Observing the ocean together

Observing the ocean together

Collaborating and coordinating are two very important tasks of EuroGOOS, the European Global Ocean Observing System, located in Brussels. The member organizations work together to...

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Surveying beyond navigation

Surveying beyond navigation

Hydro International interviewed RDML Benjamin Evans, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. Evans is responsible for overseeing the mapping and charting of all US coastal...

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Exciting Applications for Lidar

Exciting Applications for Lidar

The RIEGL laser scanner company has been innovating laser scanning technology for more than 30 years. The equipment can be found in the most remote and even challenging locations a...

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Pioneer for Space Geodesy

Pioneer for Space Geodesy

The field of geodesy is undergoing a revolutionary change. The developments of the last few decades have altered the views and work of professional surveyors, researchers and devel...

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IHO Committed to Serve the Mariner

IHO Committed to Serve the Mariner

Robert Ward took over the presidency of the IHO from Vice Admiral Alexandros Maratos in September. President Ward was elected by the Member States of the Organisation at their five...

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Equal Sharing of Deep-sea Resources

Equal Sharing of Deep-sea Resources

Deep ocean minerals are the future resources for the common heritage of mankind as other natural resources are becoming depleted. The International Seabed Authority is an autonomou...

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e-Navigation for Increasing Safety

e-Navigation for Increasing Safety

Gurpreet Singhota is Deputy Director/Head of the Operational Safety Section within the Maritime Safety Division of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and will therefore...

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Gentlemen, on Your Marks!

Gentlemen, on Your Marks!

Every five years, tensions at the International Hydrographic Conference in Monaco rise to a maximum, when the Member States of the IHO gather to vote for the three director positio...

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More Maritime Boundary Issues at ITLOS

More Maritime Boundary Issues at ITLOS

The International Tribunal for Law of the Sea is a judicial body, seated in Hamburg, but unlike the International Court of Justice in The Hague, specialised in the field of the law...

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Surveying and Charting

Surveying and Charting

Surveying, charting and monitoring a complex and vast area which includes features from rivers, waterways, a long Atlantic coast to the Antarctic Peninsula environment, is a very c...

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Responsible Coastal Zone Management

Responsible Coastal Zone Management

The coastal zone is immensely important for humankind, marine and coastal spatial planning is a vital tool for planning and preserving the world’s coasts. Ron Furness, is a nautica...

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Hydrography to Fill in the 'I' in ECDIS

Hydrography to Fill in the 'I' in ECDIS

Hydrographers need to step up and fill the I in ECDIS, says Michael Casey, vice president Geospatial Systems at IIC Technologies and prior to that director for Nautical Charting at...

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