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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...

Europe’s resilience on raw materials – how did GeoERA contribute

Antje Wittenberg , Daniel P. S. de Oliveira , Lisbeth Flindt Jørgensen , Tom Heldal & F. Javier González Sanz
Europe’s Green Transition is a declared key political goal in the European Union. The technology needed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 relies heavily on metals and minerals. Responsible sourcing and short travel distances of the required materials make a positive contribution to an environmental balance. In addition, raw materials make an important contribution to the well-being of a society. Hence, the United Nations sees raw materials as the key component for achieving all 17...

The family of battery metals found in European seabed mineral deposits: The MINDeSEA perspective

Javier Gonzalez , Teresa Medialdea , Henrik Schiellerup , Irene Zananiri , Pedro Ferreira , Luis Somoza , Xavier Monteys , Trevor Alcorn , Egidio Marino , Ana Lobato , Thomas Kuhn , Johan Nyberg , Vitor Magalhaes , Rosario Lunar , Boris Malyuk , James Hein & Georgy Cherkashov
Covering 15,000,000 km2, the pan-European seas represent a promising new frontier for the exploration of mineral resources. The GeoERA-MINDeSEA consortium, a cooperative network of 12 Geological Surveys and Marine Institutes, is facing this exploration challenge. 688 seabed mineral occurrences are described in the MINDeSEA database, GIS cartographies and reports, containing valuable information on geology, metallogeny, critical raw materials prospectivity and mineral potential. Five types of mineral deposits are investigated, including seafloor massive sulphides, ferromanganese crusts,...

Biomineralization processes in low-temperature, shallow-water hydrothermal vent at Tagoro submarine volcano, El Hierro Island (Central East Atlantic)

Blanca Rincón-Tomás , Francisco Javier González , Luis Somoza , James R. Hein , Teresa Medialdea , Esther Santofimia, Egidio Marino & Pedro Madureira
A novel hydrothermal system was discovered at the summit of the underwater Tagoro volcano at 89–120 m depth after the 2011–2012 eruption, characterized by the low-temperature venting of Fe-rich fluids that produced a seafloor draped by extensive Fe-flocculate deposits. The basanite-hornitos are capped by mm- to cm-thick hydrothermally derived Fe-oxyhydroxide sediment and contain micro-cracks and degasification vesicles filled by sulfides (mostly pyrite) and covered by sulfur-oxidizing bacterial mats. Electron microprobe studies on Fe-oxyhydroxide crusts show...

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