Kritiske råstoffer – hvordan kan Europas nordiske region bidrage?


Har du lyst til at engagere dig i efterforskningen og udnyttelsen af kritiske råstoffer samt deres forsyningskæde i Europas nordiske region, eller er du det allerede?

(Text in english)

Do you want to engage in the exploration, exploitation and supply chain of critical raw materials in the Nordic regions of Europe or are you already doing so?

Then the Conference on Exploration and Exploitation of Critical Raw Materials 7 – 9 October in Tallinn, Estonia, is for you.

The conference is free for the first 100 people who sign up.

The organising committee comprises people from the British Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Estonia, the Geological Survey of Finland, the University of Oulu and GEUS.

Head of GEUS’ Center for Mineral Resources and Materials, Jakob Keiding, who is one of the organisers, explains:

“The conference is for geologists, exploration professionals, researchers, policymakers, environmentalists, representatives from mining and mineral processing companies, stakeholders from academia, geological surveys, government agencies, and professionals involved in sustainable development and circular economy initiatives.”

For Jakob Keiding, it is all about being ready when the train leaves the platform: The EU has approved the Critical Raw Materials Act, and now interested parties will do their best to contribute to meeting the targets in the Act, and this includes a substantial extraction of critical raw materials from European territory.
Key questions in this regard concern exploration strategies, securing the supply chains, and effective implementation that aligns with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. If these topics align with your interests, the conference in Tallinn serves as an excellent starting point.

The two-day programme is under development, and you can sign up here:


GEUS participants

GEUS participants in the organizing committee are

  • Jakob Kløve Keiding
  • Florian W.H. Smit
  • Carsten Møller Nielsen.

The conference is organized within the EGT-TWINN project, an international geological research cooperation for Estonia’s green transition between the  Geological Survey of Estonia (EGT), the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) / Geologian tutkimuskeskus (GTK), the British Geological Survey (BGS), University of Oulu and GEUS. The project is funded through Horizon Europe.

Jakob Kløve Keiding
Kortlægning og Mineralske Råstoffer