UMI 2014 • Registration

Harvesting Seabed Mineral Resources in Harmony with Nature

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The 43rd Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
September 21–28, 2014 • Lisbon, Portugal

Registration is now closed.

Deadline for UMI Registration, Hotel Reservations, Geotechnical Field Tour and all related conference activities is JULY 15, 2014. Late registration to the UMI conference (with late fee) will be accepted, however, hotel reservations (and at the special UMI rate), geotechnical field tour and other functions cannot be guaranteed after the deadline.

Registration and Guest Function Fees

Registration Fees (Deadline July 15, 2014)

Several items in the UMI fee schedule below are discounted for current members of the International Marine Minerals Society:

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Guest Fee Options (Deadline July 15, 2014)

Guests and spouses of UMI participants are, in addition to the geotechnical field tour above, welcome to join the following Lisbon activities:

Spouses-only Lisbon Day Tour, Monday, September 22, starting at 0900: USD 100. This guided tour of special Lisbon highlights is an all-day activity. Travel by tram through historic districts, lunch will be provided, and spend the afternoon at Vila de Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered for many the most romantic town in Portugal. Other breathtaking stops will be made along the way. If the minimum of 20 persons is not met, alternate arrangements will be made for our guests and spouses. Click here for a PDF on the Spouses-only Lisbon All Day Tour.

Banquet at Estufa Fria, Monday, September 22, evening: USD 75. Join the UMI participants in this extraordinary setting for the conference dinner/banquet: it’s a living museum with a beautiful lake, an enchanting garden with art and sculptures—the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company, flavors, and evening. Click here for a PDF on the Conference Dinner/Banquet Welcome.

Oceanàrio de Lisboa (Oceanarium), Tuesday, September 23, early evening: USD 25. Meet up with the UMI participants at Lisbon’s Oceanarium (ranked No. 1 of 215 attractions in Lisbon by Trip Advisor) for an exciting visit. Click here for a PDF on the Oceanàrio de Lisboa visit.


The deadline for UMI Conference Registration, Hotel Reservations and related functions and activities is July 15, 2014. Late registrations will incur a late fee of $50 and is acceptable for conference registrations. Hotel reservations and Geotechnical Field Tour, after the deadline, are not guaranteed.

Payment is preferred by Visa or MasterCard credit cards completed online at or via UMI 2014 Conference Registration Form. Checks payable to IMMS (International Marine Minerals Society) and wire transfers (contact Conference Coordinator for information) are acceptable.


Refunds (less USD 50 processing fee) will be allowed for written cancellations (email or fax) received by the Conference Coordinator by August 15, 2014.

Conference Contacts

Technical Program Chair:
Dr. Charles Morgan
Tel: +1 808 550-4539

Conference Coordinator:
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

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