Publications

Publications

[Articles and Proceedings]

2018

Nishi, K., Koizumi, A., Tsune, A. and Tanaka, S. (2018). A preliminary study of the relationship between topographic features and the distribution of polymetallic nodules in Japan’s Licensed Areas, Central Pacific. The 12th Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

2015

Tsune, A. and Okazaki, M. (2015). Current status of exploration activity for polymetallic nodules in Japan. Journal of MMIJ, 131(12), 602-609.

2015

Haiki, K., Okazaki, M. and Ishiyama, T. (2015). Reconsideration of Polymetallic Nodule Processing Methods - Further Improvement of Existing Methods. The 11th Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

2015

Tsune, A. (2015). Effects of Size Distribution of Deep-Sea Polymetallic Nodules on the Estimation of Abundance Obtained from Seafloor Photographs using Conventional Formulae. The 11th Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

2014

Tsune, A. and Okazaki, M. (2014). Some Considerations about Image Analysis of Seafloor Photographs for Better Estimation of Parameters of Polymetallic Nodule Distribution. The 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

2013

Okazaki, M. and Tsune, A. (2013). Exploration of Polymetallic Nodule Using AUV in the Central Equatorial Pacific. The 10th ISOPE Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

[Presentations]

2015

Ishiyama T., Okazaki, M. and Tsune, A. (2015). Resources Evaluation of Polymetallic Nodule - Results of AUV Survey. The 44th Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, November 1-6, 2015, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.

2014

Ishiyama T., Okazaki, M., Tsune, A., Kubota, R., Sugimoto, S. and Saito, N. (2014). Detailed Survey of Polymetallic Nodules - Results of AUV Survey. The 43rd Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute, September 21-28, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

2012

Tsune, A. and Okazaki, M. (2012). Re-evaluation and future development of polymetallic nodules. The 23rd Ocean Engineering Symposium, August 2-3, 2012, Surugadai Campus of Nihon University Faculty of Science and Technology.

2012

Okazaki, M. and Tsune, A. (2012). Polymetallic Nodule Project: Approaches to Exploration. Minerals of OCEAN-6 & Deep-sea minerals and mining-3 Joint International Conference, June 4-8, 2012, VNIIOkeangeologia, St. Petersburg, Russia.