MinLand Project

The MINLAND project has been designed to meet the challenges of competing land use from many different needs. Therefore, securing access to land for exploration and extraction of minerals, including critical raw materials in an integrated optimized process is of great importance.

The MINLAND project will pursue four main objectives: to produce a data base of existing policies, to provide guidelines on how to link land use and mineral policies, to analyze land use case studies of mineral exploration and extraction with respect to mineral- and land-use policies. The aim is to support a more efficient and sustainable permitting process by providing best practice examples and to ensure knowledge exchange among relevant stakeholders.

The MINLAND consortium, coordinated by the Geological Survey of Sweden builds upon participation from all over Europe. The  consortium consists of partners and third parties covering such expertise as geological land use information (Eurogeosurveys – geological surveys umbrella organization), mining authorities, land use authorities, industry and academy. It is further supported by a broad stakeholder group covering from municipal and regional level land use authorities to Euromines, World Wildlife Fund, PDAC, UEPG, and land use experts.