The MICA project was presented by a poster at the 7th session of the UNECE Expert Group of Resource Classification (EGRC), held in Geneva 27-29 April 2016. The project was represented by Katalin Sári, researcher of the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (participating as a linked third party in the project).
The EGRC is responsible for the promotion and further development of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009). The Expert Group meets once a year at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to present the latest achievements on the UNFC-2009 and its Specifications and to discuss the subsequent tasks. The sessions are attended by experts from numerous countries around the world, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector.
In the 7th session many European stakeholders took part such as representatives of the EC, ministries, authorities, research institutes, industry, academia etc., who are data providers and users in terms of the MICA project. The comprehensive identification of stakeholders in mineral sector, which is of central importance in the project, is properly implemented in the case of UNECE EGRC. Furthermore, this forum aims to develop a common ground, which is a key tool and goal of mineral intelligence.
The experience gained at the meeting will significantly contribute to the implementation of the MICA project.