Hydrographic Society Benelux

Workshop on Vessels and Multi-beam Echo Sounders

Over forty hydrographic professionals attended the workshop on Survey Vessels and Multi-beam Echo Sounders, which was held on 12 December 2012 in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Amongst the delegates were members of the Deutsche Hydrografischen Gesellschaft (DHyG) who were invited to contribute.

Speakers were Albert ­Keijzer (No Limit Ships on Workboats, multi or single role); Niels Winke (Geo Plus on MBES & Laser Scanning data, progress on processing challenges); Thorsten Döscher (chief surveyor at bremenports on Multi-beam Surveys along the Container Terminal Bremerhaven); Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk (piLot Survey Services on Determining Rock and Rock quantities using MBES with results from the Maasvlakte 2 and Rijkswaterstaat) and Holger Klindt (Signalis, as well as chairman of the DHyG and the IFHS; with background information on the DHyG and the IFHS).

After the presentations, No Limit Ships and Geo Plus kindly contributed to the social by offering drinks and snacks.

A date for your Diary: Workshop at Meyer Werft

The atmosphere was great and proposals were made to organise a joint HSB-DHyG workshop in 2013 together, this time in Germany. The Old Wharf in Papenburg was named as venue and topics will focus on hydrographic aspects of the enormous vessels being built in Meyer Werft. At this moment, the new research vessel for German universities is under construction by the company. The workshop has been planned for the last week of May 2013.

Overview of Workshops in 2013

Please mark your diaries for the dates, some tentative, and subjects of the workshops in the new year.
- 6 February - Reference Levels in the North Sea
- 27 March - Cleaning and Dredging of the Vecht River
- Last week of May - Joint Workshop with the DHyG, Meyer Werft, Papenburg
- 21 June - WHD/Blue Economy
- 18 September - Offshore ­Positioning, Renewables
- 6 November - Europort
- 11 December - Simulators

The final dates, themes and ­presenters will be announced on the website of the ­Hydrographic Society Benelux. You will then also be able to register.

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