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Earth observation and Earth GNSS data acquisition and processing platform for safe, sustainable and cost-efficient mining operations

Project description

Innovative technologies for safe mining operations

Improved use of Earth observation and Earth GNSS data systems can offer additional exploitation and environmental control and increase the productivity of mines. The EU-funded Goldeneye project will develop a platform to allow satellites, drones and in situ sensors to collect high-resolution data from an entire mine. These data, after processing, will be converted into actionable intelligence to be used for safety, environmental observation, more efficient exploitation and increased extraction. The project will combine remote sensing and positioning technologies to take advantage of Earth observation and Earth GNSS data together with data fusion and processing powered by data analytics and machine learning algorithms. The system will be demonstrated in Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Kosovo and Romania.


The Goldeneye project will implement a unique combination of remote sensing and positioning technologies, exploiting Earth observation and Earth GNSS data, together with data fusion and processing powered by data analytics and machine-learning algorithms. The platform will allow satellites, drones and in-situ sensors to collect high-resolution data of the entire mine, which can be processed and converted into actionable intelligence for safety, environmental monitoring and overall productivity, allowing more efficient exploration, extraction and closure. These tools will be demonstrated in 5 field trials in Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo and Finland, creating a compelling value proposition for implementation across the mining industry value chain. The project has a duration of 3 years and an EC funding of €8.36M. The consortium includes a large industrial partner, 7 SMEs, 4 academic/research centres and 4 end-users, supported by a strong advisory board of experts in geosciences.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 392 527,19
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 1 392 527,19

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