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2012 UMI Attendee Information  


Registration Form (PDF)

Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Venue Locations, Ground Transportation, Other General Information (PDF)

  • Metros (Option recommended): Take Metro Line 10 at the Hongqiao Airport, and get off at the “Tongji University” Station. The hotel is about 100 meters away to the east of this station. It costs ~6 Yuan and takes ~1.0 hour to get to the hotel.
  • Important: If your flight arrives after 21:00 (9:00 PM), the best ground transportation is by taxi. Please show the taxi driver the following (click it to download a higher resolution JPG to print):

    Money exchange is available in the Airport upon your arrival, and you will need Chinese money for transportation. There are also some banks, and some 24-hour open ATMs near the hotel.

    Entry Visa
    In order to secure your visa to China, you will need two letters of invitation--one from the conference organizers and one from Tongji University. Both will be expressed mailed to you.  Please provide the following immediately to the conference coordinator Karynne Morgan:

    • Name (as it appears on your passport; please capitalize your Family Name):
    • Job Title and Company Name:
    • Email Address:
    • Mailing Address (where original Letter of Invitation will be mailed to)
    • Citizenship/Nationality:
    • Place of Visa Issuance, including City, State, Country:
    • Gender (male or female):
    • Date of Birth:
    • Passport Number:
    • Date of First Entry (arrival date to Shanghai/China):
    • Purpose of Visit:  To attend or be associated with the Underwater Mining Institute 2012 conference (may include Field Tour); hosted by Tongji University in Shanghai from October 15-20, 2012.

    Length of Stay (number of days and departure date from Shanghai/China):
    Number of Entries (one entry in three months or multiple entries in twelve months):
    Who is responsible for the related travel expenses:  Please indicate "self" or "traveler" and if not, then please provide name, title, company name, and contact information.


    Program Information:

    GeoTechnical Field Tour will be held from October 17th to the 20th. The trip will leave from the Kingswell Hotel (formerly Days Hotel) at 8:00 AM on Thursday and will return at 9:00 PM on Saturday the 20th.  The fee includes transportation, meals, entry fees and hotels for Thursday and Friday. To stay at the Kingswell Hotel (formerly Days Hotel) for the 20th or longer, you must complete another Hotel Reservation Form (PDF).
    Geo technical tour Registration Form (PDF)


    Speakers and Poster Presenters:

    Please prepare one file for each presentation in PPT format. This will be collected and downloaded by UMI staff during the Welcoming Reception on Monday, October 15 at the Days Inn Hotel Tongji Shanghai.

    For poster presenters, there is an option for you to pay USD 40 and have your poster printed, mounted and ready for pick up and display at Tongji University. The cost includes the use of an easel. The poster needs to be designed for A0 sizing and the PDF emailed to the Conference Coordinator.

    Complete the Poster Printing Order Form and submit it and the Poster PDF by September 15, 2012.



    List of Presentations:

    Technical Presentations (provisional, includes both oral and poster Presentations)

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

    Projection of a Dredger's Environmental Experience onto the Deep Sea Mining World
    Simon Boel, OceanflORE, Belgium

    Addressing the Environmental Impact of Deep Sea Dredging and Mining Equipment: Lessons Learned from the Dredging Industry
    Maria Bernadette Goncalves Castro, MTI Holland, IHC Merwede Group, The Netherlands

    Seafloor Massive Sulfides at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Age, Resources and Composition
    Georgy Cherkashov, Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Past, Present and Future of Mn-nodules Development of Korea in the NE Equatorial Pacific
    Sang-Bum Chi, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea

    Environmental Data Collection: The Essential Need for Standardization
    Malcolm Clark, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

    Science Requirements for Management of Environmental Effects of Seabed Mining: A New Zealand Perspective
    Malcolm Clark, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

    A Unique Approach to Ocean Mineral Exploration
    Tom Dettweiler, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida USA

    Geotechnical Properties of Polymetallic Nodules of the Eastern Part of Clarion-Clipperton
    Ivo Dreiseitl, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Poland

    Jialong's Sea Trial in the Marianas Trench
    LIU Feng, COMRA, China

    A Discussion on the Determination of the Size of Areas for Exploration and Exploitation of Seamount Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crust
    HE Gaowen, Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, Guangdong, China

    Float Principle and Test Research of Deep-ocean Nodule Collector
    ZHENG Hao, Changsha Research Institute of Mining Metallurgy, Changsha, China

    Rare-Metal-Rich Ferromanganese Mineral Deposits from the Western Arctic Ocean
    James Hein, U.S. Geological Survey, California USA

