New Zealand Region - World Hydrography Day Event – Annual Seminar
It’s getting bigger each year! The New Zealand Region ran its annual Seminar and AGM to celebrate World Hydrography Day in Wellington this year. To support students carrying out hydrographic surveying studies at Otago School of Surveying, the Society arranged for 11 students to attend. The NZ member organisations covered their costs. They all gave short presentations that are available on the website.
Thomas Rutter, from the School of Surveying, was awarded the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS) Education Award. This award was presented by the AHS president, Commander Dave Crossman, RNZN during the Seminar and he was commended on his research investigating the performance and operation of ROSVs using multibeam echo sounders (MBES) for nautical charting surveys to national and international standards. Associated research also involved cost and operations benefit analysis to commercial hydrographic survey firms.
Bruce Wallen also received a Career Achievement award from the Society.
West Australia Region AGM
The WAR held its AGM on 19 August with a technical presentation by Acoustic Imaging and the evening was sponsored by QPS. The WAR has seen a pleasing increase in membership over the past 12 months from 75 to 94. During the year the WAR held six organised events.
Australasian Hydrographic Symposium 2015
The AHS will be hosting the Australasian Hydrographic Symposium 2015 in warm, sunny Cairns in November 2015. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is a beautiful, tropical city in northern Queensland – a great place to be, particularly for anyone in wintery northern climates….. We look forward to seeing you later this year.
AHS website: www.ahs.asn.au/AHS.html