The aim of the ¡VAMOS! project is to design and build a robotic, underwater mining prototype with associated launch and recovery equipment and test the solution in Europe.
The ¡VAMOS! project is developing a novel automated solution for the extraction and pre-processing of ores found in water-bearing strata inland or in coastal waters. The project will engage with all stakeholders to make sure that the solutions developed are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable. This will be demonstrated at selected pilot sites across Europe. The safe, clean and low visibility mining technique will provide access to currently unreachable deposits, thus encouraging new investment and helping to safeguard EU access to strategically important minerals.
Our role in the project
LPRC is coordinating two activities: WP1 – Innovation Targets and Stakeholder Engagement and WP6 – Feasibility, Viability and Market Up-Take. In addition a Future Research Roadmap will be created providing, from one side, recommendations for the further development of the VAMOS technology, and on the other side also a pathway for the development of a strong European supplier base of future technological solutions supporting the concepts evolving around VAMOS.