Hydro2015 - Two weeks to go

5 November 2015

The 23rd annual IFHS Hydro conference and exhibition, Hydro2015, takes place at Cape Town International Convention Centre in just over two weeks from now.
 
Organised and hosted by the Hydrographic Society of South Africa - one of eight IFHS-member societies - the event hopes to bring the global hydrographic community together to learn about the latest techniques and developments and to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
 
With the 'Development of sustainable hydrography in Africa', as one of its principal themes, the provisional conference programme features eleven technical sessions, a workshop and a stakeholder seminar arranged over two and half days of parallel sessions.
 
Proceedings commence with a keynote address by Robert Van De Poll, International Manager Law of the Sea at Fugro NV (Netherlands) who will summarise aspects of Law of the Sea affecting the 54 States in Africa. In one of two subsequent plenary presentations Capt Abri Kampfer, Hydrographer of the South African Navy, will then outline the current status and future aspirations for hydrography in Southern Africa. The other will review Fugro's on-going search for the missing Malaysian flight MH370.
 
The main conference sessions will address a comprehensive range of topics with over 30 presentations on subjects extending from regional African case studies and applications to wider global issues affecting data management, chart production, maritime boundaries, new technology, equipment and positioning for surface and sub-surface operations. The programme also features a presentation on the performance of Sonardyne USBL with tilted transceivers by this year's IFHS Student Award winner, Neeltje van der Laan (Netherlands).
 
The FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standards of Competence stakeholder seminar, on the second morning of the conference, will discuss training and education in hydrography and nautical cartography.
 
The conference will be complemented by an international trade exhibition featuring over 30 leading companies and organisations and a number of boat-based demonstrations in Cape Town's stunning V&A Waterfront area.
 
Delegates will also have the opportunity to network at a cocktail reception and the gala dinner.
 
Hydro2015 is sponsored by QPS, Teledyne RESON and Teledyne Odom, CARIS, Fugro and Marine Data Consultants.
 
For further information contact lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za or visit www.hydro2015.org

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