UMI 2010 • Program

UMI 2010: Toward the Sustainable Development of Marine Minerals: Geological, Technological, and Economic Aspects is the 39th annual conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, October 4–9, 2010, in Gelendzhik, Russia.

Final UMI 2010 Program (6.7MB PDF, dated Tue 28 Sep 2010) available to download.

Monday, 4 October:
Welcoming Reception and Registration

Tuesday, 5 October:
Technical Session I, Russian Dinner

Wednesday, 6 October:
Technical Session II, Spouses Day Tour, and Banquet Dinner

Thursday, 7 October (7:30 AM) – Saturday, 9 October (4:00 PM):
Geotechnical Field Tour

List of Presentations (provisional)

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

Devonian Fe-Mn Nodules of the Ural
Nuriya Ayupova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Russia

Systematically Converting the Deep Sea Mining Installation to Proven Technology
Jan Willem van Bloois, IHC Merwede, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Chatham Rise Phosphate Project - Technical and Environmental Challenges and Economic Opportunities to Marine Phosphate Extraction in New Zealand
Chris Castle, Widespread Energy Ltd., Takaka, New Zealand

The Brothers Hydrothermal System: A Model for Submarine Arc Volcanoes and the Formation of VMS Deposits
Cornel de Ronde, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

Activities of Brazil in Relation to Deep Seabed Mineral Resources Development
Kaiser Goncalves de Souza, Geological Survey of Brazil, Brazil

Dating of Iron Oxide Crusts in the Study of Submarine Hydrothermal Events and Mineral Deposition
Robert Ditchburn, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

Geotechnical Research of the Sea Bottom Sediments in Aspect of Regionalization
Ivo Dreiseitl, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Szczecin, Poland

Melt Inclusions in Brothers Dacite Reveal Metal Transporting Mechanisms
Ian Graham, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

Metal-rich Manganese Nodules from a Seamount Platform in the South Pacific
Peter Halbach (emeritus), Free University, Berlin, Germany

Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging of Marine Mineral Deposits
Geir Johnsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Hydrothermal Activity and Mineralization in Submarine Volcanoes of the Tonga Arc, Western Pacific
Jonguk Kim, Deep-sea and Marine Georesources Research Department, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

Hydrothermal Exploration Along the Northern Central Indian Ridge, 8°–12° S: Preliminary Results of Bathymetry, Volcanic Rock, and Hydrothermal Plume
Jonguk Kim, Deep-sea and Marine Georesources Research Department, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Ansan, Korea

Rare and Valuable Metals for High-tech Applications Found in Marine Ferromanganese Nodules and Crusts: Relationships to Genetic Endmembers
Andrea Koschinsky-Fritsche, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany

New Insights of Mn Nodule Exploration from the German License Area in the Pacific Manganese Nodule Belt
Thomas Kuhn, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany

Challenges of Deep Water Mining: A Key to Better Operation in Deep Waters is Obtaining the Information at the Resolution Necessary for the Application
Francois Leroy, Teledyne Benthos, North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

Study of Trace Element Zonation in Vent Chimneys of Ancient and Modern Black Smokers Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICPMS)
Valeriy Maslennikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Russia

Predicative Modeling for Environmental Management and Mineral Exploration - Potential Applications for the Marine Minerals Industry
Campbell McKenzie, Kenex Pty Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand

Phase Composition of Gold from Massive Sulfides of the Semenov-2 Hydrothermal Field (13°13’13’N), Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Irina Melekestseva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Russia

Specific Communities Inhabiting Manganese Nodules
Viacheslav Melnik, Yuzhmorgeologiya, Gelendzhik, Russia

Local Variability of Ore Bed Parameters in Co-rich Manganese Crusts
Mikhail Melnikov, Yuzhmorgeologiya, Gelendzhik, Russia

Gallium-rich Hydrothermal Ferromanganese Crusts from the Sea of Japan Underwater Volcanoes
Pavel Mikhailik, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia

Cash Flow Models of Different Deep Sea Mining Deposits
Henk van Muijen, MTI Holland BV, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

A Developing Country’s Challenges in Permitting / Regulating Underwater Mining – PNG Experience
Jerry Naime, Mineral Resources Authority, Papua New Guinea

Paleoceanographic Conditions During the Formation of Fe-mn Crusts from the Pacific Ocean: Biostratigraphic and Geochemical Evidence
Irina Pulyaeva, Yuzhmorgeologiya, Gelendzhik, Russia

Energy Resource or a Geologic Hazard? - A Case Study on Gas Hydrates with Special Reference to The Western Continental Margin of India
Subramanian Rajendran, Asia Pacific Institute of Soil Bio-Engineering, Cochin, India

Shallow Submarine Hydrothermal Systems along the Tonga Island Arc
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany

Volcanic Edifices of the Magellan Seamount Guyots (the Pacific Ocean) and Peculiarities of Their Ore Occurrences
Tatyana Sedysheva, Yuzhmorgeologiya, Gelendzhik, Russia

Economic, Environmental and Technical Considerations for Deep-sea Mining
Rahul Sharma, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India

Deepwater Seafloor Resource Production - Development of the World's Next Offshore Frontier
Glen Smith, Nautilus Minerals, Queensland, Australia

Deep Ocean Seafloor Mineral Extraction - Environmental and Social Responsibility for a New Industry
Samantha Smith, Nautilus Minerals, Queensland, Australia

Discovery and Investigation of Baltic Sea Nodule Fields
Fredrik Soreide, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Taxonomic and Trophic Structure of Megabenthic Community on Polymetallic Nodules Fields in NE Pacific Ocean
Valcana Stoyanova, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Szczecin Poland

Marine Minerals Potential in the Pacific Islands Region and the Proposed Management Strategy
Akuila Tawake, South Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission, Suva, Fiji Islands

Evolution of Geotechnical Properties in Hydrothermal Sulfide Mounds, the Reveal of a Maturation Threshold
Benoit Waquet, Technip Mines, France

Preliminary Economic Evaluation of Rare Metal Recovery from Cobalt-rich Manganese Crusts
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

How to Increase Economy of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining
Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan


Conference Contact Information

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Charles L. Morgan
  • Email:
  • Technical Program Co-Chair and Host
  • Dr. Valeriy Yubko
  • Deputy Director General
  • State Scientific Centre Yuzhmorgeologiya
  • (State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation Federal State Unitary Geological Enterprise, Southern Scientific & Production Association for Marine Geological Operations)
  • Gelendzhik, Russia
  • Dr. Georgy Cherkashov
  • Deputy Director
  • VNIIOkeangeologia
  • (Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean)
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 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
  • E-mail:


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