The Underwater Minerals Conference (UMC) is an annual international forum, with representatives from over 25 countries that since 1970 has brought the marine minerals community together. UMC is the world’s largest gathering of ocean mineral stakeholders, including government, academic, and commercial sector professionals. Topics considered for the conference include:
- Geological and biological studies of marine minerals deposits and their associated biological communities.
Regulatory considerations related to mineral resource and environmental impact assessment.
Technological considerations related to scientific survey objectives and commercial recovery objectives.
General policy considerations related to the long-term development of these resources.
UMC 2020 - The 49th Underwater Minerals Conference is presented by the International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS) in partnership with the University of South Florida College of Marine Sciences (USF CMS). This year's Technical Program Chair is Dr. John Wiltshire, former Director of the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii. Rick Cole of RDSEA and Co-Author Jon Wood of Ocean Data Technologies will speak and present on; "Ocean Water-Column Physics, For For Seafloor Mining Applications and Operations" Technical Session V, 10:55am.