Shift

Shift

We had prepared an extra thick edition of Hydro International for you, full of feature articles, columns, an interview and news from and a preview of Oceanology International 2020....

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Postponed, Not Cancelled

Postponed, Not Cancelled

More than 30 years ago, I had just accepted a new position in the government organization where I worked and I was instructed to organize our participation in a trade show. For me,...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

Ever since I was a young boy, I've always known what I wanted to be: a journalist. It has never been anything else, at least not for longer than a few days. I am not sure if the te...

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Are Multifunctional Robots in Control?

Are Multifunctional Robots in Control?

I recently received a press release from a company that develops robots. Nothing special, I thought, because there are more companies doing that, but this time my attention was dra...

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Grand mapping coalition

Grand mapping coalition

The need to build a grand coalition of mapping partners all over the world, from all corners and professions of the maritime community, is more urgent now than ever. During a one-d...

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So Much We Don’t Know

So Much We Don’t Know

Some weeks ago, I was in southern Portugal where I visited Cabo São Vicente, a headland in the Algarve and also the south-westernmost point of Portugal and of mainland Europ...

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There is Still Much to Be Discovered

There is Still Much to Be Discovered

More than 70% of the Earth is made up of oceans, yet the underwater domain is the least known area of our planet. Even now, in the technologically advanced 21st century, only an es...

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Old Fashioned or Just Safe

Old Fashioned or Just Safe

Not long before this issue of Hydro International went to press, a major problem with Galileo, the European equivalent of the American GPS system, occurred. A few days later, the m...

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Future Telling

Future Telling

The future as a concept has always been something that has appealed to humankind. What will the future look like, what will we do, where will we go. In earlier centuries, a writer...

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Smile

Smile

World Hydrography Day is celebrated each year on 21 June, which is also the beginning of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year’s event signals the start of centena...

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Bright

Bright

In this last issue of the year, I would like to look ahead to 2018, but also to the years beyond. While 2017 was still a struggle for many in our industry, it feels good to dwell a...

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Thanks, Farewell and Welcome

Thanks, Farewell and Welcome

The biggest change in hydrography in recent years occurred last week at the  International Hydrographic Bureau in Monaco. Boxes were probably packed, they were brought in and...

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Going to Depths

Going to Depths

Even though it is the middle of summer, at least here in the northern hemisphere, we are diving deep into the coldest and farthest depths of the ocean in this issue of Hydro Intern...

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Transition of an Era

Transition of an Era

For the future of hydrography it is necessary to think differently and of course adjust the business to that new way of thinking. That not only applies to hydrography, but to many...

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Fever

Fever

Election fever reaches boiling point more often these days, it seems, than in earlier days. Maybe because we’ve seen such crucial elections recently with a substantial impact...

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Data Revolution

Data Revolution

Oceans, seas and coastal zones are one of the most, if not the most, important component of the Earth’s ecosystem. They cover more than two-thirds of the earth’s surfac...

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Invitation

Invitation

Who do we invite to the next edition of Oceans? That intriguing question was posed during the Future of OCEANS Panel Discussion at Oceans ’16 MTS/IEEE, held  from 19 to...

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Chart maker, Fisherman and Sailor

Chart maker, Fisherman and Sailor

The role of the Hydrographic Offices needs to change. This is the message conveyed by the Secretary-General Robert Ward of the International Hydrographic Organization in Monaco in...

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Renewing

Renewing

Entrepreneurs know how difficult it is: renewing your company to adjust to changing circumstances in markets, economies or technologies. There are complete management and business...

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Forum

Forum

“More than 1,500 people have climbed Mt. Everest, upwards of 300 have journeyed into space, and 12 have walked on the moon, but only three have descended and returned from th...

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Contradictory

Contradictory

Welcome to this third edition of the Unmanned Systems special of Hydro International. It’s the most successful so far. Many manufacturers are showcasing their products in the...

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Cooperation

Cooperation

Our world today is one of more globalisation thanks to the internet, extensive travel, international trade and disappearing borders: the global village where everybody knows everyt...

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Diversified and Strong

Diversified and Strong

Returning from Oceanology International 2016 after a hectic week at Excel, I took some time to reflect on all the conversations I had in London with many of our readers and busines...

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Support

Support

I regularly write about the opportunities hydrography holds for manufacturers, service providers and also professionals: many new developments that we have seen over the last few y...

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Dream

Dream

For many of us it wasn’t the year we expected. The world is in turmoil. Economies still shaky and the oil prices at the lowest level for years. Many companies have cut back &...

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Looking forward

Looking forward

Looking forward and determining a long-term strategy is one of the core fundamentals of good entrepreneurship. In magazine publishing we always live a few months ahead of the actua...

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