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Underwater Mining Conference 2018

10 - 12. September 2018

Grieghallen, Bergen

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Sign up now for the 47th Underwater Mining Conference and learn more about the challenges and opportunities within marine minerals. Lesiglation is moving forwards and activity is increasing.

Sign up for the Underwater Mining Conference. In addition, it is possible to book a 6 or 12m2 stand at a very reasonable fee.

We are pleased to invite the world to the first Underwater Mining Conference (UMC) in Norway.

The conference offers 45 presentations from more than 20 different countries and starts with a welcoming reception on the evening of 10 September.

Why join UMC

UMC is the premier international venue for marine mineral mining. Here are some key features from this year’s UMC event;

  • World leading industrial and academic presenters
  • Learn about the world’s first successful ore lifting test for Seafloor Polymetallic Sulphides
  • Preliminary results from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with new discoveries in Norwegian Sea
  • The State Secretary of Petroleum and Energy will present "Resource Management of Seabed Minerals on the Norwegian Continental Shelf"
  • Learn about the international legislation status and plans for finalisation
  • Meet more than 100 international delegates


Read the full programme as of 10 August.


When you sign up you get access to the welcoming reception, technical sessions and materials, lunches, the UMC Banquet and membership to IMMS for 2019.

In addition, you have the possibility to book a 6 or 12m2 stand at a very reasonable fee. Please see the offer for Corporate Regular and Plus fee in the registration module. With a stand, you will be visible to the audience in all breaks and lunches.

More information about UMC Registration.

The 47th UMC is presented by the International Marine Minerals Society in partnership with the K.G. Jensen Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and GCE Subsea.

The event is organised by:
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, International Marine Mineral Society, K.G. Jebsen Centre, GCE Subsea

The local host is sponsored by:
City of Bergen

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

About UMC

UMC is the premier venue for bringing sectors together around the world, to discuss environmental, legal and technical challenges related to marine mineral mining.

More than 200 delegates from twenty different countries are expected to attend.

You can read more at the UMC website.