Pre–Conference Courses

Dig deeper into professional development that is part of the path to a successful career. Take advantage of the short courses offered in conjunction with RaSiM10 and deepen your knowledge of specific industry topics.

Both courses include materials, coffee breaks and a combined social lunch.

The two short courses share a common lunch session in order to promote discussion and interaction. Both short courses can be attended together (register for both individually).


IMS Short Course: Seismic Rockmass Response to Mining

Morning Monday, April 25, 2022 | $250


Explore topics in theory and application of seismology and rockmass monitoring in mining including:

  • Objectives of seismic monitoring in mines.
  • Basic principles of mine seismology: seismic waves and seismic sources, seismic monitoring systems, location of seismic events, basic and derivative source parameters.
  • Applications of seismic monitoring: forensic analysis of large and damaging seismic events, audit of assumptions about stress field and rock mass properties, tracking the evolution of cave yield zone, assessment of seismic and ground motion hazard, re-entry protocol after blasts and large seismic events.
  • What can go wrong in seismic monitoring: problems with settings of seismic sites (coordinates, orientation, response) and their effect to data analysis; issues with data acquisition and processing settings (array configuration, synchronization, velocity model, classification of events, source calculation parameters) and their effect on data analysis; how to detect problems in a catalogue of seismic events.


ESG Short Course: Managing Seismic Risk in Mines

Afternoon Monday April 25, 2022 | $250

Seismic systems are used to effectively manage seismic risk posed to the workforce, operations, local environment, and the public. Seismic systems are reliably installed in deep, high-stress, hard rock mines, as well as in open pit mines, tailings dams, unconventional hydrocarbon extraction, and civil construction projects. Seismic data has demonstrated additional value to characterize the rock mass response to human activities through the quantitative analysis of source parameters and failure mechanisms, and integration with numerical models.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for those familiar with or interested in mine seismicity (no expert knowledge required) to discuss best practices and recent developments in seismic monitoring, analysis and interpretation for managing seismic risk in mines in particular. The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to mine seismology
  • Introduction to hardware and software:
  • Feasibility studies: seismic array planning and design for high quality data.
  • Real-time alerting and re-entry protocols
  • Quantitative analysis: