Harvesting Seabed Mineral Resources in Harmony with Nature
UMI 2014 Field Tour to Parque National Sudoeste Alentejano Costa Vicentina.
The 43rd Conference of
the Underwater Mining Institute
September 21–28, 2014 • Lisbon, Portugal
Come and join us in sunny Portugal, where Heritage speaks of the great sea discoveries, celebrated in innumerable unique monuments, side by side with narrow, medieval streets like live Renoir paintings in every corner. Experience the famous Portuguese hospitality, and its remarkable cuisine and wines. Listen to Fado. It is a small country above sea level, but with a huge underwater realm. Visit modern research institutes and famous mines, some generated on, and under seafloors.
Find yourself visiting a country where multi-cultures live in harmony — European, American (North and South), African and Asian, and yet with a unique Portuguese soul, waiting for you to discover. Come and join the next UMI. Portugal welcomes you.
Charles Morgan, Technical Program Chair
Fernando J.A.S. Barriga 1, Technical Program Co Chair Local Organizing Team: Jorge M.R.S. Relvas 1, Pedro Madureira 2, Alvaro Pinto 1,
Patricia Conceição 2,
and Celia Lee 1. (1) University of Lisbon and
(2) EMEPC (The Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf)
Call for Papers abstracts: Closed (deadline was May 31, 2014)
New!Travel advisory: For ATM cash withdrawals in Portugal, you are only allowed 400 Euros per day (200 Euros maximum each transaction). This applies to each card that you may carry and note that the cards should have a chip and PIN attached to it. Please check with your bank for guidance.
Hotel Accommodations: A description of the Olissippo Oriente Hotel in Lisbon as well as the other four hotels for our Field Tours and Strategic Planning Meeting.
Map of UMI venues in Lisbon: The three main UMI venues — Olissippo Oriente Hotel, Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Pavilion of Knowledge, conference location), and Oceanàrio de Lisboa (Lisbon’s Oceanarium) — are within walking distance of each other.
Conference Dinner/Banquet: Introduction and welcome to Estufa Fria at the Park Eduardo VII. This living museum will be full of enchantment and an unforgettable experience for UMI participants and their guests.
Oceanàrio de Lisboa (Lisbon’s Oceanarium): A description of our visit to one the world’s largest aquarium and Trip Advisor’s best of 215 attractions in Lisbon.
Geotechnical Tour Descriptions: Our UMI hosts can accommodate up to 90 participants to be split on three field tours: two to south Portugal and one to central Portugal.