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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Editorial

Editorial

There are several motivating factors behind the desire to increase the contribution of renewables to the total energy production mix. One is the wish to be less dependent on securi...

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There are fewer large projects on the drawing board for the present or very near future than the surveying industry would wish. But try to see it positively, in line with the follo...

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Remote Sensing Ð this month's theme - has different definitions. In this issue are articles that describe both active and passive systems in which the sensor and the object are sep...

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This issue’s theme is 'Underwater Imaging'. Underwater imaging has a broad aspect and includes optical and acoustic imaging as well as other types such as electrical and thermal im...

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Mariners of my generation were taught to take positions by visual bearings (Yes, I know I am turning grey) and practise it as radar was only to be used in fog. While apprentices an...

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Developments in science and technology bring new chances and working methods to our industry; for example, scribbling tide-pole readings in a paper notebook, although still a good...

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Almost every single shackle in the maritime transport chain must have a certificate of being trained or having been tested according to the requirements; for example, the container...

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Two interesting hydrographic conferences are this month taking place ‘down under’: Shallow Survey 2003 in Sydney (17th-20th November / www.dsto.defence.gov.au/corporate/) and Hydro...

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Almost a year ago (June 2005), Google Earth was launched and drew a lot of attention (‘fantastic’, ‘exciting’) both from the GI-specialists as from the general public. Google Earth...

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Editorial

Editorial

There is quite a difference between land surveyors (topographers) and those who survey at sea. Topographers can generally gather their information by direct observation and measure...

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OI 2006

OI 2006

A whale, later identified as a northern bottle-nosed, was reported swimming in the river Thames in central London at the end of January, and was thereafter watched by crowds lining...

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On nautical charts bottom type is classified by its composition. For instance, ‘S’ indicates a sandy bottom; ‘R’ is for rock, while ‘Sh’ depicts shells. However, you seldom find si...

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I was recently approached by the parents of a young man who had just finished four years hydrographic study and this was the question they put to me: "Sir, our son graduated last y...

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Dredging in navigational channels, ports and harbours is intended to help the mariner navigate safely, with enough under-keel clearance. However, charting is not always uniform. To...

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Under development since the 1980s, the completely revised chapter V (safety of navigation) of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) came i...

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Editorial

Editorial

On behalf of the entire Hydro International team, I wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year. And to those readers who celebrate the start of a new year on a date other than 1st...

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Until recently surveyors had far more accurate positioning equipment at their disposal than did general shipping. To name a few examples of the then modern electronic equipment: De...

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Editorial

Editorial

Satellite positioning has solved many positioning problems/aspects in our profession, and developments resulting in, for example, higher accuracy are not at an end yet: we look for...

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The theme of this issue is ‘Monitoring Networks in Hydrography’. There are at least two meanings of the word ‘network’ in our profession. One means a network of sensors monitoring...

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Editorial

Editorial

"Piing…….Zzzzz, Piing …... Ying, Piing …YiiinNG"… this was the sort of audio that made up my first experience of object detection back in the sixties, when we were survey...

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On behalf of the entire Hydro international team, may I wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year. And to those readers who celebrate the start of a new year on a date other than...

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Warning: If you submit an article [to HI] you run the risk having an editor visit you specifically interested in the subject of your article! Upon hearing that the author of one re...

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On behalf of the entire Hydro international team, may I wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year 2004! And to those readers who celebrate the start of a new year on a date other...

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On behalf of the entire Hydro international team, may I wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year 2003. And to those readers who celebrate the start of a new year at another time,...

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The theme of this issue is ‘Legal Aspects’ and contains many different views and insights into this interesting topic, from boundary determination to liability on products. The kno...

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