Project: Mineral Intelligence for Europe

Acronym Mintell4EU (Reference Number: GeoE.171.016)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic 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 – in collaboration with the GeoERA Information Platform project – 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 EGDI 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.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
- Updating of the European Minerals Yearbook with production and trade data (2014-2017), and resource and reserve data as well as exploration information (reference year 2019); - Integration of the European Minerals Yearbook in the INSPIRE-compliant Minerals4EU database; - Improving the quality and spatial coverage of the Minerals Inventory, addressing harmonization issues and facilitating interoperability with other ongoing European mineral intelligence project; - Testing the application of the UNFC classification system as a tool to obtain more accurate pan-European mineral inventories; - Recommendations of communication and interaction between already existing databases and data portals, and the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS); - Integration of the European Minerals Yearbook and Minerals Inventory in the GeoERA Information Platform and provide user-oriented search and visualisation facilities, thereby de-facto establishing a dedicated EURMKB portal, but also enabling interoperability of raw materials data with data on groundwater and geoenergy resources to support spatial planning and management of competing landuses.G222
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland c Denmark
2 Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Partner France
3 Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Partner Spain
4 Cyprus Geological Survey Department Partner Cyprus
5 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Partner Italy
6 Geological Survey of Norway Partner Norway
7 Geološki zavod Slovenije Partner Slovenia
8 Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning Partner Sweden
9 State Research and Development Enterprise – State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine Partner Ukraine
10 State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur Partner Slovakia
11 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Partner Portugal
12 Greek Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration Partner Greece
13 Hrvatski geološki institut - Croatian Geological Survey Partner Croatia
14 Geologian Tutkimuskeskus – Geological Survey of Finland Partner Finland
15 United Kingdom Research and Innovation (British Geological Survey) Partner United Kingdom
16 Regierungspräsidium Freiburg Partner Germany
17 Bundesanstalt Für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Partner Germany
18 Geological Survey Ireland Partner Ireland
19 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium Partner Belgium
20 Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary Partner Hungary
21 Service géologique du Luxembourg - Geological Survey of Luxembourg Partner Luxembourg
22 Geological Survey of Serbia Partner Serbia
23 Albanian Geological Survey Partner Albania
24 Ceska Geologicka Sluzba – Czech Geological Survey Partner Czech Republic
25 Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 Geologische Bundesanstalt Partner Austria
27 Regione Umbria Partner Italy