5 Works

Critical Raw Materials for the Energy Transition

Kathryn Goodenough
The global objective of achieving net zero emissions is driving significant decarbonisation of energy and transport, with a shift towards renewable energy sources and electric vehicles. It is now widely recognised that this will drive significant increases in demand for a range of minerals and metals, including lithium, graphite, manganese, nickel and cobalt (used in batteries) and the rare earth elements (used in magnets in motors). There are concerns about the security of supply of...

Harmonised data on European raw materials, the creation and content of the MIN4EU database

Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen , Eimear Deady , Špela Kumelj , Kari Aslaksen Aasly , Marc Urvois , Jørgen Tulstrup & Mikael Pedersen
European geology ranges from old mountain chains with more or less altered magmatic and sedimentary deposits over glaciogenic materials from the recent Ice Ages to very young marine or alluvial deposits etc. Thus, the ground under our feet carries a large variety of raw materials from sand and gravel over granites and marbles to precious or critical metals and minerals. Humans have extracted these materials from the (sub)surface since prehistorical eras, and these indispensable substances...

The Future of Geodata Management - the UK experiences

Karen Hanghøj & Katherine Royse
The fourth industrial revolution is changing how geoscience is carried out, how information is shared and how society and people engage with the world around them and with scientific discovery and data. Geoscience plays a crucial and central role supporting solutions to societal challenges such as the energy transition, understanding (and mitigating) geohazard risks and ensuring environmental sustainability and resilience. From a geodata management point of view this will only be achieved through an end-to-end...

Geodata management in a European perspective – The European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI)

Dana Čápová , Jasna Šinigoj , Marc Urvois , Matt Harrison , Patrick Bell , Margarita Sanabria , José Román Hernández Manchado , Mikael Pedersen & Jørgen Tulstrup
In 2014, an analysis showed that EU had funded geoscientific data harmonisation projects with several hundred thousand Euros but that only a small fraction of the results were sustained a few years after the projects ended. EuroGeoSurveys therefore decided to establish the EGDI which was first launched in 2016. This version consisted of a web GIS, dedicated GIS viewers for specific geoscientific topics, numerous distributed web services, a metadata catalogue, a database for pan-European harvested...

MINTELL4EU; the European Minerals Yearbook

Eimear Deady , Špela Kumelj & Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen
The MINTELL4EU project builds upon previous European-wide mineral intelligence projects, including ORAMA, MICA, MINventory and particularly the Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe project (Minerals4EU). In this most recent iteration, we have surveyed European geological surveys and other relevant data sources for detailed information on European mineral production, trade, resource, reserve and exploration data. We present an updated electronic Minerals Yearbook, a snapshot of current European mineral intelligence. We will illustrate some preliminary data analysis of...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Text


  • British Geological Survey
  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia
  • Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
  • Czech Geological Survey
  • Norwegian Geological Survey
  • Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
  • Geological Survey Ljubljana