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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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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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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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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Shallow Survey 2003

Shallow Survey 2003

After completing a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics in 1983, Dr Phil Chapple worked in a laboratory of the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO...

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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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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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Revival of ECDIS?

Revival of ECDIS?

In 1996, an ECDIS conference titled ‘Five years of Broken Promises’ dealt with the non-availability of ENC data. At the 2nd International ECDIS Conference in 2003, a prominent spea...

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Use and Exchange of Data

Use and Exchange of Data

In the early days the discipline of hydrography was meant to contribute to safe shipping. The International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) paid due attention to the quality of hyd...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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The Romantic Profession

The Romantic Profession

This month’s interviewee has over recent years dedicated his time to addressing problems in oceanography, as well as history and the contemporary state of high-level training for s...

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Crossing Thresholds in Seafloor Mapping

Crossing Thresholds in Seafloor Mapping

US Hydro 2007 Conference takes place this month in Norfolk, Virginia, organised by the Hydrographic Society of America. It will be the eleventh event of its kind, celebrating the t...

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The Winners Are…

The Winners Are…

Every five years an International Hydrographic Conference (IHC) of all Member States (at present 77) of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), represented by their Hydr...

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A Farewell to Times Past

A Farewell to Times Past

We have all enjoyed the column entitled ‘As it Was’, contributed since the very first issue of Hydro international by Admiral Steve Ritchie. The piece has always been very much app...

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