Friday, November 19, 2021
13:30 CEST (UTC/GMT + hour) icebreaker in-person
14:00 CEST (UTC/GMT +1 hour) online


Hybrid Event
INESC Brussels HUB, Rue du Luxembourg 3,
1000 Brussels, Belgium

(Availability of space is limited due to capacity reductions aligned with COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines. All gatherings must comply with the COVID-19 Safety Max Occupancy for the space being used)




The registration is free but mandatory (until 17/11/21).

Invited Speakers

Nicolas Menou (EIT RawMaterials)
Bramley Murton (National Oceanography Centre - NOC)
Jon Hellevang (GCE Ocean Technology Norway)
Kris De Bruyne  (GSR – DEME Group)
Luis Neves (Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative)
Simon Pickard (Science Business) Moderator

Booklet and Programme

Download file


IN THE BLACK’21, focusing this year on “IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR FUTURE EXPLOITATION OF UNDERWATER MINERALS”, is expected to generate renewed momentum to the Raw Materials Community in general. In addition to strengthening the connections between the IN THE BLACK community, we aim to redefine future enabling strategies.

This year IN THE BLACK will be the driving force to set up the "Portuguese" Raw Materials Week that will include two important side events: the MineHeritage Project FINAL MEETING (funded by the EIT Raw Materials Academy), and the inSITE Workshop (Upscaling project funded by EIT Raw Materials). This week will take place between 23-26 November in Porto (Portugal) at the School of Engineering of Porto|ISEP.

Side Events

MineHeritage Project FINAL MEETING

SAVE THE DATE: 23 NOVEMBER (Live Streaming)
Click here for more info and registration


SAVE THE DATE: 25-26 NOVEMBER (Hybrid Event)
Including a Technical Exhibition.
Click here for more info and registration