Presentations Stakeholder Information Event. Sep 20, 2018

The annual meeting 2019 is realized with the kind support of Marina Cunha at the University of Aveiro.

After the three and a half months aboard the RV SONNE at the beginning of this year, the community comes together again to discuss first results and the next steps in terms of data processing and field work.

The event will take place from 21.10. (noon) until 23.10.2019 (noon) at the University of Aveiro. An application is requested.

A detailed schedule follows soon.

For further questions please don't hesitate to contact Kristin Hamann (


More Information about the meeting

September 2018

19th Scientific Meeting: 11am - 5pm (cont'd: 20th, 9am - 11am)

20th Stakeholder Information Event: 11.30am - 3pm


Sep 19

The first day of the meeting is dedicated to an internal discussion of the scientific tasks of the project. An agenda will be send to the project partners prior to the meeting.


Sep 20

We would like to invite interested stakeholder groups to participate in an information and open discussion meeting about the scientific and technical programme that will be conducted by the European research project “MiningImpact - Environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining” in association with the ISA contractors DEME-GSR and BGR.


In spring 2019 DEME’s pre-prototype vehicle for harvesting polymetallic nodules will be tested in the Belgian and German contract areas of the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone. This will be the first realistic industrial trial of its kind in the deep sea.

The research project MiningImpact will assess the environmental impacts of this test, employing state-of-the-art scientific tools on a cruise with RV SONNE in February-May 2019.







Museum, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences



Vautierstreet, 29

1000 Brussels



Brussels-Luxembourg station is a five-minute walk from the museum

Bus 38 or 95 to “Idalie” or “Luxembourg” bus stops which are a five-minute walk from the museum
Bus 34 or 80 to “Museum” bus stop, opposite the museum

Line 1 or 5 to “Maelbeek/Maalbeek” station, a ten-minute walk from the museum
Line 2 or 6 to “
Trône/Troon” station, a ten-minute walk from the museum

















For late registration, please contact Kristin Hamann. (