The Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis (MICA) project contributes to on-going efforts towards the establishment of such an infrastructure by projects such as ProMine, EURare, Minventory, EuroGeoSource, Minerals4EU, ProSum, I2Mine, INTRAW, MINATURA2020 and others. MICA brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts from natural and technical sciences, social sciences including political sciences, and information science and technology to ensure that raw material intelligence is collected, collated, stored and made accessible in the most useful way corresponding to stakeholder needs. Furthermore, the MICA project integrates a group of 15 European geological surveys that contribute to the work program as third parties.
Our role in the project
LPRC is in charge for the task Strategic Raw Materials Intelligence Approaches in the Minerals Policy context (WP5), which is coordinated by MinPol. In this WP, anticipatory raw materials intelligence (RMI) is developed in a complex context of sectoral policies and regulations at national and EU-level, stakeholder needs, and practical data availability constraints. A stocktaking exercise on existing relevant scenarios and international planning documents will be undertaken. These scenarios will be mapped against the data and tools that are analysed in WP3 and WP4 in order to arrive at benchmarks for future foresight and planning processes. LPRC is responsible for the future foresight aspects of WP5, and the results will be summarised within the reports on Foresight Logframe, Pilot Foresight, and Raw materials Foresight Guide. WP5 will go beyond what was/is attempted in the projects MINVENTORY, INTRAW, and MINATURA2020 and get European policy makers and stakeholders prepared for the global long-term challenges.