47th Underwater Mining Conference

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Date(s) - 10/09/2018 - 14/09/2018
Whole day



The 47th Underwater Mining Conference is presented by the International Marine Minerals Society in partnership with the K.G. Jensen Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen and Global Centres of Expertise Subsea (GCE Subsea).

We will continue the well-tested format of the conference, which brings together world leaders from government, academia and industry to exchange information and ideas on underwater mining.

In 2018, we will strategically harvest the current marine R&D knowledge and bring it forward into the prospective developments of subsea solutions for deep sea mining beyond oil and gas.

The University of Bergen (UiB) has a background in deep ocean research that dates back the “The Northern Ocean Expedition” in 1876–1878. The track record includes pioneering oceanographic and marine biological studies, geophysical surveys, and today’s ongoing scientific exploration with remotely controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles. Norway has been pivotal in subsea innovative approaches, with the Bergen area collectively working as a global knowledge hub by hosting excellent deep-sea marine research and a cluster of 100+ R&D and industrial partners (GCE Subsea).

We welcome presentations from key players in deep sea mining prospective activities such as researchers, ISA nation contractors, sub-sea technology partners, and other sectors of timely interest in marine minerals.

Our 2018 technical program focuses on the scientific and technological aspects of deep-sea mining. It will be an exciting conference for the examination of the next commercial and technical developments regarding deep-sea minerals, deep-sea mining and metallurgical processing of marine mineral resources.

UMC 2018 will involve a welcoming reception, two days of technical sessions, a spouses’ day tour, and a geotechnical field tour. Several hotels within walking distance to the famed Grieghallen conference venue will be available to conference participants at special rates.

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