Ground Movement Monitoring System

Monitoring and highlighting ground movements around tailing dams, tailing beaches and the surrounding slopes to identify movement that could cause dam failure. The system will provide an early system and produce status reports detailing the risk of failure support by analysis of optical images to identify other risk factors.


Developed in collaboration with Terra Motion Limited and University of Nottingham, MotionMonitor-TSF enables Tailing Storage Facility (TSF) managers and ESG compliance officers to regularly monitor key TSF locations and provide warning of potential failure.

Early identification of potential failure can enable damage limitation strategies to be implemented or where appropriate, action to prevent failure to be initiated, minimising financial and environmental impact as a direct consequence.

MotionMonitor-TSF Features

  • Early warning system for TSF tailing dam failure responsible asset management
  • Time series analysis of ground movement trends to enable risk identification
  • Efficient integration of complementary data sources
  • Share insights and allow secure access across the organisation
  • Review individual location or complete portfolio analysis

MotionMonitor-TSF Benefits

Integrating the revolutionary APSIS™ algorithm, developed by Terra Motion Limited, MotionMonitor – TSF benefits include:

  • Timely identification of potential stress points
  • Change analysis of surrounding area to predict potential risk
  • Integrates multiple data sources within a single platform
  • Provides a comprehensive view of dam failure risk variables
  • Regular non-intrusive monitoring to identify and analyse risk
  • Accurate surface monitoring over all land surface types
  • No need for ground sensors or infrastructure installation

Boddington Mine, Australia