A website on coal and gas outburst management
The University of Wollongong received funding from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) in 2005 to develop a website on coal and gas outbursts in the Australian environment < www.uow.edu.au/outburst >. The primary objective of the website is to provide the coal mining industry with the information on outburst occurrence and mechanisms of outburst phenomenon and the means of treating it. The online system provides access to the experiences, knowledge and information acquired by the coal mining industry, research organisations and educational institutions in a quality controlled environment. Although the website is specific to the Australian scene, it nevertheless contains information which includes issues beyond Australian borders. The website to date is the culmination of the work of a team of professionals across the university, but not all are related to the mining profession. The information uploaded on the website includes reporting on the latest operational and research activities accumulated from field studies, as reported in various seminar presentations, conferences, and other publications.