New UQ startup harnesses satellite imaging to monitor mine rehabilitation

20 Jan 2021

A startup founded by two Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) research students could make monitoring the progress of mine site rehabilitation easier and cheaper.

Roger Tang and Imam Purwadi from SMI’s Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation are founders of Their new product ‘Mine-R’, harnesses rapidly improving satellite imaging technology to re-think how data on mine rehabilitation is collected and analysed. is one of twelve UQ startups recently awarded $10,000 equity-free funding through the University’s 2021 Ventures ilab Accelerator program. CEO Roger Tang said Mine-R will help companies achieve their environmental goals.

“Mine-R is really about supporting the mining industry by offering a product that encourages sustainable practices but which is also financially viable”, Roger said.

Read the full story in Australasian Mine Safety Journal