Legal notice

This website is owned and operated by the International Raw Materials Observatory aisbl that is constituted by the following partners: American Geosciences Institute, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Ambigroup, Assimagra, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, European Federation of Geologists, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Geological Survey of Slovenia, La Palma Research Centre, MinPol, Pan-European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee, Resources Computing International, University of Exeter.

Contact person

Vitor Correia | Secretary General

International Raw Materials Observatory aisbl, Rue Vautier 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

VAT NUMBER: 688746718

Phone: +32 2 454 50 52



Unless specified otherwise, the International Raw Materials Observatory shall retain the full rights of all images, texts, and other media published on this website.

Images may be used for editorial purpose only. There is no charge for its use, provided the source reference is given. Graphical alterations to the photo – except for highlighting the main motif – are not permitted.

It is hereby expressly permitted – in accordance with the following restrictions – to copy, print, and distribute these webpages as well as the attached documents. The webpages and documents provided herein may only be used for informational purposes. These webpages and documents may not be used for commercial purposes. Each copy (this also applies to excerpts) must include the above mentioned proof of copyright.

The images displayed on this website have kindly been provided by:

Home: Edine Bakker, Terra Search Pty Ltd

Goals: Guilherme Cunha

Partners: Edine Bakker

Board: Terra Search Pty Ltd

World Barometer: pexels


We cannot assume any liability for the content of external pages. Solely the operators of those linked pages are responsible for their content.

The International Raw Materials Observatory makes every reasonable effort to ensure that the content of this website is kept up to date, and that it is accurate and complete. Nevertheless, the possibility of errors cannot be entirely ruled out. The International Raw Materials Observatory does not give any warranty in respect of the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of material published on this website, and disclaims all liability for (material or non-material) loss or damage incurred by third parties arising from the use of content obtained from the website.

Registered trademarks and proprietary names, and copyrighted text and images, are not generally indicated as such on our webpages. But the absence of such indications in no way implies that these names, images or text belong to the public domain in the context of trademark or copyright law.


Data Protection and Privacy Policy

The International Raw Materials Observatory is committed to protecting your privacy. When we process personal data, we observe the rules laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

This privacy notice explains how we collect and use your personal data and which rights and options you have in this respect.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register for an event organised by the International Raw Materials Observatory. We also collect information when you voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter, complete surveys, provide feedback or participate in competitions. Website usage information is collected using cookies.


In this website we collect the following data:

Contact form:

Data collected: Name, email address

Objective of data collection: provide the user with answers to his questions.



Monarch Plugin:

Data collected: IP addresses

Objective of data collection: prepare web usage statistics.

Wordfence: IP addresses

Objective of data collection: record attacks to the web security



  1. Necessary cookies:


Statistics cookies

Marketing cookies

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your inquiry and, if you agree, to email you about project news that we think may be of interest to you. INTERNATIONAL RAW MATERIALS OBSERVATORY will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies, institutions or other third parties without your consent.



The International Raw Materials Observatory disseminates information about project work and related activities by email. If you have consented to receive email-marketing, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send an email to


Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at or write to the International Raw Materials Observatory at the following address: International Raw Materials Observatory aisbl, Rue Vautier 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. We may make a small charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, you may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files saved on the users’ computer which enable the analysis of the users’ website use. The information on the users’ website use are usually sent to and stored on a Google servicer in the USA. More information on Google Analytics’ handling of user data can be found in the Google’s data protection report.



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Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.


Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy notice was last updated in July 2018.


How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

By email at

Or write to the International Raw Materials Observatory at the following address: International Raw Materials Observatory aisbl, Rue Vautier 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.