Loading Events
DEEP SEA MINERALS_Logo_Horizontal_color+white

#DEEPSEAMINERALS

20-21 OCT 2021 || deepseaminerals.net

20-21 OCT 2021 || deepseaminerals.net

Towards Exploring Norwegian Waters

Necessary Technology and Potential Resources

Towards Exploring Norwegian Waters

Necessary Technology and Potential Resources

 

Day
Hour
Minute
Second

About

Norway is in an excellent position to become a leader in the exploration for deep-sea minerals. The race has started, and at this conference we will address the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, seeking solutions & innovation together.

For whom?

The geoscience community and others who are eager to learn about how Norway is preparing for the 1st licensing round for deep-sea minerals.

Why?

The need for additional mineral resources makes the deep sea an exiting new arena for exploration. We create a meeting place for this emerging industry to exchange knowledge and learn from each other.

Organized by

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are accepted until August 31st 2021.

Abstract Requirements

Miminum 500 words
Minimum 1 figure
Word format
Font: Times New Roman, 11pt
Title of presentation
Authors
Sources

 

Submit your abstract to abstracts@geonova.no

Towards Exploring Norwegian Waters

Utilizing 50+ Years of Exploration Experience

Building our Knowledge Database

Registration

Tickets will go on sale in August.

To receive information about the conference, you can sign up for our newsletter:

DIBS - Payments made easy

 

Please contact Ingvild Ryggen Carstens, events@geonova.no, for information about pricing for start-ups, students and out-of-work professionals.

Terms & Conditions: The organizers reserve the right to alter the program. Substitutions to your registration may be made at any time by contacting the organizers in writing to events@geonova.no.

Cancellations must be received in writing to events@geonova.no within 30 days of the conference and will be subject to a 20% administration fee. If paid in full you will be refunded minus the 20 % administration fee.
We regret that no refunds can be made after the cancellation deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will be liable for the full fee.

Preliminary program

Session 1

DEEP SEA MINING - STATE OF THE ART

Vast quantities of metal-rich mineral deposits have been found in areas of the deep sea. This has catalysed the development of technologies to extract resources necessary for The Green Shift. While the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has granted exploration licenses in various locations, in particular in the Pacific Ocean, several countries are planning to initiate exploration within their own jurisdiction. Norway being one of them.

World Wide Exploration for Deep Sea Minerals - a Status Report
Harald Brekke at NPD

The State of the Art in SMS Exploration
Georgy Cherkasov, Deputy Director at Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean

The Framework for Mineral Activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Cecilie Myklatun, Chief Specialist at Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Session 2

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DEEP SEA DEPOSITS

There are three broad types of deep sea areas where metal-rich mineral deposits are found: 1) Abyssal plains with extensive deposits of manganese nodules or polymetallic nodules, 2) Seamounts with rock surfaces on which cobalt and other metals have accumulated over tens of millions of years, and 3) Mid-ocean ridges with chimney-shaped ore deposits with significant concentrations of metals including gold, silver, copper and zinc.

State-of-the-art Knowledge of the TAG System, Atlantic Ocean
Bramley Murton, Professor at National Oceanography Centre

Cobalt-rich Fe-Mn Crusts, Nature's Storehouse of Critical Metals, and Current Resource Development
James Hein at USGS

TBA
Pierre Josso, Mineral Geoscientist at British Geological Survey

TBA
Stian Gilje, PhD Student at University of Bergen

The Exploration, Resource Evaluation, and Development of the NORI - D Area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean
Anthony O'Sullivan at The Metals Company

Session 3

THE NEED FOR (CRITICAL) MINERALS

Demand for mineral raw materials is increasing as a result of population growth, rising living standards, urbanisation and, more recently, the transition to a low-carbon economy, while the mining industry faces numerous challenges including rising costs, reducing ore grades and declining discovery rates of new deposits (Murton 2019)

TBA
Karen Hanghøy, Director at the British Geological Survey

Session 4

ORIGIN AND FORMATION OF MINERALS IN THE NORWEGIAN SEA

Norway is one of few nations that has segments of the global spreading ridges within national waters, and over the last two decades several active vent fields and mineral deposits have been discovered along this part of the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge system.

TBA
Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor at University of Bergen

Session 5

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (LICENSE TO OPERATE)

Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown wealth of life in the dark depths of the ocean. Cold-water corals, sponge fields and a multitude of other ecosystems are home to mysterious creatures found nowhere else on Earth. At the same time, land mining is under attack due to the social cost experienced in many countries.

The Ethics of Deep Sea Mining
Siri Granum Carson, Director at NTNU Oceans

Session 6

MINERAL RESOURCE INVENTORY'

With a minimum of data, and only a basic understanding of “play models”, it is a formidable task to assess mineral deposits with respect to potential resources.

Key Challenges, and Some Potential Solutions in SMS Exploration
John Parianos, Manager Exploration at Deep Sea Mining

Quantifying the Unknown
Steinar Ellefmo, Associate Professor at NTNU

Resource Estimation for Deep Sea Mineral Deposits: Same but Different
Ian Lipton at AMC Consultants

Session 7

EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY

Exploring for commercial deposits of deep-sea minerals is in its infancy. While experience gained from the oil and gas industry is pertinent, we will still rely on the innovative skills of the service industry in developing tools for mapping and resource evaluation.

Best Practices in Exploration and Current Status of SMS Prospecting
Georgy Cherkasov, Deputy director at Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean

Lessons Learned from 14 years of Seafloor Massive Sulfides Exploration - Geophysical Approaches
Matthew Kowlczyk at Ocean Floor Geophysics

TBA
Dag Helland-Hansen at EMGS

TBA
TBA at PGS

Testing of Cost Efficient Exploration Tools on SMS Targets - Intended for the 2023 Mohn's Ridge Licencing Round
Bent Kjølhamar at TGS

Session 8

EXPLORERS - COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Several companies are now positioning themselves for a possible first licensing round in Norwegian waters, and they all come from the oil and gas industry where we find the relevant knowledge and experience needed for both exploration and exploitation.

Adepth Minerals
Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt, CEO and co-founder

Enabling the Green Shift
Ståle Rodahl, Executive chairman at Green Minerals

Loke Marine Minerals
Walter Sognnes, CEO and board member

Bramley Murton

Professor at National Oceanography Centre

Anette Broch Mathisen Tvedt

CEO & Co-Founder at Adepth Minerals

Georgy A. Cherkashov

Deputy Director at Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean

Lars-Kristian Trellevik

PhD Fellow / Senior Engineer at Centre for Deep Sea Research, University of Bergen

Harald Brekke

Senior Geologist at NPD

John Parianos

Manager Exploration at Deep Sea Mining

Pedro Madureira

Auxiliary Professor of Marine Geology and Geologic Resources at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Evora

Walter Sognnes

CEO & Board Member at Loke Marine Minerals

Organized by

geopublishing_black
×
×

Cart