UMI 2013

Recent Developments in Atlantic Seabed Minerals Exploration and Other Topics of Timely Interest

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The 42nd Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
October 21–29, 2013 • Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, and Porto de Galinhas • Brazil

Important updates for UMI Participants

Updated information and forms needed for the UMI (PDFs unless otherwise noted):


Windsor Plaza Hotel, Copacabana (meeting location and hotel) and Windsor Excelsior Hotel (additional hotel rooms), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Deadline for hotel reservations is August 9, 2013 (note new date).

Key Deadlines

Meeting Dates

Technical Program Chair:
Dr. Charles L. Morgan

Technical Program Co-chair and Host:
Dr. Roberto Ventura Santos
Director, Geology and Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM)

Field Tour Proposal (PDF) and Field Tour Payment Authorization Forms (PDF). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is SEPT 6, 2013 by email to Jane Silva at

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Diamond Sponsor

Odyssey Marine Exloration logo

Platinum Sponsors

CPRM logo Technip logo IHC Merwede logo

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

KOIST logo ISA logo Nautilus Minerals logo
Georgy Cherkashov graphic James R. Hein graphic

Other Sponsors

IMMS logo HURL logo MTS logo

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UMI 2013 Call for Presentations

The Underwater Mining Institute is seeking presentations that are focused on the following topics:

The 2013 UMI will be hosted by the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM or Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerals), the official government agency for gathering data and information on Brazilian geology, minerals and water resources. The conference dates are October 21-25 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Windsor Hotel, Copacabana will serve as our venue for both the conference and hotel accommodations.

An evening cultural activity and a day tour for spouses and guests are optional features of the UMI, as well as a geotechnical field trip that which is always well attended.

Special for UMI 2013 is a post-conference meeting open to all participants on Industry Strategic Planning to be held in Porto de Galinhas, October 26-28, about 2300 km northeast of Rio. Porto de Galinhas has been voted the “best Brazilian beach” for the beauty of its natural pools, ecological trails, excellent hotels, and proximity to Recife—sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Venice. (The special UMI hotel rate will be extended for personal stays beyond the meeting.)

We are excited to be offering our first South American destination to our marine minerals participants. Please join us in Rio de Janeiro and Porto de Galinhas. These will be the colorful backdrops for another highly productive and unique UMI experience.

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Abstract Submission Instructions

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

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2013. The selection of presentations and notification of authors will be completed by June 30, 2013.

For commercial exhibits, please contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

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Conference Contact Information

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Charles L. Morgan
  • Technical Program Co-Chair and Host
  • Dr. Roberto Ventura Santos
  • Geology and Mineral Resources
  • Geological Survey of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Ms. Karynne Morgan
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
  • Honolulu HI 96822
  • Tel: +1 808.956.6036
  • Fax: + 1 808.956.9772
Accept Credit Cards


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