Hydrographic Society Benelux - 02/04/2013

Auke van der Werf, Chairman Educational Fund.

Best graduation papers 2012

During the General Assembly of the Hydrographic Society Benelux, held in Muiden, the Netherlands, held on 27 March 2013, the award for the best graduation papers was presented as usual by the ­Educational Fund.

The jury had to review a total of eleven submissions for this year’s award! Two master theses from Delft University of Technology, four master theses from the Hogere Zeevaartschool in Antwerp and five bachelor papers from the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz. All papers were judged independently by the members of the Educational Fund. The top five papers were very close, with the quality of the bachelor papers approaching that of the master papers. Criteria were, amongst other, the level, innovation and applicability in the hydrographic profession. This led to a top-two, with a unanimous winner!

The second prize was won by Ravi Peters of Delft University of Technology for his paper A Voronoi- and surface-based approach for the automatic generation of depth contours for hydrographic charts, and he won 200 euros! The first prize was for Karel Epke of the Maritime Institute Willem Barentz for his paper Performance and Implementation of an INS for Pipeline Surveys. Karel's thesis was commissioned by Allseas and won 500 euro!

Karel and Ravi were congratulated on behalf of the Educational Fund and of course the Hydrographic Society Benelux.

The team will make every effort to receive even more submissions from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Last updated: 02/04/2013