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Opportunities for the mining, offshore drilling, dredging and subsea sectors

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Achieving sustainable seabed mining projects with an integrated approach

Learn how to achieve sustainable seabed mining projects in harmony with nature

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Expert speakers to date

  • Alina Stadnitskaia
    NIOZ, Netherlands
  • Daniel Brutto
    MES [Gardline Group]
  • Dr James Hein
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • Sandor Mulsow
    International Seabed Authority [ISA]
  • Dr Samantha Smith
    Nautilus Minerals Inc
  • William Senke
    Lockheed Martin USA
  • Dr Philomène Verlaan
    International Marine Minerals Society [IMMS]
  • Tracy Shimmield
  • Hannah Lily
    Secretariat of Pacific Community [SOPAC]
  • Joshua Brien
    The Commonwealth
  • Nick Ridley
  • Justin Manley
    Teledyne Marine
  • Liu Shaojun [CSU]
    COMRA, China
  • Paul Holthus
    World Ocean Council
  • Prof. David Cronan
    Imperial College London
  • Dr. Daniel Jones
  • Richard Williams
    Kongsberg Maritime
  • Terje Thorsnes
    NGU, Norway
  • Roland Berndt
    Nautilus Minerals Inc
  • Rudy Helmons
    TU Delft
  • Fernando Barriga
    FCUL, Portugal
  • Sudheer Chand
  • Jan van Dalfsen
  • Dai Yu
    COMRA, China
  • Geoffroy Lamarche
    NIWA, New Zealand

Who should attend

  • Leaders in Deep Sea Exploration
  • Mid-Tier and Junior Exploration
  • Upcoming Deep Sea Miners
  • Deep Sea Licence Holders
  • Research Institutions
  • Geologists & Marine Consultants
  • Government and Sponsored Groups
  • Geophysics
  • Robotic Innovations
  • Geotechnical Studies
  • International Seabed Authority
  • International Regulators
  • Deepwater Technology Providers
  • O&G Technology providers
  • Equipment design and Solutions
  • Marine Equipment Manufacturers
  • Shipping & Vessel Services
  • Dredging and Mining Activities
  • Legal & Compliance Services
  • Sea Floor Mapping Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Investors & Fund representatives
  • Systems Integration Strategies
  • Underwater Solution Providers
  • Offshore Support Services
  • Mining Contractors
  • Professional Services

Past attendees:

  • Nautilus Minerals Inc
  • IHC Mining B.V.
  • Geomarine Ltd
  • UK Seabed Resources
  • Subsea Minerals Ltd
  • De Beers Marine
  • Neptune Minerals Inc
  • Tritech International Ltd
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community [SOPAC]
  • Teledyne Marine Systems
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Minister of Minerals and Natural Resources
  • International Marine Minerals Society [IMMS]
  • Caley Ocean Systems
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Kongsberg Maritime AS
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Liquid Robotics
  • Marine Ecological Survey
  • Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority
  • Hydro-Lek Ltd
  • Nauru Ocean Resources
  • World Ocean Council
  • GRI Simulations
  • International Seabed Authority [ISA]
  • OceanflORE
  • UK Seabed Resources
  • COMRA, China
  • Helix Energy Solutions
  • Bluefin Robotics Inc
  • BAUER Maschinen GmbH
  • DeepGreen Resources
  • Seas Offshore
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • National Oceanography Centre [NOC]
  • Soil Machine Dynamics
  • TU Delft
  • NIOZ, Netherlands
  • Geological Survey of Finland
  • HR Wallingford
  • Castro Moreira & Assoc.
  • International Marine Minerals Society [IMMS]
  • Scottish Association For Marine Science [SRSL]
  • Lockheed Martin USA
  • Imperial College London
  • Environmental Resources Management [ERM]
  • International Seabed Authority [ISA]
  • Kongsberg Maritime AS

Why Attend

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2023 is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in deep sea mining advancements...

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The International Forum for Deep Sea Mining Professionals

As we move into an era of mining the deep-ocean floor, the world’s most remote environment, mining companies are working on overcoming the perceived challenges and developing island nations are watching with interest. As the demand for base metals and minerals surges ever beyond what our land is able to provide, new technological and technical developments are helping to drive forward this new industry.

The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2023 will bring together a large array of solution providers, upcoming deep sea miners, members from the scientific community, and those within allied industries wanting to learn more about the opportunities within this emerging marketplace.

Following the huge success of the previous Deep Sea Mining Summit, this year’s objective is to build on and identify new and innovative technology developments, technical know-how’s, and to focus on the real challenges which face a new breed of deep sea miners and industry providers. Case studies and real results will address the issues.

Key topics on the agenda include:

  • The economic landscape and growth for Deep Sea Mining
  • Achieving sustainable seabed mining projects in harmony with nature
  • The status of prospecting and exploration, the latest methods and results
  • Regional opportunities to harvest Seafloor Massive Sulphides and Manganese Nodules
  • Working with nations through a regulatory framework, the opportunities and risks
  • Technological developments associated with commercialising Deep Sea Mining

In addition the program will have a unique emphasis on networking and building new relationships, including generating dialogue in applying useful technologies and solutions for adaptation in deep sea mining. There will also be an opportunity to meet new investors from outside the market and to form collaborative partnerships in allied industries for mutual benefit.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading “Call for Presentation”.

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To secure your place at The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2023, or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.

Key topics for 2023:

  • The economic landscape and drivers for growth in Deep Sea Mining.
    Understand the key market drivers and growth prospects for the near term. Where are the opportunities?
  • Achieving sustainable seabed mining projects in harmony with nature
    Hear from frontline deep sea ecological experts on the latest techniques to build an environmental impact assessment plan
  • The status of prospecting and exploration, the latest methods and results
    Explore new areas of economic value and be the first to hear about the latest methods and results from prospecting and exploration activities
  • Regional opportunities to harvest Seafloor Massive Sulphides and Manganese Nodules
    Discover the hottest regional opportunities to harvest Seafloor Massive Sulphides and Manganese Nodules from geological experts
  • Working with nations through a regulatory framework, the opportunities and risks
    Hear from key regulators and develop a cohesive plan to work with the International Seabed Authority and individual nations through the regulatory challenges
  • Technological developments associated with commercialising Deep Sea Mining.
    Be at the cutting edge of technological developments for deep sea mining and explore diversification opportunities for existing companies involved in offshore applications


  • A crosscutting gathering of ocean mining stakeholders from industry, government, scientific and regulatory communities.
    William Senke, Lockheed Martin
  • The event provided a high quality agenda and set of speakers for this important, emerging industry.
    Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council
  • A very informative summit, addressing novel technical approaches for exploration and monitoring of deep sea mining. The emphasis on environmental responsibility was very encouraging.
    Richard Davies, Fugro
  • Deep sea mining is together with shale fuel the most interesting and ground breaking growth industry in the next 25 years- and the yearly deep sea mining summit is a key forum to attend.
    Peter Jantzen, Wartsila
  • The event brought together a wide spectrum of industry players and the associated flow of an organisation to provide an up to date window into a new developing industry.
    Rick Phipps, Seas Offshore
  • Excellent conference, great to have key industry players in one room.
    Mark Brown, Minister of Minerals and Natural Resources, Cook Islands
  • The presentations were very relevant to our current issues and I found the conference very useful both technically and socially.
    Robert Goodden, Subsea Minerals
  • The organisers have done a fantastic job interacting together a complementary set of subject relevant to the development of the deep sea mining section.
    John Macdonald, SAMS Research Services [SRSL]

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