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Sustainable mineral resources by utilizing new Exploration technologies

Objective

Smart Exploration consists of a research and application team supported by a group of technologically advanced SMEs and the mining industry. The consortium will firstly focus on developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools and methods for geophysical exploration in highly challenging brownfield areas where exploration expenditure is greater and the return time (from exploration to production) shorter. A second focus point will be long-term greenfield exploration with the aim of reducing exploration costs, implying significant improvement in development rates and a sustainable supply of raw materials at the same rate as the whole world wishes to grow. Therefore, new innovative ideas will also be tested for greenfield exploration to increase the potential of finding new major deposits of relevance to the EU. The overall objectives of the tasks are to develop (1) cost-effective and innovative exploration instruments comprising airborne, surface, downhole and in-mine modular-based geophysical systems, (2) new exploration targets through multidisciplinary and integrated approaches, (3) novel reprocessing and handling of legacy exploration data that will generate additional information and targets for detailed exploration, and (4) validating all these developments, to maximize their impacts, at relevant exploration sites covering greenfield, near-mine and in-mine areas using known targets. We anticipate that these developments will not only generate new technological and methodological markets for the EU, but will also result in improved exploration strategies in the EU and beyond. The nature of the consortium, the partners involved, and the commodities that are considered will result in highly useful exploitation of the developments envisaged in the project and a guarantee of their successful use beyond the project life.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 128 388,75

Participants (26)

SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 417 473,75
Address
Villavaegen 18
S-75128 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORDIC IRON ORE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 250
Address
Vendevagen 85 A
182 91 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUDVIKA KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 23 750
Address
Ekonomienheten
771 82 Ludvika
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEOVISTA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 882,50
Address
Box 276
971 08 Lulea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIC NORDIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 53 750
Address
Norgegatan 2
164 32 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITSIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 253 125
Address
Brahevagen 2
169 69 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMKVO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Vastgotaresan 26
757 54 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YARA SUOMI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 48 750
Address
Bertel Jungin Aukio 9
02600 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 140 656,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 64 093,75
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SKYTEM SURVEYS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 578 375
Address
Dyssen 2 Lisbjerg
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 272 116,25
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 289 245
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEISMIC MECHATRONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 175 625
Address
Habraken 2150
5507 TH Veldhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EAGE EVENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 279 337,50
Address
De Molen 42
3994DB Houten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 456,25
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOMINCOR - SOCIEDADE MINEIRA DE NEVES-CORVO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 17 500
Address
Minas De Neves Corvo
7780 409 Castro Verde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 144 125
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 093,75
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
EU contribution
€ 113 875
Address
Ksiecia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOPARTNER SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 143 100
Address
Ul. Skosna 39 B
30-383 Krakow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROXIS SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 45 625
Address
Ul Cieszynska 23 G
43 170 Laziska Gorne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELLAS GOLD S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 42 500
Address
Ermou 25
14564 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEISMOTECH GEOFISIKES MELETES ANONIMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
6-8 Agisilaou, Marousi
151 23 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELPHI-DISTOMON ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 14 875
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)