Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Chile's Ministry of Mining have signed an agreement to improve education, safety, and research and development in the global mining industry.
The pact will build upon on the collaboration that already exists between Australia and Chile and help each country's industry tackle common problems impacting the sector, said CSIRO in a statement.
The institution is currently working closely with Chile on minerals research in a major new collaborative initiative – the CSIRO Chile International Centre of Excellence in Mining and Mineral Processing.
The centre is working with industry and leading Chilean universities to develop cutting-edge technologies to reduce the environmental impact of mining and increase its productivity.
Image: Dr. Megan Clark signs the MoU in the presence of (L-R): His Excellency Mr Alfredo Moreno Charme, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Mr Sebastián Piñera Echenique, President of the Republic of Chile, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor General, His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce, AM AE KStJ and the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change. Courtesy of CSIRO.