- Exploring the unique aspects of the international legal framework for deep-sea mining
- The intersection of UK and EU obligations with the precautionary principle in mining decisions
- Approaches to liability and dispute resolution in marine environmental harm
- Exchange business cards and get connected in short one-to-one meetings
- Start the conversation to arrange a more formal meeting later on in the conference
- Share your professional background and discuss your biggest business issues – Don't forget your business cards!
- Setting the context for critical minerals; navigating regulatory frameworks
- Assessing risk matrices: deep sea vs. land-based mining projects
- Understanding the key ESG considerations in deep sea mining
- Introducing novel selective harvesting technology to reimagine harvesting polymetallic nodules
- Environmental benefits of selective harvesting, including fauna avoidance and minimisation of sediment disturbance
- Discussion on concept economics with comparison to other mineral harvesting technology providers
- Technology readiness roadmap, with results from Eureka 1 testing and the status of Eureka 2 testing
- Deep sea mining will have to be developed based on precautionary principles with minimum environmental impact
- The generation of sediment plumes during the collection process is regarded as the largest potential environmental impact
- Showcasing an innovative Minimum Plume Collection technology that significantly reduces the impact on the deep sea environment
- The presentation will review and discuss the development steps of the technology, the methods used, and the results to date
- Developing a vertical transport system for sub-sea mineral extraction
- Adapting the transport system for diverse mineral extraction applications
- Integrating vertical transport with vessel design and offloading operations
- Presenting the current metallurgical flowsheets for MN nodules treatment on-shore
- Updating on recent R&D on selective recovery of Ni, Co, and Cu from MN nodules
- Introduction to Atlab consortia and the North Atlantic research expedition of 2022
- Insight into the results and significant findings from the research cruise
- Advanced sub-surface mapping techniques: seismic, CSEM, and MT integration
- Addressing the tracking challenges of seabed and sediment plumes in mining
- Using EcoTrace® particles to replicate deep-sea sediment physical traits
- Analysing tracing trial results and their implications on plume models
- Understanding the wider effects of sediment disturbances from mining
- Norway on the verge of adopting legislation for mineral exploration in marine environments
- Insights from the Atlab-3 cruise on how to map sulphides and the ecosystem simultaneously in the Norwegian Sea
- Advancements in identifying seafloor massive sulfide deposits through integrated geophysical technology
- Addressing stakeholders' concerns regarding the viability of sustainable deepsea mining
- Challenges in DSM include technological maturity, environmental impact, and benefit equity
- Options for DSM, such as robotics, AI in mining, financial strategies, and closed-loop systems
- Support for DSM through regulatory frameworks, risk management, and mitigation strategies
- Overview of ISA's Rules, Regulations, and Procedures on exploitation, legal risks, and gaps
- Discussion on legal and logistical challenges in deep-sea mining exploitation
- Analysis of uncertainty and risk in the supply chain from nodule extraction to the end customer
- Presentation on various areas of risk and how they can be minimised and/or allocated through contracts
- Examining the potential increase in mineral supply due to deep-sea mining and its market implications
- Analysing the long-term effects of deep-sea mining on commodity price levels and volatilities
- Assessing the geopolitical and market dynamics introduced by deep-sea mining activities
- Discussing the environmental, economic, and technological factors influencing these impacts
- Exploring ship and marine systems design within regulatory frameworks and key drivers
- Analysing offloading and transportation with a focus on life cycle considerations
- Developing strategies for realising compliant and safe mining asset solutions
- Drawing on real-life mining ship projects to address subsea design challenges
- Brazil's stance at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) regarding deep sea mining
- Assessing the influence of Brazilian stakeholders on the future prospects of DSM in Brazil
- Brazil's expertise and accomplishments in deep water exploration, with a focus on the oil and gas industry
- Implementing AI-based technology to enhance decision-making in locating critical metal sources
- Mineral targeting system that integrates diverse data with machine learning for predictive mapping of deposits
- Status update on recent advancements, focusing on the polymetallic nodules resource assessment pipeline
- Exploring the potential of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the context of deep-sea mineral exploration
Key topics for 2024:
- The economic landscape and drivers for growth in Deep Sea Mining.
Understand the key market drivers and growth prospects for the near term. Where are the opportunities?
- Achieving sustainable seabed mining projects in harmony with nature
Hear from frontline deep sea ecological experts on the latest techniques to build an environmental impact assessment plan
- The status of prospecting and exploration, the latest methods and results
Explore new areas of economic value and be the first to hear about the latest methods and results from prospecting and exploration activities
- Regional opportunities to harvest Seafloor Massive Sulphides and Manganese Nodules
Discover the hottest regional opportunities to harvest Seafloor Massive Sulphides and Manganese Nodules from geological experts
- Working with nations through a regulatory framework, the opportunities and risks
Hear from key regulators and develop a cohesive plan to work with the International Seabed Authority and individual nations through the regulatory challenges
- Technological developments associated with commercialising Deep Sea Mining.
Be at the cutting edge of technological developments for deep sea mining and explore diversification opportunities for existing companies involved in offshore applications
- A crosscutting gathering of ocean mining stakeholders from industry, government, scientific and regulatory communities.
William Senke, Lockheed Martin
- The event provided a high quality agenda and set of speakers for this important, emerging industry.
Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council
- A very informative summit, addressing novel technical approaches for exploration and monitoring of deep sea mining. The emphasis on environmental responsibility was very encouraging.
Richard Davies, Fugro
- Deep sea mining is together with shale fuel the most interesting and ground breaking growth industry in the next 25 years- and the yearly deep sea mining summit is a key forum to attend.
Peter Jantzen, Wartsila
- The event brought together a wide spectrum of industry players and the associated flow of an organisations to provide an up to date window into a new developing industry.
Rick Phipps, Seas Offshore
- Excellent conference, great to have key industry players in one room.
Mark Brown, Minister of Minerals and Natural Resources, Cook Islands
- The presentations were very relevant to our current issues and I found the conference very useful both technically and socially.
Robert Goodden, Subsea minerals
- The organisers have done a fantastic job interacting together a complementary set of subject relevant to the development of the deep sea mining section.
John Macdonald, SAMS Research Services [SRSL]
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