Focus for this year's Deep Sea Mining session will be on challenges and sollutions in vertical transportation of ore slurry from the deep-sea. Mining of minerals offshore depends on deployment of mining equipment on the seafloor and systems to transport the exploited masses to the surface. Vertical transport systems include mechanical, airlift and hydraulic systems.

09:00 - 14:45 Parallel Session

Programme (to be completed)

  • Deep sea mining systems (Maxime Lesage, NTNU)
  • Dynamic pipe flow modelling for Ocean Mining Lift System (Niranjan Reddy Challabotla, NTNU)
  • Numerical tools for simulating deep sea mining riser operations (Mats Jørgen Thorsen, NTNU)