Polska Academia Nauk Instytut Gospodarki Surowcami Mineralnymi I Energia (IGSMIE PAN)
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences was formed in 1986 in Kraków, Poland. It carries complex interdisciplinary research on mineral raw materials and energy, e.g. in the areas of minerals management, mining and applied geology, energetics, environmental engineering, mineral processing. The main areas of detailed research are: rational management and use of mineral deposits, optimization of minerals and mineral wastes management, minerals and mineral wastes processing technologies, research of minerals and fuels markets, economics of minerals and fuels. Moreover, MEERI have long experience in the interaction between minerals exploration/extraction and land-use planning at national, regional and local level.