The European Union has identified security of supply, improvement in environmental management and resource efficiency as key challenges for the raw materials sector. Data regarding the location and spatial distribution of primary and secondary raw materials, with respect to exploration, exploitation, production and trade activities, underpin decision making in government and industry. Given the dynamic character of such data, regular updates of comprehensive, reliable and harmonized information across borders are required. The overall aim of this proposal is to improve the European Knowledge Base on raw materials by updating the electronic Minerals Yearbook produced in the Minerals4EU project and to extend the spatial coverage and quality of data currently in the Minerals Inventory. The project will, furthermore, aim to increase the degree of harmonization, communication and interaction between existing data platforms, with the ambition of reaching a fully operational and reliable data knowledge management system, fulfilling the European needs and taking into account the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) of the European Union. Importantly, the project will also integrate the electronic Minerals Yearbook into the Minerals4EU database, ensuring future sustainability as part of the EuroGeoSurveys-governed European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI). All results will be integrated in the GeoERA Information Platform that will, by end of the project, disseminate European raw materials intelligence in a uniform way to end users through a common web portal interface. Finally, the applicability of the UNFC classification system for obtaining more accurate Pan-European mineral inventories will be tested.
Further details about the project will be available here later.
WP1: Management, communication, dissemination, and sustainability. Lead: GEUS. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WP2: Update to Electronic European Minerals Yearbook. Lead: UKRI/BGS.
WP3: Minerals Inventory. Lead: GeoZS.
WP4: UNFC pilot. Lead NGU.
WP5: Improvement of KDPs’ applications and interaction with the RMIS and the GeoERA Information Platform. Lead: BRGM.
The total budget for the project is 2,859,159€ of which the participants contribute 2,009,989€ and the EC contributes 849,170€.
The Participants and their contributions in terms of Man Months are:
|Partner (Short name)||Partner Name||Country/Region||Man Months|
|GEUS (Coordinator)||Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland||Denmark||43.0|
|BRGM||Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières||France||9.1|
|IGME-ES||Instituto Geológico y Minero de España||Spain||18.0|
|GSD||Cyprus Geological Survey Department||Cyprus||6.0|
|ISPRA||Geological Survey of Italy||Italy||12.0|
|NGU||Geological Survey of Norway||Norway||6.0|
|GeoZS||Geological Survey of Slovenia||Slovenia||68.0|
|SGU||Geological Survey of Sweden||Sweden||7.0|
|Geoinform||State Informational Geological Fund of Ukraine||Ukraine||32.0|
|SGUDS||Statny Geologicky Ustav Dionyza Stura||Slovakia||15.0|
|LNEG||Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P.||Portugal||2.0|
|IGME-GR||Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration||Greece||9.0|
|HGI-CGS||Hrvatski geološki institut - Croatian Geological Survey||Croatia||20.7|
|GTK||Geological Survey of Finland||Finland||8.0|
|UKRI||United Kingdom Research and Innovation (British Geological Survey)||United Kingdom||49.5|
|LGRB||Regierungspräsidium Freiburg (Landesamt für Geologie, Rohstoffe und Bergbau Baden-Württemberg)||Baden-Württemberg, Germany||24.0|
|BGR||Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources)||Germany||6.5|
|GSI||Geological Survey of Ireland||Ireland||7.0|
|RBINS||Geological Survey of Belgium||Belgium||25.0|
|MFBZS||Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary||Hungary||7.5|
|SGL||Service géologique du Luxembourg - Geological Survey of Luxembourg||Luxembourg||0.75|
|GSS||GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SERBIA||Serbia||24.0|
|AGS||Albanian Geological Survey||Albania||24.0|
|CGS||Czech Geological Survey||Czech Republic||10.0|
|FZZG||Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina||21.6|