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INFACT @AIMS

Last week, INFACT project partners Tuija Mononen (UEF) and Ludger Benighaus (DIALOGIK) presented selected results from recent INFACT research on social acceptance of mining and mineral exploration at the annual “AIMS Future of mines conference 2019" in Aachen,...

INFACT presented at BVÖ meeting in Austria

INFACT has been presented last week by Marko Komac (EFG President and INFACT WP leader on Dissemination and Outreach) at the annual meeting of the Austrian Mining Association BVÖ, held in Krems (Austria) from 28th to 29th May 2019. The meeting was attended by...

INFACT training on the processing of airborne electromagnetic data

Two early-career geophysicists involved in INFACT - Joan Marie Blanco, HZDR and Jouni Nevalainen, OMS – have followed last week a training session on the processing of airborne electromagnetic (EM) data provided by Andrea Viezzoli in the premises of Aarhus Geophysics...

INFACT at Mines and Technology

Richard Gloaguen, the scientific coordinator of INFACT, was invited to present the project at the Mines and Technology conference in Helsinki on 27 and 28 May 2019. Project partner Anglo American Sakatti is also represented at the event as a key actor of Finland's...

Agreement with Seequent on use of Leapfrog Geo software

The INFACT project and Seequent recently made an agreement on the use of Leapfrog Geo software, a powerful 3D geological modelling tool enabling geologists of the project to make different hypotheses and improve their understanding of the very diverse geological...

INFACT completes VTEM Max survey at Rio Tinto

As part of its data acquisition campaign at the Spanish reference site, the INFACT project has recently completed a VTEM Max survey in the area of Rio Tinto (Andalusia) which allowed to acquire 195 km of data. Complementary with these data collection efforts, a public...

Further steps completed to establish INFACT reference site in Spain

These days, the INFACT project team is extremely busy in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, pursuing its efforts to set up a reference site in the area of Seville. Similarly to the activities performed at the Finnish and German sites in summer 2018, this encompasses,...

INFACT @ PDAC

PDAC, the World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention, is an annual conference attracting exhibitors, investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists and government officials from all over the world. From 3 to 6 March, the show has gathered more...

INFACT project presents its third newsletter

In this new edition of the INFACT newsletter you can read about: The INFACT consortium meeting - outcomes and lessons learned INFACT - key numbers and current status after Year 1 Where to meet the project team this spring? Next steps - INFACT campaign in Spain You can...

Lessons of Communication from the Consortium meeting

During the final week of January 2019, the INFACT project assembled for its yearly consortium meeting. This time it was held at the Finnish Environment Institute, in Helsinki, Finland, where we assessed our work in the first year and started preparing for the coming...

INFACT Data Integration Workshop

The quality and overlap of technical data acquired within the INFACT project will provide a unique research resource for innovative integration of these data. Hosted by EIT Raw Materials, the INFACT project is therefore organising a Data Integration Workshop in...

INFACT partners gathered in Helsinki to review progress on tasks

Periodic project consortium meetings allow to review the progress on project tasks and enhance networking among the partners. This was also the overarching aim for the INFACT team which met in Helsinki, Finland, at the end of January, kindly hosted by the Finnish...

INFACT at INTMET Clustering Conference

On 23 January 2019, the INFACT project has been presented at the INTMET Clustering Conference - Fostering Innovation in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. The aim of this clustering event organised by the INTMET project was to facilitate the meeting of innovation agents and the...

Survey: Future users of the INFACT Reference Sites

INFACT is a Horizon2020 project funded by the EU to investigate the barriers to mineral exploration in Europe. Part of this involves establishing three Reference Sites for mineral exploration methods. These will be permanently available to use for testing, calibrating...

INFACT newsletter #2

The INFACT project is developing and testing sustainable minerals exploration technologies with the active engagement of stakeholders. For this purpose, flight campaigns took place in the project's Finnish and German reference regions last summer. INFACT has recently...

INFACT presented at 10th MGEI Annual Meeting

EFG President-elect Marko Komac has presented the INFACT project on 6 December 2018 during the 10th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Society of Economic Geologists (MGEI) in Makassar, Indonesia. The conference was attended by more than 150 persons and a lively debate...

“Mining and Development” expert workshop

On 26 November 2018, an expert workshop on “Mining and Development” has been organised by project partner Asistencias Técnicas CLAVE close to INFACT’s Spanish reference site in Seville. The workshop has been organised within the scope of the project’s stakeholder...

Ground EM acquisition campaign in the south of Spain (Oct. 2018)

During early October, the ground acquisition of EM data took place near Gerena (Spain) in an area under permission of Cobre Las Cruces Mine (First Quantum Minerals). This site is one of the two in Spain where the INFACT Project will acquire airborne geophysical data,...

Viiankiaapa – #03 INFACT Campaign 2018

During our stay at the Finish Lapland we paid a visit to Viiankiaapa, a 65.95 km2 EU Natura 2000 and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) special protected area. Viiankiaapa’s ecosystem is a bog, or wetland waterlogged only by...

First times – #01 INFACT Campaign 2018

For some people at the Sodankylä airport in Finland it was a regular day at the job, whether it consisted on taking a helicopter to fly for a new mission, assembling sensors for an airborne geophysical acquisition campaign, inspecting the helicopter to...

Stakeholder and citizens meetings in Geyer, Sakatti and Seville

INFACT aims at combining the development and test of innovative, non-invasive minerals exploration technologies with an assessment of their social acceptance. For this purpose, three reference sites will be established in Germany (Geyer), Finland (Sakatti) and Spain...

INFACT stakeholder meeting in Spain

On 2 and 3 June 2018 the INFACT project partners met in Seville, Spain, with the aim to start the process of developing a Business Model for Exploration Phase. The workshop was organised by project partner IDEA and attended by 12 local and regional stakeholders,...

INFACT Operation Team Meeting

The INFACT project’s Operational Team met in Wolkenstein, Germany, from the 16th until the 18th of April 2018 in order to review the work carried out so far and discuss further steps ahead. INFACT is an EU-funded project that started last November 2017. The 3-years...

Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f) in Geophysics

In the framework of the Horizon 2020 funded INFACT project, the project coordinator, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, is looking for a research associate/postdoc in the field of geophysics. The...

Stay tuned and follow INFACT via the social media!

The INFACT project is now present in the social media and, to stay tuned, we invite you to follow the project on the different channels. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram To receive updated information on the project’s activities you can also subscribe...

INFACT officially kicked off in Berlin

In the framework of the EU-funded INFACT project, partners drawn from research and industry are developing innovative, non-invasive exploration technologies and will test them under realistic conditions. The project aims at developing technologies that are more...

‘This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 776487.’

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