Mark Uwe Simoni is a researcher at the Natural Construction Materials Team in the Georesources Division at NGU. He works with mineral resource exploration, data harmonisation and resource classification and is one of the main contributors to the Swiss federal government strategy document for securing mineral resources (under review).
His previous experience includes working for the Swiss Geotechnical Commission SGTK (the national agency responsible for documenting mineral resources) and the Swiss Geological Survey, swisstopo. He has coordinated research collaboration projects with industry and national and cantonal authorities in Switzerland, both on primary and secondary raw materials. He is the Norwegian representative for the Mineral Resources Cluster of the INSPIRE Data Specification Group, NGU’s delegate in the UNFC Classification Steering Committee, and in the national Management Committee of the COST MINEA Action.