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.