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News & Events

06.11.2020 News
Free SOM Software | GisSOM and ArcGISSOM released on GitHub

GTK and Beak have released their GisSOM software and ArcGISSOM toolbox for ArcGIS for unsupervised self-organizing maps (SOM) clustering

26.10.2020 News
RESEARCH BRIEF | Social License to Explore (SLE) Concept

NEXT publishes a research brief on the importance of practices used to assess social impacts and interact with local communities.

29.09. - 30.09.2020 Events
RM-SUMMIT | EIT Raw Materials Summit 2020

Meet prominent speakers and the world’s largest innovation community in the raw materials sector at the RM SUMMIT 2020!

29.09. - 30.09.2020 News
MEET US | NEXT online at the EIT Raw Materials Summit

Join us online during the EIT Raw Materials Summit2020 and watch our presentation on 30. September at 9.30 a.m.

17.09. - 18.09.2020 Events
SYMPOSIUM | Mineral Exploration Symposium 2020, Virtual Event

As the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to participate in this free online event and present your achievements and innovations in Mineral Exploration.

28.07.2020 News
WORKSHOP | Successful online workshop on compositional data analysis

35 participants attended the two-day event, in which they were presented a solution for the statistical compositional data analysis.

06.07. - 08.07.2020 Events
IOMLIBS | Int'l Online Meeting on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

The IOM-LIBS event seeks to bring together scientists working on LIBS to discuss recent research and applications.

21.06. - 26.06.2020 Events
GOLDSCHMIDT2020 | virtual conference

NEXT will present results from compositional modelling of the impact of source lithology on the plant ionome.


Our publications address scientific knowledge about the geology of our test site in Finland as well as research results about the importance of practices used to assess social impacts and interact with local communities.

Novel geophysical survey systems combined with multi-source geochemical methods, mineral systems modeling and high-end data fusion will provide comprehensive information on potential new exploration target areas.

Publications | Research Brief on Social License to Explore (SLE) Concept

Research brief on the importance of practices used to assess social impacts and interact with local communities


Publications | Scientific Abstracts Compilation and Field Guide to Raja Prospect

Peräpohja Belt, Finland



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Deliverables | 7.3 Report on Social Media


Deliverables | 7.4 Report on Activities of the Press Bureau



Our video explains how NEXT will develop new geomodels and novel sensitive exploration technologies which are fast, cost-effective, environmentally safe and potentially socially accepted.


NEXT Project Overview | In this video our project manager Juha Kaija and our scientific coordinator Vesa Nykänen explain our project objectives and concept to develop new innovative exploration technologies


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