Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Evaluating Transitional and Post-Mining Options: An Innovative Perspective from the EIT ReviRIS Project

Publikationen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelForschung(peer-reviewed)


  • Sandra Lourenco Amaro
  • Sofia Barbosa
  • Aina Bruno
  • Jordi Guimerà
  • Ioannis Orfanoudakis
  • Anna Ostręga
  • Evangelia Mylona
  • Jessica Strydom
  • Michael Hitch

Externe Organisationseinheiten

  • GeoBioTec—GeoBioSciences, GeoTechnologies and GeoEngineering & NOVA FCT
  • Amphos21
  • ECHMES Ltd.
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Tallinn University of Technology
  • University of New South Wales


In mine design and planning, identifying appropriate Post-Mining Land Use (PMLU) is necessary and crucial to achieving environmental quality and socioeconomic renewal. In this context, Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods are used to support decision-maker and stakeholder decisions. However, most studies regarding the application of MCDM methods to PMLU decisions do not favor their widespread use because they start from an already structured decisional problem. The structure they present may not apply to another PMLU decision. Therefore, the primary goal of this study is to present an innovative methodology and its corresponding framework to help decision-makers and stakeholders structure their PMLU decisions. This innovative methodology can be used from an early stage, with a low level of detail, until a later stage, with a high level of detail, and is composed of three main stages. The first stage is selecting the Transitional Post-Mining Landscape Profile, which guides the user to different Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) goals. The second stage is developing criteria and alternatives according to the MCDA goal, using topics representing essential dimensions that cannot be disregarded, and testing the MCDM methods. Finally, the third stage is the participatory process and final application of MCDM methods.


Titel in ÜbersetzungMehrkriterien-Entscheidungsanalyse zur Bewertung von Übergangs- und Nachbergbauoptionen - eine innovative Perspektive aus dem EIT ReviRIS-Projekt
StatusVeröffentlicht - 17 Feb. 2022