Imaging spectroscopy for raw materials and the energy transition
Proposers: Christoph Hecker, Martin Schodlok and Harald van der Werff
In the light of the ongoing energy transition away from a hydrocarbon-based society, there is an enormous demand for new and renewable energy resources; and for the mineral supplies that support the transition towards these resources. This fact is strongly reflected in the 2020 European Green Deal and the Horizon Europe funding scheme which aims for a more independent and stable supply of these critical raw materials to Europe.
In this session, we would like to highlight the current state-of-the-art applications, methods and algorithm in imaging spectroscopy for detecting, characterizing and quantifying critical raw materials and their geological settings in primary as well as secondary deposits. We also invite contributions on the geologic characterization of reservoirs for geothermal energy extraction as well as for the (temporary) storage of energy or captured carbon. We will look forward to discuss challenges with multi-wavelength, multi-platform integration approaches as well as those related to the influence of multi scales on the results. By bringing the geologic imaging spectroscopy community of Europe together, we intend to obtain new insights in how spectral remote sensing can contribute towards making the energy transition a reality.