Building trust – how to improve the communication between mining industry and society- seminar

31.10.2017, 09:00 - varaukset
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09:00 - 14:30

Break Sokos Hotel Levi

Venue: Break Sokos Hotel Levi
Time: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 9:00-14:30
EIT RawMaterials-funded MineFacts project aims at closing the communication gap between mining industry and the surrounding society. The recent rise of anti-mining social climate and ignorance about the importance of mining industry to the society are countered by providing fact-based information about the process from exploration to mining and mine closure. The information is targeted to Nordic municipalities, which have ongoing exploration and mining activities in their area. The project group comprises experts from the geological surveys (GTK, SGU), universities (LTU, UoL), mining companies (Boliden AB, AA Sakatti Mining Oy, Nussir ASA) and municipalities (Sodankylä, Kvalsund) who have worked together to provide comprehensive tailor-made information on all aspects of the mining industry to the municipality administrators and other local stakeholders in their own language. For the benefit of the exploration and mining companies the information is provided in English as a how-to-do-it-kit for starting and improving their activities in the three Nordic countries.
Mine water research is a multidisciplinary field where all disciplines needed may not be covered by one single organization or a small consortium. Furthermore, the public discussion does not always rest on the reality and there is a poor public image associated with mine water. The Finnish Mine Water Competence Network (KaivosVV) gathers together active mine water research organizations, service providers, mining companies and authorities with the aim of reducing the negative effect of mine waters to a mine’s economy, process, environmental impact and social acceptance. The network also enhances the possibilities of the mines to operate both eco- and cost effectively, creates new business from mine water research, and seeks new models for cooperation between different disciplines and actors. KaivosVV network project is funded by the Regional Council of North Savo. The project group comprises experts from GTK, Savonia Applied University, University of Eastern Finland, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Terrafame Group Oy, Chemec Oy, Sulfator Oy, EPSE Oy and SansOx Oy.
The two projects have combined forces to present their findings to a wider audience in parallel with the FEM 2017 conference. The seminar held on October 31, 2017, at 9:00-14:30 at Break Sokos Hotel Levi, is free of charge to the attendees and includes coffee + lunch. Pre-registration to the event is required, registration is open until October 15th, 2017. Please register by sending email to

For additional information and registration please feel free to contact Laura S. Lauri (MineFacts project leader,, tel. +358-29 503 4202) or Kaisa Turunen (KaivosVV network coordinator,