A multi-disciplinary consortium of research institutes, academics, SMEs, mining companies and civil society organisations.
Delivering project objectives through research, innovation and action.
Exploration across Europe with sites in Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Greece and Kosovo.
The Smart Exploration project focusses on developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools and methods for geophysical exploration, as well as other aspects such as geological and geochemical target vectoring and generations.
All the scientific publications produced by the Smart Exploration team, all of them open-access.
Smart Exploration: Innovative ways of exploring for the raw materials in the EU
Malhemir, A., Holmes, P., Gisselø, P., Socco, L.V., Carvalho, J., Mardsen, P., Verboon, A.O., Loska, M.
Europe has a favourable geology for a wide variety of commodities necessary for improving our modern life sustainably and environmentally friendly. The Smart Exploration initiative answered one of the seven societal challenges offered by the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials on new solutions for sustainable production of raw materials – new sensitive exploration technologies.
Smart Exploration: from legacy data to state-of-the-art data acquisition and imaging
Malehmir, A., Donoso, G., Markovic, M., Maries, G., Dynesius, L., Brodic, B.,Pacheco, N., Marsden, P., Bäckström, E., Penney M., and Araujo, V.
During the last decade, and possibly in years to come, mineral exploration geophysics has strongly pushed itself towards developing new instruments and hardware solutions capable of addressing the ever challenging near-mine and brownfield exploration issues. New data will be acquired but higher noise levels and restricted access due to mining activities and infrastructure increase the challenge of acquiring data of sufficient quality to answer key geologic questions and define additional resources.
All the latest news and updates from Smart Exploration.
Florencia Balestrini from TU Delft presents a purely data driven approach for surface waves attenuation in active-source reflection seismic data acquired at the Ludvika mining area of central Sweden in 2016. For her presentation, Florencia was awarded the "Best Talk...
Smart Exploration successfully launched its prototypes and methodologies into the market between the end of February and the beginning of March 2020 during an exploitation tour in Canada. The project representatives introduced the complete package of solutions for...
In Smart Exploration self organising maps are used for analysing data from several sites, where data mining is a major part of the work. In this presentation, Simo Piippo (University of Helsinki, University of Turku) focuses on the utilisation of geochemical soil...
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Smart Exploration has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.775971