MINATURA2020 aims to develop a concept and methodology for the definition of mineral deposits of public importance (MDoPI) in order to ensure their best-use in the future.
The exploitation of minerals in Europe is an indispensable activity to ensure that the present and future needs of the European society can be met. This means that sufficient access is required to explore and exploit primary raw materials. At the same time, the mineral needs of our society must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Accordingly exploitable mineral deposits (including known geological deposits, abandoned mines and historical mining sites) need to be assessed in the face of other land uses, taking into account criteria such as agriculture, forestry, habitats for fauna and flora, other environmental concerns, priorities for settlements and infrastructure, etc. Access to mineral deposits, on the other hand, also meets public interests such as raw materials security (compared with many international access options). The deliberation between these diverse land uses requires adequate consideration of the exclusiveness, reversibility, and consequences on the surrounding.
Our role in the project
LPRC is actively contributing to WP1 (Land use assessment) and WP2 (Development of a harmonised mapping framework) by deploying a combination of foresight methods for strategic and policy analysis. As part of Task 1.3 – Future Land use Scenario Planning, LPRC organises a foresight workshop which aims at developing a log-frame to forecast future land-use for the case study countries of the project. As part of dissemination, besides raising awareness towards the project at national level, the company is planned to participate in organising a Pan-European MINATURA event in Brussels, towards the end of 2017.
For more information please visit the project website or contact Minatura2020 Project Managers Adrienn Cseko at firstname.lastname@example.org and Sergio Montes Navarro at email@example.com.