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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




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.


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.

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Towards Exploring Norwegian Waters

Utilizing 50+ Years of Exploration Experience

Building our Knowledge Database


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

Session 2

International Research Deep Sea Deposits

Session 3

The Need for (Critical) Minerals

Session 4

Origin and Formation of Minerals in the Norwegian Sea

Session 5

Social and Environmental Challenges (License to Operate)

Session 6

Mineral Resource Inventory

Session 7

Exploration Technology

Session 8

Explorers - Company Presentations

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

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