Funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Grenoble and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, PACIFIC and INFACT are studying the social acceptance of mining-related activities while developing mineral exploration technologies that have minimal environmental impacts.  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 and associated technologies, with a focus on geophysics and remote-sensing methods.

 

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