UMC 2015 • Technical Presentations

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)

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

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

Mineral Resources and Underwater Deposits of Solid Minerals in the Shelf Regions of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation
Svetlana Babaeva, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Origin of Co and Ni in Cu-rich Seafloor Massive Sulfides
Svetlana Babaeva, VNIIOkeaologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Environmental Permitting, Stakeholder and Political Considerations for Advancing Marine Projects to Commercialization
Jim Bolleter, Ecology & Environmental, Inc., United States

Marine Investments — Unlocking the Potential of Nearshore Underwater Mining
Bas Bolman, Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), Wageningen University, Netherlands

The Importance of Early and Continued Consideration of Environmental Factors within the Pre-Consenting Application Project Development Process
Daniel Brutto, Marine Ecological Surveys, Ltd., United Kingdom

Potential Mineral Resources of Phosphates and Trace Elements on the Rio Grande Rise, South Atlantic Ocean
Jose Adilson Cavalcanti, Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil

Streamer and Laboratory Experiments in Marine Induced Polarization
Curtis Clement, Williamson & Associates, United States

Resource Potential of Ferromanganese Crusts on Central and Southern California Seamounts and Comparison with the Pacific Prime Crust Zone
Tracey Conrad, University of California Santa Cruz, United States

Mineral Policy and Legislative Reviews: Offshore Mining in Papua New Guinea
Winterford Eko, Department of Mineral Policy, Papua New Guinea

Rare Metals in SMS: Mineralogical Control and Geochemical Associations
Anna Firstova, VNIIOkeangeologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

Vertical Grade Profiles of Offshore and Coastal Placers
Richard Garnett, Valrik Enterprises, Canada

Sources of Estimation Errors in Marine Placer Mining
Richard Garnett, Valrik Enterprises, Canada

Tectonic/Paleoceanographic Controls on the Formation of Phosphorite and Ferromanganese Deposits from Galicia Bank, NE Atlantic Ocean
Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain

JPIOceans — Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining (MiningImpact)
Kristin Hamann, GEOMAR (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Germany

Underwater Mining of Inland Resources
Michael Hausner, Underwater Mining Solutions, South Africa

Rare Earth Element Resources Hosted by Marine Phosphorites
James Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California USA

Resolving Inter-Industry Marine Resource Use Conflicts: Nearshore Marine Mining and Fisheries
Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council, Hawai‘i, USA

How to Find Buried and Inactive Seafloor Massive Sulfides using Transient Electromagnetics
Sebastian Hoelz, GEOMAR (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Germany

Resources Evaluation of Polymetallic Nodule — Results of AUV Survey
Tadayuki Ishiyama, DORD (Deep Ocean Resources Department), Japan

How to Achieve Technological Mining Innovations
Robbert Jak, IMARES, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Dredger Sound Impact Assessment Considerations
Diane Jones, HR Hallingford, United Kingdom

Underwater Mining — Without Making Waves
Stef Kapusniak, Soil Machine Dynamics, Ltd, United Kingdom

The Approach to Development of Mining Tools for Seafloor Massive Sulfides in Japan — Excavation Tests on a Seafloor 1,600m depth
Seiya Kawano, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan

Evaluation of Re-suspended Sediment to Sinking Particles by Benthic Disturbance in Manganese Nodule Fields of the Northeastern Pacific
Hyung Jeek Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

Paleomagnetism and Rock-magnetic Property of the Younger Generation Ferromanganese Crust in the Western Pacific
Wonnyon Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

Ferromanganese Crusts from the Mendeleev Ridge (Arctic Ocean): New Data of the Chemical and Mineral Composition
Natalia Konstantinova, VNIIOkeageologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), Russia

A Cradle-to-Grave Analysis of Environmental Impacts from Nearshore Underwater Mining
Jens Laugesen, DNV-GL, Norway

Suspended Sediment Concentration Monitoring: What Moving from High to Low Concentration Environments Can Mean
Mark Lee, HR Wallingford, United Kingdom

Seafloor Tectonics and Hydrothermal Activity Between 12°S and 14°S Segment of the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Bing Li, The First Institute of Oceanography, China

