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New Exploration Technologies

Objective

NEXT proposal has been compiled by a pan-European consortium, which consists of 16 partners from leading research institutes (3), academia (3), service providers (5) and industry (5). The members come from 6 EU member states (Fi, FR, DE, MT, ES and SE) and represent the main metal producing regions of Europe, Fennoscncian Shield, Iberian Pyrite Belt and Central European Belt. These economically most important metallogenic belts of the EU have diverse geology with evident potential for different types of new mineral resource. The mineral deposits in these belts are the most feasible sources of critical, high-tech and other economically important metals in the EU. The project consortium has also a vast international collaboration network, e.g. 50% of the Advisory Board members have been invited from outside EU.

In addition to the variable geology, the vulnerability of the environment and the glacial sedimentary cover in the Arctic regions of northern Europe, and the thick weathering crust and more densely populated nature of the target areas in the Iberian and Central European belts influence the mineral exploration in different ways. The social conditions in potential benefits and challenges also vary. Therefore the new environmentally sound exploration concepts and technologies will be optimized and tested on diverse mineral deposit types.

NEXT will develop new geomodels, novel sensitive exploration technologies and data analysis methods which together are fast, cost-effective, environmentally safe and socially accepted. Methods developed reduce the current high exploration costs and enhance participation of civil society from the start of exploration, raising awareness and trust. Moreover, the reduced environmental impact of the new technologies and better knowledge about the factors influencing social licensing will help promote social acceptance of both exploration and mining and therefore support the further development of Europe´s extractive industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 419 810

Participants (15)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 492 312,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
RADAI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 819 500
Address
Helasentie 21
90470 Varjakka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEAK CONSULTANTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 750
Address
Am St Niclas Schacht 13
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 966 562,50
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DMT GmbH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 153,75
Address
Am Tuv 1
45307 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 577 375
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 562 700
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 256 875
Address
Pope Benedict Xv Square 24
CSP 06 Senglea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EFTAS FERNERKUNDUNG TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Oststrasse 2-18
48145 Munster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINAS DE AGUAS TENIDAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 500
Address
Ctra Hu 7104 Km 12
21330 Huelva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 107 937,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3Rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOOP AND LINE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 122 175
Address
Tumppi 6 A
02400 Kirkkonummi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAWSON OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Ahjotie 7
96320 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALORIZA MINERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 83
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
YARA SUOMI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Bertel Jungin Aukio 9
02600 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)