Thursday, November 17, 2022
09:00 CEST (UTC/GMT + hour) icebreaker in-person
09:30 CEST (UTC/GMT +1 hour) online


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

(Availability of space is limited and subject to confirmation)




The registration is free but mandatory (until 14/11/22).

Invited Speakers

Patrick Nadoll, EIT Raw Materials
José Miguel Almeida, INESC TEC
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, International Seabed Authority
Noémie Wouters, International Seabed Authority
Sup Hong, KRISO
Kris Van Nijen, DEME Group
Eduardo Silva, INESC TEC


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This year we are celebrating 5 editions of IN THE BLACK! During these 5 years we had the chance to experience major breakthroughs in Ocean Exploration, namely: the opportunities for underwater technologies; the challenges of deep-sea mining; the safety of people and the planet; and the impact assessment for future exploitation of underwater minerals.

Despite COVID19 and after remotely managing two of the workshops, is time to be face to face again with the IN THE BLACK community and strengthening our connections. IN THE BLACK’22 will also generate renewed momentum to the Raw Materials Community again.

This year the Workshop will be focused on “A NEW ERA OF OCEAN EXPLORATION”. Learning from the Past, to live the Present and prepare the Future! Of course, strategic foresight also enables us to identify opportunities and amplifies our ability to seize them. IN THE BLACK is celebrating 5 years so we aim to redefine future enabling strategies. A handful of experts from all around the world – including renowned scientists from industry, technology, policy makers, and stakeholders - will come together under the same roof to talk you through state-of-art research across several fields of knowledge feeding into Ocean Exploration. 

Do not miss the opportunity and register now! Join us in this general reflection and assessment about the ocean and its potential, the shortage of minerals in Europe, management strategies, deep-sea mining, marine policy, impact assessment and underwater technologies.

Live Streaming

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IN THE BLACK'22 Workshop will be Live Streaming.
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