Mission Earth First is about linking underground space and outer space from the understanding that Earth counts and must come first!

Mission Earth First is hosting a series of webinars on the topic of innovation, inspiration and demonstration of underground spaces. Please view our past webinars here and see what we have planned going forward.


NXT 50

“Innovation, inspiration, and demonstration of underground spaces”

Celebrating 50 years of underground space development and research

Looking forward to the NXT 50 years

Creating a unique environment for systemic change

Taking part in the HAGERBACH NXT 50 series of webinars will broaden your understanding of the role of underground spaces in helping humankind sustainably develop on this planet and eventually future planets.

Hagerbach Test Gallery celebrates its 50th birthday in the form of a hybrid event. Experience live demonstrations directly from the galleries and listen to the exciting lectures and round-table discussions on existing and newly planned projects.

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2021, from 14.00-15.15 CET (12.00-13.15 UTC) "Planning for Sustainable Underground Spaces" In this webinar, we will be exploring how ITACUS is working on an urban underground future. The ITACUS co-chairs Han Admiraal (Enprodes Management Consultancy) and Antonia Cornaro (Amberg Engineering) will be co-hosting this webinar and will be joined by ITACUS Steering Board members. Three professionals will hold a thought-provoking conversation on the essence of planning underground spaces. Is it about geology? Is it about urban planning? Or is it about something different altogether? Hear from Dr Marilu Melo, a human geographer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Dr Loretta von der Tann, geo-engineer and currently assigned to NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute), and from Shana Debrock, policy advisor working for the Department of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Flanders Government, Belgium. In addition, you can hear from the ITACUS lead on urban sustainability, Dr Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou, a lecturer at the University of Leeds UK on how underground spaces can contribute to sustainable development and help met the global goals set by the United Nations. The ITACUS co-leads for the Young Professional's Think Deep Program (YPTDP) Petr Salak (Dr Sauer & Partners, Israel), and Rosanne Verloop (Amberg Engineering, Switzerland), will give you a unique insight into the program in which ITACUS collaborates with ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners.

Grab this opportunity to hear from experts in the field of urban underground space as part of the Hagerbach NXT 50 series of webinars "Innovation, Inspiration, and Demonstration of Underground Spaces".

Previous Events


HAGERBACH NXT 50 celebrates the 50th anniversary of this unique underground facility.

Mission Earth First is a new initiative that will shape the NXT 50 years of Hagerbach.