The speakers will describe the technology required to explore the great ocean depths, and will present exciting information about the scientific discoveries of minerals and unique ecosystems.
These resources may be needed by mankind, so conservation measures to ensure that the seafloor is protected against any environmental damage from this exploration will also be explored.
17:30: Arrival and registration. Refreshments and networking
18:55: EEESTA award
19:00: Speakers' presentations
20:00: Summing up: Chairman followed by open forum: questions and answers
Chairman: Professor David S. Cronan BSc PhD DSc FGS FIMM Professor Emeritus, Marine Geochemistry Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Imperial College London.
Dr. Samantha Smith BSc (Hons) PhD, Vice-President Corporate Social Responsibility, Nautilus Minerals
Professor Paul Tyler BSc (Hons) PhD DSc Professorial Research Fellow, Ocean and Earth Science and Personal Chair,
University of Southampton
Professor Cindy Lee Van Dover BSc PhD FAAS
Harvey W. Smith Professor of Biological Oceanography and Chair,
Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Director of the Marine Laboratory