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Minutes of the Plenary Meeting

of the Committee on Mining of the Polish Academy of Sciences

on 31 May 2023

The Plenary Meeting of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on 31 May 2023 in the Management Building of Z.G.H. "Bolesław" S.A.. Twenty-seven members were present at the meeting, representing 61% of all KG PAN members. In addition, four guests were invited.

The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. W. Dziurzynski, welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and presented the agenda for the meeting:

  • Information from the Committee Chairman.
  • Presentation of a paper by Mr Bogusław Ochab, President of the Management Board, entitled. "Strategic aspects of the decommissioning of the Olkusz-Pomorzany mine".
  • Presentation of a paper by Prof. Krzysztof Tajduś titled "The hazards of the ground surface associated with the decommissioning of underground mines".
  • Plenary discussion of the issues raised.
  • To support the Candidate of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences for election as a member of the Council for Scientific Excellence for 2024-2027.
  • Free applications.

Professor W. Dziurzyński gave the floor to President Bogusław Ochab. The President discussed the current status of mine decommissioning. A historical outline of the operation of the Bolesław, Olkusz and Pomorzany Mines was presented. The hydrological challenges of mine sinking were described.  Information on the water environment monitoring network was presented. The problem of sinkholes, related to the historical mining with the chamber system on the cave-in, was discussed.

President Ochab presented the challenges facing Z.G.H. "Bolesław". Currently, there is a problem of flooding with rising groundwater levels. Counteracting the emerging problems is, first of all, the construction of water melioration facilities, preservation and creation of water retention systems, shaping proper spatial management of river valleys, construction and maintenance of flood banks and maintaining the patency of watercourses. Significant current problems also arise from historical mining, which is poorly documented.

The paper was followed by a discussion that dealt with the technical and legal aspects of mine decommissioning. There was great interest in historic mining, which is technologically under-documented and has a significant impact on the decommissioning process.

The second paper, entitled 'Surface hazards associated with the decommissioning of underground mines', was delivered by Professor Krzysztof Tajduś. The paper focused on the issues of:

  • Risk management and company liability in post-mining areas.
  • The occurrence of land surface hazards associated with the decommissioning of underground mines, including the issue of continuous and discontinuous deformation.
  • Methods used to predict land surface deformation in mine sinking are analysed.
  • Case studies, from decommissioned German mines, are presented.
  • The possibility of post-mining tremors is discussed.
  • The problems of sinkholes are discussed.

There was a great deal of interest in the topics of the paper.

The papers were followed by a brief discussion on the election of a representative of mining science to the Council for Scientific Excellence. The assembled members of the Mining Committee unanimously indicated that it was in the vital interest of Scientists carrying out mining research to elect their representative within the disciplines of environmental engineering, mining and energy.

The Chairman of the Committee thanked the speakers for preparing their lectures and the Committee Members for coming. The host of the Plenary Meeting, President Bogusław Ochab, invited the attendees to visit the exhibition Zinc Knowledge Mine.

The meeting was concluded at this point.

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Minutes of the meeting of the Presidium

of the Committee on Mining of the Polish Academy of Sciences

on 1 February 2023

     The meeting of the Presidium of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on 1 February 2023 in hybrid mode. The meeting in the stationary part was held at the Institute of Rock Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. W. Dziurzyński, welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Professors Dziurzyński, Tajduś, Dubiński, Nagy, Strzałkowski, Zimroz and Skoczylas participated in the meeting.

     The members of the Presidium of the KG PAN discussed once again the concept of the merger of the Committees of PAN, expressing their disapproval of this issue. The topic of changes to the regulations on the principles of evaluation of scientific entities was also discussed. An important element of the discussion was the concern about the scoring of mining journals.

     Professor Dziurzyński outlined the scope of a monograph being created to describe the history and significance of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He expressed his request for support in this editorial process. Professor Dziurzyński then presented plans for two plenary meetings in 2022. The concepts for offsite meetings were presented, either at the headquarters of JSW S.A. or KWB Bełchatów. Prof. Dubiński expressed his readiness to organise the Plenary Meeting of the KG PAN at the headquarters of GiG. The idea was put forward that the topics of the meetings should include "post-mining" or aggregate mining issues. Prof. Nagy proposed a lecture by Prof. Patzek, reflecting on the juxtaposition of global energy demand and global resources.

