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Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe - Minerals4EU


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These slides, presented by Minerals4EU Scientific Coordinator Nikolaos Arvanitidis at the Minerals4EU Final Conference, gives an overview of the project and its achievements.

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Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe - Minerals4EU

  1. 1. Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe - Minerals4EU Overview & Achievements Final meeting, Brussels, 24-25 August, 2015 Nikolaos Arvanitidis, Scientific Coordinator, SGU/EGS MREG Minerals4EU – the leading European minerals information network structure providing tools and expertise to enhance resource efficiency, minerals supply security and support sustainable minerals development for Europe
  2. 2. European Minerals Network-eMINEnt An initially MREG-based conceptual approach •Since early 2010 the EGS Mineral Resources Expert Group (MREG) was addressing the need for an organisation to facilitate provision of accurate and adequate mineral information within Europe and outside for the European Union institutions, industry and members states •eMINEnt proposal and position paper made the 1st conceptual approach •eMINEnt was issued to be a major recommendation of the Working Group on Exchanging Best Practice on Land Use Planning, Permitting and Geological Knowledge Sharing, in becoming the core of networking activities coordinated by the EuroGeoSurveys. •Further and broader geoscientific SIP EIP synergies resulted to EURMKB and relevant H2020 calls From eMINEnt to Minerals4EU
  3. 3. Nano-particle products from new mineral resources from Europe Application of web GIS technologies for the sustainable supply of Europe with Energy and Mineral Resources Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's REE ore deposits Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe EU Raw Materials Statistics European Geological Data Infrastructure Mineral resources databases andintelligence networking BlueMining ProSUM – Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban Mine and mining waste. Creating the European knowledge base on secondary sources for Critical Raw Materials EUMINETEUMINET European MineralEuropean Mineral Information NetworkInformation Network ERANETERANET on Applied Geoscienceson Applied Geosciences MICA Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis
  4. 4. EU / global standards ensuring the knowledge base is interoperable  All the developments made in EU-FP7 Eurare and Minerals4EU and in H2020 ProSUM are INSPIRE/OGC compliant, thus ensuring the highest degree of interoperability  Minerals4EU has worked on the INSPIRE code lists and has already created a good basis for interoperability with links EURARE and ProSUM, covering the secondary resources component.  It is recommended to have an action looking at the EURMKB platform in overall as the outcomes of various projects keeping delivered and updated.
  5. 5. M4EU: Facts and figures  Funding scheme: FP7-NMP-2013-CSA-7; Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)  Work programme topics addressed: NMP.2013.4.1-3 (European Intelligence Network on the Supply of Raw Materials)  Total budget: 2 772 289 €  EC funding: 1 999 000 €  Person-months: 304,5  Consortium: 31 partners, 26 NGSOs, 26 countries  Official start date: 1.9.2013 (+2 years)  Technical and overall coordination: GTK  Scientific coordination: EGS-MREG  Project Officer: Germán Esteban Muñiz, DG Research and Innovation/Manufacturing, Processing and Bio-technologies  Technical reviewer: Emilio Nieto
  6. 6. COORDINATOR 1. GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS PARTNERS 2. EUROGEOSURVEYS – EGS (BE) 3. SELOR eeig (NL) 4. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (BE) 5. Natural Environment Research Council (UK) 6. Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (FR) 7. Bundesanstalt fuer Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (DE) 8. Ceska Geologicka Sluzba (CZ) 9. Geologische Bundesanstalt (AT) 10.Geoloski Zavod Slovenije (SI) 11.The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (DK) 12.Institutul Geologic al Romaniei (RO) 13.Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (IE) 14.Instituto Geológico y Minero De España (ES) 15.Ethniko Kentro Viosimis kai Aeiforou Anaptyxis (GR) 16. Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (IT) 17. Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.(PT) 18. Magyar Foldtani és Geofizikai Intezet (HU) 19. Geological Survey of Norway (NO) 20. Panstwowy Instytut Geologiczny (PL) 21. Geoinform Ukraine (UA) 22. Statny Geologicky Ustav Dionyza Stura (SK) 23. Sveriges Geologiska Undersokning (SE) 24. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NL) 25. Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy (DE) 26. Hrvatski Geološki Institut (HR) 27. Joint Research Centre JRC (IGO) 28. Fraunhofer -Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI) (DE) 29. Swiss Geological Survey Federal office of topography Swisstopo (CH) 30. Geological Survey Department GSD (CY) 31. Sherbimi Gjeologjik Shqiptar AGS (AL) 32. Raw Materials Group (SE)
