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The 47th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC'18)

The 47th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC'18) will be held in Bergen, from 10th to 14th September

The 47th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC’18) will be held in Bergen, from 10th to 14th September 2018, and hosted by the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (JC-Deep Sea) at the University of Bergen, and Global Centers of Expertise Subsea (GCE Subsea). We expect approximately 200 participants.

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Grieghallen i Bergen, Norway
Photo:
Eilif Stene

Our UMC’18 technical program “Deep Sea Mining: Challenges of going further and deeper in marine research and subsea technology beyond oil and gas” 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. 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.
The UMC meetings entail 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.

We start in the Natural History Museum at the University of Bergen on Monday, September 10, 2018 with an evening registration and reception. On September 11 and 12, technical sessions, including posters and exhibits, and the UMC banquet will be held in the famed Grieghallen conference center. Additional options include two spouse/guest-only tours (September 11th to Sognefjord and 12th for a Walking Tour of Bergen), as well as two geotechnical field tours (September 13th to DOF Subsea and OneSubsea and 14th on Geology).

Calling All Students!For the first time, the IMMS Executive Board and UMC 2018 Hosts will give awards for Best Student Abstract and Best Student Presentation for the Underwater Mining Conference in Bergen, Norway this year. A small panel of judges will be composed of IMMS Executive Board members as well as representatives from the UMC 2018 hosting organizations, K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen and Global Centres of Expertise (GCE Subsea). Abstracts will be judged before the conference, and the winning student will be awarded a registration waiver for UMC 2018. Presentations will be judged during the technical sessions at UMC 2018 in Bergen, and the winning student will be awarded a registration waiver for UMC 2019. Both winners will be announced at the IMMS Annual General Meeting. 

Submit your abstract by June 8, 2018 and inform the UMC conference coordinator (Karynne Morgan) in your submission email that you would like to be considered for either or both student awards (if you have already submitted your abstract, please let Karynne know).We look forward to your submissions and the opportunity to highlight the hard work of students in the marine mining community!

We strongly encourage you to come to this event being hosted in a country that has done so much to inspire research in marine minerals.
More information in: http://www.underwatermining.org

Key Deadlines:
Call for abstracts                          June 8, 2018
Hotel Reservations                       June 30, 2018
Conference Registration               June 30, 2018

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
Email your abstract using the UMC 2018 Abstract Template
http://www.underwatermining.org/downloads/UMC_2018_A4_Abstract_Template_20180319.docx (Microsoft Word .docx file) containing the following information to the Conference Coordinator karynnem@hawaii.edu
The selection of presentations and notification of authors will be completed shortly thereafter.

 *   Title of Presentation
 *   Author(s) Name, Title, Affiliation, Mailing and Contact Information
 *   Abstract: Any length, not to exceed 10 pages, including figures and tables
 *   Biographical Sketch and Portrait of the Principal Author and Speaker: ½-page narrative and photo of each
 *   A list of keywords
 *   A statement providing your permission, or not, to archive the abstract (in PDF format) with OneMine.org (digital library for the minerals and mining community) at the conclusion of the UMC.

Conference Contacts
Technical Program Chair
Dr. Robert Goodden
IMMS President

Technical Program Co Chairs
Rolf Birger Pedersen
Professor, K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research
Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen
Realfagbygget, Allègaten 41, 5008 Bergen, Norway

Filipa Marques
Researcher, K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research
Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bergen
Realfagbygget, Allègaten 41, 5008 Bergen, Norway
ana.marques@uib.no

Jon Hellevang
Senior Subsea Innovator
Global Centres of Expertise - GCE Subsea
P.O. Box 27, 5347 Agotnes, Norway
jon.hellevang@gcesubsea.no

Conference Coordinator
Karynne Chong Morgan
University of Hawai`i, 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu HI USA 96822
USA Phone: +1 808.956.5095
Email: karynnem@hawaii.edu

Websites: www.underwatermining.org  and www.IMMSoc.org