UMC 2017 • Focus and Call for Papers

Economical, Technological and Environmental Aspects:
Cooperative Solutions For Future Deep-Sea Mining

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46th Underwater Mining Conference
September 24 through 29, 2017
Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Breite Straße 29
Berlin, Germany

The 46th Underwater Mining Conference is presented by the International Marine Minerals Society in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i, and the DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA). We will continue the well-tested format of the conference, which brings together world leaders from government, academia and industry to exchange information and ideas on underwater mining.

Our technical focuses in 2017 are the economical, technological and environmental aspects of cooperative solutions for future deep-sea mining. It will be an exciting conference for the next commercial, technological and environmental developments regarding deep-sea minerals, deep-sea mining and metallurgical processing of marine mineral resources.

Call for Papers

We welcome presentations that examine the quantitative extent and potential commercial technological and environmental viability of future deep-sea mining projects as well as those that address the important issues related to environmental assessment and protection. As always, other timely and significant topics related to marine minerals are also welcome.

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract by email to the UMC Conference Coordinator. A general UMC Abstract Template (Word.docx file, updated 04-26-17) is provided to assist you with the following format:

Please submit your abstract by email to the UMC Conference Coordinator. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2017.

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Commercial Exhibits

For commercial exhibits, please contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

Conference Contacts

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Robert Goodden, President
    International Marine Minerals Society
  • Technical Program Co-Chairs
  • Professor Peter Halbach
  • Dr. Thomas Kuhn, BGR
  • Professor Andrea Koschinsky
  • Technical Program Host
  • DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA)
  • 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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