New Golden Age of Exploration

New Golden Age of Exploration

Jyotika Virmani was executive director of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE before she entered Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), also as executive director. Two positions at the forefr...

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Following a Legacy

Following a Legacy

At the invitation of Prince Albert I, the Principality of Monaco has been the headquarters of the International Hydrographic Organization since 1921. Looking at the annual reports...

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Improving Safety at Sea

Improving Safety at Sea

Last month we brought you a feature article on the recent progress in the European satellite navigation system, Galileo. We discussed the motivation, the funding problems and the p...

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Under the Sea and on the Water

Under the Sea and on the Water

Technical conference Offshore Survey 09 takes place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (UK) on 1–2 April. It is targeted at those in the ocean industry who are invo...

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Europe Can Take Maritime Lead

Europe Can Take Maritime Lead

In this capacity, he is working to improve maritime co-operation within Europe by formulating a maritime policy. Hydrointernationalhas taken the opportunity to interview him, while...

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The Independent Surveyor

The Independent Surveyor

Large companies dominate the survey industry and all these companies have their own procedures and methods. Some surveyors try to do it differently – they are independent and work...

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Helping to Solve Global Problems

Helping to Solve Global Problems

Jack Dangermond is the co-founder and president of ESRI, a privately held geographic information systems (GIS) software company that is headquartered in Redlands (CA, USA). In 1969...

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FIG and Hydrography

FIG and Hydrography

Founded in 1878 in Paris, the Federation International des Geometres (FIG) is an international umbrella organisation for national surveying associations which covers all discipline...

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Hydro 2003

Hydro 2003

Although not fitting into the traditional biennial series of well-known HYDRO Conferences and Exhibitions, the year 2003 will nevertheless see a 'Hydro 2003' Hydrographic Conferenc...

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Hydrography in Japan

Hydrography in Japan

In spite of modern communications and connections by air, Japan still is for most people from Europe and America, a ‘far away country’. Hydro international is in the fortunate posi...

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Innovator Measuring ‘Salt Fingers’

Innovator Measuring ‘Salt Fingers’

Mr Albert J. Williams III was given the IEEE OES Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 2000; a prestigious prize, as one of the earlier winners was Robert J. Urick. Mr Willi...

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A Triptych on Standards of Competence

A Triptych on Standards of Competence

The current status of hydrography is relatively new and one of the consequences is an ongoing search for appropriate standards of competence for personnel involved. It is not possi...

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Invited Reply

Invited Reply

Working conditions in offshore surveying are sometimes pretty tough and demanding. Nevertheless, some hydrographic surveyors remain in the field until their retirement. Others leav...

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Low-budget Hydrography

Low-budget Hydrography

Low-budget Hydrography is the theme of this issue. Realising that different players in hydrography will have differing opinions on various aspects of low-budget hydrography and int...

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Women in Command

Women in Command

Commander Jenny Daetz is one of the commanding officers on Australia’s two ocean-going Leeuwin-class surveying ships, the largest surveying ships in the Royal Australian Navy. As c...

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The Order of Canada

The Order of Canada

There were three major overlapping phases in Mike Eaton’s career: Arctic developments in the Canadian Hydrographic Service, positioning systems development while at the Bedford Ins...

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Hydrography in the Far East

Hydrography in the Far East

There is much current activity on the hydrographic scene in the Far East region; the area was hit by the Tsunami, 26th December 2004. The region is also on the doorstep of China, a...

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