Offshore Survey 13 launches Call for Papers

21 June 2012

Offshore Survey, which takes place from 10 - 11 April 2013 alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, is launching a Call for Papers for the first time. Previous conferences have accepted papers by invitation only. This will be the fourth Offshore Survey and it will introduce a Technical Committee made up of outstanding personalities from industry and academia to evaluate all the papers submitted.

In the past, Offshore Survey conferences have been booked out and 2013 will be no exception. It promises to provide the community with the same valuable insight of technology, operations and business issues in the global field of offshore surveying. Alastair MacDonald has handed over to Ed Danson, International Sales Manager of C&C Technologies, as the new Conference Chairman, who brings a vast wealth of industry knowledge and energy to the conference. Ed Danson is keen to continue with the same winning formula of previous years and urges the offshore survey community to come forward with papers suitable for sessions on Subsea Positioning, Hydrographic and Seabed Survey, Survey Operations, Data Processing and Visualisation, and Industry and Professional Issues. 

Click here for further information about the Call for Papers or submit an abstract online before the 30th September deadline.

Working in partnership with Offshore Survey, The Hydrographic Society UK will be directly involved in the Technical Committee, along with an exceptional line-up of world leaders in their field. The Hydrographic Society UK will be represented by David Parker who is Civil Hydrography Manager at the UKHO and also the Chairman of THS UK; Helen Atkinson, Operations & Publications Manager of both THS UK and the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies; and William Heaps, Assistant Marine Advisor & Hydrographic Manager at ABP. Academia will be represented by Brian Whiting, Principal Lecturer from the University of East London, and representing the offshore industry will be Nick Hough, Technical Adviser at International Marine Contractors Association. Industry representatives include Mike Baker, Group Business Development Director at GEMS International NV, and Sam Hanton, Chief Surveyor at Nautronix. 

New conference Chairman, Ed Danson commented, "It is a great honour to be invited to chair Offshore Survey and I am really excited about having The Hydrographic Society UK on board for what will be an action-packed and challenging conference."  He encouraged the community to come forward with papers, explaining, "We will review and comment on all papers submitted.  It's not our objective to accept or reject without comment; on the contrary, if a paper looks interesting and relevant but is marginal, so long as there is time, we'll go back to the author with suggestions." 

One of the special attractions of Offshore Survey is that it runs alongside the Ocean Business exhibition, which provides a unique mix of technology and business for the delegates. Ocean Business 13 will be the biggest show yet, with the show's dockside hall tripled in size and a new layout to make it a vibrant part of the show with dockside demonstration area and café. As in previous years, the show will include a full three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops, enabling buyers to actually test drive equipment before purchasing.

Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.

As always, the combined events bring a lively social programme, culminating in a Gala Dinner, held at Southampton's Guildhall on Wednesday 10th April. 

For full details about Ocean Business and Offshore Survey visit http://www.oceanbusiness.com/

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