The MINLAND project was designed to meet challenges concerning competing land-use planning related to different land-use interests.

Competition about use of land is fierce within Europe. There is a large need for access to land for exploration and extraction of mineral raw materials, including critical raw materials. MINLAND aimed to secure access to land, with actual or potentially valuable resources, for exploration and extraction of minerals, in an integrated and optimised process, within the EU.

The MINLAND project pursued four overarching objectives:

  1. Knowledge repository
  2. Facilitate minerals and land use policy making
  3. Strengthen transparent land use practices
  4. Foster networking

The MINLAND consortium, coordinated by the Geological Survey of Sweden built upon participation from all over Europe. The consortium consists of partners and third parties covering all necessary expertise on geological land use information.