Australian Company Launches Satellite Tech For Tailings Monitoring

Tech start-up Otus has developed a system that can monitor potential safety issues at mine site tailings dams.

By using satellite imaging and advanced processing, the system monitors subtle surface movements that could lead to potential issues far ahead of time. This is a detail that can be missed by existing monitoring technologies such as drones, according to the Sydney-based company.

Otus has used its system to investigate tailings dam failures with consultants and mining workers. It is capable of providing its mining analysis without sending anyone onsite.