Northern Europe Geochemistry (NEG) projectTitle: “Geochemical assessment of mineral potential and environmental status of Fennoscandia and NW Russia”
Schedule: January 2006 - June 2008
Partner countries and organizations:
Finland: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), international project co-ordinator
Russia: State Company “Mineral”, ZAO “Arkhangelskgeolrazvedka”, Institute IMGRE, Institute VSEGEI
Sweden: Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
Norway: Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)
Estonia: Geological Survey of Estonia (EGK)
Latvia: Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology agency (LEGMA) and LTD “GEOPLUS”>
Lithuania: Geological Survey of Lithuania (LGT)
Main aim and geological tasks:
The main purpose of the project is compilation the Atlas of ecogechemical maps in the scale of 1:5 000 000 of the north-western Russia and adjacent countries in order to clear up an environmental status and mineral potential on territory of north-western Russia, Finland, Scandinavian and Baltic countries.
The NEG project covers about 2.2 million km2 area and includes territory of 7 countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, NW Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
Main geological tasks:Compilation an integrated databaseCompilation maps of zoning by natural condition and human activitiesCompilation of composite maps of elements content and their natural and technogenic associations in different geological media studiedPreparing final ecogeochemical map and map of ore geochemical anomalies in the scale of 1:5 000 000 on territory of NW Russia and adjacent countriesAssessment of mineral potential, compiling map of anomalous geochemical field (AGP) in the scale of 1:2 500 000 and allocation of perspective areas on territory of eastern part of Baltic Shield and it's frame with Russian plateRecommendations for compilation ecogeochemical maps in a small scale and final report (explanatory notes to the Atlas)
Year 2006. Project planning; developing and infill the project integrated database; compiling set of digital base including map of zoning by natural conditions and map of human activity for the whole project area.
Years 2007 - 2008. Preparing set of composite geochemical maps, their interpretation, compiling the “Atlas of ecogeochemical maps in the scale 1:5 000 000 on NW Russia and adjacent countries” with explanatory notes
Publishing of the Atlas is not included into the project plan. It will take about half a year extra, and will be discussed later on the final stage of the project activities. It is considered to be published bilingual (English and Russian).