UMI 2008 • Program

UMI 2007: Marine Minerals: Technological Solutions and Environmental Challenges is the 38th annual conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, November 17-22, 2008, in Oxford, Mississippi USA.

Monday, 17 November: Welcoming Reception and Registration

Tuesday, 18 November: Technical Session I

Wednesday, 19 November: Technical Session II and Banquet Dinner

Thursday, 20 November (7:30 AM) – Friday, 21 November (6:00 PM): Geotechnical Field Tour

List of Presentations (provisional)

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

The Geological Setting, Morphology and Physical Properties of Massive Sulfide Deposits: Important Parameters for Future Mining Technology
Georgy Cherkashov, VNIIOkeangeologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), St. Petersburg, Russia

Cobalt-rich Manganese Crusts in the Azores Region: Preliminary Results
Raquel Costa, Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC) (Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf), Portugal

High Sulfidation Submarine Hydrothermal Systems of the Mariana Arc
Cornel de Ronde and Robert Ditchburn (Speaker), GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

Ocean Mining Research of China — Technical Solution and Activities
Liuhuai Ding, Changsha Institute of Mining Research, Hunan, China

Physiological Ecology and Biodiversity of Animal Life around Hydrothermal Vents and Hydrocarbon Seeps
Charles Fisher, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania US

Platinum and Some Other Trace Metals in Ferromanganese Crusts: Geochemical Models to Explain Contradictions
Peter Halbach, Free University, Berlin, Germany

Polymetallic Nodules - A New Approach
David Heydon, Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. & Tonga Offshore Mining Limited

Continued Research Efforts for the Development of Deep-sea Mining Equipment
Bart Hogeweg, MTI Holland BV, The Netherlands

Field Results Using an Electromagnetic Conductivity Sensor for Deep Sea Mineral Exploration
Eric Jackson, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Submarine Gravity Surveys Using Airborne Gravimeter Technology
Eric Jackson, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Geophysical Exploration of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits in the Northeast Lau Basin
Hyun Sub Kim, Deep-sea and Marine Resources Research Department, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

Environmental Management of a New Minerals Frontier
Campbell MacKenzie, Neptune Minerals Plc, Sydney, Australia

Perspective on Future Metal Supply from the Oceans
Julian Malnic, Direct Nickel, Sydney, Australia

Technology Solutions for Seafloor Mining off New Zealand
Simon McDonald, Neptune Minerals Plc, Sydney, Australia

Ore Facies of a New Hydrothermal Massive Sulfide Cluster at 13°31'N, Mid Atlantic Ridge: First Results
Irina Melekestseva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Russia

Deepwater Oil and Gas Development Technology — Applications for Marine Mineral Extraction
Martin Morrison, INTEC Engineering, Houston, Texas US

Potential Controls of Sediment Distribution on the Genesis of Seabed Manganese Nodules
Kiseong Hyeong and Cheong-Kee Park (Speaker), Deep-sea and Marine Resources Research Department, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

Nautilus Minerals — Developing the World’s First Deep-water Metaliferous Hard Rock Mine
Stephen Rogers, Nautilus Minerals, Queensland, Australia

The Challenges of Making Deep Sea Mining Sustainable
Hans Smit, Marine and Mineral Projects, South Africa

An Environmental Impact Assessment of Seafloor Mineral Extraction
Samantha Smith, Nautilus Minerals, Queensland, Australia

Special Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute (MMRI) Technology Session:

Distribution Pattern of Polymetallic Nodules and Associated Megabenthic Community
Valcana Stoyanova, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Poland

Research Activities by the Marine Environment Survey and Assessment Group in the Research Consortium for Methane Hydrate Resources (MH21 project) in Japan
Shunji Sukizaki, Marine Biological Research Institute of Japan, Co., Ltd., Japan

Into the Deep: The Feasibility of Accessing Deep Sea Deposits
Caroline Suykerbuyk, MTI Holland BV, The Netherlands

An Integrated Geophysical & Geological Mapping of Deep-sea Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crusts: A Case Study at a Seamount of the Federated States of Micronesia, South Pacific
Akira Usui, Department of Geology, Kochi University, Japann

Variability in Environmental Characteristics of Hydrothermal-Vent Ecosystems: What’s at Risk?
Cindy Lee Van Dover, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina US

The IMMS Code for Environmental Management of Marine Mining: Review and Comments
Philomene A. Verlaan, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA

MHC: Buried Treasure or a Threat to Our Species?
Tony Wakefield, AW Wakefield, United Kingdom

Modeling of Chemosynthetic Ecosystem around Methane Seepage and the Application for Hydrothermal Vents
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan


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