As we move into an era of mining the deep-ocean floor, the world's most remote and least understood environment, mining companies are working on overcoming the perceived challenges and developing island nations are watching with interest. As the demand for base metals and minerals surges ever beyond what our land is able to provide, new technological and technical developments are helping to drive forward this new industry.
The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2014 will bring together a large array of solution providers, upcoming deep sea miners, members from the scientific community, and those within allied industries wanting to learn more about the opportunities within this emerging marketplace.
Thank you to all of our supporters and participants from The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2013, here's a short clip: http://deepsea-mining-summit.com/#video
Following the huge success of the previous Deep Sea Mining Summit, this year's objective is to build on and identify new and innovative technology developments, technical know-how’s, and to focus on the real challenges which face a new breed of deep sea miners and industry providers. Case studies and real results will address the issues.
Key topics on the agenda include:
New developments in deep sea mining, a resources future
Achieving sustainable seabed mining projects
Regional studies of Seafloor Massive Sulphide deposits and Manganese Nodules
Prospecting and Exploration, Methods and Results
Deep sea mining equipment, lessons learned and future developments
Future of technologies for seabed mining and robotic innovations
In addition the program will have a unique emphasis on networking and building new relationships, including generating dialogue in applying useful technologies and solutions for adaptation in deep sea mining. There will also be an opportunity to meet new investors from outside the market and to form collaborative partnerships in allied industries for mutual benefit.
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Speakers: Robert Heydon- Nauru Ocean Resources Inc, Justin Manley- Teledyne Marine Systems, Gregor McPherson- Caley Ocean Systems, Norma Pérez & Marcelo Devincenzi- Igeotest SL, Sudheer Chand- ABS USA, Smelror Morten- Geological Survey of Norway [NGU], Scott McLay- Tritech UK, Dr. Daniel Jones O.B- European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory [EMSO], Diane Jones & Tom Matthewson HR Wallingford, Lisa Wedding & Jack Nils Kittinger- Stanford Woods Institute, Rudy Helmons- TU Delft, Tracy Shimmield & Kenny Black- SAMS Research Services (SRSL), Paul Holthus- World Ocean Council [WOC], Gerard Barron, DeepGreen Resources Inc, Mark Hannington & Dr. Sven Petersen-Helmholtz Centre: GEOMAR, Mike Woodbourne- Namibian Marine Phosphate [NAMPHOS], Dr. Fredrik Soreide- NTNU Norway, Bramley Murton- Marine Geosciences Group National Oceanography Centre [NOC], Fernando Barriga- University of Lisbon [FCUL], Liu Shaojun [CSU] Dai Yu [CSU]- China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association [COMRA], Prof. Georgy Cherkashov- Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean, [VNIIOkeangeologia], Hannah Lily Secretariat of the Pacific Community [SPC], Prof. M G Petterson- Secretariat of the Pacific Community [SPC], Sandor Mulsow- International Seabed Authority [ISA], Dr. Suzette V. Suarez- Center for International Ocean Law, Wylie Spicer Q.C.- Norton Rose Fulbright.
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