Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Rare Earth Minerals: Japan

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free – $20

 

Reservations: www.jaschicago.org or email kono@jaschicago.org

In order to reserve your space for this event please register below. Only fully registered guests will receive ZOOM information. 

 

About the Event

Japanese scientists discovered sediments from the seafloor off of Minami-Tori-shima, a coral island atoll 1,148 miles southeast of Tokyo, that contain approximately 16 million tons of rare earth minerals. This quantity of rare earth minerals, if mineable, could eliminate Japan’s dependence on China’s supply and provide the world with sufficient minerals for centuries to come.

Explore the facts and considerations related to rare earth elements in the deep ocean by spending a fascinating evening with Dr. Kira Mizell, Research Oceanographer of the U.S. Geological Survey at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center at Santa Cruz, California. She will help us understand what rare earth minerals are and where they can be found, why they are important to technology, and how difficult they are to extract from the earth’s surface.

 

About the Speaker

Dr. Kira Mizell received her PhD. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has worked with the Global Marine Mineral Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly 10 years.  Her research focuses on formation mechanisms and oceanographic influences for marine minerals, especially ferromanganese crusts, manganese nodules, and phosphorites.

Add to my Calendar
7/8/2021 6:00 PM
7/8/2021 7:00 PM
America/Chicago
Rare Earth Minerals in the Deep Sea: A Potential Resource for Japan and other Nations?

 

Details

Date:
July 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20
Event Category:

RSVP

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
Tickets are not available as this event has passed.
90th ANNIVESARY SPONSORS
Platinum
Molex
Gold
ANA
Barnes
Joyce Chelberg
ITOEN
 
Teri Ed Grant
Johnson
Moskow
Potter
Silver
Astellas
EY
Kirkland
MayerBrown
91st ANNUAL PROGRAM SPONSORS
Molex
Joyce Chelburg
Edward A. Grant
Bradley Hamm
David D. Johnson  
Kirkland&Ellis
ITA, Inc.
mcclung
MUFG
(312) 263 3049   1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2475   Chicago, Illinois 60602   ©2021 Japan America Society of Chicago  
Follow us on social media!