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
Professor in Applied Mineralogy
Dr Matt Eyre
Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Mining
Business Development Manager
Impact Fellow | Digital Mining Innovation
Dr Nick Harper
Impact Fellow | Geology
Eligible SMEs will access 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 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.
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.
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.