Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining
The Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining (CASERM) represents a collaborative venture between Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Tech aimed at transforming the way that geoscience data are used in the mineral resource industry. Research focuses on the integration of diverse geoscience data to improve decision making across the mine life cycle, beginning with the exploration for subsurface earth resources continuing through mine operation as well as closure and environmental remediation. CASERM also addresses the critical need for training and preparation of graduates and young professionals by educating the next generation of scientists and engineers working in the mining sector.
Research at CASERM is supported through an active membership of exploration, mining, and service companies as well as government agencies. CASERM forms part of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers program. The National Science Foundation takes a supporting role in the development and evolution of the research center and provides a framework for its operation.