Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Details

I. Porter, E. Baafi and R. Stace, Development of a Web-based Underground Coal Mining Information Management System, 11th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2011, 385-389.


The development of the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) funded “one stop shop” information management system for the coal mining industry is described. The site went live on 28 August 2009 with various sub-modules including an introduction to underground coal mining practices and a handbook of roadway development practice. The site also includes presentations from ACARP six-monthly workshops on current roadway development practice. These workshops provide an invaluable opportunity to share state of the art knowledge in roadway development practice, to learn of emerging Research and Development (Rand D) programs and development of equipment and technology by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).