Deep Digital Cornwall (DDC) was a £4.4 million European Regional Development Fund project launched in early 2021, that gave 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 DDC visualisation hub and some of its other activities will now continue part funded by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity Funds. Please contact us for further details and information.
The project team was led by the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines and the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence) with delivery partners Cornish Lithium, Cornwall Resources and the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications.
The project received up to £3,487,121 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department of Levelling Up, Communities and Housing (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
Prof. Frances Wall
Professor in Applied Mineralogy
Dr Matt Eyre
Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Mining
Business Development Manager
Dr Lingfeng He
Impact Fellow - Geotechnical engineering and remote sensing
Impact Fellow | Digital Mining Innovation
Dr Nick Harper
Impact Fellow | Geology
Eligible SMEs accessed academic research experience and excellence at the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) and the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) at the University of Exeter.
Staff on the project include:
Cornish Lithium were 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.
Cornwall Resources 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 generated new data for use in exploration and research projects at the Hub.
The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA) was part of the Satellite Applications Catapult network, and provided invaluable access to research skills, knowledge, networks and external funding streams in satellite applications, global space technologies and their relation to the underground environment.
Devi Whittle, Impact & Partnership Development Officer