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Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation

Objective

European Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen, responsible for enterprise and industry policy declared "European industries need predictability in the flow of raw materials and stable prices to remain competitive. We are committed to improve the conditions of access to raw materials, be it within Europe or by creating a level playing field in accessing such materials from abroad.” The global dimension of access to raw materials was on the agenda of the G8 Summit on June 2007. On that occasion a Declaration on "Responsibility for raw materials: transparency and sustainable growth" was adopted. Several national and international initiatives, both from the private or the institutional sectors, arised to address the sustainable development of the extractive industry and the reduction of its environmental footprint. Meanwhile, the extractive industry is facing increasing environmental and societal pressures, being regulatory or not, during all phases of a project, from exploration to exploitation and closure. The social acceptability of a project is among the major key issues to be dealt with. EO-MINERS scientific and technical objectives are to: - assess policy requirements at macro (public) and micro (mining companies) levels and define environmental, socio-economic, societal and sustainable development criteria and indicators to be possibly dealt using EO - use existing EO knowledge and carry out new developments on demonstration sites to further demonstrate the capabilities of integrated EO-based methods and tools in monitoring, managing and contributing reducing the environmental and societal footprints of the extractive industry during all phases of a mining project, from the exploration to the exploitation and closure stages - contribute making available reliable and objective information about affected ecosystems, populations and societies, to serve as a basis for a sound “trialogue” between industrialists, governmental organisations and stakeholder

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 592 153,09
Administrative Contact
Stephane Chevrel (Mr.)

Participants (13)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 148
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Colm Jordan (Dr.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 271 515,60
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 662 154,64
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sibel Guer (Ms.)
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 434,20
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Meierbröker (Ms.)
GEOLOSKI ZAVOD SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 128 052,81
Address
Dimiceva 14
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Simic (Ms.)
Mineral Industry Research Organisation
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 251 020,57
Address
Copt Heath Drive 78
B93 9PB Solihull
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert A Fenton (Mr.)
COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 271 621,08
Address
280 Pretoria Street- Silverstone
0127 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cindy Petersen (Ms.)
ANGLO OPERATIONS LIMITED
South Africa
Address
Main Street 45
2107 Johannesburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Fatima Ferraz (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 96 002,77
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin O'connor (Prof.)
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 116 190
Address
Klarov 3/131
11821 Prague 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronika Kopackova (Ms.)
Sokolovská uhelná, právní nástupce, a.s.
Czechia
Address
Staré Náměstí 69
356 00 Sokolov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Rojík (Dr.)
CENTRAL-ASIAN INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED GEOSCIENCES
Kyrgyzstan
EU contribution
€ 170 443,73
Address
Timur Frunze Str 73 2
720027 Bishkek
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karabek Uzakbaev (Dr.)
KYRGYZALTYN OAO
Kyrgyzstan
EU contribution
€ 23 101,03
Address
Abdymomunov Street 195
720040 Bishkek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tilek Sabyrov (Mr.)