Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub CategoryIntersection
Session IDM-IS17
TitleMarine manganese deposits: from basic to applied sciences
Short titleMarine manganese deposits
Main ConvenerNameAkira Usui
AffiliationDept, Natural Science
Co-Convener 1NameYoshio Takahashi
AffiliationDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameTakashi Ito
AffiliationFaculty of Education, Ibaraki University
Co-Convener 3NameKatsuhiko Suzuki
AffiliationResearch and Development Center for Submarine Resources, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
ScopeMarine manganese deposits include manganese nodules and manganese crusts. The deposits are known as potential resources of copper, nickel, rare earth elements, platinum, and tellurium. However, the limitations on its regional and temporal variation of the chemical compositions have not been clarified yet. In this session, various factors in the growth of manganese oxides, enrichment of metal ions, paleoenvironment study using manganese deposits, and formation age of manganese deposits will be discussed from viewpoints of geology, mineralogy, paleocean sciences, geochemistry, microbiology, and sea floor engineering.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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