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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A New Era for the IFHS?

A New Era for the IFHS?

In July last year Paul Hornsby, President of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), became Chairman of Council of The Hydrographic Society (THS). On 2 November last year, dur...

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Technology for Hydrographic Purposes

Technology for Hydrographic Purposes

Hardware (and to a lesser extent software) for the hydrographic survey industry is mostly developed by technical experts not educated as hydrographic surveyors. Nevertheless, manuf...

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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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What is the Manufacturer’s view?

What is the Manufacturer’s view?

In the previous series of interviews, Hydro international has paid much attention to conferences, standards of competence, survey companies, etc. Aiming at the total filed of hydro...

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Supply Hydrographic Personnel

Supply Hydrographic Personnel

There is a global shortage of hydrographic surveyors. The industry is faced with an interesting challenge and looks to specialised education facilities and personnel suppliers to a...

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Do We Order a Ticket for New Orleans?

Do We Order a Ticket for New Orleans?

Spearhead is again organising an Oceanology International (OI), one of the more successful conferences and exhibition events. The 2003 event is to be held in New Orleans, USA - one...

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GNSS and Hydrography

GNSS and Hydrography

None of us can anymore imagine hydrographic work without satellite positioning. Improvements in performance since the first launch at the end of the70s have made it suitable for mo...

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Hydrography for Exploration

Hydrography for Exploration

In the last half century Hydrography has grown from a Government commitment, solely for the purpose of producing nautical charts and information for safe navigation, into a science...

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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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Marine Geophysics & Hydrography

Marine Geophysics & Hydrography

After completing an MSc. and course work for a PhD in Physics, he worked for the Federal Government’s Environment department as a Marine Geophysicist until 1981. In 1980 he founded...

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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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