Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop

25 October 2021 | Hyatt Regency Perth, Western Australia

This ACG workshop will focus on new developments relating to conventional terrestrial monitoring systems such as open pit radars, prisms, laser scanning, and photogrammetry, as well as the integration of the different types of these monitoring systems and their interpretation. Application examples of many companies providing these new technologies include land cover determination, feature extraction, persistent change detection and monitoring, terrain slope characterisation, soils modelling and saturated ground detection.

Professor Phil Dight
Professor Geotechnical Engineering
Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Phil has been involved with the development and design of ground support for mining applications since 1975. Phil joined the ACG in 2008 and has since been working on stress memory effects in rocks, ground support applications, slope stability problems (including the use of microseismicity to understand failure mechanisms), and 3D rock properties. In 2017, Phil commenced a four year MRIWA project aimed at investigating the issues of strainburst vulnerability in underground mines.

Presenters include:

Albert Cabrejo
Group Technical Sales Specialist

Albert is a civil engineer and has more than 13 years of experience. He has been involved in geotechnical engineering in the fields of consulting, construction of underground structures and slope monitoring for open pit mines. In his current role, Albert provides geotechnical training to the users of the slope stability radar and provides remote support and consulting to the mine sites. He has a meritorious thesis from the National University of Colombia. He is currently managing the geotechnical support services team for GroundProbe Pty Ltd.

Richard Lynch
Technical Principal
Viotel Limited

Richard has 20 years experience in the global mining industry, focused on all aspects of mine microseismic monitoring. From 2011 – 2017, he was CEO of IMS, a leading mine seismology company. Richard is currently the COO of Sisprobe, a French company that is the world leader in ambient noise passive seismic imaging and monitoring for industrial applications, including hard rock mineral exploration and real-time TSF monitoring. He is also a founder, director and technical principal of Viotel, a company operating in Australia & New Zealand that develops, supplies and supports geotechnical IoT monitoring systems. Richard provides expert consultancy in mine seismology and holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Witswatersrand University in South Africa.

Rigoberto Rimmelin
Global Practice Lead Geotechnical


Dr Felicia Weir

Felicia Weir is a Principal Engineering Geologist of Pells Sullivan Meynink Pty Ltd, with over 12 years’ experience in her field. Felicia joined PSM after completing her PhD in Geomorphology. Felicia’s primary areas of practice include engineering geology, 3D geotechnical models and stability assessments for open cut mining.
Felicia enjoys a spectrum of projects from short life operations to large scale pits in complex risk settings. The development of accurate ground models and appropriate slope designs is her greatest pleasure. With recent work as Acting Geotechnical Superintendent at Ok Tedi Mine she has a good appreciation of the challenges faced in operations.
Felicia has worked on numerous major mining projects across Australia, Asia and Africa, including a number of large and technically challenging projects including Olympic Dam Open Pit Expansion, Ok Tedi operations and design in geothermal conditions at Lihir Gold Mine.