- LTU; Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, (Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering)
- NTNU; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway,(Department of Geology and Mineral Resource Engineering),
- University of Oulu , Finland (Department of Geosciences)
- TUBF; Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany (Department of Mineralogy)
The network has a program for 2.5 years and it is funded by the NordForsk. The program includes workshops, site visits, researcher exchange, common publications and a conference in 2013 in Luleå.
The network is coordinated by professor Pertti Lamberg, LTU.