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30/10/2018 - 01/11/2018

Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
Pyrmont, Sydney
+61 (02) 6285 3000
About Hydro18

The HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition is being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia during 30 October – 1 November 2018. The Conference aims to provide a platform to bring the challenges and opportunities related to climate change to the world through Hydrography, particularly for those working in the hydrographic industry, policy maker, academia, and for the layman to focus on Hydrography, its potential and issues affecting us globally.

HYDRO18, with its theme of ’The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’ will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to utilise the science of Hydrography in the future to adapt to climate change, sustainable resource usage and renewable energy requirements. The Conference will also highlight that Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.

Hydrography is fundamental to coping with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and the increasing pressures for sustainable resources and renewable energy through tidal and wind power. It is also vital for economic development, especially that of maritime and small island states. However, the effect of Hydrography has never been fully comprehended or properly recognized for its direct and indirect links to global economic wellbeing and nations that rely on maritime trade, and its potential within maritime protection and resource management. The recognition of the Blue Economy is emerging, and those nations that grasp the importance of this concept and its associated economic significance through hydrography will reap considerable benefits.

Being very well known as a requirement for safe navigation at sea, the science of Hydrography and its ability and potential to deal with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, its importance to the global economy (including resource sustainability, renewable energy and environmental protection) is generally neglected. A need for an urgent change is demanding, noting the changing global geo-political situation. The concept of the Blue Economy must be spread within the Asia-Pacific region, especially amongst the small island states that have yet to reach their potential.

The theme of the Conference (‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’), and its sub-themes (Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future), seeks to create debate and discussion as to how Hydrography can be harnessed to its full potential. The Conference will bring many presenters with knowledge and experience in many areas related to Hydrography and to the Blue Economy, and related industry and sciences. All of these areas will be of interest to delegates, and it is expected that they will provide for opportunities and challenges within government, private industry or academia.

With a keen eye on our changing world and noting these opportunities and challenges, the theme of HYDRO18 has been selected to focus on and address emerging issues.

On behalf of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), you are cordially invited to participate and offer an abstract and subsequent paper that addresses an aspect relating directly to the Conference theme, and nominate to be a speaker.

A Trade Exhibition will also be held in conjunction with the Conference 30 October - 1 November 2018.


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