UMI 2012 • Technical Presentations

The 41st Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
October 15–20, 2012 • Tongji University
New! Kingswell Hotel Tongji Shanghai (formerly Days Hotel) • Shanghai, China

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

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

Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits: More Than Meets the Eye?
Fernando Barriga, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Projection of a Dredger's Environmental Experience onto the Deep Sea Mining World
Simon Boel, OceanflORE, Belgium

Addressing the Environmental Impact of Deep Sea Dredging and Mining Equipment: Lessons Learned from the Dredging Industry
Maria Bernadette Goncalves Castro, MTI Holland, IHC Merwede Group, The Netherlands

Seafloor Massive Sulfides at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Age, Resources and Composition
Georgy Cherkashov, Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean, St. Petersburg, Russia

Past, Present and Future of Mn-nodules Development of Korea in the NE Equatorial Pacific
Sang-Bum Chi, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea

Environmental Data Collection: The Essential Need for Standardization
Malcolm Clark, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

Science Requirements for Management of Environmental Effects of Seabed Mining: A New Zealand Perspective
Malcolm Clark, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

A Unique Approach to Ocean Mineral Exploration
Tom Dettweiler, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida USA

Geotechnical Properties of Polymetallic Nodules of the Eastern Part of Clarion-Clipperton
Ivo Dreiseitl, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Poland

Chatham Rise, Mining Operations and System Design
Gert Jan Grundlehner, Royal Boskalis, The Netherlands

New Developments in Deep Ocean Mining Technology
John Halkyard, Deep Reach Technology, Inc., Houston, Texas USA

A Discussion on the Determination of the Size of Areas for Exploration and Exploitation of Seamount Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crust
HE Gaowen, Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, Guangdong, China

Rare-Metal-Rich Ferromanganese Mineral Deposits from the Western Arctic Ocean
James Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California USA

Meeting Global Environmental and Social Development Objectives through Sustainable Seafloor Resources
Robert Heydon, DeepGreen Resources Inc., Brisbane, Australia

COMRA’s Work
JIN Jiancai, COMRA, China

Real-Time Observations of Hydrothermal Processes through the NEPTUNE Canada Cabled Observatory
S. Kim Juniper, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Deep Sea Mining Concept for Manganese Nodules
Steffen Knodt, Aker Solutions, Erkelenz, Germany

Developing a Strategy for the Exploration of Vast Seafloor Areas for Prospective Manganese Nodule Fields
Thomas Kuhn, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources, Hannover, Germany

Chinese Exploration for Metal Resources in the Deep Sea
LI Jianbiao, China

Iron and Silicon Isotopes Constrain the Origin and Formation Mechanisms of Modern Hydrothermal Systems: Implications for Investigating the Enigma of Banded Iron Formations in Ancient Earth
LI Jun, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, Shandong, China

Jialong’s Sea Trial in the Marianas Trench
LIU Feng, COMRA, China

Towards Developing a Regulatory Regime for Deep Sea Mining
Paul Lynch, Government of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Trace Elements in Modern and Ancient Black Smokers
Valery Maslennikov, Institute of Mineralogy, Miass, Russia

Trace Elements in Massive Sulfides from the Semenov Hydrothermal Cluster, 1331 N, Mar: ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS Study
Irina Melekestseva, Institute of Mineralogy, Miass, Russia

Rock Excavation and Gathering Techniques for a Submerged Mining Operation
Mahesh Menon (Nicholas Ridley, Speaker), Soil Machine Dynamics, UK

Ferromanganese Deposits from Derugin Basin (The Sea of Okhotsk)
Pavel Mikhailik, Far East Geological Institute, Vladivostok, Russia

Multidisciplinary Mineral Exploration Services for Offshore Resource Development
Mark Mussett, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida USA

UV Fluorescent Sensing for Primary Selection of Metal-Rich Seafloor Massive Sulfide Ore
Toshiya Nakatani, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

Two Distinctive Structure-bound Hydrothermal Vent Sites in Subsea Caldera, Tongan Water
Sang Joon Pak, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea

Hydrothermal Activity of the Equatorial South Atlantic and its Bearing on the Regional Resource Potential
Sven Petersen, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Estimation of Poly-Metallic Nodule Coverage in Benthic Images
Timm Schoening, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Tailings and Their Disposal In Deep-sea Mining
Gerd Schriever, BIOLAB Research Institute, Hohenwestedt, Germany

SMS Potential of Sedimented Back Arcs: The Andaman and Aegean Seas
Steven D. Scott (emeritus), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Economic, Environmental and Technical Considerations for Deep-sea Mining
Rahul Sharma, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

The Next Frontier: Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea, Environmental Impact Assessment, Monitoring and Regulation
Tracy Shimmield, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland, UK

Deep Sea Minerals and the Green Economy
Samantha Smith, Nautilus Minerals, Inc., Brisbane, Australia

Considering Baseline Conditions during the Development of Environmentally Optimal Mining Pattern in the IOM Exploration Area, Clarion-Clipperton Zone
Valcana Stoyanova, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Poland

Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterizations of Ferromanganese Crusts by ROV Mapping and Sampling in the NW Pacific Seamounts
Akira Usui, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Deep Sea Bulk Sampling
Leonhard Weixler, BAUER Machinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen, Germany

Chatham Rise Phosphate, Exploration and Mining Developments
Ray Wood, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

How to Improve Economy of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining under Japan's Conditions
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka-Prefecture University, Japan

The Status of China Mining
YAN Weidong, Ministry of Land and Resources, Beijing, China

Recent Research in Deep Sea Mining and Related Processing in China
YANG Ning, State Key Laboratory of Exploitation and Utilization of Deep Sea Minerals, Changsha, China

The Environmental Work of COMRA
ZHOU Huaiyang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Conference Contact Information

Technical Program Chair
Dr. Charles L. Morgan

Conference Coordinators
Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan
University of Hawai‘i
1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
Honolulu HI 96822
Tel: +1 808.956.6036
Fax: + 1 808.956.9772

Carol Cudworth
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration


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