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About Us

Deep Digital Cornwall (DDC) is a £4.4 million project launched in early 2021, that gives SMEs based in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly access to research skills, knowledge, innovation expertise, new datasets and access to state-of-the-art immersive technology facilities for 3D and 4D data visualisation.

The project team is led by the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines and the INstitute for Data Science and Artifical Intelligence) with delivery partners Cornish Lithium, Cornwall Resources and the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications.

Prof. Frances Wall

Prof. Frances Wall

Project Lead

Professor in Applied Mineralogy

Dr Matt Eyre

Dr Matt Eyre

Project Lead

Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Mining

Shay Sigafoos

Shay Sigafoos

Project Manager

Marcus Winter

Marcus Winter

Business Development Manager

Charlotte Mitchell

Charlotte Mitchell

Project Administrator

Laura Carter-Greaves

Laura Carter-Greaves

Impact Fellow | Digital Mining Innovation

Dr Nick Harper

Dr Nick Harper

Impact Fellow | Geology

Fred Jackson

Fred Jackson

Data Scientist

Cornish Lithium are developing novel research methods that combine new geophysical and geochemical data with historical datasets using  machine learning capabilities. These outputs will feature within the data visualisation suite, providing new information and seeding innovation ideas and opportunities for regional SMEs.

Lucy Crane, Senior Geologist

Dr Chris Yeomans, Research Manager

Chris Harker, Head of Exploration

Fred Jackson, Data Scientist

Karen Oliver, Project Manager

Cornwall Resources have had an active field season in 2021 collecting a range of geochemical and geophysical data at their Redmoor tin-tungsten-copper project in east Cornwall. Outputs from these exploration activities will generate new data for use in exploration and research projects at the Hub. A field workshop planned for 2022 will create an opportunity to share knowledge on how these types of data are gathered for digital applications with regional SMEs.

Brett Grist, Exploration Manager

Dennis Rowland, Senior Geologist

The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA) is part of the Satellite Applications Catapult network, and will provide invaluable access to research skills, knowledge, networks and external funding streams in satellite applications, global space technologies and their relation to the underground environment.

Conrad Gillespie,Centre Manager

Alice Bird, Mining Lead