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Deep Sea Minerals – Student Innovation Challenge

We invite students at BSc/MSc/PhD level to join our Deep Sea Minerals Innovation Challenge. The best concepts enabling sustainable deep sea minerals, will be awarded with NOK 10 000,- free entrance and presentation at the Deep Sea Minerals conference in Bergen 26-27 October.

GCE Ocean Technology is arranging the student Innovation Challenge to open for new ideas and concepts enabling sustainable deep sea minerals exploration and development.

Topics of interest

We are looking for technological concepts and solutions targeting one or more of the following key aspects related to marine minerals:

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Exploration technologies for mineral identification and resource estimation
  • Production concepts and technologies
  • Mineral processing and value chain possibilities

Submit your Proposal

All BSc/MSc/PhD students are welcome to submit their proposal in English. You can submit this as an individual student or as a group of up to five students.

Typical content of the proposal should be: background, challenge(s) to be solved, illustration of concept/solution, key features/benefits, value for the industry/research/society.

The proposal must be submitted as a presentation with max 10 slides to Please use “Deep Sea Minerals - Innovation Challenge” as title in the subject field of the e-mail.

Deadline for submission is 6 October 2022.

Win NOK 10 000, free entrance and plenary presentation

The 10 students involved in the best proposals will get free entrance to the Deep Sea Minerals conference 26-27 October.

Furthermore, the best student/student group will be awarded with NOK 10 000 and the possibility to present the winning project at the conference.

The jury will consist of the conference program committee.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang

Deep Sea Minerals

An international conference to be arranged for the second time 26-27 October in Bergen Norway.

We expect about 200 participants from all over the world.

The conference is organised by GeoPublishing and addresses environmental aspects, geology, technology and innovation to secure mineral for the green shift.