- Commercial exploration for massive sulfide deposits in the
Territorial Waters of Papua, New Guinea has made significant progress
through active partnerships between government-sponsored research and a
commercial firm, while a new U.S. company has been incorporated to
develop such deposits worldwide;
- Impressive advances in technology continue to simplify the problems
of exploration and commercial recovery for all types of seabed minerals;
- Quantification of the relationships among seabed mineral
occurrence, basic biological and physical parameters, and environmental
impact assessment have been greatly improved; and
- Development of the international and national regimes for the
commercial recovery of seabed minerals has made significant progress
in the adoption of policies and regulations.
A diverse group of professionals from at least a dozen countries has
been assembled to present and discuss in depth these topics within the
informal context provided by the UMI.
Honolulu, the tenth largest city in America, is very cosmopolitan and
offers a mesh of modern and traditional settings, lifestyles, and attitudes.
There is much here to stimulate the senses whether you are visiting for
the first time or re-visiting our shores. The UMI in 2000 promises
to be one of the best and most memorable.
The Underwater Mining Institute
Host and Program Chair
Year 200 Sponsors
- International Marine Minerals Society (President and Program Co-Chair Alexander Malahoff, University of Hawai'i)
- Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), University of Hawai'i
- Marine Minerals Technology Center, University of Hawai'i (Program Chair Charles L. Morgan)
- Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), University of Hawai'i.
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