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The Chair is developing, in close collaboration with its partners, research and training at an international level dedicated to the theme of Mineral Industry and Territorial Dynamics around 5 focus areas: 
 
1. Technological revolutions in the mineral industry - environmental and societal impacts 
2. Techniques of environmental assessment and associated controversies 
3. Territorial policies and choices of society 
4. Creation of mining expectations and commitments 
5. Training and Information 

1. Technological revolutions in the mineral industry - environmental and societal impacts: understanding the challenges of technological and methodological innovation in the mineral industry, in areas such as automation, optimisation, or the processing and management of mass data, by analysing the impacts on territorial and societal dynamics and trajectories. 
 
2. Techniques of environmental assessment and associated controversies: studying the methods of evaluation and management of the environmental impacts generated by the mineral industry, focusing in particular on associated controversies and new approaches (life cycle, territorial resilience, territorial ecology etc.). 
 
3. Territorial policies and choices of society: studying the relationships between activities of mineral resource mining and the territories where they are set up. On the basis of case studies, identifying local particularities (types of deposit, infrastructure, regulatory systems, populations involved, developments), industrial choices (exploitation and treatment processes, activities associated with exploitation, etc.), and political decisions (regulations, economic intervention by public authorities, national and local development models, etc.) 
 
4. Creation of mining expectations and commitments: studying the arguments presented by companies in the mineral industry seeking to convince not only their investors of the quality of the projects, but also the administration and the populations concerned and potentially impacted: how are these persuasion missions carried out in parallel? Who do they convince and why in some cases do they fail? How to account for the tensions between the different audiences concerned by these industrial promises and explain them? 
 
5. Training & Information: training a new generation of responsible experts, integrating the modern challenges of the extractive industries, on the basis of a common multidisciplinary, global, and transversal approach while providing opportunities for higher level specialisation. Giving the keys necessary for professionals to better apprehend exchanges with the entirety of the stakeholders.  
Developing tools and platforms for communication to allow an objective transmission of information and knowledge to the general public. 

 
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