As a result, S34I will provide: 6 new open high added value datasets, 14 new methods to analyse EO data using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and useful at different phases of the mining life-cycle, 3 new prototyped EO based services for mining stakeholders built on pipelines of the previously mentioned methods, 1 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), 1 research and innovation agenda on EO for mining, recommendations for better policy, and guidelines for EO uptake by mining industry.

Besides, S34I will exploit Copernicus, Copernicus Contributing Missions (CCM) and other EU satellite sensors such as PRISMA, TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMED. Thus, S34I will generate:

  • New remote sensing based products/services with potential for more sustainable and environmentally friendly mining operations during the whole mining life-cycle.

  • Sound science-based information on Critical Raw Materials (CRM), including REE and metals such as Co, in order to secure access in Europe for the clean economy transformation and expected demand and fully in line with tackling the vulnerabilities in the related EU RM value chains.

  • Policy recommendations exploiting remote sensing for better RM related regulations.
  • Consensus on the next R&D interdisciplinary remote sensing mining research roadmap leveraging on this project’s validation results.