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The 31st Underwater Mining Institute Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2001
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, Island of Hawai`i

Pu'u o'o fissure, Kilauea, Hawaii



The registration form is available in PDF format which is best for printing and faxing. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free plug-in and required to view PDF files. The reader is available at the Adobe web site

If you have any problems or need to have a registration form faxed or mailed to you, please contact:
    Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan, Conference Coordinator
    Underwater Mining Institute, Hawai`i Undersea Research Laboratory
    University of Hawai`i, 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
    Phone: 808.956.6036
    Fax: 808.956.9772



Standard Fee. The standard fee to register for the 31st Underwater Mining Institute is US$325, if prepaid by September 15, 2001. This fee covers the welcoming reception and registration, both technical sessions (including light lunches and materials), and the UMI banquet.

Registration to the UMI also entitles you to the Year 2002 membership to the International Marine Minerals Society, a non profit professional organization promoting interchange between government, academic, and industry expertise on marine minerals interests.

Single Day Fee. The single-day fee is US$225, if prepaid by September 15, 2001.

Student Fee. The student fee is US $75. This includes the welcoming reception and registration, both technical sessions (with lunch) and materials, and the UMI banquet. Students must provide verification of student status and be willing to assist during the conference, if needed.

Late Registration Fee. A late fee of US$25 will be added to registrations received after September 15, 2001.

Field Tour. This optional Geotechnical Tour of the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park includes surface transportation, entry, and lunch on the final day of the UMI at an additional cost of US$30 per person.

Spouses Tour. This optional tour is designed for spouses, guests, and children while the UMI participants are in session on Thursday, 1 November. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children.

Banquet Fee. The banquet fee of US$35 is an additional cost for single-day registrants and guests to the UMI. Children are welcome to enjoy the affair at a special rate of $10 (10 years and younger).


Please submit the enclosed Registration Form with your payment. Checks in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank, or bank drafts, should be made payable to Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and mailed to the UMI conference coordinator. Payments may also be made by credit card, cashier's check, or money order. For wire transfer, please contact the conference coordinator for details.


Refunds will be made for written cancellations received by September 30, 2001.


Accommodations for guests are available at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawai`i 96720 Special room rates are available for UMI participants at $84 (ocean view) and $70 (banyan tree view) plus 11.416% taxes. For reservations, please call Castle Resorts by phone (808) 955-6221 and by fax (808) 955-7749 and identify yourself with the Underwater Mining Institute. For details of the hotel, see


Exhibits are welcome at the cost of the standard UMI registration.. For arrangements, please inquire with the UMI Conference Coordinator.

More Related Information About the Island of Hawai`i

Visitor guides and individual island maps are available through the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau (2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, Tel: 800-GO HAWAII (464-2924) or visit any of the websites below:
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