New Mining Exploration Data Centre at SNOLAB

October 11, 2013 — Facility Updates

Sudbury – The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) announced today that they will be investing $750 000 to create a new mining and exploration data centre. The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) is establishing a Mining Observatory Data Control Centre (MODCC) in collaboration with SNOLAB. 

“SNOLAB is delighted to be partnering with CEMI on the MODCC project, where the application of data management techniques used within astroparticle physics may afford new insights into rock mass studies,” stated Dr. Nigel Smith, SNOLAB Director. “The developing connections between these two leading innovation groups will provide new opportunities which will benefit the local mining communities, and further strengthen the reputation of Sudbury as a major research centre.” 

The new research centre will be located in the SNOLAB surface building; the new facility will help mining companies collect, filter and analyze mining and exploration data.  This research collaboration will accelerate mining discoveries and enable the mining of deeper deposits.

Doug Morrison, President and CEO of CEMI is excited with the expanding partnership between SNOLAB and CEMI. “Capitalising on the experience and expertise of both CEMI and SNOLAB, this proposal will increase the capacity and capability to service science and engineering communities in the North and around the world.”

Official Press Release (English and French) available below.

For more Information about SNOLAB contact:

Samantha Kuula
Communications Offcer
Phone: (705) 692-7000 ext. 2222