Chemical Composition of Metalliferous Sediments from the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Chunan Li, The First Institute of Oceanography, China

Ferromanganese Crusts from the Great Meteor Seamounts Chain (North Atlantic Ocean): Textures, Composition and Variability
Pedro Madureira, EMEPC (Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf), Portugal

Deep Seabed Mining: Key Obligations in the Emerging Regulation of Exploration and Development in the Pacific
Robert Makgill, New Zealand

Ecotoxicological Risks of Underwater Mining: What is Known?
Nelia Mestre, University of Algarve, Portugal

Use of Parametric Modeling for Economic Assessments of Seabed Mining Ventures — A Rare Earth Element Case Study
Laurie Meyer, Deep Reach Technology, United States

Deep Sea Mining: Environmental Impacts Compared to Onshore Mining
Daniel Millett, DNV-GL, Norway

Flexible Material Transfer Systems for Seabed Mining
Peter Neale, ContiTech Oil and Gas Division, Dunlop Oil and Marine, United Kingdom

Nautilus Minerals: Momentum Builds for our Solwara 1 Project in Papua New Guinea
John Parianos, Nautilus Minerals, Australia

The Characteristics of 5,000 Ton’s New Research Vessel Designed for Multipurpose
Cheong Kee Park, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

The Metal Endowment of Seafloor Massive Sulfides: A Global Perspective
Sven Petersen, GEOMAR (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Germany

Benthic Impact Experiment DISCOL in the Manganese Nodule Area of the Peru Basin — First Results of a Revisit after 26 Years
Johannes Post, DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA), Germany

The Factors Controlling the Variation of Ce, La and Y Concentration in Ferromanganese Crusts from the Magellan Seamount Cluster in the Western Pacific
Xiangwen Ren, The First Institute of Oceanography, China

Assessing the Deep-Sea Environmental Impacts of Mining
Tracy Shimmield, SAMS Research Services, Scotland

Using Self-potential to Explore for Submarine Massive Sulfides: Palinuro Seamount, Tyrrhenian Sea
Roxana Safipour, Colorado School of Mines, United States

Issues for the Assessment of Sediment Plumes Arising from Deep Sea Mining Operations
Jeremy Spearman, HR Wallingford, United Kingdom

Seabed Mineral Deposits: An Overview of Sampling Techniques and Future Developments
Jenny Stein, RSC Global Pty Ltd., Australia

Seabed Mineral Resources: A Review of Current Mineral Resources and Future Developments
Rene Sterk, RSC Global Pty Ltd., New Zealand

Waste Rejection on Seafloor by Hydro-cyclone for Economic Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining
Yosuke Takeda, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Geological Characterization of Hydrogenetic Ferromanganese Crusts over the NW Pacific Seamounts: Contribution to the Forthcoming Exploration and Economic Estimation?
Akira Usui, Kochi University, Japan

Technical Developments to Establish a World Class Data Platform for Seabed Minerals Exploration Licensing in the Cook Islands
Marino Wichman, Cook Islands

Seafloor Diamond and Placer Metal Exploration, and Seawater Capacitance as a Hydrocarbon Proxy — Applications of Marine Induced Polarization
Jeff Wynn, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

Economic Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining by Japan’s Model
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka-Prefecture University, Japan

Image Analyses for Estimation of Polymetallic Nodule Abundance in Korean Contract Area
Chan Min Yoo, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea

An Integrated Geological Model Approach for Offshore Placer Mineral Exploration
John Youngson, Marine Minerals Group, New Zealand

A Study of Technology Transfer and Diffusion Pertaining to Underwater Mining
Yao Zhou, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Instructions for Presenters (updated 10-25-15)

Oral Presenters: Please email your PowerPoint file to Jonathan Ayala of Odyssey Marine Exploration by October 28; he will coordinate the presentations with our audio-visual services provider. None of the files will be shared or made public. Oral presentations should be 20 minutes in length, including a few minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Presenters: The Poster Session will be on Monday, November 1 during an extended lunch break and Poster Session. Please prepare your poster for presentation boards 4' x 8' in size. There will be approximately 16 posters in a designated area with bulletin boards and tables for handouts..

If presenters have special requests, please contact Karynne Morgan.


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