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Project update – Emapper project completion celebration

Congratulations to METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds recipients Emapper who have brought together industry partners, customers, service providers and supporters to celebrate the highly successful completion of their environmental site monitoring project.

Emapper and collaborative partners have developed a multi-scale and multi-source environmental data platform to monitor, manage and reduce mining’s footprint and extend the global capability of mine site rehabilitation technology.

METS Ignited’s industry-matched investment has enabled this world-first technology to be rapidly developed and proven with strong support and engagement from customers Roy Hill and AngloAmerican.

Across the life of the project, Emapper have expanded their workforce from three to ten full time staff, and increased their revenue more than ten-fold at the end of the project (September 2020), with significant growth anticipated in the next five years.

Emapper, CEO, Julian Kruger says the project funding has been foundational in bringing their ground-breaking technology to commercialisation, leading to better environmental outcomes and confirming Australia’s position as a global leader in mine rehabilitation.

“The funding helped us to reach our goal of creating a spatial analytics platform enabling faster, cheaper, safer environmental rehabilitation, by providing more data, improved results and better reporting to meet regulatory needs.

“This project would not be possible without our collaborative partners Roy Hill Iron Ore Pty Ltd, AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd, Mount Gibson Iron Limited, Pty Ltd, Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd and Solais Geoinformatics Pty Ltd.

“We are now focused on continuing to grow our Australian footprint, as well as expanding the service to international markets – everything we have learned from rolling out the platform to clients across all mining jurisdictions throughout Australia can be now applied to our international expansion,” said Julian Kruger.


METS Ignited Industry Engagement Manager, Peter Clarke says the remote capabilities of the Emapper platform continue to be advantageous to the company’s expansion.

“The great thing about Emapper is that it lets environmental managers and mine operators get amazing insights on their environmental performance whilst remaining remote.

“Julian and the team have found that a number of their local clients who also operate internationally are now picking up on that opportunity,” said Peter Clarke.



Emapper is a spatial analytics platform that helps you turn environmental monitoring data into management outcomes. Find out more here