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MULTI-SOURCE AND MULTI-SCALE EARTH OBSERVATION AND NOVEL MACHINE LEARNING METHODS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINE SITE MONITORING

Objective

The Multi-source and Multi-scale Earth observation and Novel Machine Learning Methods for Mineral Exploration and Mine Site Monitoring (MultiMiner) project develops novel data processing algorithms for cost-effective utilization of Earth Observation (EO) technologies for mineral exploration and mine site monitoring. MultiMiner unlocks the potential of EO data, including Copernicus, commercial satellites, upcoming missions, airborne and low altitude as well as in situ data, to support the entire mining life cycle including mineral exploration, operational, closure and post-closure stages. This is achieved by creating generic but highly innovative machine learning solutions which do not require any or only little ground truth data. The project focuses on new EO based exploration technologies for critical raw materials (CRM) to increase the probability of finding new sources within EU thereby strengthening the EU autonomy in the area of raw materials. MultiMiner EO based exploration solutions have extremely low environmental impact, and are thus socially acceptable, economically efficient and improve safety. The project’s solutions for mine site monitoring increase the transparency of mining operations as environmental impacts can be detected as early as possible and digital information of the currently unexploitable raw materials can be stored for future generations. The applicability of the developed algorithms is demonstrated in 4 European test sites. MultiMiner is a pan-European consortium consisting of 12 partners and 1 associated partner from research institutes, academia, consulting businesses and mining industry with interdisciplinary backgrounds in geology, remote sensing and machine learning. The members come from six EU member states which represent mining regions across Europe with diverse geology with evident potential for various types of CRM resources and thousands of operational and closed mines.

Coordinator

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Net EU contribution
€ 714 375,00
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 702 880,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
YARA SUOMI OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 53 550,00
Address
Bertel Jungin Aukio 9
02600 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ELLINIKI ARCHI GEOLOGIKON KAI METALLEFTIKON EREVNON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 168 300,00
Address
1 Spirou Loui Str.
13677 Acharnae

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 235 925,00
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 437 937,50
Address
Klarov 3/131
11821 Prague 1

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 146 000,00
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 711 875,00
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 643 150,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEOLOGISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 330 375,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELLAS GOLD S.A.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 149 103,75
Address
Ermou 25
14564 Athens

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EFTAS FERNERKUNDUNG TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 149 625,00
Address
Oststrasse 2-18
48145 Munster

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

VEITSCH-RADEX GMBH & CO OG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kranichberggasse 6
1120 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00