Predicting landslides


New open-pit mining technology can predict landslides up to 15 days in advance.

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The technology

This is a robust method based on comprehensive mathematical, scalable modelling of forces, motion and interactions of particles. It allows for the prediction of landslides up to 15 days in advance. It uses standard data collected for monitoring open-pit mines.

Market need

Current methods of landslide predication use data from ground-based radar and / or X-ray sensors. They can only give limited notice of an event occurring, enough time for personnel evacuation but not always for equipment evacuation.

Technology status

This technology has been robust across various datasets. The method now requires further validation and software development.

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Fabian Lim
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Banner image: Landslide in Cusco, Peru. Credits: Galeria del Ministerio de Defensa del PerĂº via Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-2.0.

First published on 27 April 2020.

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