Background and activities

MSc in resource geology, 1999. 

Dr. ing in technical resource geology, 2005.

Working with 3D modelling of geodata. Include both geometric and qualimetric (mathematical geoscience and geostatistics) modelling of regional and local geology (deposit scale).

Uses GeoX, Matlab, Isatis, Leapfrog, Surpac, Datamine (CAE Mining) and MicroStation. 

Ongoing activities:

Deep Sea Mining Pilot


Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database


  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve. (2021) Estimation of yet-to-find resources and mining system overview. OSEG Seminar on Deep Sea Exploration and Mining . Oslo Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Oslo. 2021-11-24 - 2021-11-24.
  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve. (2021) Updating the Unknown. NCS Exploration – Deep Sea Minerals . Geopublishing; Bergen. 2021-10-19 - 2021-10-21.
  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Kuhn, Thomas. (2021) Application of Soft Data in Nodule Resource Estimation. Natural Resources Research. vol. 30 (2).





  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Ludvigsen, Martin; Erik Kristian Thon, Frismanslund. (2017) Full cycle resource evaluation of SMS deposits along the Arctic Mid Ocean Ridge. The International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering . American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Trondehim. 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-30.
  • Sajith Vezhapparambu, Veena; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve. (2017) Change point analysis of MWD-data to detect the broken ground thickness in open pit mining. 18th annual conference IAMG-2017 2-9 september, Perth, Australia . IAMG; Perth,. 2017-09-02 - 2017-09-09.
  • Snook, Ben; Drivenes, Kristian; Kowalczuk, Przemyslaw B.; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Kleiv, Rolf Arne; Aasly, Kurt. (2017) Initial assessment of mineralogical properties of a seafloor massive sulphide deposit at the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. Underwater Mining Conference 2017 ; 2017-09-24 - 2017-09-29.
  • Tøgersen, Marte Kristine; Aasly, Kurt; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Kleiv, Rolf Arne. (2017) Mineralogy and texture of the Storforshei iron formation, and their effect on grindability. Process Mineralogy 17' . MEI; Cape Town. 2017-03-20 - 2017-03-22.



  • Ramirez-Llodra, Eva; Bergstad, Odd Aksel; Kutti, Tina; Armstrong, Claire W.; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Heldal, Tom; Baker, Maria. (2015) ECOMINA - Ecosystem-based management for areas targeted by deep-sea mining in the Arctic: a pilot study. Final Report. 2015.





  • Blachowski, Jan; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Ludvigsen, Erik Stabell. (2011) MONITORING SYSTEM FOR OBSERVATIONS OF ROCK MASS DEFORMATIONS CAUSED BY SUBLEVEL CAVING MINING SYSTEM. Acta geodynamica et geomaterialia. vol. 8 (3).


  • Blachowski, Jan; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Ludvigsen, Erik Stabell. (2010) RESEARCH NETWORK FOR OBSERVATIONS OF ROCK MASS SURFACE DEFORMATIONS CAUSED BY SUBLEVEL CAVING MINING OF IRON OXIDE. 11th Czech-Polish Workshop on Recent Geodynamics of the Sudeten and Adjacent Areas ; Třešť. 2010-11-04 - 2010-11-06.


  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Ludvigsen, Erik Stabell. (2005) From deposit to product. A probabilistic approach to the value chain of underground iron ore mining. 2005. ISBN 82-471-7001-9.
  • Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Ludvigsen, Erik Stabell. (2005) Bringing Norwegian mine into world of bits and bytes - possibilities and pitfalls. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China. vol. 15.