March 2023

Instrumentation and Monitoring for Open Pit Mines, Underground Mines, and Tailings Dams

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Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Pierre Choquet, P.Eng.
Credit: Eligible for 1 CE Hour of Technical Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division member: $15 + GST = $15.75

Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant (Professional or EIT/GIT): $20 + GST = $21.00

Non-registrant of Engineers and Geoscientists BC: $25 + GST = $26.25 (Note: Non-registrants need to create an online account prior to registering for webinars. See below for more details.)

Group webinar presentation (for office environments): $45 + GST = $47.25

Students: $10 + GST = $10.50

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Note: Division membership is free in 2023. We highly encourage attendees to become a member of the Division for discounts on webinars, participation in the Division LinkedIn group, and inclusion in monthly newsletters keeping members informed of upcoming events. More information about the Division can be found here: Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division
Contact: For registration inquiries please contact Victoria Stevens at [email protected].
The presentation will present an overview of the main technologies for stability monitoring of open pit mines, underground mines, and tailings dams including traditional geotechnical instrumentation (e.g., piezometers, inclinometers, extensometers, TDR) as well as newer technologies which are now mainstream, such as Satellite InSAR and GNSS, dataloggers, and data management and visualization software.


Pierre Choquet, P.Eng., has been involved in the field of Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring for most of his career. He joined RST Instruments of Maple Ridge, BC in 2007 and is now Technical Advisor of Terra Insights and Vice-President of Market Development for RST Instruments. Pierre graduated in Geological Engineering (Engineering Geology) from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and subsequently obtained a doctorate degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole des Mines de Paris in France. From 1982–1993 he was a faculty member at the department of Mining and Metallurgy of Laval University in Quebec City where his specialty was rock mechanics, ground control, and applied geology. He is a member of the USSD Committee on Monitoring Dams and their Foundations, and is the Canada representative on the ICOLD Technical Committee on Dam Surveillance. He is also the Editor of the Instrumentation and Monitoring column of the Canadian Geotechnique magazine.

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