  7. 7. Deliverables addressed  Establishment of a permanent structure to guarantee the sustainability of the minerals intelligence network in the long term.  Identification of existing data sources and assessment of data availability and quality for primary and secondary raw materials, on land and the marine environment, to achieve harmonization and standardization of EU mineral statistics.  Development of a ‘European Mineral Raw Materials Yearbook’ and a roadmap for future implementation, updating and maintenance after the project.  Development of an operational EU Knowledge data platform compliant to INSPIRE providing an efficient access to all available and new data related to mineral resources.  Production of foresight studies on mineral raw materials future supply and demand in the EU with special attention given to critical minerals including primary and secondary raw materials.
  8. 8. Management Committee members and 6 WP Leaders  WP1. Management - Juha Kaija, GTK  WP2. Sustainable Minerals Intelligence Network - Luca Demicheli, EGS  WP3. Knowledge management – Christian Burlet, RBINS  WP4. Minerals statistics – Teresa Brown, NERC-BGS  WP5. Knowledge Data Platform - Daniel Cassard, BRGM  WP6. Foresight study – Henrike Sievers, BGR Other members of MC:  Nikolaos Arvanitidis, EGS-MREG  James Baker, SELOR  David Ovadia, Exploitation Manager
  9. 9. Industrial Consultation Committee  The members of ICC are,  Corina Hebestreit ,EUROMINES;  Michelle Wyart-Remy & Aurela Shtiza, IMA;  Jim O’Brien, UEPG;  Eberhard Gschwindt, EIB.  All WPs were assessed, one by one, using the same questionnaire, and recommendations were delivered and received accordingly by SC and WP leaders  Overall overview of project achievements against objectives were constructive and pointed out the main challenges are beyond the lifetime of the project, facing the options for a sustainable and permanent service. These will require more intensive and continuous interaction with the future users, industry and public decision makers in order to take up their views and expectations.
  10. 10. Main results & achievements  A sustainable Minerals Intelligence Network to maintain and update the Minerals4EU services.  An interactive European Minerals Yearbook covering statistics from 40 European countries.  First edition of the e-Yearbook is available as part of the Minerals4EU Portal at  Minerals4EU Knowledge Data Platform with a free, public web- service.  Available and operational at  Totally INSPIRE compliant  Foresight Study on mineral raw material supply and demand in the EU  Today afternoon a dedicated WP6 Session: Looking Ahead – Exploring Different Facets of Raw Material Supply and Demand (BGR)
  11. 11. Yearbook potential impacts  will enable more informed national or EC policies and decisions to be developed for the benefit of society.  will facilitate the identification and prioritisation of future research on mineral-related topics to be commissioned by national Governments or the EC.  regular updates will enable national Governments and the EC to monitor the impact of policy decisions on mineral-related activities  the use by industry may inform future decisions and may facilitate investment in particular countries and/or Europe as a whole.  provides a source of data for academic and other researchers for use in future studies into mineral-related topics for Europe
  12. 12. Minerals4EU organisation & structure  Network of “spokes” , a separate entity  Minerals Intelligence Network with members including both GSOs and other organisations.  Memorandum of Understanding signed by the members setting up of a M4EU- Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe  Permanent body is the ”hub”, has no members  Focus on operational management and maintenance of database & products :  Web portal  Yearbook  Foresight studies  Tendering/Commissi oning  Service Legal Agreements • Minerals Intelligence Network Members will act as the advisory board of the Permanent Body • Finance for the Permanent Body would be expected from the Minerals Pillar of the ERA-NET funding to be sourced from the EC • Various business plan options were considered for the structure
  13. 13. M4EU Intelligence Capacity Minerals4EU deliverables enabling: • An information infrastructure with coherent interoperable databases. • Access to Pan-European, high-quality mineral resources related geological data. • High quality data on mineralised areas, exploration and mineral production and flows; intelligence and foresight studies for public and private decision-makers, raw material producers and society. Minerals4EU creates intelligence on both Primary & Secondary Raw Materials, focused on mining waste Any links to JRC- launched Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) ?
  14. 14. EURMKB- Current state  Pre- SIP EIP databases (ProMine, EuroGeoSource)  Syn- och post -SIP EIP driven database structuring  Minerasl4EU/MIN/PB, euRare, ProSUM (GSOs -based)  MICA- Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis about to kick-off  EUMINET/RMC making a conceptual basis and vision for the EGS MREG community  DG Growth data platform version  JRC Raw Materials Information System (RMIS)  No financial support from the Commission  Options for EGS-JRC joint efforts / cooperation?  ERA-NET in applied geosciences intends to deliver financial and in-kind resources to ensure operational sustainability?
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention