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What is Hyperspectral Lapland -project?

Project Name: Hyperspectral Lapland
Name Abbreviation: HypeLAP
Duration: 01.06.2020-31.05.2022 (24 months)
Financing: 526 000 €. Business Finland through European Regional Development Fund (90%), Geological Survey of Finland (10%)
Project Execution: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
Accountable Project Leader: Vesa Nykänen, Research Professor, PhD. (GTK),
Project Manager: Markku Korhonen (GTK),
Connection to GTK's strategic goals (2020-2023): – Focus area: Information solutions
– Area of growing influence: Critical minerals
– Enabler: Using new technology and geodata in a smarter way
Companies in the Project Steering Group:  Palsatech Oy, AA Sakatti Mining Oy, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, Aurion Resources Oy, Boliden FinnEx Oy, Ab Scandinavian GeoPool Ltd, Geovisor Oy, Magnus Minerals Oy, Mawson Oy, Rupert Finland Oy 

In June 2020 was launched a two-year project called Hyperspectral Lapland (HypeLAP). The project is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by a decision of Business Finland. A total of ten companies, from small and medium size enterprises to large international mining organisations, have agreed to support the project by participating in steering group work.

The Hyperspectral Lapland project aims to provide practical solutions for mineral exploration by taking full advantage of the state-of-art hyperspectral imaging and handheld instrumentation. The project aims to benefit especially those mining and exploration companies that are targeting their activities to Northern Finland. Also the opportunity to build a new consultancy service on hyperspectral imaging will be reviewed.

The project will be carried out by Geological Survey of Finland. The results of the project will be made publicly available to the mineral exploration industry and geoscientists.