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Featured Authors

Axel Banasch

Axel Banasch

Axel Banasch graduated in mechanical engineering from Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, and has more than 20 years of experience in CAx. He joined the R&D...

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José Martinez Diaz

José Martinez Diaz

José Martínez Díaz is a survey products supervisor with Fugro, working extensively on ALB projects. He is an NSPS/THSOA Certified Hydrographer with more t...

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Contributors to Hydro International

Deanna Talbot

Deanna Talbot

Deanna Talbot was the marketing manager at Bluefin Robotics and is responsible for all marketing, advertising and promotional activities with the primary objective to measure, enha...

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Demi van de Vondervoort

Demi van de Vondervoort

Demi van de Vondervoort has just been awarded her Cat A-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Technology from the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz. She carried out her t...

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Denis Hains

Denis Hains

Denis Hains holds a Bachelor Degree in Geodetic Sciences, Laval University and is a Québec Land Surveyor.   He worked 35 years in the Public Service of Canada between F...

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Derrick R. Peyton

Derrick R. Peyton

Derrick R. Peyton is CEO of IIC Technologies and the Governing Council chairman for the IIC Academy. He has been involved in the geomatics community for over 40 years.

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Dino Dragun

Dino Dragun

Dino Dragun is CEO and founder of Hidrocibalae, a marine geophysical data centre, with over ten years of experience in the offshore industry as a data processor/surveyor/party chie...

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Dmitri Travin

Dmitri Travin

Dmitri Travin is a retired captain of the Russian Navy whose professional career included participation in numerous hydrographic surveys around the world. At present, he is the pro...

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Dmitry Vershinin

Dmitry Vershinin

Dmitry A. Vershinin is a head of the Research Laboratory of Hydrological and Ecological Problems and Associate Professor of the Department of Hydrology at Tomsk State Universi...

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Don Pickering

Don Pickering

Don Pickering has been a long time pioneer of Internet, enterprise applications and big data technology. As CEO of BluHaptics, Don is responsible for strategic planning, partnershi...

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Don Ventura

Don Ventura

Don Ventura is a hydrographic business development manager with Fugro, helping to lead the company’s SDB service offering. He is a Charge IHO Category ‘A’ Su...

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Douglas O'Brien

Douglas O'Brien

Douglas O'Brien is a member of the S-121 project team, a spatial data engineering consultant, and president of IDON Technologies Inc. He is currently the International Convenor of...

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Dr. Benjamin Williamson

Dr. Benjamin Williamson

Dr Benjamin Williamson’s research includes AUVs, multibeam sonar and algorithm development at the University of Aberdeen, including the FLOWBEC project which investigates the...

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Dr. Cai Bird

Dr. Cai Bird

Dr Cai Bird has worked with Marlan Maritime Technologies since its foundation in 2013. His research focuses on developing and applying novel algorithms to remote sensing data in or...

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Dr. Charles Calkoen

Dr. Charles Calkoen

Dr. Charles Calkoen studied physics at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. In the last 30 years, he was involved in oceanography and remote sensing, developing hydrodynamic...

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Dr. Conor Cahalane

Dr. Conor Cahalane

Dr. Conor Cahalane performs applied research using satellite, airborne and UAV data for coastal mapping and monitoring at the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG), Maynoot...

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Dr. Daniel Ierodiaconou

Dr. Daniel Ierodiaconou

Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou is a senior lecturer at Deakin University, Warrnambool, Victoria. He is a marine ecologist interested in multidisciplinary and multi-scalar approaches to hab...

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Dr Don McFarlane

Dr Don McFarlane

Dr McFarlane is Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at the Claremont Colleges in Southern California, USA. He received his BSc from the University of Liverpool, his MSc...

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Dr. Henry Dol

Dr. Henry Dol

Dr. Henry S. Dol received his MSc and PhD in applied physics from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He joined TNO in 2006 as a...

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Dr. Jenny Hanafin

Dr. Jenny Hanafin

Dr. Jenny Hanafin was awarded a PhD in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami and joined TechWor...

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Dr. Jyotika Virmani

Dr. Jyotika Virmani

Dr Jyotika Virmani is senior director for planet & environment at XPRIZE and prize lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr Virmani has over a decade of professional exper...

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Dr. Knut Hartmann

Dr. Knut Hartmann

Dr. Knut Hartmann is director Client Services for EOMAP. During his educational and professional background in environmental science and remote sensing he was involved in projects...

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Dr. Koen Blom

Dr. Koen Blom

Dr. Koen Blom received his MSc in Computer Science in 2009 and received his PhD on blind equalisation techniques for underwater communications in 2014, both from the Technical Univ...

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Dr. Magnus Wettle

Dr. Magnus Wettle

Dr. Magnus Wettle is managing director for EOMAP Australia Pty Ltd. With more than 15 years experience in aquatic remote sensing, he has previously held positions at the University...

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Dr. Martin Juhl Jørgensen

Dr. Martin Juhl Jørgensen

Dr. Martin Juhl Jørgensen, received BScEE and MScEE degrees from the Technical University of Denmark, where he recently completed and successfully defended an industrial PhD...

