The Minerals4EU project established the EU Minerals Intelligence Network structure, comprising European minerals data providers and stakeholders, and transformed it into a sustainable operational service. Minerals4EU delivered a web portal, a European Minerals Yearbook, and foresight studies.
The project contributed to and supported decision making on the policy and adaptation strategies of the Commission, as well as supporting the security of EU resource and raw materials supply, by developing a network structure with mineral information data and products, based on authoritative information sources. The network provided data, information and knowledge on mineral resources around Europe, based on an accepted business model, making a fundamental contribution to the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM), seen by the Competitiveness Council as key for the successful implementation of the major EU2020 policies.
The Minerals4EU project is built around an INSPIRE compatible infrastructure that enables EU geological surveys and other partners to share mineral information and knowledge, and stakeholders to find, view and acquire standardized and harmonized georesource and related data.
The Minerals4EU study is an EU Research project under the 7th Framework Program. It included 31 partners coordinated by the Geological Surveys of Finland (GTK).