2007 Conference: Program

UMI 2007: Marine Minerals of the Pacific: Science, Economics, and the Environment is the 37th annual conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, October 15-20, 2007, in Tokyo, Japan.

Download a PDF of last-minute information for participants.
Download the UMI 2007 Final Program PDF.

Monday, 15 October: Welcoming Reception and Registration

Tuesday, 16 October: Technical Session I and Banquet

Wednesday, 17 October: Technical Session II and Japanese Dinner

Thursday – Saturday, 18 (early AM) – 20 October (3:00 PM): Geotechnical Field Tour

List of Presentations (provisional)

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

CBM Stimulation by Borehole Mining: 10 Years After
Grigori Abramov, Borehole Mining, Inc., Colorado, United States

Hydraulic Hoist of Manganese Nodules from the Ocean Floor in Vertical Pipelines and Their Velocity in Flow of Water by Results of Laboratory Tests
Victor Alexandrov, St. Petersburg Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Sands and Gravels Mining in Japan
Masashi Arita, Geological Survey of Japan (emeritus), Japan

The GIS-Model of the FeMn Crust Origin on the Seamounts (from the Pacific Ocean Magellan Seamounts)
Alex Asavin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Ferromanganese Crusts from the Afanasiy-Nikitin Seamounts in the Eastern Equatorial Indian Ocean: A Review
Virupaxa Banakar, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Exploration and Estimation of Gravel Resource Potential in Southeast Chukchi Sea Continental Shelf Off Kivalina, Alaska
Sukumar Bandopadhyay, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

K-07 - Results of Neptune Minerals 2007 Southern Kermadec Arc Exploration Program
Justin Baulch, Neptune Minerals Plc, New South Wales, Australia

UNEP Shelf Programme, Article 76 and How it Affects Coastal States
Yannick Beaudoin, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Shelf Programme, Arendal, Norway

Submarine Hydrothermal Activity and Mineralization on the Kurile and Western Aleutian Island Arcs, NW Pacific
Georgy Cherkashov, VNIIOkeangeologia (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean), St. Petersburg, Russia

Geotechnical and Sedimentological Study of Deep-sea Sediments from a Manganese Nodule Field of the Northeastern Pacific
Sang-Bum Chi, Marine Resource Research Division, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

The Physical Properties of the Powdered Manganese Nodule and Bottom Sediment from C-C Zone, Northeastern Pacific
Hunsoo Choi, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea

Detection and Quantification of Seafloor Ilmenite Deposits Utilizing Induced Polarization
Curtis Clement, Williamson & Associates, Washington, United States

Gravel Seeding - A Suitable Technique for Restoration of the Seabed Following Marine Aggregate Dredging?
Keith M Cooper, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Essex, United Kingdom

Developments of Offshore Mining and Dredging Technology
Jan Willem de Wit, IHC Holland BV, Holland

Application of Radiometric Dating Methods to Modern Seafloor Volcanic Massive Sulphide Deposits: Insights into Hydrothermal Processes
Robert Ditchburn, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

PROD - A "Swiss Army® Knife" for Deepwater Exploration
Alan Foley, Benthic Geotech, Texas, United States

Offshore Diamond Mining on the African West Coast
Robert Goodden, Seacore Mining Ltd., United Kingdom

Diffuse-Flow Distal Hydrothermal Mineralization Along the Active Mariana-Izu Bonin Arc System
James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California, United States

Overview of the Pacific Ferromanganese Deposits
James R. Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California, United States

Preliminary Results of ROV Expeditions to Kuroko-type Deposits in the EEZ of Japan
Kokichi Iizasa, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, Japan

Diversity in Mineralization Caused by Phase Separation of the Hydrothermal Fluid: Case Studies of the Southern Okinawa Trough Backarc Basin
Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Mineral Processing of Cobalt-Rich Manganese Crust and Nodules - Establishment of Treatment Flow for Removal of Substrate Rock from Deep Sea Mining Ore
Mayumi Ito, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Distribution of Manganese Deposits from Cretaceous to Recent - Overview of Studies of Buried Manganese Deposits in DSDP/ODP Cores
Takashi Ito, Ibaraki University, Ibaraki, Japan

