Scientific week in the Canary Islands: “Semanas de la Ciencia y la Innovación en Canarias”

LPRC is part of the “Semanas de la Ciencia y la Innovación en Canarias”, a scientific event that is occurring during this week over all the Canary Islands. Starting from yesterday to the end of the week, LPRC have three exhibitions running (KINDRA project, UNEXMIN project, CHPM project and the general Horizon2020 program) and today, tomorrow and Thursday will have presentations on the UNEXMIN project.

Today, Tuesday, LPRC received about 60 students from a scientific and technological high school from Villa de Mazo, in the island of La Palma, where the company is located. The presentation made by Luís (Project Manager in the UNEXMIN project) and Ariadna (Communications Manager) covered the most important aspects of the project that is developing a new multi-robotic system for the autonomous exploration on 3D mapping of flooded mines. Images and videos from the work that the UNEXMIN team has been developing were also shown to the audience.

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Luís and Ariadna answering questions from the young students.

The reception of the presentation was very good (both the information and the pictures and videos), with many of the youngsters being interested, asking questions and wanting to learn more about the project.

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The students that were present in the UNEXMIN presentation, on Tuesday.

The exhibitions from LPRC are located in Calle Real 21 in Los Llanos de Aridane and can be visited during the day by anyone.

 

UNEXMIN 2nd Follow-Up Meeting in Madrid

On the 25th and 26th of October, UNEXMIN partners met in Madrid for a follow-up workshop related to developments of the UX-1 robot.

The first day of this 5th UNEXMIN meeting was dedicated to an overall review of the latest steps and the status of the work packages defined in the project.

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UNEXMIN team during the Workshop

On the second day, the group present at the meeting was divided into three main work groups covering hardware, software and stakeholders topics.

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Workshop session on UX-1 mechanics

This follow-up workshop in Madrid allowed the UNEXMIN consortium to gain a greater perspective of what is being developed and the future steps that must be taken to ensure the best development for this unique and ambitious European project.

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UNEXMIN group photo

 

 

CHPM Advisory Board meeting in Sweden

A CHPM Advisory Board meeting took place in Älvkarleby, Sweden on the 13th of October.

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Group picture of the CHPM2030 project consortium

The partners met for the first time with the Advisory Board members. During the morning session, Work Package leaders introduced their WPs. In the afternoon, the AB members provided valuable feedback during the questions and comments section

5 out of the 8 Advisory Board members: Miklos Antics, Gioia Falcone,Thomas Schneider, Ladislaus Rybach, Christian Boissavy (from left to right)

Before the Advisory Board meeting, an internal meeting took place in order to follow-up the work which had been done prior to the meeting, mostly related to WP1: Methodology framework definition and WP2: Laboratory experiments and orebody investigations.

INTRAW Cornwall meeting

October 3-7: INTRAW consortium, review meeting and workshop with the experts in Cornwall!

On Tuesday the project had its mid-term review meeting with EASME. From Wednesday-Thursday the experts were involved in ongoing project tasks, including the development of the observatory business model and the fine-tuning of the scenarios for the action plans.

On Friday the group visited the Geevor and Botallack tin mines, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Session 3: discussion on the observatory services

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Session 2: fine-tuning scenarios

Ore procssing in Geevor: separation of tin rich grains

Ore processing in Geevor: separation of tin rich grains

Classic Cornwall landscape at Botallack tin mine

Classic Cornwall landscape at the Botallack tin mine.

MICA meeting in Brussels

The second MICA meeting took place in Brussels from the 27th to the 29th of September.

The 3-day meeting provided valuable inputs for the Work Packages, as well as a general overview for all participants on the project’s progress.

LPRC brought in the last day with a presentation on Raw Materials Past International Foresight Study Cases during WP5’s meeting.

Read more about MICA here.

Minatura2020 workshop hosted in La Palma

La Palma Research Centre hosted a Minatura2020 scenario workshop in La Palma on the 27th and 28th of September.

Result from the meeting will be available soon!

Read more about Minatura2020 here.

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Work Package leader Michiel introduces the iCLUE approach and discusses projections based on historical data and business-as-usual scenarios.

 

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Group picture during star gazing.

 

UNEXMIN follow-up meeting in Porto

UNEXMIN partners met in the beautiful city of Porto during the 28th and 29th of July.

The reason for this reunion was a UNEXMIN follow-up meeting on the project where every currently running Work Package (a block of the work breakdown structure) coordinator presented a review of the work done until now, and a planning of respective future developments.

There were also many relevant discussions on topics related to UNEXMIN’s overall advancement, such as project organisation and the development of UX-1, the multi-robotic platform.

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UNEXMIN team discussing UX-1 developments

 

Second INTRAW WP2 meeting in Brussels

The second INTRAW WP2 workshop took place in EFG’s offices in Brussels. The meeting was related to a scenario building exercise. The partners defined the influence factors during the first workshop and produced projections for each of them as their “homework”.

During the meeting, cross impact analysis were performed in order to develop groups of projections which might plausibly appear simultaneously in the future, with 2050 defined as the target time-horizon.

Luis and Tamas were participating at the workshop.

Far-left: Luis and Tamas participating in the workshop.

KINDRA Copenhagen meeting with the Joint Panel of Experts

Project partners introduced and discussed the latest results of the KINDRA project with the Joint Panel of Experts. Adrienn participated during this meeting from LPRC.

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INTRAW WP2 meeting in Brussels

INTRAW WP2 just kicked off in Stuttgart with its first workshop.

The partners performed a scenario-building exercise in order to define the most relevant influencing factors which are likely to shape the future of Raw Materials.

Tamas Miklovicz took part in the workshop on behalf of LPRC.

Discussion on the influence factors

Discussion on influencing factors