Projects

IMPACTMIN

Title
IMPACTMIN
Ref./Contract no
244166
Programme
FP7
Duration
36 months
Coordinator
Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd.
Partners
Geonardo Ltd., HU    
DMT GmbH & Co.KG, DE
Geosense, Nl    
Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, BE
The University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines, UK    
Lulea University of Technology, SE    
Photonsplit d.o.o., HR    
University of Mostar, B&H    
Institute of Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Science, RU    
Babes-Bolyai University, RO    
Ukrainian Land and Resource Management Center, UA 
Summary

ImpactMin will develop new methods and a corresponding toolset for the environmental impact monitoring of mining operations using Earth Observations. Cutting-edge technology will be proposed for the combined use of satellite remote sensing, aerial lightweight measurements and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The proposed methods will be validated at four demonstration sites corresponding to different scales and scope. The theoretical advancement in science and technology will be made public knowledge with the help of a free multimedia interactive e-learning programme while the tools and foreground knowledge generated by the project will be commercialised by the involved Small and Medium sized companies (SMEs).