UMC 2015 • Focus and Call for Papers

Nearshore Underwater Mining:
Critical Commodities for the Future

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44th Underwater Mining Conference*
November 1 through November 6, 2015
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel • Tampa Bay, Florida • USA
*formerly the Underwater Mining Institute (UMI)

Near-shore, shallow underwater mining is currently providing more than 20% of the sand and gravel used in the United Kingdom and Japan. According to Diamond Investing News, 90% of the world’s diamonds are currently produced using underwater mining. Historically, these minerals, as well as gold, tin, and others have been commercially produced from seabed sources. In addition, phosphates, iron ore, and other minerals have the potential for commercial extraction from underwater deposits. This Underwater Mining Conference (UMC) will focus on these and potentially other relatively shallow (< 1 km water depths) seabed mineral deposits.

Call for Papers

We seek high quality presentations that examine the technological, environmental, legal, regulatory, and political aspects of shallow seabed mineral deposit commercial extraction. As always, we will also consider other topics of timely interest related to the prudent development of all underwater mineral resources worldwide. Now closed.

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract by email to the UMC Conference Coordinator. A general UMC Abstract template (Word .docx file) is provided to assist you with the following format:

The deadline for submission is has passed.

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Commercial Exhibits

Commercial exhibits are welcome; the cost to display is USD 1500. Please contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

Conference Contacts


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