore the unique opportunity to experience our excellent Namibian hospitality and country during your stay. The call for papers is now open, and prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers in English. For additional info click here. The first circular is available here.

The link for registration is https://www.saimm.co.za/saimm-events/upcoming-events/32nd-somp-annual-meeting-and-conference#registration-process. There is a tab for the registration process on the SAIMM website linked to our conference.

The final program as of Aug 31, 2022 is available here

SDIMI 2022 (Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry)

The SDIMI 2022 (Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry) conference will take place in Namibia from 15-17 September 2022, following the Annual General Meeting of SOMP 2022. Check https://www.saimm.co.za/saimm-events/upcoming-events/sdimi-2022-10th-international-conference#introduction for more details.

This will be the first time the SDIMI conference will be held in Africa. The conference will feature presentations from experts and practitioners on advances in social, economic, and environmental sustainability, and related technical issues relevant to the Namibian and African mining sector and other areas around the world. Visit www.sdimi.org for more details on this conference series. 

The call for papers is now open and prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers in English.
https://www.saimm.co.za/saimm-events/upcoming-events/sdimi-2022-10th-international-conference#call-for-papers-and-key-dates

Key Dates:
Submission of abstracts – 4 April 2022
Acceptance of abstracts – 11 April 2022
Submission of extended abstracts – 16 May 2022