UNEXMIN – Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines

The Public Organization ‘Ukrainian Association of Geologists’ took part in the UNEXMIN project as a Linked Third Party..

Grant agreement ID: 690008

Starting date of the project: 01.02.2016

Finish of the project: 01.10.2019

UNEXMIN for flooded MINes is an EU-funded project that develops a novel robotic system for the autonomous exploration and mapping of Europe’s flooded mines funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, involving a number of institutions from various countries in Europe.

Many of Europe’s closed underground mines are now flooded and the last piece of information on their status is decades or over a hundred years old. The complex layout, topology and geometry of most underground mines make it impossible to carry out any surveying by conventional or remotely controlled equipment. UNEXMIN develops a fully autonomous solution, that will use non-invasive methods for the re-exploration of flooded deep mines that are otherwise inaccessible. The technology developed by UNEXMIN will increase Europe’s capacity to re-evaluate its abandoned mines for their mineral potential, with reduced exploration costs and increased investment security for any future mining operations. By retrieving data from historical sites that are currently inaccessible it will also help to document and safeguard Europe’s unique mining heritage.

The UNEXMIN project was one of the 28 projects that were invited to be present at the EU Industry Days 2019, in Brussels. This unique event aimed at bringing together personalities from the most diverse sectors of industry within the EU and to showcase projects that are having impact on the EU’s industry panorama.

Coordinator: University of Miskolc - University of Miskolc (UNIM), Norbert Zajzon



UNEXMIN brochure


UNEXMIN press release, May 2019

UNEXMIN press release, October 2018

UNEXMIN press release, JulY 2018

UNEXMIN press release, May 2018

UNEXMIN press release, February 2018

UNEXMIN press release, November 2016

The UNEXMIN project at the EU Industry Days 2019

January 18, 2019 UNEXMIN meeting in La Palma
UNEXMIN meeting in La Palma: UX-1 and field trials in the agenda.

October 14, 2016 Workshop for UNEXMIN Project National Experts
Workshop Program (PDF)