     Prof. Dziurzyński thanked the assembled members of the Presidium of the KG PAN


Minutes of the Plenary Meeting

of the Committee on Mining of the Polish Academy of Sciences

 on 16 November 2022.

 

The Plenary Meeting of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on 16 November 2022 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management  of the AGH University of Science and Technology. Twenty-seven members were present at the meeting, representing 61% of all KG PAN members. In addition, one guest was invited.

 The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. W. Dziurzyński, welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of PAN and presented the agenda of the meeting:

 

  • Information from the Committee Chairman.
  • A paper by Dr Stanisław Tokarski, Eng. (AGH Cracow), entitled: "The directions of adjustment of the energy policy of the Polish Parliament".
  • "Directions of adjustment of the energy policy PEP 2040". Paper by Mr Radosław Stach (KGHM Polska Miedź SA) titled "Mining of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., prospects and challenges for development".

 

PRESENTATION

 

PRESENTATION


   

Minutes of the meeting of the Presidium Of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences on October 6, 2022

   The meeting of the Presidium of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on October 6, 2022 remotely. Chairman of the Committee, prof. W. Dziurzyński welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The meeting was attended by professors: Dziurzyński W., Trutwin W., Tajduś A., Dubiński J., Nagy St., Strzałkowski P. and Skoczylas N . The main purpose of the Presidium meeting was to choose the subject and date of the autumn meeting of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the place of the meeting. Professor Dziurzyński W. proposed a lecture by Mr. Radoslaw Stach, entitled "Mining KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., prospects and challenges of development". The second proposed paper has the working title "Shearer Control in Methane Hazardous Conditions". Its author is dr hab. Eng. Jerzy Krawczyk prof. IMG PAN.

   Professor Zimroz R. suggested during the correspondence with prof. Dziurzyński W. a debate on energy market fluctuations and mechanisms leading to drastic price increases and the chances of their stabilization. Professor Dubiński J. proposed to request a short paper on this matter from Dr. Eng. Stanisław Tokarski.

   The date of the autumn plenary session was set for November 16 at 11:00. At the end of the meeting, prof. Nagy St. familiarized the assembled Committee members with the current situation in the gas sector. Professor Dziurzyński W. thanked the participants of the meeting for the constructive discussion. The meeting ended at this point.

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On June 15, 2022. a meeting of the Underground Mining Section of Copper Ores of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences took place.

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Plenary Meeting of the Committee on Mining of the Polish Academy of Sciences on May 26, 2022.

 

 

 

Minutes of the plenary meeting of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences on May 26, 2022.

 

Plenary Meeting of the Committee on Mining of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on May 26, 2022 at the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas of the Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The meeting was attended by 25 members, representing 57% of all members of the KG PAS. Additionally, 4 guests were invited.

 

The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. W. Dziurzynski, welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and turned the floor over to Prof. Rafal Wiśniowski. Professor R. Wiśniowski also welcomed the guests and thanked the host of the meeting, Professor M. Łaciak, Dean of the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas, for organizing the meeting. Professor R. Wiśniowski expressed his satisfaction that, after the pandemic, the opportunity for a direct meeting of the Committee members and Guests had arisen. Professor briefly presented the history of the Faculty of Drilling Oil and Gas, its relationship with the mining industry and his thoughts on the current state, as well as the future of domestic and global mining.

  • Information from the Chairman of the Committee.
  • The paper of Professor Antoni Sroka: "Future problems and tasks of RAG AG in Essen after the end of hard coal mining
    in Germany".
  • Prof. Wojciech Naworyta's paper: "European Green Deal - the need for its revision in the face of the war in Ukraine".
  • National energy security in the face of war in Ukraine and a dynamically changing geopolitical situation - discussion.
  • Free motions. 

THE PRESENTATION


 

Minutes of the meeting of the Presidium

Of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences on March 9, 2022 The meeting of the Presidium of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences was held on March 9, 2022 in the stationary mode at the headquarters of the Strata Mechanics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Chairman of the Committee, prof. W. Dziurzyński welcomed the members of the Mining Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The meeting was attended by professors: Dziurzyński, Tajduś, Dubiński, Nagy, Strzałkowski, Zimroz and Skoczylas.


11. School of Mining Aerology On March 23-25, 2022, the 11th Mining Aerology School took place at the "Toporów" Hotel in Białka Tatrzańska.