The EC FP7 project EO-MINERS used current knowledge and data, along with existing and new technological and scientific earth observation-based methods and tools, to monitor mineral resources exploration and mining from concept to closure and observe, monitor and provide information to manage its impacts on the environment and society.
The aim of EO-MINERS was to bring into play EO-based methods and tools to facilitate and improve interaction between the mineral extractive industry, the society and their governments in view of the requirements of sustainable development while improving the societal acceptability of extractive activities. The three groups involved in the EO-MINERS trialogue are industry, government and civil society.
The EO-MINERS project was supported by the European Commission under the Environment (including climate change) Theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The project will co-ordinate the expertise and multidisciplinary skills of 9 EU partners, from 5 EU states, 1 partner from Associate Country and 4 partners from 2 ICPC countries