International Copper Association Australia and Amira Global to launch CollaborateOre

International Copper Association Australia and Amira Global to launch CollaborateOre

Amira Global and the International Copper Association Australia announced the first view of CollaborateOre, a collaborative impact platform to aggregate knowledge, accelerate innovation and enable the global resources industry of the future, at the Copper to the World Conference in Adelaide on 9 May 2023.

CollaborateOre is an ambitious initiative being developed with the support and collaboration of industry partners. The platform aims to provide a space for the sharing and dissemination of knowledge related to the minerals industry, including research outcomes, data, tools, emerging technologies and trends, learning, directories, and communities of practice. The key purpose of CollaborateOre is to ensure research knowledge and commercialised technologies are captured, centralised and made accessible for industry practitioners, researchers, and government agencies to inform industry decision-making and planning.

The minerals industry plays a critical role in the global economy and is essential to sustainably producing many of the goods and services we rely on every day. CollaborateOre will bring together knowledge across the mining value chain including technologies for zero-emission operations, water stewardship, sustainability and renewable energy operations.

The development of CollaborateOre will occur over stages, starting with hosting insights from the Zero Emissions Copper Mine of the Future reports from the International Copper Association Australia, the CRC Ore Grade Engineering program, Amira Global copper research reports and Data Metallogenica, the global encyclopaedia of ore deposits. These valuable resources will provide a solid foundation for the future growth and development of the platform.

CollaborateOre will follow the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles of scientific data management to ensure the knowledge shared on the platform is easily discoverable, accessible and reusable to help drive innovation and improve efficiency in the industry.

The collaboration between Amira Global and the International Copper Association Australia is a testament to the power of partnership in driving progress in the minerals industry. By bringing together their respective expertise and resources, these organizations are helping to create a platform that has the potential to transform the way the industry operates.

Amira CEO Jacqui Coombes said,

“CollaborateOre is an opportunity to aggregate what we know as an industry to create trusted information for members and researchers to support the future sustainability of the mining industry. We look forward to consulting widely with industry and subject matter experts to ensure we deliver an independent platform that is shared in accordance with the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) principles of scientific data management.”

ICAA CEO John Fennell said,

“Currently, there is no central global platform to assist mining companies in delivering zero-emission solutions. The Platform is a global first, not only drawing on ICAA’s comprehensive Roadmap to Zero research, but opening up a new world of collaboration going forward.”

CollaborateOre is an important initiative that will possess the potential to make a significant contribution to the minerals industry. The partners, Amira global and International Copper Association Australia, seek your input to the development of CollaborateOre and encourage you to register your interest on the landing page

CRC Ore has provided seed funding to design, develop, and pilot the platform as part of its industry legacy, and the Project also acknowledges the generous support from the NSW Government – Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Activation Fund (Round 1). Hatch Limited are acknowledged for their support of providing Grade Engineering content on the platform

About Amira Global

Amira Global is a member-based not-for-profit charged with transforming the minerals industry through thought leadership platforms, R&D collaboration to address key breakthroughs, and the development of implementation and commercialisation pathways to ensure R&D and innovation outcomes translate back into industry.

About ICAA

The International Copper Association Australia is the peak body for the copper industry in Oceania, representing most of the country’s most significant companies in copper mining, manufacturing and recycling.