Data for primary mineral raw materials (WP1)

This work package relates specifically to statistical data for primary minerals and aims to address some of the major challenges regarding the EU knowledge base relating the quality and harmonisation of collected data to allow information sharing at different levels.

Specific objectives are to:

  • Analyse data collection methods used within the countries of Europe, including the examination of recommendations made during previous projects, to identify good practice and training needs
  • Make progress towards the standardisation of statistical data for resources and reserves
  • Examine the available data concerning the social and environmental aspects of extraction

Develop technical guidelines and training materials to assist with the improvement of the relevant statistical datasets.

ORAMA questionnaire for primary raw materials data collection methods

A key part of the ORAMA project is focused on optimising data collection for raw materials in European countries. Part of this work involves gaining a better understanding of data collection methods within the countries of Europe to investigate how harmonisation of minerals data can be achieved and to identify best practice.

For primary raw materials, the first stage of understanding where and how data are collected is by surveying organisations that collect the data, using this questionnaire. This work builds on that of the Minventory and Minerals4EU projects but this questionnaire attempts to clarify issues raised by those projects as well as gather new information for minerals data collection methods.

This questionnaire has been designed to be completed by organisations that collect data on primary raw materials, such as geological surveys, government departments and statistical organisations.  It should only take around 20 minutes to complete and your help is very much appreciated.

The questionnaire can be found here

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