Work Packages

WP1. Project Management and Coordination.

Lead: IGME-Spain. Contact: Francisco Javier González

The specific aim for this project proposal is to stablish the metallogenic context for different seabed mineral deposits with economic potential in the pan-European setting.​

This study will publish marine resource information, cases study and maps; identify areas for responsible resource exploration and extraction; inform management and Marine Spatial Planning.

WP2. Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation.

Lead: IGME-Spain. Contact: Teresa Medialdea

The principal aim of the Dissemination and Exploitation plan is to inform and engage the wider stakeholder community, in order to maximise its impact.


The plan will provide the guidelines to communicate and disseminate the MINDeSEA outputs in such a way that they best support efficient and sustainable management of the seabed, national and EU policy makers, and responsible and publicly acceptable exploration, exploitation and use of submarine mineral resources and the marine environment by Europe’s Industry.


WP3. Seafloor Massive Sulphide Deposits.

Lead: NGU-Norway. Contact: Henrik Schiellerup

The principal aim of MINDeSEA WP3 is to update and compile existing data on marine sulphides in European waters, including their contained base, noble and special metals. Compiled and collected data will be interpreted in context with existing genetic models and used to assess the potential for European SMS deposits.


WP4. Ferro-manganese crusts, phosphorites and Critical Raw Materials.

Lead: IGME-Spain. Contact: Francisco Javier González

The target for MINDeSEA WP4 is to update and further develop the mapping and metallogenic models of marine ferromanganese crusts, phosphorites and their associated strategic and critical raw materials (CRM) across all European seas.


WP5. Marine placer deposits.

Lead: HSGME-Greece. Contact: Irene Zananiri

The target of MINDeSEA WP5 is to update and further develop the mapping and metallogenic models of marine placer deposits across all European seas.


WP6. Polymetallic nodules.

Lead: LNEG-Portugal. Contact: Pedro Ferreira

The principal aim of MINDeSEA WP6 is to compile and update existing data on polymetallic nodules in European waters, including their composition and genesis. Compiled and collected data will be interpreted in context with existing genetic models and used to assess the potential for European polymetallic nodules deposits.


WP7. Exploration in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Baltic and Black Sea.

Lead: IGME-Spain. Contact: Luis Somoza

The target for MINDeSEA WP7 is (i) to create a new dataset on the distribution of the explored areas for submarine mineral resources in Europe; (ii) to propose recommendations for new unexplored areas; and (iii) to recommend pilot areas with high potential of discovering new submarine mineral resource mineral accumulations.

 

WP8. Link to Information Platform.

Lead: GSI-Ireland. Contact: Xavier Monteys

The principal aim of MINDeSEA WP8, is designed to act as a broker between all project partners, work package leaders and GeoERA’s Information Platform (GIP). Together we will devise the best approach for harmonising, standardising and openly providing MINDeSEA information and outputs.