A GIS-Based analysis on the development of mining activities in NATURA 2000 sites: Case studies in central Greece and eastern Macedonia - Thrace

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dc.contributor.author Sassanis, George en
dc.contributor.author Σασσάνης, Γεώργιος el
dc.date.accessioned 2024-02-05T08:41:24Z
dc.date.available 2024-02-05T08:41:24Z
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/58773
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.26240/heal.ntua.26469
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ελλάδα *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr/ *
dc.subject Metallic Mineral Resources en
dc.subject Δίκτυο NATURA 2000 (el) en
dc.subject Εξορυκτική Βιομηχανία el
dc.subject Μεταλλικές ορυκτές πρώτες ύλες el
dc.subject Mining Industry en
dc.subject NATURA 2000 Network en
dc.title A GIS-Based analysis on the development of mining activities in NATURA 2000 sites: Case studies in central Greece and eastern Macedonia - Thrace en
dc.title Ανάλυση σε GIS της Δυνατότητας Ανάπτυξης Μεταλλευτικής Δραστηριότητας σε Περιοχές του Δικτύου NATURA 2000: Μελέτες Περίπτωσης σε Στερεά Ελλάδα και Ανατολική Μακεδονία - Θράκη el
heal.type masterThesis
heal.classification Co-occurrence of Mining Areas and Nature Protection Sites en
heal.classification Συνύπαρξη Μεταλλευτικών Χώρων με Περιοχές Προστασίας της Φύσης (el) el
heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider ntua el
heal.publicationDate 2023-07
heal.abstract The scope of this study is to investigate and quantify the spatial overlaps of mining areas within NATURA 2000 sites in Greece, with a focus on metallic and critical raw materials (CRMs). The study areas, selected taking into account the related Special Environmental Studies (SES 6a, 1a, 1b), are a) Evvia & part of Viotia with areas of Exclusive Mining Activity (Laterites, Magnesite) as defined by the Regional Spatial Plan of Central Greece, and b) Eastern Macedonia - Thrace (Public Mining Sites of Ayios Filippos, Aesimi, Kirki, and Thermes) based on HSGME data. Spatial analysis has been conducted so as to quantify the presence of each mining area within the sub-zones that comprise the NATURA 2000 sites (Absolute Nature Protection, Nature Protection, Habitat and Species Preservation, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources). The results showed that even though there are cases of existing mine sites within or in proximity to the protected areas (magnesite mines in northern Candili Mountain, laterite mines in Mountains of Central Evvia), extensive areas that present geological potential are excluded from further exploitation. This happens due to the fact that they are located within Nature Protection Zones, where according to the prevailing environmental legislation, mining activity is excluded (Law 4685/2020). In Evvia, 2.244 stremma of Exclusive Mining Activity areas and open pits are permitted in Habitat and Species Preservation zones, whereas there are 14.244 stremma that are excluded since they are located within Nature Protection Zones. In the Eastern Macedonia - Thrace region, particularly within the Public Mining Sites of Evros, extensive overlap between areas presenting mineral resource potential and NATURA 2000 sites has been observed, ranging from 19% (Ayios Filippos) to 81% (Kirki). It is concluded that the co-occurrence of areas with mining potential and biodiversity preservation sites may constitute a restrictive factor when assessing further exploration or the establishment of new mines. However, the issue of sustainable co-existence of extractive activities and NATURA 2000 sites needs further evaluation, given the increasing needs for raw materials that are expected to intensify the pressures to protected ecosystems. It is also important to point out that since 2010 a Guidance Document has been published in EU for the sustainable development of Non-Energy Extractive Industry in NATURA 2000 sites. en
heal.advisorName Adam, Katerina en
heal.advisorName Αδάμ, Κατερίνα el
heal.committeeMemberName Αδάμ, Κατερίνα el
heal.committeeMemberName Μενεγάκη, Μαρία el
heal.committeeMemberName Μόδης, Κωνσταντίνος el
heal.academicPublisher Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο. Σχολή Αγρονόμων και Τοπογράφων Μηχανικών el
heal.academicPublisherID ntua
heal.numberOfPages 74 σ. el
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