The project MINEO aims at developing Earth Observation (EO) based methods and tools for assessing and updating environmental status and impact in European mining areas. Furthermore it will develop their integration into Geographic Information Systems tools and models for further use in the environmental management decision-aiding process.
To exploit advanced Earth Observation methods (Hyper-spectral imaging) in order to provide EC end users (industry, decision-makers) with new and regularly updated thematic layers for environmental databases relating to mining areas and to develop operational tools for preparing and updating these layers;
To develop tools and methods to exploit this hyper-spectral data and facilitate its use in sustainable information systems that locate and monitor environmental risks relating to mining sites and aid the decision processes. Such tools will give a sound basis for effective environmental management through dialogue between industrialists and decision-makers, ensuring a sustainable development of the mineral industry, which faces increasing environmental pressure and regulatory controls;
To integrate the above tools into Geographic Information Systems applications and models for further use in the environmental management decision-aiding process.
MSynopsis of the socio-economic situation in mining environments in Europe;
Development of spectral libraries (hyperspectral images), dedicated image processing and GIS pollution-transfer models for diverse European environments;
Generic image-processing and GIS methods and tools for pollution detection and monitoring;
Concept of data dissemination and standardisation.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SN2 1EU Swindon