Conference/Meeting Information

World NAOE Forum 2017

Realizing Deep-Sea Mining: Approaches and Solutions

11th December, 2017, 9:00-17:00

Hilton Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Organized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)
Principal Sponsor: ClassNK

The World NAOE Forum is a series of international symposiums organized by JASNAOE. JASNAOE celebrates their 120th anniversary in 2017 and the 6th Forum will be held in December 2017 as one of the events celebrating their anniversary. World NAOE Forum 2017 will focus on current and future of deep-sea mining. The Forum outlines the current status of the seafloor mineral resource developments, and provides prospects of further development of technologies.


Hilton Osaka
8-8, Umeda 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan (2 min walk from JR Osaka Sta.)
TEL: +81-6-6347-7111, FAX: +81-6-6347-7001

Registration fee

On or before 20th November  :  JPY 12,000
After 20th November  :  JPY 15,000
Student  :  JPY 3,000


The registration fee includes proceedings, banquet, lunch and coffees.



09:00-12:20 Strategical Approaches to Deep-Sea Mining
Mr. Michio Daito Agency of Natural Resource and Energy, Japan
Dr. Eiichi Asakawa JGI, Inc., Japan
Mr. Johann Rongau TechnipFMC, France
Mr. Henk van Muijen IHC Mining B.V., The Netherlands
Panel discussion coordinated by Prof. Tetsuo Yamazaki, OPU
13:20-17:00 Technical Solutions for Deep-Sea Mining
Dr. Nobuyuki Okamoto JOGMEC, Japan
Prof. Tetsuo Yamazaki Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Dr. Sup Hong KRISO, Korea
Dr. Frank Lim 2H Offshore, UK
Mr. Toru Togita Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Japan
Panel discussion coordinated by Dr. Sotaro Masanobu, NMRI
17:30-19:30 ClassNK banquet

Contact Information

The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)
Address: 2-12-9 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3438-2014, Fax: +81-3-3438-2016

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