EARTH OBSERVATION TO SUSTAIN INTERACTION BETWEEN MINING INDUSTRY, REGULATORY BODIES AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS – THE EO-MINERS TRIALOGUE

World Mining Congress
Given the current status of political discussion in Europe about raw materials issues, the sustainable development of the extractive industry and the reduction of its environmental and societal footprint are among the key topics in this discussion. In this context, the European Commission approved the EO-MINERS project (Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation). The overall aim of EO-MINERS is to bring into play EO-based methods and tools to facilitate and improve interaction between the mineral extractive industry, authorities, and the society in view of its sustainable development while improving its societal acceptability. Developing generic, standardised and reliable EO-based products to monitor the environmental and societal footprint of mining projects is the way chosen by EO-MINERS to improve this interaction, along with the organisation of tripartite meetings gathering all relevant stakeholders.
Keywords: Projects; mining; Information; Impacts; Impact; minerals; mineral; minerals; Policy;
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