UMC 2016 • Technical Presentations

Resource and Environmental Assessments
for Seafloor Mining Development

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45th Underwater Mining Conference
October 9 through 13, 2016
Orakai Songdo Park Hotel
151, Techno park-ro, Yeonsu-gu
Incheon • South Korea

Technical Presentations
(provisional, includes both oral and poster presentations)

(In order by last name of the main author/speaker)


Geodynamic Features and Distribution of the Hydrothermal Vent Fields in Some Oceanic Regions
Svetlana Babaeva, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Marine Environmental Baseline Surveys — Overcoming the Deep Water Hurdle
Andy Campbell, Gardline Marine Sciences, Singapore Branch

Chatham Marine Phosphate Project will Rise Again
Chris Castle, Chatham Rock Phosphate, New Zealand

Key SMS parameters for Potential Mining Operations: Case of Mid-Atlantic Ridge Deposits
Georgy Cherkashov, VNIIOkeanologia, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Effect of Reworked Barite on Radiometric Dating Using 228Ra, 228Th and 226Ra/Ba Values: Implications for Assessing Seafloor Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits
Robert Ditchburn, GNS Science, New Zealand

Nodule Occurrence, Metal Content and Nodule Grain Size at Different Bathymetry Horizons in the IOM Exploration Area
Ivo Dreiseitl, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM), Poland

Near-seafloor Magnetics — An Essential Tool for Seafloor Massive Sulfide Detection and Characterization
Jerome Dyment, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France

An Explanation for the Unique Composition of Arctic Ocean Ferromanganese-Oxide Mineral Deposits
James Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California, United States

Hydrothermal Clay Minerals Recognized in Subseafloor of Active Hydrothermal Fields in the Okinawa Trough
Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Kyushu University, Japan

A Geographical Information System for Exploration and Management of a Hydrothermal Vent Marine Protected Area
S. Kim Juniper, Ocean Networks Canada, Canada

KIOST (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology) — Special Presentation Session

A Potential of Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) for Deciphering Subseafloor Mineralization Processes
Hidenori Kumagai, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan

Classification of Manganese Nodule Resource Estimates: Can We Reach the “Measured Resource” Level?
Thomas Kuhn, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany

A Recommended Practice for Managing Environmental Aspects and Impacts of Seabed Mining
Jens Laugesen, DNV GL, Norway

Developing National Regulatory Frameworks and Standards for Resource and Environmental Assessments for Deep Sea Mineral Activities
Paul Lynch, Seabed Minerals Authority, Cook Islands

Toxic Trace Elements in Sulfides Of Modern and Ancient Black Smokers: Possible Influence on Ecosystems
Valery Maslennikov, Russian Academy of Sciences URALS, Russia

HUGIN AUV Configured for Underwater Mining Applications
Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime, Singapore

Trace Elements in Sulfides from the Semenov-2 Hydrothermal Field, 13°31.13' N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Isomorphism or Inclusions?
Irina Melekestseva, Institute of Mineralogy, Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

The Development of Technology for the Mining of Polymetallic Nodules from the Deep Sea
Rodney Norman, Royal IHC — IHC Mining, The Netherlands

Sea Trial Report of the Seafloor Drill UNICORN-1
Koji Ochi, Fukada Salvage, Japan

Nautilus Minerals Projects Update
John Parianos, Nautilus Minerals, Australia

ISA’s Zero Draft Exploitation Regulations — What Contractors Should Be Concerned About
Steve Potter, Pinsent Masons, United Kingdom

The Gas Hydrates of the Indian Offshore — A Prospective and Retrospective
Subramanian Rajendran, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India

Investigating the Mining Potential of Marine Ferromanganese Deposits, A Major Resource of E-Tech Elements
Jeremy Spearman, HR Wallingford, United Kingdom

Seabed Mining Exploitation Code: Review of Code and Commentary
Wylie Spicer, McInnes Cooper, Canada

Osmium Isotope Stratigraphy and Chemical Speciation of Elements of Ferro-Manganase Crusts in the Western Pacific Seamounts
Katsuhiko Suzuki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan

A Complex Hydrothermal System Around Dragon Horn Area (49.7°E) on Ultra-slow Spreading Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR)
Chunhui TAO, Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou, China

