The Horizon Scanning exercise was undertaken in order to identify relevant factors, drivers of change, trends and issues, and ultimately to define important but uncertain areas that may shape the future of CHPM technology. It included mapping key interest areas, gap analysis, statement formulation.
The two-round Delphi survey provided a glimpse into the future of important but uncertain issues related to CHPM Technology, including: drilling risk, reservoir stimulation, metal mobilisation, geochemical processes, geochemical processes, corrosion, geophysics, AI and ML, investors, drilling depth, SLO, revenue streams, market penetration.
Romania: Beius basin (regional batholith, mineralised skarn contact with Triassic limestone), Portugal: Iberian Pyrite Belt (massive sulphide ore-bearing volcanic and sedimentary complex), Sweden: western Skelleftea and Nautanen mining districts (IOCG deposit, mineralisations), UK: Cornwall (ongoing HDR research and significant metal endowment).
Vision: Where to go? → tangible targets to be achieved in order to reach TRL6-7/TRL8-9. Forward thinking process: starting from baseline today towards the desired future.
A shared vision, clear picture, description about where we would like to be by 2030/2050 and set tangible/measurable targets.
Roadmap: How to get there? → actions to reach the targets (back casting)
Creating a strategic plan, how to arrive to the desired vision. Back casting process: starting from the desired future, and investigate what are the steps to be taken to arrive to that future. Critical milestones.
The roadmaps (2030 for early application, 2050 for breakthrough research) describe how to get to the desired future destination (Vision), through emerging issues (Delphi), at the Study areas and elsewhere, from the technology baseline of today (HS).