UMC 2018 • Travel to Bergen

Deep-Sea Mining: Challenges of Going Further and Deeper
Advances in Marine Research and Subsea Technology Beyond Oil and Gas

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47th Underwater Mining Conference
September 10 through 14, 2018
Grieghallen
Bergen, Norway

About Bergen

Bergen is a beautiful city surrounded by majestic mountains and fjords on Norway’s western coast. The old Bryggen, a world heritage site on the wharf features colourful wooden houses once the center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. Bergen is also known as the “city of the seven mountains.” The Fløibanen funicular goes up one of its mountains, Fløyen, for panoramic views and hiking trails. The city is an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology.

Population: 278,121
Size: 465 km2
September temperatures: average low 9° C / 48° F; average high 14° C / 57° F

Arrival by Plane

The Flesland International Airport (BGO) is close to the city center and has daily connections to the major European airports (e.g. London, Amsterdam). There is an efficient airport bus direct to the city center and a taxi trip to the city will take approximately 30 minutes.

Arrival by Train

The Bergen railway between Oslo and Bergen is considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides. There are several daily departures between Oslo and Bergen. Learn more at www.nsb.no.

Conference Contacts

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Robert Goodden
    IMMS President
  • Technical Program Co-Chairs
  • Rolf Birger Pedersen
  • Professor, K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research
  • Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen
  • Realfagbygget, Allègaten 41, 5008 Bergen, Norway
  • Filipa Marques
  • Researcher, K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research
  • Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen
  • Realfagbygget, Allègaten 41, 5008 Bergen, Norway
  • ana.marques@uib.no
  • Jon Hellevang
  • Senior Subsea Innovator
  • Global Centres of Expertise - GCE - Subsea
  • P.O. Box 27, 5347 Ågotnes, Norway
  • jon.hellevang@gcesubsea.no
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Karynne Chong Morgan
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu HI USA 96822
  • Tel: +1 808.956.5095
    Mobile: +1 808.295.9418
  • karynnem@hawaii.edu
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