EARTH OBSERVATION IN SUPPORT OF MINERAL INDUSTRY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – THE EO-MINERS PROJECT
Non-energy raw materials are vital inputs for the EU’s economy and maintaining fair and undistorted access to these materials for EU industry and citizens is increasingly difficult. Within the EU, exploration and extraction have to face increased competition for different land uses and a highly regulated environment. While the EU is currently dependent on the importation of many metals, the overall potential for mining and quarrying in Europe is strong. In spite of this, the land area available for extraction in the EU is constantly decreasing, turning access to land into a key challenge for the extractive industry. The EOMINERS project aims at contributing to demonstrate how to improve the EU capacity in implementing new mining sites and their societal and environmental acceptability.
mining; mineral; minerals; Projects; Impacts; Impact; Tailings dams; Development;