Interactive Raw Material Information System
Interaktives Rohstoff Informations System IRIS Online
Select country: 
Austria
Policy type: 
Mineral Policy

The Austrian Interactive Raw Materials Information System (“IRIS”) as an expert tool allows simultaneous visualization of geology, mineral occurrences, geochemical distribution of 35 elements (incl. geostatistical calculation), aerogeophysical survey, and information about size, shape, references, a.s.o. This system is one of the world's leading raw material information systems. It should be regarded as Austria's contribution to pillar 2 of the European Commission's Raw Material Intiative.

Value chain relevance

  • N/A

Policy instrument type

Information-based instruments

Design of policy

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austrian Geological Survey, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Minerals Research Committee of the Austrian Mining Association
Austrian Minerals Strategy (Pillar 1), Raw Material Initiative of the European Commission (Pillar 2)

Implementation of the policy

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austrian Geological Survey, Scientists, extractive industry

Overreaching policy

Austrian Minerals Strategy (Pillar 1), Raw Material Initiative of the European Commission (Pillar 2)

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