30 Years of Success

30 Years of Success

Dr Salem E. Masry, president and chief executive officer of CARIS, accepted to be interviewed by Hydro international on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his enterprise. Dr...

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Energy Business Analyst

Energy Business Analyst

The European Union has set a target stating that a 20% share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energ...

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The Great Standardisation Payoff

The Great Standardisation Payoff

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), established in 1994, develops standards for geospatial and location-based services. From its first approved implementation specification in 19...

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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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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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Looking Forward to HYDRO ’06

Looking Forward to HYDRO ’06

On the list of important conferences in hydrographic surveying are the HYDRO conferences, this year’s contribution to the series to be held in Antwerp. Chair of the organising comm...

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The Public-private Dilemma

The Public-private Dilemma

Privatisation as an answer to the financial challenges of survival has become a trend among public organisations, and hydrography is no exception. Private enterprise, worried about...

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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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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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Invited Reply

Invited Reply

In common with all sciences, hydrography too is undergoing rapid change with regard to data acquisition and processing, instrumentation, application and many other aspects. Differi...

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Old Soldiers Never Die

Old Soldiers Never Die

Some people in the hydrographic community show up in every part of the world and it looks like they never age and stop working. Nevertheless they sooner or later reach the moment o...

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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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