ORAMA Logo Story

The ORAMA project builds on several previous projects, where the EU knowledge base on primary and secondary raw materials has been created and developed. Projects feeding into other projects can also be depicted in graphical terms with project logos. In some respects ORAMA takes the Minerals4EU Project and the ProSUM Project to the next level, which is visually represented in the ORAMA logo in that it borrows some of the visual elements of the ProSUM logo. Perhaps the most notable common factor in the two logos is the silhouette of buildings representing the source of secondary raw materials that are available through recycling. The wheel in the ProSUM logo has been modified into an open pit representing the source of primary raw materials. The ORAMA project focuses on optimising data collection for both primary and secondary raw materials in the EU Member States and therefore the sources for both are included.

The ORAMA project will, among others, demonstrate how to create more reliable Sankey diagrams for stocks and flows of specific raw materials. Reflecting that, the element of recycling in the ProSUM logo has been modified into a simple Sankey diagram, which portrays an important message: the loop of recycling is never adequate to completely fulfil the demand of any raw material and therefore feeding the loop from primary sources is necessary. Collection rates of waste and recovery rates of elements from collected waste are not 100%, and therefore a certain portion of waste exits this loop, as represented by the yellow straight pointed line.

The ORAMA project will demonstrate how to improve raw materials datasets, taking into account the compatibility with the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) to feed, for instance, future Raw Materials Scoreboard and Criticality Assessment studies. The name ”ORAMA” has been derived from the Greek language and it means being visionary and forward thinking.