Permits and authorisations for mining exploration can also be inspected as a result of the legal amendment.
All hydrocarbon-segment mining licences in Germany can also be viewed in the annual publication “Erdöl und Erdgas in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (Crude oil and natural gas in the Federal Republic of Germany).
One good example of the publication of information on mining rights on the Internet is the NIBIS map server of the Lower Saxony State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG). On this website, citizens can obtain information about 400 specialist maps on topics such as contaminated sites, mining, soil science, erosion, geology, geothermal energy, geophysics, hydrogeology, geologic engineering, climate and natural resources. With regard to mining rights, the NIBIS regularly makes the following data available for viewing by the public on the map server for the Federal States of Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein:
Mining rights in the NiBiS map server