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Supporting Environmental Economic and Social Impacts of Mining Activity (KO1030 SEESIMA)

Programme funding: 1 473 709 € Total budget: 1 637 455 € Duration: 15.10.2018 – 31.12.2021

The SEESIMA project aims to raise awareness of technological solutions to environmental impacts of mining activities, in order to reduce environmental impacts and improve economic returns.
The project will provide documentation and dissemination of technological tools that can improve the current practice of mineral processing, both for production and for the waste handling.
The lasting output from the project will be a toolbox of best practice technologies, with guidelines about where and how to use them, and case study examples to illustrate their implementation. This resource can make the knowledge more accessible than is the case at present.
In the first instance, the target group are mining and mineral processing companies, who have the opportunity to implement new technologies (and the need/motivation in terms of environmental compliance fines). In some cases, the valorisation of waste can be the basis for the establishment of new companies to implement the solutions and generate added value. The project results can also assist in improving (social) acceptance of the mining industry amongst regulatory authorities, general public, and prospective workforce.
Lead partner: Northern Research Institute Narvik A.S., Narvik
Other partners:

* Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, SWEDEN
* Narvik Science Park, Narvik, NORWAY
* University of Oulu, Oulu, FINLAND
* Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, RUSSIA
Status: Finalised
Type of the project: Standard Projects