The overall area of activity is defined as producing competences, knowledge and network for a sustainable mining and mineral industry. Activities can include themes with regards to exploration and exploitation of the seabed. Activities should take place across the entire value chain and should also include activities on attraction of competent work force, CSR and gender equality etc. The activity should be demand driven (demanded by society and industry).
The results and processes of the network must be communicated to relevant stakeholders. Stakeholders could be: policy makers (environmental legislation, EU processes), Industry, regional actors, civil society, potential investors. The director of the network is responsible for establishing and implementing a communication plan. The steering committee approves the communication plan.