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The 31st Underwater Mining Institute Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2001
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, Island of Hawai`i

Pu'u o'o fissure, Kilauea, Hawaii

GOING TO EXTREMES:
SEABED MINING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Program Agenda

Wednesday, 31 October 2001 ∑ 8:00 to 9:30 PM
WELCOMING RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION

Top Floor, Hawai`i Naniloa Resort
(Three-minute walk from the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel)

Thursday, 1 November 2001 ∑ Begins at 9:00 AM
TECHNICAL SESSION I
Moku `Ola Room (sea level), Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Welcome
     Call to Order
     Charles L. Morgan, UMI Chair

     Host's Welcome: An Overview
     Alexander Malahoff and James R. Hein, UMI Hosts and Program Co-chairs

MARINE SULFIDE DEPOSITS AND EXTREMOPHILE BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
Alexander Malahoff, Session Chair

Uncommon Au- And Ag-Enriched Sulfidic Mineral Assemblages From A Basaltic Spreading Ridge Environment: Mt. Jourdanne, Southwest Indian Ridge
Peter E. Halbach
Freie Universitšt Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Finding And Proving Seafloor Massive Sulphide Resources
Julian Malnic
Nautilus Minerals Corporation, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

Establishment of the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents Marine Protected Area
S. Kim Juniper
Geochemistry and Geodrynamics Research Centre, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal Canada

Extremophile Exploration: Geothermal and Hydrothermal Systems
Alexander Malahoff
Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center and Hawai`i Undersea Research Laboratory, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i

Microbial Diversity in Extreme Environments: A Polyphasic Approach
Maqsudul Alam
Department of Microbiology, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i

Hydrothermal Fields In Oceanic Fracture Zone Settings: An Example From The Blanco Fracture Zone, Northeast Pacific Rise
James R. Hein
U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California USA

Physiology, Geology and Sulfide Deposits of the Southern Explorer Ridge Seafloor Hydrothermal Site Using an Integrated GIS Database and 3D Modeling
Yannick Beaudoin
Scotiabank Marine Geology Research Laboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Visible Gold in Massive Sulfides from Escanaba Trough, Southern Gorda Ridge
Randolph A. Koski
U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California USA

Hydrothermal Sulfide Deposits in Lakes
Sophia Katsouri (Steven D. Scott, speaker)
Scotiabank Marine Geology Research Laboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, 1 November 2001 (Concurrent with Technical Session)
SPOUSES TOUR

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Comfortable shoes, light raingear, and a camera are a must for a stroll to beautiful waterfalls and rainforest gardens. We'll stop for a light lunch before meandering over to Lyman Musuem in downtown Hilo. Van pick up at front lobby of Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. $25 per person.

THE EVENING IS OPEN





Friday, 2 November 2001 ∑ Begins at 9:00 AM
TECHNICAL SESSION II

Moku `Ola Room (sea level), Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Annual Meeting of the International Marine Minerals Society
James R. Hein, President

DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO FERROMANGANESE NODULES AND CRUSTS
James R. Hein, Session Chair

Environmental Influences on Manganese Nodule and Crust Composition in the South Pacific
Philomene Verlaan
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Ferromanganese Crust for Air Pollution Control
George Andermann
Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i

Occurrence of Hydrogenetic Ferromanganese Crusts from Deep-sea Floors in the Western Pacific
USUI Akira
Institute for Marine Resources and Environment, AIST, Ibaraki, Japan

Temporal Variation of Environmental Characteristics by changing Water Column Structure in the Northeast Equatorial Pacific
SON Seung-Kyu
Deepsea Resources Research Center, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute, Ansan, Seoul, Korea

OTHER TOPICS OF TIMELY INTEREST

Walking Mining Platform Developed In Southern Africa For Diamond Mining Along The Surf Zone
Robert Goodden
Seacore, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Mapping Certain Polarizeable Minerals in the Sub-Seafloor with a Towed-Streamer Electrical Geophysical System
Jeff Wynn, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia USA
Tim McGinnis, Williamson and Associates, Seattle, Washington USA


On the Deep Water Turbine-Electric Energy Systems for Industrial Use
Igor E. Mikhaltsev
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Placer Minerals of the West Coast of India - A Retrospective and Prospective
Subramanian Rajendran
Department of Marine Geology & Geophysics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India

Response of a Sediment Seabed To 25 Years' Discharge Of Mine Tailings: Effects Ranges And Biodiversity Recovery
Brenda Burd
Ecostat Research Ltd, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

Real-time Monitoring of Marine Tailings Placement in Papua New Guinea
Wilfred Lus
School of Natural and Physical Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, University, Papua New Guinea

MINI PRESENTATIONS

Friday, 2 November 2001
BANQUET

The Seaside Restaurant
1790 Kalanianaole Highway
(10-minute drive along Hilo Bay; casual attire; no host wine service)

5:30    Banquet
7:00    International Marine Minerals Society Presentation
        31st UMI Banquet Address by Maqsudual Alam
        Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center, University of Hawai`i
8:30    Adjournment of the 31st UMI





Saturday, 2 November 2001
GEOTECHNICAL TOUR OF THE HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Tour includes transportation, entry to the National Park, and lunch. The bus will pick up UMI participants in the lobby of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel promptly at 8:30 AM. Registration and pre-payment of $30 per person are required by September 15, 2001.

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