A crucial challenge for the transition to a carbon neutral economy is the high demand for mineral resources. In addition, embracing circularity and reducing the environmental impacts lead to focus on developing and using advanced tools to improve the mineral resource management, both technologically and economically. Earth observation (EO), specifically the Sentinel satellites of the Copernicus program, come into play. Many satellite types (multispectral and hyperspectral), are commonly used in different sectors such as agriculture and climate, however there is a big gap for mineral resource exploration and management. RawMatCop Alliance is the pertinent kit to transform the advanced scientific knowledge integrated with the industrial expertise to fill this gap. Course modules’ cover the whole mining life cycle including the exploration and new source prospecting and mapping, safety and sustainability of mineral resources, monitoring materials streams environmental monitoring in mining, and finally the mining wastes monitoring and characterization. The adoption of the course with free-access data and softwares, (e.g. Copernicus data) will inspire any single researcher/student, or a professional group, company or start-up to uptake the satellite technology, within and beyond the raw materials industries. The result can be transformational for the European economy, supporting the transition to a new circular economy model and driving sought-after job creation and growth.

RawMatCop-Alliance. Alliance of RawMaterials lifecycle with Copernicus and Remote Sensing techniques

Tinti Francesco
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Abstract

A crucial challenge for the transition to a carbon neutral economy is the high demand for mineral resources. In addition, embracing circularity and reducing the environmental impacts lead to focus on developing and using advanced tools to improve the mineral resource management, both technologically and economically. Earth observation (EO), specifically the Sentinel satellites of the Copernicus program, come into play. Many satellite types (multispectral and hyperspectral), are commonly used in different sectors such as agriculture and climate, however there is a big gap for mineral resource exploration and management. RawMatCop Alliance is the pertinent kit to transform the advanced scientific knowledge integrated with the industrial expertise to fill this gap. Course modules’ cover the whole mining life cycle including the exploration and new source prospecting and mapping, safety and sustainability of mineral resources, monitoring materials streams environmental monitoring in mining, and finally the mining wastes monitoring and characterization. The adoption of the course with free-access data and softwares, (e.g. Copernicus data) will inspire any single researcher/student, or a professional group, company or start-up to uptake the satellite technology, within and beyond the raw materials industries. The result can be transformational for the European economy, supporting the transition to a new circular economy model and driving sought-after job creation and growth.
2022
Tinti Francesco
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