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)

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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 28th November  :  JPY 12,000 (extended)
After 20th 28th November  :  JPY 15,000
Student  :  JPY 3,000


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



09:00-09:10 Opening address
09:10-11:40 Strategical Approaches to Deep-Sea Mining
  Outlook for the Japanese Policy on Mineral Resources Development
(Mr. Michio Daito, Agency of Natural Resource and Energy, Japan)
  State of the Art Technologies of Ocean Resources Exploration
(Dr. Eiichi Asakawa, JGI, Inc., Japan)
  Overview of Latest Enabling Technologies for Deep Sea Mining
(Mr. Johann Rongau, TechnipFMC, France)
  Development of Deep Sea Mining Projects Requires More Than Innovative Technology Alone: an European Example
(Mr. Henk van Muijen, IHC Mining B.V., The Netherlands)
11:50-12:20 Panel Discussion #1
Coordinator Prof. Tetsuo Yamazaki, OPU, Japan
12:20-13:20 Lunch Break
13:20-16:20 Technical Solutions for the Development
  Current Status of Japanese Deep-sea Mining Technologies
(Dr. Nobuyuki Okamoto, JOGMEC, Japan)
  Technical Solutions to Realize Deep-Sea Mining around Japan
(Prof. Tetsuo Yamazaki, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  Development of Mining Robot Technology for Deep-Seabed Polymetallic Nodules
(Dr. Sup Hong, KRISO, Korea)
  Deepwater Seabed Mining Riser System Design Challenges
(Dr. Frank Lim, 2H Offshore, UK)
  Technical Requirement and Solution for Seabed Resources Research Vessel
(Mr. Toru Togita, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Japan)
16:30-17:00 Panel Discussion #2
Coordinator Dr. Sotaro Masanobu, NMRI, Japan
17:00- Closing address
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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