The Tømte Symposium

Environmental Geochemistry - Exploitation of georesources

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78

To register, please fill in the registration form below.  

If you have any dietary restrictions we need to be aware of, please email gro.havelin@dnva by October 31st.


09.00-09.30  Coffee

09.30 -09.45  Welcome
Per Aagaard, chair of the Tømte Foundation
Anders Elverhøi Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Harald Sørby (Norwegian Environment Agency)  

09.45 -10.30  Key note (Bio)geochemical mechanisms affecting the fate of trace elements such as selenium, mercury, arsenic, uranium and chromium in soil, aquifer and into the human body.
Laurent Charlet (Water Geochemistry, University of Grenoble)

10.30 -10.55  The role of dissolved natural organic matter in governing methyl-Hg levels
 Rolf Vogt (UiO)

10.55 -- 11.20 Mercury pollution and cycling
  Thorjørn Larssen (NIVA, Norwegian Institute for Water Research)

11.20 -11.50  Coffee

11.50 -12.15  Pb-210 as a natural tracer for Hg
  Dag Øistein Eriksen (Primus.inter.pares AS )

12.15 -12.40  Speciation of metals in natural water
Øyvind Mikkelsen (NTNU)
12.40 -13.05 Antimony pollution - sources and behavior
 Gudny Okkenhaug (NGI/NMBU)

13.05 -14.00  Lunch

14.00 -14.25  Environmental monitoring at the mercury contaminated U864 wreck site
  Morten Schaanning (NIVA, Norwegian Institute for Water Research)

14.25 -14.50 Mining waste storage -- geological consideration
  Knut Bjørlykke (UiO)

15.15-15.40 Leachate from Cu mines
 Pål Gundersen (NGU)

15.40-16.10  Coffee

16.10-16.35 Capping of mine tailings to reduce metal leaching
 Gijs Breedveld (NGI/UiO)

16.35 -17.00  Sea disposal of mine tailings - physio-chemical implications
  Jens Skei (Skei Mining Consultant)

17.00-17.20  Marine mining waste disposal - Experiences
  Tor Jensen (DNV-GL) for Nature Research

17.30  Wrap-up and Discussion: "Environmental regulations of mine waste storage.  The role of researchers , research institutions, government  institutions and environmental organizations."

19.00   Dinner for invited guests