Since the S34I project is committed to developing digital expertise and advanced skills for mining stakeholders, promoting both digital transition and sustainable mining in Europe; the workshop “IMPLEMENTATION OF EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE RAW MATERIALS INDUSTRY” aims to stimulate new interregional synergy activities, share experiences, and disseminate the project ideas among the participants.

Currently, the EU is highly dependent on a small number of countries for raw materials, especially for critical raw materials needed for strategic value chains. So, the opportunity for Europe to become self-sufficient, resilient, sustainable and responsible in the supply of critical minerals from its own resources is an achievable goal thanks to its geological environment and significant mineral endowment.

Likewise, S34I will research and innovate new data-driven methods to analyse Earth Observation (EO) data, supporting systematic mineral exploration and continuous monitoring of mining, closure and post-closure activities with the aim of increasing European self-reliance in relation to raw material resources (RM), and utilise EO not only for the management of technical and environmental issues for a green transition, but also to support public awareness, social acceptance of mining, and better legislation.

S34I is an EU wide interdisciplinary and complementary team embracing partners from 12 countries and with a 50/50 balance between industrial and research profiles coordinated by UPORTO with the lead of Ana Cláudia Teodoro.


  • Workshop dates and times:

26th October 2023, 12.30 – 16:30 EET

  • Venue: GTK Helsinki. Adress: Vuorimiehentie 5, 02150 Espoo

(Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6r8iYePrjb7Uprqi9)

  • Closing date for registrations: 6th October 2023. The workshop is free-of-charge! Also, coffee break is free for the registered participants.

We hope that you will join us for this exciting event and look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki in October!

Registration is closed. Please join the workshop through this LINK