2006 Conference: Program

UMI 2006: Scientific, Legal and Economic Perspectives of Marine Mining is the 36th annual conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, September 24-30, 2006, in Kiel, Germany This year’s host is the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR).

Download the PDF of the final program.

Sunday, 24 September: Welcoming Reception and Registration

Monday, 25 September: Technical Session I

Tuesday, 26 September: Technical Session II and Banquet

Wednesday Saturday, 27 (7:30) - 30 September (16:00): Geological Field Tour

The deadline for Regular Registration (for the conference, optional tours, and hotel reservations) is August 31, 2006.

To register for UMI 2006, download and complete the Registration Form (PDF) and fax it to the Conference Coordinator at (808) 956-9772.

List of Presentations (provisional)

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

Search for Sediment-hosted Seafloor Polymetallic Sulfides: What Are We Doing Wrong?
Raymond Binns, CSIRO and Australian National University, Australia

Eastern English Channel Broadscale Mapping
Silvana Birchenough, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, United Kingdom

The Technologies of Deep Ocean Mining, Revisited!
Arthur E. Capstaff, Jr., Endeavor Group (retired), United States

Mineralogy and Chemistry of Ferromanganese Nodules from Campbell Nodule Field
Se Won Chang, Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources, Korea

230Th/U-dating of Massive Sulfides: Results and Applications
Georgy Cherkashov, Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean, Russia

Gravel-seeding — A Suitable Technique for Restoration of the Seabed Following Marine Aggregate Dredging?
Keith M. Cooper, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, United Kingdom

InterRidge Statement of Commitment to Responsible Research Practices at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
Colin Devey, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany

A Half Century of Marine Placer Mining Viewed in Hindsight
Richard Garnett, Valrik Enterprises, Canada

Mineralisation Associated with Submarine Volcanoes of the Southern Kermadec Arc, New Zealand
Ian Graham, GNS Science, New Zealand

Chimney Massive Sulfides from the Vienna Woods Deposit (Bismarck Sea, PNG): Mineral Zonation and Geochemical Gradients
Peter E. Halbach, Free University (emeritus), Germany

The Metallogeny of Ancient Greenstone Belts and Implications for Modern Submarine Hydrothermal Systems
Mark D. Hannington, University of Ottawa, Canada

Hydrothermal Hematite/Silica Rocks from the Blanco Fracture Zone, Northeast Pacific
James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

Preliminary Report: The Third Marine Kuroko-type Deposit in the Area 200 km2 of Major Kuroko Province in Japan
Kokichi Iizasa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Investigation of Hydrothermal Vent Using Biogeochemical Trace Elements (ATP, dissolved methane) in the Northeastern Lau Basin
Kyeong-Hong Kim, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Korea

Polymetallic Nodules as a Future Deep Sea Mineral Resource
Hermann-Rudolf Kudrass, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany

ROV Kiel 6000: A New Research Platform for Ocean Observatories and Deep-sea Investigations Down to 6000 m Water Depth
Thomas Kuhn, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany

Characteristics of Hydrothermally Altered Wall Rocks from Modern Hydrothermal Fields
Klas Lackschewitz, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany

Marine Gas Hydrate Research at IFM-GEOMAR: An Overview on History and Recent Developments
Peter Linke, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany

Summit Construction, Caldera Formation, Cone Growth, Hydrothermal Processes, and Sulfide Deposition on Submarine Volcanoes of the Southern Kermedec Arc
Alexander Malahoff, GNS Science, New Zealand

First Commercial Drilling for Seafloor Massive Sulfides: Results from the Kermadec 05 Expedition, New Zealand
Timothy McConachy, CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Australia

Neptune Minerals Plc — First Year as a Public Company
Simon McDonald, Neptune Minerals Plc, New Zealand

Mineral Occurrence Map of Australia’s Seabed
William J. McKay, Geoscience Australia, Australia

Gold Mineralization in Ancient and Modern Massive Sulfide Deposits Associated with Ultramafic Rocks
Irina Melekestseva, Urals Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Kashevarov Trough Seamount Ferromanganese Crusts (The Sea of Okhotsk)
Pavel Mikhailik, Far East Geological Institute, Russia

Gas Hydrates as a Future Energy Resource — Scientific Aspects and Perspectives
Christian Müller, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany

Regulations for the Exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides and Cobalt Rich Crusts in the International Seabed Area
Ambassador Satya Nandan, International Seabed Authority, Jamaica

Shallow Submarine Hydrothermal Systems Along the Tonga-Kermedec Arc, SW Pacific: Geological and Metallogenetic Characteristics and Variabilities
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany

Deep-sea Mineral Potential in the South Pacific Waters — The Results of the 21-year Long Term Japan/SOPAC Cooperative Deep-sea Mineral Resources Study Program, 1985–2005
Nobuyuki Okamoto, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Japan

Sampling Seabed Massive Sulphides — Practical Experience and Ideas for the Future
Marcus Rampley, Seacore Ltd., United Kingdom

Shallow Submarine Hydrothermal Systems Along the Tonga-Kermadec Arc, SW-Pacific: Geological and Metallogenetic Characteristics and Variabilities
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany

Seafloor Massive Sulfides: Lessons from Land and Sea
Steven D. Scott, University of Toronto (emeritus), Canada

High Resolution Coring — the Ground Truth
Alister Skinner/David J. Smith, BGS Marine Operations, United Kingdom

Back-arc Rifting and Formation of the Hydrothermal Ore Deposits at the Northern Izu-Ogasawara Arc in the Western Pacific
Kensaku Tamaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Conceptual Proposal for Environmental Investigations in Deep-Sea Mining
Hjalmar Thiel, University of Hamburg, Germany

Recommendations for a High Seas Conservation Issue: The Polymetallic Nodule Ecosystem of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean
Virginie Tilot, National Natural History Museum, France

Reconsideration of Fine-scale Dating of Ferromanganese Crusts for More Reliable Microstratigraphic Correlation
Akira Usui, Kochi University, Japan

Sensitivity Analyses of the Kuroko-type Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining in Japan’s EEZ
Tetsuo Yamazaki, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Modeling of Methane Plume Behavior in a Water Column
Tetsuo Yamazaki, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

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