ORAMA

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2017•12•01
    Expected end date:
    2019•12•01
    Institute:
    UNU-ViE
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Cornelis Peter Balde

    The ORAMA project focuses on optimising data collection for primary and secondary raw materials in Member States. Acornerstone to the EIP on Raw Materials is the development of the EU knowledge base on primary and secondary rawmaterials, commenced by a series of European-funded projects. As the next iteration, ORAMA addresses specificchallenges related to data availability, geographical coverage, accessibility, standardisation, harmonisation, interoperability,quality, and thematic coverage in Member States.ORAMA will analyse data collection methods and recommendations from past and ongoing projects to identify bestpractices, develop practical guidelines and provide training to meet specific needs. These actions will demonstrate how toimprove datasets for mineral occurrences, minerals intelligence data, economic, technical, environmental and social data forprimary and secondary raw materials.For primary raw materials, the focus is on harmonisation and improved coverage of spatial and statistical data, ensuringcompliance with the INSPIRE Directive where appropriate. For Mining Waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment,End of Life Vehicles and Batteries, the focus is on developing ‘INSPIRE-alike’ protocols. The unified data model from theMinerals4EU and ProSUM projects will be applied to the datasets and outcomes will be combined with primary raw materialsdata. ORAMA will demonstrate how to create more robust Material Systems Analysis studies and reliable Sankey diagramsfor stocks and flows of specific raw materials. Information is made accessible and compatible with the JRC’s Raw MaterialsInformation System to feed, for instance, future Raw Materials Scoreboard and Criticality Assessment studies.In the long term, ORAMA empowers the wider EU raw materials community with necessary facts to support policy decisionsand sustainable investments in the primary and secondary raw material industries.