The AHS Awards for 2013 are as follows:
• Patron’s Gold Medal: CDRE Rod Nairn AM, RAN
• Award of Merit – Literary and Media Achievement (Non-Fiction): Dorothy Prescott
• Chairman’s Letter of Appreciation: Frank Guerts
Congratulations to each of the recipients. The Awards will be presented at various AHS World Hydrography Day events.
East Australia Region
A combined one-day technical seminar and celebratory World Hydrography Day dinner will be held on Friday 16 August 2013. The seminar will coincide with the visit of a delegation from the new Hydrographic Society of Korea (HSK). The Korean delegation is being led by the HSK president. This event will also involve the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS) and the HSK. The president of the HSK has advised us that he will be bringing three professors that have a background in Law of the Sea. The August seminar will therefore have a ‘Law of the Sea’ theme. The theme is topical noting the recent tensions in the South China Sea and the vital role that hydrographic surveyors play in maritime boundary delineation.