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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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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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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Training and Education

Training and Education

Since the start of contract offshore surveying private companies have to have an interest in a regular supply of junior hydrographic surveyors. As a consequence training and educat...

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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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UKHO Acquires SevenCs

UKHO Acquires SevenCs

More and more public institutions are involving themselves in private enterprise (see interview ‘The Public-private Dilemma’, December 2005). Is the line between public and private...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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