Announcement and Call for Papers
The Republic of Korea, India, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Slovak Republic are currently contractors with the United Nations International Seabed Authority (ISA) and are registered with the ISA to explore for commercially exploitable mineral deposits in the deep seabed regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Though constrained by difficult international precedents, daunting technical challenges, and dire economic forecasts, these groups continue making progress in securing the rights and technologies for the recovery of trillions of tons of deep seabed mineral resources.
Can exploitation of the deep-sea mineral deposits provide a more environmentally friendly extraction of base metals than existing on-land mines? How extensive are these deposits and are they in the reach of existing technology? Will these deposits provide a more sustainable and consistent supply of base metals for the future?
The 33rd Annual Underwater Mining Institute (UMI) invites you to participate in a forum for serious discussion of these and other topics related to marine minerals on beautiful Jeju (also Cheju) Island, Korea. We are specifically seeking presentations in the following subject areas:
Highlighting our UMI will be Ambassador Satya Nandan, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority in a banquet address to the Institute.
Call for Papers
Please submit an abstract with the following information to the Conference Coordinator by electronic mail or computer file (Word, WordPerfect, or ASCII)]. The deadline for abstract and biographical sketch submissions is May 30, 2003. The selection of presentations and notification of authors will be completed by June 30, 2003.
Title of Presentation
Our host, KORDI (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute), has arranged for excellent lodging, meeting, and banquet accommodations, as well as an exciting two-day geotechnical and cultural tour. With their gracious and generous assistance, we expect this year's Institute to be "the best one yet."
AgendaOctober 6: Evening Reception and Registration
October 7: Technical Session I
October 8: Technical Session II and Banquet
October 9 and 10: Geotechnical and Cultural Tours
LodgingJeju Hotel Hana 2812-2 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo City Jeju 697-130 Korea
UMI Room Rates: US76 (includes breakfast, service charge, and tax).
Room reservations must be made through the Conference Coordinator by submitting the Meeting and Hotel Reservation Form by
August 15, 2003
Registration FeeUS$350.00 (payment due by August 15, 2003); US$375.00 (if late)
(The cost for the optional field tour will be an additional US$45.)
Technical ChairCharles L. Morgan Planning Solutions, Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Co-chairs and HostKorea Ocean Research and Development Institute Ansan, Seoul, Korea
Kim, Ki-Hyune, Director, Deepsea Resources Research Center Email: email@example.com
Kim, Woong-Seo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsoring OrganizationsInternational Marine Minerals Society David S. Cronan, President
Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, University of Hawaii Alexander Malahoff, Director
About Jeju-do and KoreaJeju-do is the premier tourist destination in Korea because of its scenery -- offering both stunning land and seascapes -- and superior tourist amenities. The Korea National Tourism Organization (KNTO) has developed an excellent compendium of information invaluable to the tourist or business traveler accessible at http://www.tour2korea.com/ . The Korea Information Service (KOIS) also offers a wealth of information about the Republic of Korea -- its government and politics, business and economics, science and technology, culture and arts, and sports and recreation at http://www.korea.net/ .
Other websites offering interesting and useful information about Jeju Island and Korea:
Life in Korea at http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Travel2/Cheju
UNDERWATER MINING INSTITUTE 2003Conference Coordinator
Karynne Chong Morgan
Underwater Mining Institute, University of Hawaii
1000 Pope Road, MSB 303 Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Phone: (808) 956-6036 Fax: (808) 956-9772