UMC 2017 • Technical Presentations

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

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

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


Can recycling and the circular economy render seafloor mining unnecessary?
Fernando Barriga, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Controlled source electromagnetic mapping of massive sulfide deposits with an AUV
Steve Bloomer (Matthew Kowalczyk, Speaker), Ocean Floor Geophysics, Canada

Design of subsea vehicle propulsion
Wiebe Boomsma, IHC Mining, The Netherlands
Hydraulic collector for harvesting polymetallic nodules in deep-sea mining
Siemen Dasselaar, IHC Mining, The Netherlands

Expected TTR licence approval and New Zealand law changes ensure Chatham marine phosphate project has more permitting confidence
Chris Castle, Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited, New Zealand

Comparative analysis of deep-sea minerals
Georgy Cherkashov, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

DCNS’ solutions for deep sea mining environmentally friendly activities
Damien Demoor, Naval-Group, France

Uncertainty management and project commerciality evaluation in deep-sea mining
Steinar Ellefmo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Optimized, zero waste pyrometallurgical processing of polymetallic nodules from the German CCZ license area
David Friedmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Particle geochemistry at hydrothermal vents and implications for mining seafloor massive sulfides
Amy Gartman, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

AUV-based small-scale quantitative predictive mapping of Mn-nodules: Precondition for ideal mining path planning
Iason-Zois Gazis (Jens Greinert — Speaker), GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

How to identify extinct seafloor massive sulphides by using OBS seismic data — A case study from the Blue Mining project at the TAG hydrothermal field
Alba Gil, National Oceanography Centre, UK

First map and catalogue of submarine mineral deposits from Spain: EMODnet-Geology project
Javier Gonzalez-Sanz, Geological Survey of Spain, Spain

Inter-industry collaboration for deep sea mining projects: Moving past the “Us and Them”
Renee Grogan, Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd, Australia

Hydrogenetic growth of ferromanganese crusts: Which processes cause the heteroepitaxial intergrowth of the Fe- and Mn-phases?
Peter Halbach, Free University, Germany

JPI Oceans pilot action “MiningImpact”: Assessment of potential impacts of manganese nodule extraction on deep-sea biota and ecosystem for policy recommendations
Kristen Hamann, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

The Atlantis II sea floor massive sulphide deposit, Red Sea — current status and future programme
R. Dan Hamer, Manafai, Saudi Arabia

Arctic Ocean Fe-Mn Crusts and Nodules: A Genetic Model and Final Analyses
James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Assessing the sustainability of manganese nodule mining: a life-cycle based comparison of commercial mining scenarios in the German license areas in the CCZ
Luise Heinrich, Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany

Dynamic mineral recrystallization — Implications for sustainable trace metal recovery from deep-sea ferromanganese deposits
Tobias Hens, Monash University, Australia

Evaluating grade and tonnage estimates of seafloor massive sulfide deposits
John Jamieson, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Deep sea monitoring and data collecting — Regulating a new scientific-commercial service
Uwe Jenisch, University of Kiel, Germany

MUM — Large Modifiable Underwater Mother Ship
Andreas Kaschube, Thyssenkrupp, Germany

Adaptation of environmental monitoring methods from the oil and gas sector for seabed mining
Jens Laugesen, DNV GL, Norway

Deepsea mining feasibility: the Norwegian Case
Maxime Lesage, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Low cost drilling for deep-sea minerals exploration
Martin Ludvigsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Back to basics: contract law and the ISA exploitation regime
Elizabeth McIsaacs, McInnes Cooper, Canada

Marine Protected Areas with the Clarion-Clipperton Zone
Charles Morgan, Moana Hohonu LLC, USA

Acoustic and inertial positioning solutions for underwater mining applications
Pierre-Yves Morvan, iXblue, France

A multidisciplinary field study of cobalt-rich crusts, Tropic Seamount, NE Atlantic: MarineE-Tech
Bramley Murton, National Oceangraphy Centre, UK

Forging Ahead: Update on Nautilus Minerals Solwara 1 Project
John Parianos, Nautilus Minerals, Australia

Geochemical assessment of heavy metals in nodule mining disturbance sites: Implications for standard development and monitoring
Sophie Paul, Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany

The resource potential of the slow-spreading TAG segment at 26°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: evidence from AUV-based exploration
Sven Petersen, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

The ISA’s revised draft exploitation regulations – have key Stakeholders’ concerns been addressed adequately?
Steve Potter, Pinsent Masons, Singapore

Designing ships for deep-sea mining
Dilip Sarangdhar, Sea Tech, Singapore

Challenges associated with suspended sediment concentration and current measurements for deep-sea mining projects — recent experience from Marine E-tech
Jon Taylor, HR Wallingford, UK

Requirements and implications of nodule mining on deep-sea deposits and environment
Sebastian Volkmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Options to increase the economy of deep-sea mining
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

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The effect of SMS composition on their density properties for resources estimation
Svetlana Babaeva, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Relationships between variations in internal textures and sedimentary history of Fe-Mn nodules from Campbell Plateau
Se Won Chang, KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources), Korea

Metal mobilization in hydrothermal sediments
Adeline Dutrieux, National Oceangraphy Centre, UK

Geochemical variations of SMS deposits from mid-ocean ridge and arc-backarc settings
Anna Firstova, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Green Minerals from the Seabed
John Halkyard and David Huber, Ocean Minerals LLC, Texas, USA

S-XRF imaging of Fe-Mn nodules and crusts — A cutting-edge technique to decipher trace metal speciation and distribution
Tobias Hens, Monash University, Australia

