- UMC 2018 (47th Underwater Mining Conference) will be held at the University of Bergen, 10–14 September 2018, and hosted by the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen in partnership with the Global Centres for Expertise (GCE) Subsea. The theme is Deep-Sea Mining: Challenges of Going Further & Deeper — Advances in Marine Research & Subsea Technology Beyond Oil & Gas. We will strategically harvest the current marine R&D knowledge and bring it forward into the prospective developments of subsea solutions for deep sea mining beyond oil and gas.
- UMC 2017 (46th Underwater Mining Conference), was held at the Hilton Berlin and Federation of German Industries, Berlin, Germany, September 24–29, 2017, and was hosted by the DeepSea Mining Alliance (DSMA). Presentations and participation by leaders in industry, government and research from over 20 countries engaged in the latest topics relating to marine minerals and mining development worldwide.
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New members (with their IMMS customer/member number) can create their username and password by completing the registration at www.onemine.org/login/license_agreement.cfm
The International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS) is a professional society (non profit 501(c)(6) corporation) whose members share a common interest in marine minerals as a resource for study and sound application to meet world demands for strategic minerals. Founded in 1987, IMMS includes a worldwide membership of individuals from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions.
The primary objectives of IMMS are:
- To promote and improve the understanding of marine mineral deposits within the province of the global ocean;
- To aid in the interchange of information among members through networking and formal symposia;
- To encourage the prudent development of marine mineral resources, including concern for the environment; and
- To encourage research in all aspects of marine minerals development.
IMMS is the primary sponsor of the Underwater Mining Conference (UMC)—an international forum that brings together the marine mining community to exchange ideas and foster partnerships for research, exploration, and mining ventures. The Society supports graduate student participation in the UMI and conducts its general membership and executive board meetings in conjunction with the UMI. Members of the Society receive advance access to UMI abstracts, timely Soundings (e-messages, some being exclusive early releases), and contact information to other key members within this unique community. IMMS archives the UMI abstracts at OneMine.org, the online digital library (beta) for the entire mining and minerals community. Searches are free, but access to documents is limited to members of professional societies such as IMMS. Registration to OneMine requires a one-time use of your IMMS Customer No. ID. The rest is easy.
IMMS, on occasion, presents its highest honor, The Moore Medal, to those who have contributed notably to the objectives and initiatives of the Society. This award, named after UMI and IMMS founder, J. Robert Moore, is a reflection of the long and distinguished career he fulfilled in the advancement marine minerals research, development, and management.
Please see the list of 1987 Founding Members (PDF).
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