E-tech Element Submarine Ferromanganese Crusts Research Workshop

The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, invites you to the

E-tech Element Submarine Ferromanganese Crusts Research Workshop

The workshop is the kick-off meeting of the project “Marine ferromanganese deposits – a major resource of E-tech elements (MarineE-tech)” funded by Natural Environment Research Council, NERC and FAPESP.

The project will study the deep-ocean environment and the processes that form and accumulate minerals of high technological value. The Brazilian efforts to study this theme will be presented as well as the detailed project framework, aiming to foster the integration between scientists and decision makers.

December 8th, 2015 – 8h30 to 17h00

Auditório FAPESP - SP

Register your interest in attending the event: www.fapesp.br/eventos/ferromanganese/interest

08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening session
Theme 1: Introduction and Overview (chair: Luigi Jovane)
09:15 Marine E-tech: submarine ferromanganese oxide deposits as a major resource of E-tech elements – FAPESP/NERC call
Bramley Murton, The National Oceanography Centre (NOCS) , United Kingdom
09:45 The role of IOUSP in marine E-tech deep-ocean research at Rio Grande Rise
Frederico Brandini, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil PDF
10:00 Critical metals and security of raw material supply: the role of deep-ocean resources and ‘blue growth’
Paul Lutsy, British Gelogical Survey (BGS), United Kingdom
10:30 Coffee break
10:50 Review of state-of-knowledge concerning the origin and evolution of polymetallic crusts and nodules in the global ocean
Jim Hein, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), USA
11:40 Plenary: FAPESP/NERC call and scientific challenges for future research
12:30 Lunch
Theme 2: Ongoing and future research on Rio Grande Rise (chair: Alexander Turra)
14:00 Environmental and oceanographic studies in the Rio Grande Rise (José Angel Alvarez Perez/UNIVALI)
José Angel Alvarez Perez, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil 
14:20 Potential hydrodynamic conditions adjacent to the polimetallic deposits
Ilson Silveira, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil PDF
14:40 Biogeochemical processes in the water column over the Rio Grande Rise: the methodological approach 
Frederico Brandini, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil
15:00 Geological and geophysical studies to detect polimetallic deposits and discover their age and origin
Luigi Jovane, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil PDF
15:20 Coffee break
16:00 The deep seafloor ecosystem
Paulo Sumida, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brasil
16:20 The role of lithotrophyc bacteria in the formation of deep-ocean polimetallic deposits
Vivian Pellizari, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil PDF
16:40 Sustainability of deep-ocean exploration – challenges and opportunities
Alexander Turra, Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP), Brazil PDF
17:00 Plenary: Identifying gaps and aggregating new approaches
17:30 Closing session

 

Organizing Committee

Alex Turra, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Bramley Murton, National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Frederico Brandini, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ilson Silveira, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Luigi Jovane, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Sumida, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vivian Pellizari, IOUSP - Oceanographic Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Event free of charge / Limited registration
Official language: English
(Simultaneous translation will not be provided)

Information: FAPESP / Tel.: (11) 3838.4362 / vera@fapesp.br

Parking Suggestion:
Pio Park - Rua Pio XI, 1320
Tonimar - Rua Jorge Americano, 89