Title: FRAME and MINDeSEA: Where land meets sea in the research, prediction and prospectivity of metallic mineral critical raw materials
Daniel P. S. de Oliveira (1), F. Javier Gonzalez (2) & Antje Wittenberg (3)
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), Portugal (1); Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (2); Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (3)
Critical raw materials (CRM) made it back on the EU Commission’s (EC) agenda in 2008. To date three CRM lists have been published (2011, 2014, 2017) and a new list advised for 2020. Invited experts also from National Geological Surveys added their expertise to determine the lists underpinned by projects (e.g. ERECON, EURare) and financial efforts. EU’s Green Deal affirms this manifest of the importance that these materials have in our daily lives.