Earth observation and Earth GNSS data acquisition and processing platform for safe, sustainable and cost-efficient mining operations

Project: EU project

Project Details


The Goldeneye project will implement a unique combination of remote sensing and positioning technologies, exploiting Earth observation and Earth GNSS data, together with data fusion and processing powered by data analytics and machine-learning algorithms. The platform will allow satellites, drones and in-situ sensors to collect high-resolution data of the entire mine, which can be processed and converted into actionable intelligence for safety, environmental monitoring and overall productivity, allowing more efficient exploration, extraction and closure. These tools will be demonstrated in 5 field trials in Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo and Finland, creating a compelling value proposition for implementation across the mining industry value chain. The project has a duration of 3 years and an EC funding of €8.36M. The consortium includes a large industrial partner, 7 SMEs, 4 academic/research centres and 4 end-users, supported by a strong advisory board of experts in geosciences.
Effective start/end date1/05/2030/04/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • AKG SHPK (Project partner)
  • Sinergise, laboratorij za geografske informacijske sisteme, d.o.o. (Project partner)
  • Radai Oy (Project partner)
  • University of Oulu (Project partner)
  • Cupru Min S.A. Abrud (Project partner)
  • Sitemark (Project partner)
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Project partner)
  • OPT/NET B.V. (Project partner)
  • Timegate Instruments Oy (Project partner)
  • Dares Technology SL (Project partner)
  • Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy (Project partner)
  • Beak Consultants GmbH (Project partner)
  • Foreign Company EOS Ukraine (Project partner)
  • Galileo Satellite Navigation Ltd. (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-SC5-2019-2
  • Environmental engineering and geotechnics