At the EGU2023 General Assembly (Vienna and online, 23-28 April 2023), there will be a scientific session convened by ROBOMINERS partners on Mining the future: new trends and technological advances in mining exploration and production ‘.

Research and innovation in exploration and mining of raw materials is increasingly focused on the prospect of developing new methods and technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of mineral extraction and exploration.  The robotization of exploration/production platforms, such as robotic autonomous explorers and miners, will allow to reconsider “non-economical” deposits (abandoned, small, ultra-depth), and to open as well towards the autonomous exploration and exploitation of other non-terrestrial bodies, including asteroids and moons. Technological advances in the production process, included, but not limited to, X-ray sensors, hyper spectral techniques, LIBS, electromagnetic, combined with machine learning, AI models and efficient mechatronic solutions, will pave the way to a green mining industry.

We welcome contributions from researchers working on applied or interdisciplinary studies associated with mining exploration, geophysics, geochemistry, metallurgy, selective mining. We encourage interdisciplinary studies which use a combination of methods to solve challenges as diverse as, but not limited to, locomotion in water or slurries, localization and mapping in relationship with an orebody, automated extraction planning, optimization of extraction tools, and real-time selective mineralogy.

The session will include both oral presentations and posters, details of the abstract submission are described below.



EGU2023 Session ERE 4.3: “Mining the future: new trends and technological advances in mining exploration and production

✔ Visit CO Meeting Organizer EGU23 ( and take a look at the Provisional Programme.
✔For information on how to submit the abstract visit:
✔ Submit your abstracts at the following link:

Make sure you submit your abstract by 10th January 2023 at 13:00 CET!