Mining & Metals
Leverage the Descartes Labs geoprocessing platform to enhance operations throughout the mining lifecycle with global-scale data products and processing workflows that put interpretation tools directly in the hands of exploration geologists.
Our products empower our customers to:
- Increase efficiency during exploration using enhanced mineral mapping
- Mitigate risks associated with tailings storage facilities using advanced radar satellite remote sensing methods
- Verify and quantify environmental impact or remediation
Monitor ground stability across mine infrastructure
Operating large and geographically dispersed physical assets presents significant challenges for global mining and metals companies. Diverse assets with aging infrastructure, including unstable pit walls and insecure tailings dams, can quickly generate “tail-risk” that has the potential to change the economics of modern-day materials supply chains.
With the world's first automated, global subsidence and deformation monitoring system, we help mining and metals companies mitigate ground stability risks. Our high-frequency and weather-independent InSAR models and methodologies implement the latest deformation research at scale. A phased approach then combines satellite and ground-level techniques to detect and verify physical movement in remote locations globally.
Rio Tinto Exploration is working with Descartes Labs to advance usage of remote sensing data and to support early stage exploration activities.