UMI 2013 • Technical Presentations

The 42nd Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
October 21-25, 2013 at the Windsor Hotel, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 26-28, 2013 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Download the Final Program for UMI 2013 PDF.

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

(In order by last/family name of the presenting author)

Estimating and Finding Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Sulfide Mineralization: Optimists Versus Pessimists?
Fernando Barriga, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Toward Zero Impact: Assessment of Ecological Impact for Tailings Return
Wiebe Boomsma, IHC Mining BV, The Netherlands

Data Mining the Atlantis II Deep
Warner Brueckmann, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Sciences, Kiel, Germany

The Application of Current Benthic Assessment Expertise to the Marine Mining - A Perspective on Best Practice from the UK
Daniel Brutto, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd., UK

Fe-Mn Nodules of the Finnish Bay (Baltic Sea): Exploration and Exploitation Experience
Gerogy Cherkashov, Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean (VNIIOkeanogeologiya), Russia

Past, Present and Future of Mn-nodules Development of Korea in the NE equatorial Pacific
Sang-Bum Chi, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), Korea

A Review of Radiometric Dating Methods Used in Assessing Submarine Volcanic Arc-related Mineral Deposits
Robert Ditchburn, GNS Science, New Zealand

Geoacoustic and Photo-Profiling as Remote Techniques of Choice in Nodule Field Exploration
Ivo Dreiseitl, Interoceanmetal (IOM), Poland

A Classification Society's Experience with Subsea Mining
Marco Figoni, American Bureau of Shipping — Offshore Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Houston, Texas US

Tierra Del Fuego: A Southern Equivalent of Nome, Alaska
Richard Garnett, Director, Minera Mares Australes, Santiago, Chile

Distribution of Radionuclides during Weathering and Erosion in Saquarema (Rio de Janeiro): Implications for Submerged Monazite Deposits in Adjacent Offshore Areas
Valiya Hamza, National Observatory of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Brazil

Critical Metals in Manganese Nodules from the Cooks Islands EEZ
James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Pilot Mining Robot for Polymetallic Nodules
Sup Hong, KIOST, Korea

Monitoring the Dynamics of Gas Hydrate Deposits and Hydrothermal Discharge using the NEPTUNE Undersea Observatory Network
S. Kim Juniper, Ocean Networks Canada, Canada

Not Your Father's AUV: New Technologies that will Transform Deep Sea Operations
Carl Kaiser, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US

A Study on Steering Characteristics of Pilot Mining Robot (MineRo II) on Extremely Cohesive Soft Soil
Hyung-woo Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

Hydrothermal Activity Along the Central Spreading Ridge of North Fiji Basin: Results from 2012-2013 Explorations
Jongkuk Kim, Deep-sea and Seabed Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea (poster presentation)

Deep Sea Mining Concept for Manganese Nodules
Steffan Knodt, Aker Solutions, Germany (alternate speaker, Annemiek Vink, BGR)

Revisiting the DISCOL Area in the Peru Basin 25 Years after the Disturbance Experiment — a German/European Initiative to Prepare an Environmentally Sustainable Manganese Nodule Mining
Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche, Jacobs University, Germany

Marine Minerals and Energy Resources Research Works in KIGAM: Manganese Nodule and Gas Hydrate
Sung Rock Lee, Korea Institute of Geology, Mining and Minerals, Korea

From Exploration to Extraction: The Consequence of Resource Morphology for Mining Operations on the Chatham Rise
Campbell McKenzie, Kenex, New Zealand (poster presentation)

Trace Elements in Massive Sulfides from the Semenov-2 Hydrothermal Field, 13°31' N, Central Atlantic: ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS Data
Irina Melekestseva, Institute of Mineraology, Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Subsea LIDAR as a Tool for a Manganese Nodule Exploration Program
Laurie Meyer, Deep Reach Technology, USA

The Approach to Environmental Impact Assessment for Mining Seafloor Massive Sulfides in Japan - DNA Analysis for Biodiversity Conservation by the Genetic Connectivity Concepts
Teruyoshi Narita (Nobuyuki Okamoto, presenter), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Japan (poster presentation)

Ultra-fast Segmentation and Quantification of Poly-metallic Nodule Coverage in High-resolution Digital Images
Tim Nattkemper, Biodata Mining Group, Biefeld University, Germany

New Morphological Insights of the Fieberling Guyot, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Application of SeaBat 7150 for Underwater Mining
Brian Parsons, Odyssey Marine Exploration, US

Nautilus Minerals: The Latest in Exploration and Development
John Parianos, Nautilus Minerals Inc., Australia

AUV-based Long-range Exploration for Hydrothermal Activity Between 13°- 33°S along the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Sven Petersen, GEOMAR, Germany

Sub-seafloor Replacement Mineralization: Lessons from the Neves Corvo VHMS Deposit
Jorge Relvas, University of Lisbon, Portugal (poster presentation)

Methods of Manganese Nodule Exploration in the German License Area
Carsten Ruehlemann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany

North Atlantic Marine Minerals and Ocean Mining Potential
Fredrik Soreide, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Scientific Deep Water Drilling Results and Their Application for the Underwater Mining
Giovanni Spagnoli, Bauer, Germany (poster presentation)

Electromagnetic Methods in Seafloor Mineral Exploration: Past Experiences, Present Technology and Future Directions
Andrei Swidinsky, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Seabed Classification at Seafloor Hydrothermal Sulfides Fields Using Multi-beam Sonar
Chunhui Tao, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou, China

Technical Aspects of Deep Sea Mining the Cook Islands EEZ
Darryl Thorburn, Seabed Minerals Authority, Cook Islands

Waste Rejection on Seafloor by Slurry Flashing for Economic Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining
Yuta Yamamoto, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Preliminary Economic Evaluation of Deep-sea REE Mud Mining
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

The Mineralogy and Isotope Geochemistry of Active Hydrothermal Field at South Atlantic Mid-Ocean Ridge 15°S
Jun Ye, First Institute of Oceanography, China (poster presentation)

Control and Monitoring of Hydraulic System of Underwater Mining Robot
Tae-kyeong Yeu, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

Geological Limitation on Distribution of Manganese Nodules in the South China Sea
Huaiyang Zhou, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Conference Contact Information

Technical Program Chair
Dr. Charles L. Morgan

Conference Coordinator
Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan
University of Hawai‘i
1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
Honolulu HI 96822
Tel: +1 808.956.6036
Fax: + 1 808.956.9772


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