1. Supply of raw materials from exploration and mining
We are interested in joining a project consortium focusing on supply of raw materials, especially exploration.
The IGME Marine Geology Division has a broad experience in the field of the marine geology (tectonic, sedimentary and mineralization processes in continental margins and oceanic basins) and in the natural resources, especially in marine mineral deposits. The group has also a proved experience backed up by the planning and development of numerous national scientific projects of the Plan Nacional I+D+I (eg., SUBVENT, EXPLOSEA), CONSOLIDER INGENIO projects (TOPO-IBERIA), H2020 European projects of GeoERA (MINDeSEA, FRAME), EUROCORE-EUROMARGINS program (MOUNDFORCE, MVSEIS), COST Actions (PERGAMON), EMODnet-Geology, scientific projects in collaboration with the Foreign Office and seafloor cartographic projects of IGME. The scientific group combine the experience in methods of marine geophysical prospection in deep environment (Marine Geology, IGME) with experts in mineralogical and geochemical analysis (Lab. IGME) and study of mineral deposits derived of hydrothermalism or sedimentary processes (UCM, CAB-CSIC and IGME). The scientific group has organized and done numerous oceanographic cruises in Antarctica, Canary Island, mid-Atlantic Ridge, Gulf of Cádiz, Galician and Cantabric area, and Mediterranean Sea.
We specialize in the following issues:
-Seabed minerals investigation and exploration
-Mineralogical, geochemical and metallogenic studies of seabed mineral deposits
-High-resolution technics for critical raw materials evaluation
-Ferromanganese deposits and associated critical raw materials (Co, Li, REEs, PGEs…)
-Pilot studies on critical raw materials recovery
The Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) is a Public Research Institution created in 1849 attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The main mission of IGME is to provide the State Administration, the Autonomous Regions Administrations and the general society, with precise knowledge and information regarding the Earth Sciences and related technologies for any development on the Spanish territory.
The activities of the Geological Survey of Spain are related to the following strategic lines: a) Geoscientific National Mapping, b) Geoscientific Information Systems, c) Subsurface Geology and CO2 Geological Storage d) Mineral Resources and Environmental Impact of Mining e) Geodiversity, Geological and Mining Heritage and Scientific Culture, f) Geological Hazards, Active Processes and Global Change g) Hydrogeology and Environmental Quality.