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Dr. Mikael Bliksted Larsen

Dr. Mikael Bliksted Larsen

Dr. Mikael Bliksted Larsen, received MSc and PhD degrees (2001) in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. Mikael is an acknowledged expert in subsea navigation and A...

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Dr Mike Osborne

Dr Mike Osborne

Dr Mike Osborne, managing director of OceanWise, is an oceanographer and marine data specialist. He worked in the oil & gas sector as a consultant across the world before headi...

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Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud

Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud

Prof Dr Mohd Razali Mahmud is head of GeoCoastal Research Unit, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is Chair, Commission 4,...

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Dr. Paul Bell

Dr. Paul Bell

Dr Paul Bell is associate head of Ocean Technology & Engineering at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre. He specialises in the development of marine radar remote sensin...

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Dr. Peter Ramsay

Dr. Peter Ramsay

Dr Peter Ramsay is Business Development Leader at HYPACK, a Xylem Brand. Before entering in this position, he was a director of Marine GeoSolutions in Australia and has been involv...

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Dr. Purbo Poerbandono

Dr. Purbo Poerbandono

Dr.rer.nat. Poerbandono is Associate Professor in Hydrography and course coordinator of FIG/IHO/ICA Category A Hydrographic Surveyor Profession Education Programme at Geodesy and G...

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Dr. Stefania Giodini

Dr. Stefania Giodini

Dr. Stefania Giodini received her MSc in Physics from Universitá degli Studi Milano-Bicocca (Italy) in 2006 and her PhD in Astrophysics from LMU/ Max Planck Institute f...

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Dr. Thomas Hasiotis

Dr. Thomas Hasiotis

Dr. Thomas Hasiotis is Assistant Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece. His work focuses on marine geology / sedi...

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Dr. Thomas Heege

Dr. Thomas Heege

Dr. Thomas Heege, CEO, founded EOMAP in 2006 as spin-off from the German Aerospace Center DLR. He has more than 20 years of research, development and industry experience in satelli...

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Dr. Thomas Ruth

Dr. Thomas Ruth

Thomas Ruth received his diploma in Computer Science in 2003. He is now the head of the Visualisation group at Fraunhofer IGD’s department of Maritime Graphics. His research...

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Dr. Xavier Monteys

Dr. Xavier Monteys

Mr. Xavier Monteys is a marine geologist at the Geological Survey of Ireland where he joined the marine and geophysics mapping programme in 2001. Since 2005, he has been worki...

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Duncan Mallace

Duncan Mallace

Duncan Mallace is the Chief Strategy Officer of XOCEAN. He has over 29 years’ experience in the collection, processing and analysis of ocean data. A highly skilled hydrograph...

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Durk Haarsma

Durk Haarsma

Durk Haarsma is publishing director of Geomares Publishing. He was publisher at Reed Business Geo for almost five years before Geomares Publishing was formed by a management buy-ou...

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Dwight Coleman

Dwight Coleman

Dwight F. Coleman, marine research scientist and the director of the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett, RI, is a...

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Dylan Colson

Dylan Colson

Dylan Colson is an Australasian Certified Professional Hydrographic Surveyor at Level 1. With over ten years’ experience in the industry, working mainly in the ports and dred...

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Dylan Davis

Dylan Davis

Dylan Davis is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. He earned his MA and BS in Anthropology and BA in Geography from Bingham...

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Edward Kuwalek

Edward Kuwalek

Ed Kuwalek is the vice president of software engineering at IIC Technologies in North Vancouver, Canada. Mr Kuwalek has 25 years of experience designing and successfully delivering...

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Edward Moller

Edward Moller

Edward Moller is Global Business Manager for Survey and Construction at Sonardyne International. Before joining Sonardyne, he worked offshore as a surveyor with Subsea 7, Haliburto...

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Eelco Bijl

Eelco Bijl

Eelco Bijl is technical director at CDR International BV and mainly involved in the design of Ports, Land Reclamations and Breakwaters, focusing on practical and expertise consulta...

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Egbert Ypma

Egbert Ypma

Egbert Ypma studied Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at Delft University. After his military service in the Dutch Navy he worked for Heerema (working on simulations, DP...

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Elias Fakiris

Elias Fakiris

Dr Elias Fakiris is a research associate at the Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography in the Geology department of the University of Patras. He has multidisciplina...

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Elizabeth Stacey

Elizabeth Stacey

Elizabeth Stacey is the Corporate Communications Manager for the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic, Meteorological and Oceanographic Force Element Group. She has worked in...

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Ephraim Friedli

Ephraim Friedli

Ephraim Friedli is an engineering specialist at Axpo Power AG, where he is responsible for bathymetric measurements in the Hydro & Biomass division. He previously worked as a s...

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Eric Duporte

Eric Duporte

Eric Duporte has been the head of the Business Development Department at the SHOM institute since 2015. He has been at SHOM since 1992, where he was responsible for the organisatio...

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Eric Munday

Eric Munday

Eric Munday is the principal of SUBSEA 20/20, providing sales and support for an array of hydroacoustic & oceanographic instruments and underwater communication systems.

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Ernest van der Spek

Ernest van der Spek

Ernest van der Spek graduated in electrical engineering from The Hague Technical University in 1988. From 1979 till 1990, he worked at the Technical University Delft, and in 1990 j...

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