Challenge the practice is addressing: Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining School (DIM ESEE) is an educational project funded by EIT Raw Materials. It responds to the demand for educational courses for raw materials professionals in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Especially, course material covering the newest development trends, tools, methodologies and innovations in extractives industry are seen as insufficient and therefore knowledge on these matters is needed. DIM-ESEE-2 (2021-2024) is continuation for the previous DIM ESEE school (2016-2020)
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: DIM ESEE project organises innovative workshops for professionals as well as for master and doctoral students at ESEE universities. The programme of 2021 workshop “DIM ESEE 2: Implementing innovations – Innovation in Exploration” concentrates on 1) challenges and needs in innovative mineral exploration and robotization, 2) remote-sensing and sensor-based techniques and their application in the construction of 3D models, and 3) advanced geophysical data processing, geostatistical methods and their applications in mineral exploration. The title of the workshop organised in 2022 is "Innovation in process-oriented orebody characterization". The workshops planned for 2023 and 2024 focus on innovation in extraction and ore processing. In addition, spin-off workshops for PhD and MSc students in raw materials sector are organised.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: The expected impact of the workshops is that the most recent knowledge on the newest technologies, methods, approaches, tools and innovations would spread more effectively among raw materials professionals as well students in this field. DIM-ESEE fosters innovativeness in raw materials industry.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target user group of the practice are raw materials professionals and students in ESEE region.