From Space Robotics to Deep Sea Mining
Piotr Jasiobedzki, MDA Space Missions, Ontario, Canada

Nautilus Minerals - Commercializing Submarine Massive Sulphide Systems
Michael D. Johnston, Nautilus Minerals, Inc., Canada

Regional Distribution of Marine Minerals Over 3-D Topographic Map of the Northwest Pacific Ocean
Kiyoyuki Kisimoto, Geological Survey of Japan, Ibaraki, Japan

Evaluation of Developing a GIS Model for Selection of Suitable Sites for Manganese Nodule Development in the Northeastern Pacific
Young-Tak Ko, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

Biochemical Leaching Experiments of Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Deposits
Yasuhiro Konishi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

Determination of Noble and Rare Metals in Underwater Ferromanganese Ores with the Use of a Atomic Spectrometry Methods
Irina Kubrakova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Offshore Marine Sand Exploration in China
Jun Li, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, Qingdao, China

Summit Construction, Caldera Formation, Cone Growth, Mass Wasting, Hydrothermal Processes, and Sulfide Deposition on Submarine Volcanoes of the Southern Kermadec Arc
Alexander Malahoff, Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory, Hawai‘i,United States

Massive Sulfides from Ancient and Modern Margins of Asian Paleoocean and Pacific: Textures, Mineralogy and Fluid Inclusion Data
Irina Melekestseva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Russia

The Prospects of Mining of Minerals from the Deep Seabed
Satya Nandan, International Seabed Authority, Kingston, Jamaica

Deep-sea Mineral Potential of the South Pacific Waters
Nobuyuki Okamoto, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan

In-situ Chemical Sensor for Hydrothermal Activity
Kei Okamura, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Development of Deep-sea Mineral Resources: Status and Future Perspectives in Japan
Takashi Ooka, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan

Research on the Growth Characteristic of Co-rich Crusts from the Western Pacific
Jiahua Pan, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

Drilling High-Sulfidation Mineralization at Palinuro Seamount in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy
Sven Petersen, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University, Germany

Development of Equipment for Reconnaissance Level Detection and Confirmation of Deepwater Massive Sulfide Deposits
Will Roberts (Speaker Michael Williamson), Williamson & Associates, Inc., Washington, United States

Methane Hydrate Exploration Around the Eastern Nankai Trough
Tatsuo Saeki, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Chiba, Japan

Adsorption Behavior of Gold(I) and Platinum(II) Complex Ions on Manganese Dioxide: Implication to the Uptake Mechanism of Gold and Platinum into Marine Manganese Nodules
Sachihiro Sakomoto, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Do Natural Changes Mask Artificial Impacts on Benthic Ecosystem Over A Period of Time?
Rahul Sharma, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Perspective of Earth Science and Scientific Drilling Using Chikyu
Won Soh, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

Rovdrill® - The Development and Application of a New ROV Operated Seabed Drilling and Coring System
Allan Spencer, Perry Slingsby Systems, Florida, United States

Hydrothermal Deposits in the Indian Ocean
Kensaku Tamaki, Department of Geosystem Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Ultra-shallow Hydrothermal Reservoir Beneath the Caldera Floor of the Suiyo Seamount, Izu-Bonin Arc, Western Pacific: A Synthesis
Tetsuro Urabe, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Widespread Distribution and Long-term Continuous Precipitation of Hydrogenetic Ferromanganese Deposits in the NW Pacific Ocean
Akira Usui, Department of Geology, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Fundamental Study of Platinum Recovery from Cobalt-rich Crust
LiPang Wang, Department of Geosystem Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

ACS: A Seafloor Drilling System for the Deepsea Methane Hydrate Program Offshore India
Michael Williamson, Williamson & Associates, Inc., Washington, United States

Adsorption and Co-Precipitation Behaviors of Platinum(II) Complexions on/with Manganese(IV) Dioxide and Manganese(II) Hydroxide: Model Reactions for the Concentration Mechanism of Platinum into Oceanic Manganese Nodules
Mamiko Yamashita, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Strategic R&D for Deep-sea Mineral Resources
Tetsuo Yamazaki, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, Japan


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