The first annual meeting of SIT4ME project was held at the EIT Raw Materials Headquarters in Berlin on the 7th & 8th of February. Seven representatives of the four project partners gathered in Berlin to evaluate and discuss the progress of the project, which started just one year ago. The project is now facing its second year of activity. The attendees were members of DMT Group, TUBAF, University of Salamanca, the University of Uppsala and ICTJA-CSIC.
Ramon Carbonell, coordinator of the SIT4ME project, led the meeting. The gathering was aimed to review the activities carried out during 2018 and to organise the tasks of the groups within the different working packages of the project.
During the meeting, the plans for another seismic survey in Sotiel-Elvira (Spain) and Zinkgruvan (Sweden) were discussed. These surveys entail active and passive seismic data acquisition, as well as 3D borehole radar imaging. The details of these data acquisition activities will be discussed with the mining companies in charge of these sites.
There was time to analyse, evaluate and discuss about the main research activities carried out during 2018: the data acquisition surveys conducted last fall in Spain and Sweden, which implied the deployment of nearly 2,500 seismic stations in both sites.
Part of the meeting was also dedicated to coordinate the dissemination activities of the year. These will include, for example the participation, in international meetings like the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in April (Vienna, Austria), the EAGE Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition in September (The Hague, Netherlands) or the AGU in December (San Francisco, USA). Moreover, the group will propose a session at next year’s EGU about geophysical exploration for mineral deposits.
Accounting issues and deliverables were also discussed during the meeting, and all groups are on the right path for achieving their objectives.