UMC 2019 • Agenda

The World’s Largest Gathering of Ocean Mineral Stakeholders

Sustainable Development of Seabed Mineral Resources: Environment, Regulations and Technology


UMC 2019 image of South Mountain, Sanya City

48th Underwater Mining Conference
September 22 through 27, 2019
JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay
Sanya City, Hainan, China

Provisional Agenda

All functions will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay except for the IDSSE Cocktail Reception on 23 September and the Technical Field Tour on 27 September.

Exhibits and posters will be displayed in the foyer outside of the Grand Ballroom during the entire conference week.

Sunday, September 22

Welcome Reception and Registration
JW Marriott Ocean View Lawn*

*In the event of rain, the reception will moved to the Grand Ballroom

Monday, September 23

UMC Technical Session I
Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, September 24

UMC Technical Session II
Grand Ballroom

IDSSE Cocktail Reception
IDSSE Grand Conference Room

Wednesday, September 25

UMC Technical Session III
Grand Ballroom

Spouse/Guest Tour
This is a special tour within Hainan for spouses or guests (not for UMC participants) and includes a guide, transport, entry fees, and lunch.

Sponsor Cocktail Reception
JW Marriott or Dadonghai Bay (bar on the board walk)

Thursday, September 26

09:00 Start
Commercial and Special-Interest Workshops

Other Meetings
JW Marriott Meeting Room(s)

Gala Dinner
Grand Ballroom

Friday, September 27

Technical Field or Boat Tour

Other Meetings
JW Marriott Meeting Room(s)

Saturday, September 28

Departure Day

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Conference Contacts

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Charles L. Morgan
    Moana Hohonu LLC
  • Technical Program Co-Chair
  • Professor YANG Ning
  • Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • IDSSE Host Representatives
  • Mr. XIAO Jianyu
  • Dr. CHEN Yuxiang
  • UMC 2019 Conference Coordinator
    and for assistance and inquiries in Chinese
  • Jack Zhang
  • Executive Director
  • Karynne Chong Morgan
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 322, Honolulu HI USA 96822
  • Tel: +1 808.956-3184

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