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Much More Than a Typical Hydrographic Office

In October 2015, Capt Brian D. Connon assumed the role of director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Maritime Safety Office.... (read more)

Hydrographic Surveyors Key to Defining Mining Resources through Survey Work

On 1 February 2016 a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable... (read more)
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Bibby HydroMap (formerly Osiris Projects) specialises in the acquisition, interpretation and presentation of highly accurate seabed and subseabed data. The company has worked with clients from the oil and gas, offshore renewables, submarine cables, ports and harbours, aggregates and utilities industries since 1997 to provide efficient and cost-effective survey services,...
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Opportunistic Multibeam Surveying

Currently only ten to fifteen percent of the ocean floor has been mapped at resolutions of 100-metre pixel size or better and the vast majority of thi... (read more)
Shannon Hoy, Dr. Laura F. Robinson, and Dr. Veerle A.I. Huvenne

Robust Data in Sensitive Environments

There are settings where an unmanned survey represents more than a safe, cost-effective alternative; it may be the only option. Capitol Lake in Olympi... (read more)
Preston Martin, Newfields; Adrian McDonald, Teledyne Oceanscience and Eric Munday, Subsea 20/20

Introducing GIS to Support Maritime Accessibility

With over 500 line connections to and from more than 1,000 ports around the globe, the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands is the cornerstone of inte... (read more)
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What About the Other 88%?

Despite the last decade’s flurry of UNCLOS ECS mapping, the amount of the oceans surveyed remains around 12%. The continuing... (read more)

Will Hydrographic Offices Rise to the Challenge Of Precision Navigation?

As the size and capacity of vessels entering our ports continue to increase, mariners are challenged with navigating in increasing... (read more)
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NOAA’s ENC Training Programme

The key objective of NOAA’s ENC Training Programme is to educate Hydrographic Offices (HOs) on ENC workflow in the Office of Coast Survey’s Marine Chart Division (MCD). The workflow includes: acceptance of new sources, data compilation, validation and quality control, distribution and contracting. A nine-day training session was held in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, from 1-9 March 2016. The attendees were cartographers from the Hydrographic Department at the Survey of Israel (SOI). By Dr Shachak Pe’eri, JHC/UNH and Sean Legeer... (read more)
About Hydro International

Hydro International started out as a print magazine in 1996 and soon developed into a the multimedia platform it is today, featuring a successful website (http://www.hydro-international.com) and respected weekly e-newsletter.

Hydro International magazine is published eight times a year. The magazine is international in scope and focuses on bringing to its readership topical overviews and the latest news and developments in the technology and management of hydrographic activities.

Hydro International seeks and publishes the opinion of leading hydrographers on the state
of the market, technical issues and national and international policies.

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Hydro International goes straight to the desk of key decision-makers in the international hydrography arena and is directed at commercial, academic and government professionals all over the world, people at the leading edge of managing, implementing and procuring hydrographic equipment and services. Our audited readership is involved in a diverse range of activities involving hydrography.

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