    Meeting Global Environmental and Social Development Objectives through Sustainable Seafloor Resources
    Robert Heydon, DeepGreen Resources Inc., Brisbane, Australia

    The Environmental Work of COMRA
    ZHOU Huaiyang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

    Chatham Rise, Mining Operations and System Design
    Gert Jan Grundlehner, Royal Boskalis, The Netherlands

    Chinese Exploration for Metal Resources in the Deep Sea
    LI Jianbiao, China

    COMRA's Work
    JIN Jiancai, COMRA, China

    Iron and Silicon Isotopes Constrain the Origin and Formation Mechanisms of Modern Hydrothermal Systems: Implications for Investigating the Enigma of Banded Iron Formations in Ancient Earth
    LI Jun, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, Shandong, China

    Real-Time Observations of Hydrothermal Processes through the NEPTUNE Canada Cabled Observatory
    S. Kim Juniper, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Deep Sea Mining Concept for Manganese Nodules
    Steffen Knodt, Aker Solutions, Erkelenz, Germany

    Developing a Strategy for the Exploration of Vast Seafloor Areas for Prospective Manganese Nodule Fields
    Thomas Kuhn, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources, Hannover, Germany

    Towards Developing a Regulatory Regime for Deep Sea Mining
    Paul Lynch, Government of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Trace Elements in Modern and Ancient Black Smokers
    Valery Maslennikov, Institute of Mineralogy, Miass, Russia

    Trace Elements in Massive Sulfides from the Semenov Hydrothermal Cluster, 1331 N, Mar: ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS Study
    Irina Melekestseva, Institute of Mineralogy, Miass, Russia

    Rock Excavation and Gathering Techniques for a Submerged Mining Operation
    Mahesh Menon (Nicholas Ridley, Speaker), Soil Machine Dynamics, UK

    Ferromanganese Deposits from Derugin Basin (The Sea of Okhotsk)
    Pavel Mikhailik, Far East Geological Institute, Vladivostok, Russia

    UV Fluorescent Sensing for Primary Selection of Metal-Rich Seafloor Massive Sulfide Ore
    Toshiya Nakatani, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

    Recent Research in Deep Sea Mining and Related Processing in China
    YANG Ning, State Key Laboratory of Exploitation and Utilization of Deep Sea Minerals, Changsha, China

    Two Distinctive Structure-bound Hydrothermal Vent Sites in Subsea Caldera, Tongan Water
    Sang Joon Pak, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Ansan, Korea

    Hydrothermal Activity of the Equatorial South Atlantic and its Bearing on the Regional Resource Potential
    Sven Petersen, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

    Estimation of Poly-Metallic Nodule Coverage in Benthic Images
    Timm Schoening, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

    Tailings and Their Disposal In Deep-sea Mining
    Gerd Schriever, BIOLAB Research Institute, Hohenwestedt, Germany

    SMS Potential of Sedimented Back Arcs: The Andaman and Aegean Seas
    Steven D. Scott (emeritus), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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

    The Next Frontier: Deep Sea Mining in Papua New Guinea, Environmental Impact Assessment, Monitoring and Regulation
    Tracy Shimmield, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland, UK

    Considering Baseline Conditions during the Development of Environmentally Optimal Mining Pattern in the IOM Exploration Area, Clarion-Clipperton Zone
    Valcana Stoyanova, Interoceanmetal Joint Organization, Poland

    Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterizations of Ferromanganese Crusts by ROV Mapping and Sampling in the NW Pacific Seamounts
    Akira Usui, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

    Deep Sea Bulk Sampling
    Leonhard Weixler, BAUER Machinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen, Germany

    Chatham Rise Phosphate, Exploration and Mining Developments
    Ray Wood, GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand

    How to Improve Economy of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Mining under Japan's Conditions
    Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka-Prefecture University, Japan


    Key Technologies and Developing Trend of Deepsea Mining Support Vessels
    SHAO Zhiwei , China Ship Development and Design Center, Wuhan, China

    Conference Contact Information

    Technical Program Chair
    Dr. Charles L. Morgan

    Conference Coordinators
    Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan
    University of Hawai‘i
    1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
    Honolulu HI 96822
    Tel: +1 808.956.6036
    Fax: + 1 808.956.9772

    Carol Cudworth
    Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration



    Multidisciplinary Mineral Exploration Services for Offshore Resource Development
    Mark Mussett, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Florida USA

    The Status of China Mining
    Weidong Yan, Ministry of Land and Resources, Beijing, China


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