LKAB’s Kiirunavaara Mine is a large, underground, sub-level caving mine that has been seismically active since approximately 2008. With this seismic activity comes associated vibrations. These vibrations can be felt on surface in the town of Kiruna, which is currently located close to the mine on the hangingwall side. The mine is undergoing a national permitting process concerning a desired increased production rate. An important question for this process is: will the increased production rate result in changes to vibrations in the town due to seismicity?
Catrin Edelbro holds a PhD in the area of the rock mass strength. She has vast experience in teaching and strategic education development within rock mechanics and rock engineering. Catrin has experience from research and project management in rock mechanics and rock technology from both the tunnel and the mining sector. Catrin has also gained experience in project management from her previous role as Deputy Head of Department at Luleå University of Technology.
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