BERLIN FREE UNIVERSITY
Joint International Conference
Due to the strong increase in demand for metallic raw materials the marine ocean floor deposits and their mineability are again in the centre of interest of many international marine geology, technology and raw materials experts as well as state agencies and mining companies.
The 6 th Conference “Minerals of the Ocean” jointly with the 3 rd
Conference “Deep-Sea Minerals and Mining” have the objectives of presenting the latest results and discoveries from marine expeditions, as well as new research data about the formation, distribution, geochemistry and importance of basic and high-tech elements of marine minerals. Geological setting and composition of seafloor massive sulfides, ferromanganese crusts and nodules, phosphorites and gas hydrates will be discussed during the meeting in St.
Petersburg. Another purpose of the conference is to present modern technologies and economical aspects of marine mining as well as to discuss the future development of these very important fields.
All participants of our previous conferences as well as new guests and all experts in marine minerals&mining, sea technologies and economics are welcome to St. Petersburg in beautiful White Nights season!
- oral (20 min.)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The length of the abstract must not exceed three A4 pages (including tables, figures and references). All the abstracts will be collected in a CD or hard copy volume which will be distributed to all registered participants before the start of the Conference.
Send the original (camera-ready) before 1May.
The abstract should be typed in a box of 16 X 24 cm. Abstracts should be written in English and typed according the following guidelines:
- font: Times; left margin - 2cm, right - 3 cm, upper - 2 cm, lower - 3 cm
- title: bold, 12 pt, Capital letters only for title , in centre;
- authors names: 10 pt
- addresses : 10 pt, institution, affiliation, address, postal code and
сity, country, e-mail or fax, in the centre
- text block: single spaced, justified, 10 pt, indent each paragraph 0,5 cm
- distance between title and authors names - 1 line, between authors names
and addresses - 1 line, between addresses and text - 2 lines
- figures should be sent separately in JPG or JPEG format
IMMIGRATION AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
In order to obtain a Russian entry visa you will have to send us a scanned copy of your passport.
Registration fee is going to be EUR 200. Accompanying persons - EUR 100.
Registration fee includes abstract volume, participation in icebreaker and banquet, coffee breaks.
A limited amount of sponsorship for student participation may be available.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Registration fees will be paid at the Registration Desk upon arrival in cash.
CULTURAL PROGRAM – will be determined later.
Saint Petersburg is a fascinating place which dazzles the eye of a visitor with numerous architectural landmarks, museums, palaces, parks, wide avenues, spectacular bridges and stylish monuments. Born in the heart of an emperor,
St Petersburg is Russia's adopted child. So unlike the Russian cities that came before it, St Petersburg - with its strict geometric lines and perfectly planned
architecture - is almost too European to be Russian. And yet it is too Russian to be European. St Petersburg is situated on 44 islands in Neva river's delta and is famous for its bridges, embankments, museums, and, of course, for its magical White Nights, which start in the beginning of June and last up to the middle of July. During the season of White Nights St Petersburg undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The world famous "Hermitage" museum, "St. Isaac's Cathedral" - the second largest basilica in the world - and
"Peter and Paul Fortress" resting place of the last Russian Tsar Nicolas II - are only three of the main architectural beauties to be seen and admired. In the summer - especially during the White Nights - you can enjoy the wonderful parks and gardens in the city with their statues and fountains.
A special cultural program may be organized for accompanying persons.
It is recommended to rent accommodation in “Matisov Domik” *** hotel or in
“Admiralteyskaya” *** hotel. The location of the hotels is very suitable because it is just about five minutes walking from the Conference hall in
Addresses of the hotels:
“Matisov Domik” -, Priazhka River emb. 3/1, St.Petersburg, 190121, Russia
Tel.: +7(812) 4951439, fax: +7(812 )4952419, www.matisov.com
Admiralteyskaya Hotel - A. Bloka St. 8, St. Petersburg, Russia 190121
Tel +7 (812) 495 4465, fax: +7 (812) 495 4464, www.amaranta.ru
Please, note that the number of rooms is limited in a peak of tourist season.
It is kindly recommended to book hotel in advance.
ARRIVAL TO SAINT PETERSBURG
It is possible to get to St Petersburg by airplane (to airport "Pulkovo-2"), train, ferry or bus. Participants will be met upon arrival provided that we have details of your arrival time and place.
MAIN DATES & DEADLINES
Registration Form before March, 2012
Abstracts - April, 2012
Distribution of the Program with the list of participants and
Invitations – May, 2012
(Please send before 31 March, 2012)
NAME___________________ FIRST NAMES (as in passport) _______ SEX F or M
STATUS: PARTICIPANT ( ) ACCOMPANYING PERSON ( )
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE: ( ) DEFINITE ( ) PROBABLE
PRESENTATION: ( ) ORAL ( ) POSTER
PLEASE, SPECIFY IF YOU NEED SPECIAL VIDEO AND COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR PRESENTATION
Prof. Georgy Cherkashov e-mail: email@example.com phone: +7(812)7138378
Dr Dmitry Kaminsky e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +7(812)4950319