IFHS reflects on a successful year

17 February 2014

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies exists to unite the individual members of national hydrographic societies across the globe and give them a voice in international hydrographic matters.

IFHS extended a warm welcome to two new Societies during 2013 - the Italian Hydrographic Society and the Hydrographic Society of Korea. Expressions of interest from other potential new members are particularly welcome - please contact helen@hydrographicsociety.org. Membership of the IFHS is limited to national or regional societies, individuals and companies must join an IFHS affiliated society to receive the full benefit from IFHS's services.

IFHS is possibly best known for its popular and respected series of Hydro conferences, which are hosted in rotation by its member societies. Discounted delegate fees are available to members of all IFHS-affiliated societies. Hydro14, hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK) in Aberdeen (28-30th October), will see the presentation of the first IFHS Student Awards, with prizes of £1,500 and £500 on offer for outstanding student presentations.

IFHS also organises other events: 2013 saw the highly successful two-day conference 'Digital Hydrography on the Maritime Web', also hosted by THS UK. This event also allowed IFHS to work closely with colleagues in the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to convey a truly international flavour. IFHS looks forward to providing many future opportunities for its members to influence the IHO's decision making, through further IHO stakeholder forums at Hydro conferences and at other events in all of the regions represented by its members.

In January 2014, IFHS was very proud to launch a new subscription-free biannual digital newsletter - IFHS News - which through short news items and abstracts of longer technical articles published elsewhere (often member societies websites) will keep the whole community aware of the latest activities within the Federation.

 

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