The FP7 EO-MINERS aims at bringing into play EO-based methods and tools to facilitate the interaction between the extractive industry and the society, to further serve as an objective and reliable basis for a sound "trialogue" between industrialists, regulatory bodies and the civil society. To this end, the project has defined various environmental socio-economic and societal indicators that can possibly be dealt and monitored using EO. These indicators derive from both project in-house expertise and stakeholders interviews. Current innovative methodological developments presented here confirm the invaluable contribution of hyperspectral imagery and multispectral thermal imagery in mapping parameters of paramount importance in monitoring impact of mining activities, along with their evolution over time. Thanks to standardized and strict QAL/VAL procedures, these developments will lead to standardized methods and tools to be further used in mining-related environmental monitoring.


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