This is an introductory course on the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets.
This entry level course presents and discusses the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets:
Some practical cases are analyzed and discussed by the students as a means to explore ways to solve real problems, question the methods’ underpinnings and consolidate the grasp of their theoretical and methodological basis.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own data and problems to discuss during the course.
The course is presented in two segments (one day).
Type of training
The course is combining classroom lectures, computer-based work, group work and self study.
Objectives and outcome
Participants in the course will learn to:
The course’s intended audience includes:
After a 30 years career in Mining and Civil Engineering (including work in underground mines, mineral processing and consulting in civil and construction projects), I am currently a full time PhD student.
I started as a mining engineer at SOMINCOR, Neves Corvo mine (copper and tin) in 1987. Left in 1993 and went to NSBE for an MBA. In 1996, started working in BERALT TIN & WOLFRAM, Panasqueira Mine (wolfram, tin and copper mine), becoming Ore Treatment Plant Manager. In 1998 I started working in the civil construction area.
In 2011 I started an independent career and for one year developed some knowledge on Angola diamond exploration in a Portuguese mining consultancy company, SINESE. From 2012 to 2015 I collaborated with EnviEstudos as a mining consultant for coordination of PARP SOMINCOR 2014 (Neves Corvo Mine Closure Plan revision), supervision of Safety Operating Procedures documents review of Neves Corvo mine site, participation in the Neves Corvo Mine Closure Plan revision 2016 and in the ALMINA (Aljustrel copper and zync mine) Mine Closure Plan 2016. Since May 2016 I have integrated the research team of SOCIUS/CSG (Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology/ Research in Social Sciences and Management) at ISEG.
Since September 2014 I have been appointed by Ordem dos Engenheiros de Portugal as representative for the Portuguese Government Manufacturing and Extractive Industries Working Group (GTTITE) within Coligação Crescimento Verde (Portugal Green Growth Commitment).
I am presently working on my PhD project regarding mine closure, focusing on stakeholder relationships management within corporate social responsibility. I also develop research on socioeconomic impacts related to the exploitation of mineral resources.
His current professional activity revolves around Economic Geology (primarily) and Data Analysis. He is currently partner and general manager of Sínese, a specialized consulting company created in 1995.
His professional activity in the field of Economic Geology has been diversified, although most major projects are related to diamond deposits in Angola and Brazil, precious and base metals (Au, Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag, Sn, Fe, Nb – Ta, Mn) and industrial minerals and natural stone in Portugal, Republic of Congo, and Brazil and other mineral resources elsewhere (oil, underground water, etc.).
He holds degrees in Mining Engineering (Applied Geology), Engineering Geology (MSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Engineering Sciences (PhD) and a postdoc in Mining Engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology and holds the qualifications of European Engineer – EUR ING, European Geologist – EUR GEOL and he is a Senior Engineer (Ordem dos Engenheiros).