EIS Toolkit and EIS QGIS Plugin/Wizard Testing Phase Started: Key Takeaways from the Internal Stakeholder Training Workshop

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With the successful completion of the EIS Internal Stakeholder Training Workshop, the project has made significant strides towards its goal of developing innovative exploration tools to secure critical raw materials for the EU’s economy. The workshop, conducted over two days, provided EIS partners from GTK, SGU, BRGM, Gispo, Beak, GoldenPET, TALGA, University of the Free State and University Turku with an in-depth tutorial and training of the EIS Toolkit and EIS QGIS Plugin/Wizard, offering hands-on experience and invaluable insights into their functionalities.

Day 1: Demonstrations and Training Sessions

The workshop kicked off with a short introduction on what the EIS tool is about and the importance of mineral systems in exploration in developing the tool. This was followed by demonstration sessions, featuring test data to guide participants through the installation and utilisation of the toolkit and plugin. Sessions were thoughtfully structured to cover essential topics, including an overview of the EIS QGIS Wizard, data layer import into QGIS and pre-processing, creation of mineral proxies and running of mineral predictive models. Lunch and dinner event provided a networking opportunity for attendees to exchange experiences and insights.

Day 2: Individual Work and Feedback Sessions

On the second day, participants engaged in individual work sessions, applying their newfound knowledge to their own datasets. This practical approach allowed for personalized learning and experimentation. A highlight of the day was the instant interactive feedback session, where participants received real-time support and guidance as they navigated the tools.

Key Takeaways and Next Steps

Post-workshop, EIS partners were equipped with comprehensive training materials and access to test data, enabling continued exploration and experimentation. Installation guidelines for both the EIS Toolkit on GitHub and EIS Plugin/Wizard were shared, along with avenues for providing feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Partners were encouraged to feedback through an online form, ensuring a streamlined process for gathering insights and recommendations. This lead to the release of a new version of the Plugin, further underscored the project's commitment to continuous enhancement and refinement of the EIS Toolkit, Plugin and Wizard.

The latest version of the EIS QGIS Plugin is available via GitHub.


Looking ahead, the EIS project aims to continue capitalising on the valuable feedback received during the testing phase, with plans to discuss outcomes and refinements at the next Progress Meeting in November 2024 in Paris. With the collective efforts of the EIS Toolkit and Plugin Development Team and the active engagement of partners, the project will continue to deliver an impactful solution for mineral exploration.
As the testing phase progresses, stakeholders have been encouraged to provide continuous feedback, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing across the project’s community.
In conclusion, the EIS Internal Stakeholder Training Workshop marked a significant milestone in the project's journey, empowering partners to explore, innovate, and collaborate towards a sustainable and resilient future for mineral resource management.
Stay tuned for more updates and insights from the EIS project as we continue our journey toward a sustainable mineral exploration future.