The European Commission granted to a consortium of partners a H2020 fund. The project called, Smart Exploration consists of 27 partners ranging from academia/research institutes, geological surveys, SME's, System suppliers and other agencies in EU countries. The project focuses on the exploration of mineral resources by utilizing new exploration technologies’ (Smart Exploration).
Seismic Mechatronics will focus on the development of electric seismic sources for the use of safe, cost-effective and sustainable seismic data acquisition for exploration of mineral resources.
Seismic Mechatronics would like to thank all partners for their contribution .
The consortium will primarily focus on developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools and methods for geophysical exploration, although other aspects such as geological and geochemical target vectoring and generations will not be ignored.
The main targets will be highly challenging brownfield areas, but new innovative ideas will also be tested for greenfield exploration to increase the potential of finding new major deposits of relevance to the EU. The intention is for solutions aiming to meet the ever-increasing community (social acceptance) and environmental issues, as well as reduce the return time (from exploration to production).
The project is due to begin in December 2017 and to be coordinated by Prof Alireza Malehmir, Uppsala University, Sweden. EAGE will lead the Dissemination and Exploitation activities and support project management.
The project includes partners from 11 countries and six exploration sites within the EU. Partners involved are from Sweden (Uppsala University, Geological Survey of Sweden, Nordic Iron Ore, Ludvika Kommun, GeoVista, MIC Nordic, BitSim, and Amkvo); Finland (Yara, University of Helsinki and University of Turku); Denmark (SkyTEM Surveys and Aarhus University); Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, Seismic Mechatronics and EAGE); Italy (Polytechnic University of Turin); Portugal (Somincor and National Laboratory of Energy and Geology); Germany (Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg); Poland (Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Geopartner and Proxis); and Greece (National Technical University of Athens, Helas Gold, Seismotech and Delfi Distomon).