12 March 2020
Winter School on Sustainable Mineral Exploration
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.
Horizon 2020 INFACT and PACIFIC projects on mineral exploration
geoscience students and early-career mining professionals
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
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.