Huelva, Spain

Winter School on Sustainable Mineral Exploration

when 9 March 2020 - 12 March 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC

Funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Grenoble and the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, INFACT and PACIFIC are developing mineral exploration technologies with minimum impact to the environment and studying the social acceptance of mining-related activities. At an early exploration stage, field geologists and geophysicists are the first ones to engage with communities even if this is not part of their official curriculum. Their capacity to explain the technology they are applying and to initiate a dialogue with those communities can be critical to build trust and acceptance.

This 4-day winter school gathers speakers from research, industry, local authorities, EU representatives and aims at covering the fundamental concepts of a sustainable mineral exploration.

Course leader

Horizon 2020 INFACT and PACIFIC projects on mineral exploration

Target group

geoscience students and early-career mining professionals

Course aim

Mineral exploration in Europe and in Andalusia
Social and Environmental aspects of exploration
European research on ore deposits and education initiatives
Sustainable exploration techniques theory and practices
Field work on active mines: Rio Tinto and Cobre Las Cruces

Fee info

EUR 0: We offer full catering and accommodation during the winter school


Participants can apply for a grant to travel to Andalusia (up to 400€) by sending a CV and motivation letter by 17th January 2020. See official course website for more information.