T23 / NC-6

Geological resources

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Eddy Wille - Tom Behetstom.behets@ovam.bewww.ovam.beYesyesyes
"Investigation of the opportunities of combining soil remediation, the principles of landfill mining and excavation of ancient landfill sites for the creation of extra space for water buffering capacity (temporally water storage) in actual flooding areas and areas with high risk of flooding."possiblynbal@ovam.be

Czech Republic

Zdenek Semorad
xyzdenek.semorad@mmr.czhttps://www.mmr.cz/cs/Regionalni-politika-a-cestovni-ruch/Podpora-regionu/Programy-Dotace/Archiv-programu-a-dotaci-regionalni-politiky-(1)/Podpora-regionalniho-rozvoje-v-roce-2005/Vyzkum-a-jeho-programyyespossiblynoResearch for Needs of Regions - Ministry of Regional Development of CZ
Marie Pacakova
xymarie.pacakova@gacr.czhttps://gacr.cz/en/yespossiblynoGrant Agency of the Czech Republic, a section for support of the research. Open to all fields of science. The Czech Science Foundation (also known as the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, GA CR) was established in 1993 as the main independent public organization with the aim to support basic research in the Czech Republic and promote international collaboration of researchers and research teams on the bilateral and multilateral levels. On the basis of calls for proposals, the Czech Science Foundation provides financial support for experienced as well as young and early-stage researchers. Moreover, it funds bilateral projects together with projects carried out within international research programmes. The subject of a project proposal is determined by the applicant (bottom-up principle). Around 2,500 project proposals are submitted to the GA CR every year, of which more than one-fourth obtain financial support. The GA CR invites proposals in all disciplines of basic research.
Lukas Kacena
xylukas.kacena@tacr.czhttps://www.tacr.cz/index.php/en/yespossiblynoTechnology Agency of the Czech Republic, section for management of research



Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
Chief advisor Kari Keskinenkari.keskinen@tekes.fihttps://www.tekes.fi/en/tekes/yespossiblynoTekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences. Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Participation of enterprises is a requirement for funding. Tekes highlights the importance of economic impacts in its funding decisions.
availability of raw materials e.g. for the use of renewable sources of energy (wind, solar)possibly, already funded, currently fundingantti.rehunen@ymparisto.fi


Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
outside our remitmc.dictor@brgm.fr



Edoardo Staculestacul@invitalia.itwww.invitalia.ityesyesyesAs expected outcome I hope to join a transnational critical mass to develop applied research foscused on the selected relevant items.
ABBACO Project (funded through CIPE funds) - RIGECA Project (waiting for funding from CIPE)possibly, currently fundingmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)
outside our remitlinda.maring@deltares.nl



Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
possibly, already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt





IHOBE Basque Environment Agency
Ana Alzola +34 94 423.07.43ana.alzola@ihobe.euswww.ihobe.eusyes but only within the interested partiespossiblyyesIhobe is the public agency for environmental management of the Basque Country. As such the organization has limited funding capacity. However Ms Alzola has tried to reflect in her responses the potential interest of the Department of Environment of the Basque Government with respect to the SRA. She is willing to participate in an online match making / meeting in the medium term though.
interestedoutside our remitgemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person
Vinnova - Sweden's innovation agency
Susanne Gyesjösusanne.gylesjo@vinnova.sewww.vinnova.seyespossiblynoVinnova is Sweden's government agency for innovation. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. We do this mainly by funding innovation projects and the research needed to develop new solutions. We also invest long term in strong research and innovation environments. We stimulate collaborations between companies, universities and other higher education institutions, public services, civil society and other actors. Our activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation. Each year, Vinnova invests around SEK 3 billion in fostering innovation. Most of these funds are allocated via calls for proposals in which companies, public sector actors and other organisations apply for funding. All investments are continuously monitored and evaluated and we regularly analyse the impacts of our investments.
‘three segments of the non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials: Metallic Construction, and Industrial minerals’. Already involved in a large nationat programand en era-net Cofund). Still interested in information on initiatives, though currently fundingyvonne.ohlsson@swedgeo.se


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

This research will decrease the environmental and societal impact of resource recovery, and protect natural capital by promoting recycling and use of alternatives. It will contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.

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Funding research on the natural capital that geological resources represent, will illustrate their societal value beyond the current economic valuation and will contribute to a more sustainable excavation, reduction of use of primary resources and an increased use of secondary resources, leading to preservation of landscapes and resources for the benefit of future generations.
Knowledge on the natural capital that natural resources represent, beyond the traditional economic value also hoghlighting the social, ecological and environmental values, will benefit end users as primary recipients of these benefits.
Investigating the value of natural resources beyond the current economic valuation challenges researchers to work more inter- and transdisciplinary to explore the societal benefits of natural resources in an innovative manner to create new markets and contribute to a more sustainable and circular economy.
Citizens are exposed to negative impacts of resource excavation, such as landscape detioriation, land degradation, and environmental contamination. Research on the natural capital of natural resources will provide knowledge on the multiple societal values for decision-making that benefits citizens as well.

Land and soil, surface and subsurface, contain deposits of minerals (i.e. metals) and building materials (i.e. rocks, gravel sand). It contains also sources for energy, e.g. wood, fossil fuels (peat, coal, gas and oil), and geothermal energy. However, next to the economic value of these stocks of natural geo-resources, its natural capital entails also other values, including ...

The surface and subsurface, respectively, can offer deposits of minerals (e.g. metals) and building materials (e.g. rocks, gravel, sand). Moreover, it can be a source of energy (e.g. wood, fossil fuels, and geothermal energy). Peat may serve as an example: For centuries in many parts of Europe peat was excavated and used as fuel. As a consequence the ecosystem services associated with peat were reduced (carbon sequestration, intact water cycle, high biodiversity, etc.).

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Education, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Reduced inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

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