- UMC 2019 — The World’s Largest Gathering of Ocean Mineral Stakeholders
The 48th Underwater Mining Conference will be held 22-27 September at the JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay in Hainan, China. This year’s focus is Sustainable Development of Seabed Mineral Resources: Environment, Regulations and Technology. Together with our host, the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (IDSSE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), we have selected the JW Marriott Hotel Sanya Dadonghai Bay as our conference venue and primary lodging for participants. The waterfront amenities and rooms are first class and the rates are specially discounted for UMC guests. We have added an entire day of technical sessions to permit a more comprehensive coverage of topics of timely interest and hope to optimize the support and participation by Chinese scientists, engineers, and decision makers by including translation services onsite. We are making special accommodations for industrial participation by inclusion of specific, industry-sponsored sessions and provision of VIP conference rooms for private deliberations.
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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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