With the depletion of 'easy deposits' that haven't been developed yet, mining exploration projects explore the most remote parts of the globe, making manual surveys expensive and time consuming. The transition to renewable energy furthermore poses significant pressure on the supply side for critical raw materials like copper and lithium. EO/GNSS data and services are key for raw material resource exploration, operations, and post-closure environmental management. This session will focus on user needs, sector trends, and the available Copernicus services.
Coordinator: Escalona Zorita, Eduard