La Palma Research Centre

LPRC, the La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies SL is an independent, internationally active geoscience think-tank headquartered on Isla la Palma, Spain.

Latest LPRC news

  • Platform for Atlantic Risk Management

  • Resilient Bio-inspired Modular Robotic Miners

  • Planetary RObots Deployed for Assembly and Construction Tasks
  • MSCA for the Macaronesian public to develop careers in sciences.

  • International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres

  • An autonomous underwater explorer for flooded mines.

  • Combined Heat Power and Metal extraction from ultra-deep ore bodies.

  • Viable Alternative Mine Operating System.

  • Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials.

  • The Mineral Intelligence Capacity Analysis.

  • Groundwater research inventory and classification to make groundwater visible.

  • Fostering international cooperation on raw materials with non-EU countries.

  • Concept and methodology for “Mineral deposits of public importance”.

Where to meet us?

  • UNEXMIN Final Conference

    Brussels, 26th of September, 2019

    UNEXMIN will host its final conference to show the project’s results and outcomes. The programme includes discussions on raw materials policies, industrial innovation and the future of the robotic platform.

  • VII Social Science Communication Congress

    Burgos, 9-11 October, 2019

    The IberoAmerican Congress on Social Communication of Science 2019 will take place in Burgos and La Palma Research will present their MacaroNight project.


    18-20 November, Brussels

    The 4th edition of the EU “Raw Materials Week” will be a unique opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base etc.