Preliminary Design of a Cutting Tool for SMS Deposits
Leonhard Weixler, BAUER, Germany

A Comparison of Legislations Relating to the Exploration of DSM
Alix Willemex, University of Paris II, France

Integrated Phosphate Supply Models for Sustainable Development
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Potential Usage of Flexible Riser in Deep Sea Mining
Ning Yang, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Designing Geological Investigations for Commercial Success in the Transition from an Exploration Project to Marine Mining
John Youngson, Marine Minerals Group, New Zealand


Overview of Gold Main Features in Seafloor Massive Sulfides
Svetlana Babaeva, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Serious Business in the Deep Seas for Mining Polymetallic Nodules
Laurens de Jonge, Royal IHC — IHC Mining, The Netherlands

Composition and Formation of Gabbro-peridotite Hosted Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits from the Ashadze-1 Hydrothermal Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridg
Anna Firstova, Saint-Petersburg University and VNIIOkeanologia, Russia

Estimation of Manganese Crust Coverage by Seafloor Image Binarization,
Jongmin JOO, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), Korea

Probabilistic Estimates of Seafloor Massive Sulphide Deposits along an Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge: A Multivariate Approach for Permissive Tracts>
Cyril Juliani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

MarMine — Exploitation Technologies for Marine Minerals on the Extended Norwegian Continental Shelf
Cyril Juliani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Ferromanganese Crusts from Shaka Ridge (South Atlantic)
Natalia Konstantinova, Saint-Petersburg State University and VNIIOkeanologia, Russia

A Self-Compensating Magnetometer (SCM) System for High-Resolution Mapping on AUVs
Matthew Kowalczyk, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Canada

Initial Tests of an AUV-borne Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) System
Matthew Kowalczyk, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Canada; Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd.

Global Perspectives of Gas Hydrates Research and Development
Sung-rock LEE, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Korea

What’s in a Deepsea Mining Riser System?
Frank Lim, 2H Offshore, UK

Integration of Modelling for Enhanced Marine Mineral Resource Project Outcomes
Campbell McKenzie, Kenex, New Zealand

Understanding Element Accumulation in FeMn Crusts through the Lens of Chlorine
Kira Mizell, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

The US National Ocean Exploration Program
Amanda Netburn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Louisiana, USA

Small-scale Occurrence, Growth Rate, and Mineral-chemical Composition of Hydrogenetic Ferromanganese Crusts from Two Typical Seamounts within the Japanese EEZ
Keisuke Nishi, Kochi University, Japan

Platinum Group Element Geochemistry of Submarine Arc Lavas Associated with Cu-Au Mineralization: Implications for Modern VMS Deposit Exploration
Jung-Woo PARK, Seoul National University, Korea

Evaluating Deep-Sea Megabenthos after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Lessons Learned and Applications to the Deep-Sea Mining Industry
Stephanie Sharuga, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana USA

Utility of Industrial Submersibles and Opportunistic Surveys for Environmental Monitoring of the Marine Benthic Environment
Stephanie Sharuga, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana USA

Identifying Geochemical Signatures Associated with Subseafloor Massive Sulfide Mineralization at Iheya North Knoll, Middle Okinawa Trough
Toru Yamasaki, Geological Survey of Japan (AIST), Japan

Instructions for Presenters

Oral Presenters: Please provide a thumb drive (with your name on it) with the PPT filename titled with YourName-Presentation Title to the audio-visual technician at the Welcoming Reception on Sunday, October 9. The thumb drive will be returned to you. There will be a podium mic or a wireless handled mic for you to use during your presentation. Oral presentations should be 20 minutes in length, including a few minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Presenters: The Poster Session will be on Monday, October 10 just after the lunch break. Posters in A0 sizing is preferred but not mandatory. There will be a designated area with bulletin boards and tables for handouts.

If presenters have special requests, please contact Karynne Morgan.

Conference Contacts

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Samantha Smith, President
    International Marine Minerals Society
  • Technical Program Host
  • Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (Korea)
  • and KIOST (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology)
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Karynne Chong Morgan
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
  • Honolulu HI 96822
  • Tel: +1 808.956.5095
    Mobile: +1 808.295.9418


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