Underwater Mining Institute Conference 2008

11/17/2008 11:00
11/21/2008 11:00

UMI 2008:
Marine Minerals: Technological Solutions and Environmental Challenges
The 38th Annual Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
November 17-21, 2008, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA

The Underwater Mining Institute (UMI) brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government who share a common interest in marine mining and exploration. For nearly four decades, over 25 nations have been represented at this annual forum to exchange ideas, seek expertise, and share in the excitement of this evolving industry.

Presentations by InterRidge Members include:
Georgy Cherkashov (Russia, Member of Seafloor Mineralization WG):
The Geological Setting, Morphology and Physical Properties of Massive Sulfide Deposits: Important Parameters for Future Mining Technology
Charles Fisher (USA, Co-Chair of Vent Ecology WG):
Physiological Ecology and Biodiversity of Animal Life around Hydrothermal Vents and Hydrocarbon Seeps
Cindy Lee Van Dover (USA, Member of Long-Range Exploration WG)
Variability in Environmental Characteristics of Hydrothermal-Vent Ecosystems: What’s at Risk?

Technical Program Chair: Dr. Charles L. Morgan
Technical Program Co-chair and Host: Dr. Robin C. Buchannon
Conference Coordinator: Ms. Karynne Morgan (karynnem@hawaii.edu)