The seminar “Innovation in Selective Mining: new trends and technological advances to reduce the environmental footprint of mineral extraction“ will take place on Wednesday, 8 June 2022, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, as a satellite event of the 125th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Belgium.

The morning will be dedicated to an overview of several projects working in the field of selective mining, followed by a panel discussion with the experts.

In the afternoon a “Discovery” workshop is organised, including a session dedicated to anybody interested in discovering and using the equipment for selective mining developed in the ROBOMINERS project as well as a Roadmapping workshop

Participation in the event is free but registration via the following link is required: https://bit.ly/3CXRgCx

Morning session: Conference on selective mining

8.30 – 9.15 – Coffee and registration

9.15 – 9.30 – Welcome and Opening – Vanessa HeyvaertDirector, Geological Survey of Belgium

9.30 – 9.50 – Patrick Nadoll, EITRawMaterials

9.50 – 10.10 – ROBOMINERS project overview – Christian Burlet, Geologist, Geological Survey of Belgium

10.10 – 10.30 – Phosphate exploration  in Europe – Sophie Decree, Geologist, Geological Survey of Belgium, Nolwenn Coint, Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway

10.30 – 11.00 – Break

11.00 – 11.20 – Precision mining: deep sea to deep space – Pablo Sobron – Founder, Impossible Sensing

11.20 – 11.40 – Presentation 5 – tbc

11.40 – 12.15 – Panel discussion

12.15 – 12.20 – Conclusion

Afternoon sessions: “Discovery” Workshop and “Roadmapping”

13.20 – 13.30 – Welcome and Opening Workshop – Giorgia Stasi & Christian Burlet, Geologists, Geological Survey of Belgium

13.30 – 15.00 – Discovery session 1 (max 10 pers.): laboratory demonstration LIBS and Fluorescence / Discovery session 2 (max 10 pers.): field applications of ERT / Gamma Ray

15.00 – 15.15 – Break

15.15 – 16.30 – Roadmapping (max 20 pers.), Luis Lopes, Project manager, LPRC

16.30 – 17.00 – Final remarks and conclusion of events