A case study on viability of free-standing riser for lifting of polymetallic nodules
Sup Hong, KRISO (Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering), Korea

Seamount-scale controls on ferromanganese crust geochemistry: Tropic Seamount, NE Atlantic
Sarah Howarth, National Oceangraphy Centre, UK

Resource estimation of co-rich ferromanganese crust deposits: bathymetric and economic considerations
Andreas Jahn, Free University, Germany

Paleomagnetic recorder in the West Pacific ferromanganese crust
Wonnyon Kim, KIOST (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology), Korea

Sources and temporal changes of detritus in ferromanganese crusts from the Amerasian basin of the Arctic Ocean based on isotopic signatures
Natalia Konstantinova, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Extinct seafloor massive sulphide mounds from the TAG hydrothermal area, Mid-Atlantic Ridge — Insights into geological processes after cease of hydrothermal venting
Berit Lehrmann, National Oceangraphy Centre, UK

The “Tongguan” hydrothermal field and associated SMS deposit on the South Mid-Atlantic ridge
LI Chuanshun, The First Research Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao, China

Design and analysis of a deepwater seabed mining vertical transport system
Frank Lim, China University of Petroleum, Beijing

Structuring a successful underwater mining project
Eleanor Martin, Norton Rose, UK

Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of deep-sea metalliferous sediments of the TAG area
Sofia Martins, Lisbon University, Portugal

High-resolution seafloor imaging in the southern Indian Ocean: insights to economic mineral distribution and seafloor ecology from data acquired in the search for MH370
Daniel McConnell, FUGRO, USA

Ecosystem-based management of the deep ocean: DOSI (Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative) guidance for seabed mining
Lenaick Menot, Ifremer, France

Halogens geochemistry in ferromanganese crusts — does the electrochemical model apply?
Kira Mizell, U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Nodule types and genetic controls from the TOML Areas in the CCZ
John Parianos (presenter) and Christina Pomee, Nautilus Minerals, Australia

Modeling and field studies of nodule dewatering plumes generated by surface processing vessels
Thomas Peacock, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), USA

Physical and mechanical properties of Fe-Mn crusts and their underlying rocks substrates
Irina Pulyaeva, Yuzhmorgeologia State Scientific Center, Russia

Market analysis for deep-sea mining equipment
Mirjam Rahn, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Initial assessment of mineralogical properties of seafloor massive sulphide deposit at the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge
Ben Snook, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Thrown in at the deep end: modelling sediment plumes 1000 m under water
Jeremy Spearman (Mark Lee, presenter), HR Wallingford, UK

Generic mechanisms affecting the post-formation preservation of seafloor massive sulphide deposits: preliminary results from the TAG field
Iain Stobbs, National Oceanography Centre, UK

Geochemical and microbial characteristics of ferro-manganese crusts in the Northwestern Pacific seamounts
Katsuhiko Suzuki, JAMSTEC, Japan

Self-potential surveys using multiple platforms for exploration of submarine hydrothermal ore deposits
Katsuhiko Suzuki, JAMSTEC, Japan

Hydrothermal Activities Around 63–64°E Southwest Indian Ridge
TAO Chunhui, The Second Research Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou, China

Recent progress of geological study of ferromanganese deposits in the Northwestern Pacific seamounts
Akira Usui, Kochi University, Japan

How to design efficient and environmental friendly drives and controls systems for subsea mining
Martin Voss, (Alexandre Orth, presenter), Bosch, Germany

Studies on Deepsea Megafauna in the Northwestern Pacific Seamounts
WANG Chunsheng, The Second Research Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou, China

Geochemical and mineralogical investigations of fine growth structures of ferromanganese nodules from the Atlantic Ocean
Sabrina Warwas (Thomas Kuhn, presenter), Leibniz University, Germany

Mineralogy and the incorporation mechanism of economic relevant metals such as Ni, Cu, Co and Mo of Mn-nodules from the German license area within the Clarion-Clipperton Zone
Anna Wegorzewski, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources (BGR), Germany

Regional cooperation in the field of DSM exploration
Alix Willemez, University Paris II, France

The role of bimodal magmatism and its products in volcanogenic massive sulfide ore-forming systems: a case study from the middle Okinawa Trough, Japan
Toru Yamasaki, Geological Survey of Japan, Japan

Research and development on an ultraviolet laser raman spectrometer for deep-sea application
Ning Yang, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering (IDSSE), China

Finding FeMn crusts: growth, structure, texture and geophysical detection
Isobel Yeo, National Oceanography Centre, UK

Model of CCZ geological evolution and nodules potential formation
Valery Yubko, Yuzhmorgeologia State Scientific Center, Russia

The characteristics of plagioclase-hosted melt inclusions in MORB from hydrothermal anomaly field, South Mid-Atlantic ridge 19.5°S
ZHANG Haitao, The First Research Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao, China

Instructions for Presenters

Oral Presenters: Please upload your PPT file to a thumb drive with your name on it. Bring it to the welcoming reception “Get Together” at the Hilton Berlin on Sunday, September 24 and give it to the assistants located at the Registration table. Note: the format of the BDI beamer is 4:3.

The Technical Sessions will be at the BDI (Federation of German Industries) conference venue. Oral presentations should be 20 minutes in length, including a few minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Presenters: The Poster Session will be held in the BDI conference venue on Monday, September 25 — immediately following the lunch break. Posters in A0 sizing (or less) is preferred. Please review the Poster Session PDF for dimensions and general layout of the poster session. Tables will be available for handouts.

If presenters have special requests, please contact Karynne Morgan.

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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