Tailings Governance & Monitoring

Tailings Governance & Monitoring

Decipher’s Tailings Governance & Monitoring solution is trusted by Environmental, Tailings, Geotechnical and Management teams globally to help improve compliance, disclosure, visibility, zero-harm and to reduce insurance premiums.

Our award winning cloud solution brings together data from IoT devices, radar, and remote sensing to serve your teams with up-to-date information to improve decision making and operational visibility.

The integrated nature of our solution means existing, current and future data can be put to use to help drive safety improvements in the most cost effective manner. This new approach replaces manual processes, disparate and siloed datasets, and outdated information with our secure cloud platform where you can monitor what is happening in your facilities from anywhere in the world, at any time. It has also been built to adhere to industry best practice and compliance requirements such as the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, ICMM, Global Tailings Portal, PRI, UNEP and the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management.

Tailings Storage Facility Monitoring -Transect Displacement - Decipher Wesfarmers Perth Australia

Tools to help improve safety

Be automatically alerted to customer defined exceedances, driving greater safety precautions and reducing risk.

Cost savings on insurance premiums

Help negotiate down insurance premiums by showcasing your proactive monitoring and safety measures to insurers.

Global Tailings Database

Preparing for the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative? See how we bring it all together into one simple solution which is helping leading mining companies globally.

One central hub

Centralise data from IoT devices, LiDAR, radar, CCTV, drones, inspections and remote sensing into one location to potential failure modes.

The most comprehensive solution

No other solution on the market brings so many components of tailings and environmental monitoring and management together like Decipher. Our modules can be used individually or in conjunction with one another with extensive cross-functional benefits.

Enhance stakeholder relations and ESG

Highlight your company’s commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as a company implementing the latest tools to support sustainability and a positive societal contribution.

Real-time data

Decipher collects real time earth observation data from a variety of sources including Satellite imagery (Landsat and Sentinel) so you can make informed decisions fast.

Better manage perceived risk

Ensuring the safety of communities around your tailings dam is crucial. Our built in tools ensure you can monitor real time data, receive alerts and maintain positive stakeholder relations to reduce risk to your company.

Improve compliance

Use Decipher to help comply with corporate and industry requirements and requests. Our simple to use tool has been used by industry for such requirements as the recent mine tailings closure with fields embedded for simple reporting.
With an estimated 3,500 active tailings storage facilities (TSFs) across the globe covering approximately one million hectares of land, and an increasing number of failures occurring and being recorded, it’s clear that a fresh look at the reporting and monitoring of these facilities is needed. Tailings dam failures constitute a massive risk for the industry, regulators, facility designers and Engineer’s of Record (EoR), community, environment, and lastly, for operators; posing a significant risk to their safety. Now more than ever, the monitoring of these facilities and the reporting of dam safety is critical for corporate social responsibility. Decipher is designed to provide you with key data and insights, enabling you to effectively monitor your TSF and your environmental obligations and compliance. Our solution can be securely accessed by industry, regulators, designers and operators involved in the management of TSFs. Decipher offers a comprehensive and functionally rich solution which combines regulatory (Compliance Management Software), mining waste management, stakeholder engagement, environmental monitoring, and environmental management system (EMS) tools to assist with tailings management.
Rio Tinto - Case Study - Decipher Perth - Tailings Storage Facilities

Jon Lapwood, Principal Advisor, Geotechnical Engineering Growth and Innovation

“The Decipher product had a number of features that we were looking for already available through their existing modules. On top of this, the Decipher team showed a keen willingness to work through all of our requirements and develop the additional features we needed. A fully functional MVP based on a subset of Decipher modules was provided within the project timeframe.”
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Piezometric Charting

Determine recharge and discharge rates and most importantly groundwater-flow direction and rates through our interactive platform

InSAR Displacement

Monitor, measure and detect deformation of land surfaces and be automatically alerted to safety exceedances down to 1-2 millimetres

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IOT & Lidar - Decipher Tailings Monitoring - Wesfarmers


Monitor unplanned structural movements of earth in near real-time and be automatically alerted to customer defined exceedances and out-of-compliance issues

Landform & Erosion

Assess and measure landform geometry including batters, berms, crest bunds and erosion gullies and identify areas not constructed to design requiring remedial work

Landform & Erosion - Decipher Tailings Monitoring - Wesfarmers
Earth Observations - Decipher Tailings Monitoring - Wesfarmers

Earth Observations & Zones

Visualise and access advanced analysis and imagery including NDVI, NDRE, MSAVI and NDWI

Environmental Monitoring & Sampling

Manage your project-specific data requirements and insights to help drive effective environmental monitoring

Environmental Monitoring - Sampling - Mine Rehabilitation & Closure - Tailings Storage Facilities - Decipher Platform Software
Stakeholders - Decipher Tailings Monitoring - Wesfarmers


Drive your social licence to operate and manage stakeholder relations with ease


Capture, manage and deliver on permits, approvals, licences, Ministerial Conditions, mineral titles and more

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Weather & Blasts

Manage the impact of weather on daily operations, plot blast fumes and impact zones, and notify stakeholders

Map Files & Library

Visualise your geospatial data to identify trends and gain important insights

Map Files and Library - Tailings Monitoring Platform - Decipher Wesfarmers Perth Australia

Key features of our Tailings Governance & Monitoring solution

View real-time data and receive alerts related to TSF device data such as piezometers, monitoring bores, water levels and vibration
Monitor land subsidence and movement utilising remote sensing such as satellite derived InSAR datasets
Visualise real-time LiDAR data and specific insights into dam movement utilising hardware and data providers such as GlassTerra
Store all of your tailings data in the one place, providing your team with a single source of truth
Upload and reference key documentation
Easily visualise your facilities across multiple sites in a single screen on a geospatial map with an ability to export for reporting
Effectively monitor your facilities with our spatial data such as InSAR, LiDAR, DEM and more
Capture a wide range of monitoring data and indicators such as surface and groundwater, decant pond water levels and quality, and embankment conditions
Capture, track and store obligations and conditions around your license to operate to manage your key risks and actions
Action and task delegation for data collection with reminder and escalation notifications
Maintain and track environmental monitoring compliance limits and any exceedances
Understand, manage and engage with all of your stakeholders with one central repository of information
Convert your engagements into actionable outcomes
Using IBM’s Weather Channel data streamed directly into Decipher, you can forecast, plan and track your sites activities
Create corporate report templates and meet requests for data provision from industry groups such as ICMM, Global Tailings Portal, PRI, and UNEP
Integration capability with third party systems or public portals such as the Global Tailings Portal

Supported by mobile

Cloud technology

Plans to suit

Award winning imagery

Have questions or want your free demonstration? Speak to our friendly and expert team today

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