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Permitting/Licensing at EU level - Documentation
Role: Toward a common legislation related to permitting and licensing at the EU level. An overview based on the text of the EC’s tender ‘Study - Legal framework for mineral extraction and permitting procedures for exploration and exploitation in the EU'.
MINATURA H2020 project - Documentation
Role: The concept of ‘Deposit of public importance’, i.e., mineral deposits for which information demonstrates that sustainable exploitation could provide economic, social or other benefit to the EU, or a Member State, or a region... The MINATURA2020 approach.
European Commission - Natura 2000 - Data
Role: Rare natural habitat sites protected in their own right that offer a haven to Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats - on-line tool that presents all Natura 2000 sites, provides key information on species and habitats for which each site has been designated, data on their estimated population size, conservation status and allows for various searches.
DIRECTIVE 2009/147/EC of 30 November 2009 - Other
Role: DIRECTIVE 2009/147/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
Land as a resource - Data
Role: European Commission webpages on the environment, focussing on the use of land as a resource. It includes core information on how the European Union protects the environment. It covers numerous environmental policies, explains legal compliance with the Aarhus Convention and how the European Commission is promoting sustainable land use Website:
Ramsar Wetland Data Gateway - Data
Role: The Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway provides access to spatial and tabular data relevant to Wetlands of International Importance listed under the auspices of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (established in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971).
European Environment Agency - Land use - Data
Role: The website of the European Environmental Agency provides independent information on land use in the European Union. It has information on land-use planning and management in the context of the environment. It has information on its activities, including landscape and spatial change assessments. Website:
European protected sites 2013 - Data
Role: This overview map is a colour-coded interactive viewer of protected sites (Natura 2000 sites and nationally designated areas (CDDA)) across the European Union. Website:
Copernicus land cover - Data
Role: The Corinne land cover (CLC) inventory consists of an inventory of land cover in 44 classes. CLC uses a Minimum Mapping Unit (MMU) of 25 hectares (ha) for areal phenomena and a minimum width of 100 m for linear phenomena. The time series are complemented by change layers, which highlight changes in land cover with an MMU of 5 ha. Different MMUs mean that the change layer has higher resolution than the status layer. Due to differences in MMUs the difference between two status layers will not equal to the corresponding CLC-Changes layer. CLC has a wide variety of applications, underpinning various Community policies in the domains of environment, but also agriculture, transport, spatial planning etc… It utilizes IRS P6 LISS III and RapidEye dual date satellite data and covers 39 countries.
Geographical information system of the Commission (GISCO) - Data
Role: The GISCO database contains geographical reference data, mainly for use within the Commission. However, selected datasets are also available to the public: • Administrative boundaries and statistical units; • Ports and airports; • Digital Elevation Model; • Population distribution; • Land Cover/Land Use information.
ProMine portal - Portal
Role: Get detailed data related to mineral- and ore deposits in Europe
EU-MKDP: European Union Minerals Knowledge Data Platform - Portal
Role: Get detailed data related to mineral- and ore deposits in Europe