Society to host 59th Marine Measurement Forum

22 March 2017

The Hydrographic Society UK is pleased to announce that it will host the 59th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) at Upstream Learning Centre, located on BP's International Centre for Business & Technology (ICBT) campus in Sunbury-on-Thames, on Friday 7th July 2017. The delegate fee of £45 will include all refreshments.

The day will follow the customary MMF format of a series of relevant short talks from representatives of research institutions and commercial organisations on topics ranging from scientific research to instrumentation and survey projects. These will be interspersed with refreshment breaks and the chance to network and share ideas with delegates from various professions involved in quantifying and visualising the marine environment. There will also an opportunity to visit BP's facilities, including the drilling simulator and high definition distance learning facilities.

MMF59 will be preceded by another half-day event hosted by the Society in Sunbury on Thursday 6th July. HydSoc@TheMagpie: Then & Now is an afternoon networking event celebrating how the hydrographic pioneers and innovators of the last 50 years have influenced and inspired contemporary techniques and equipment. Located on the picturesque banks of the Thames, the inn played host to over 80 meetings of the Society's first Region (Home Counties West - now Southern). It and those gatherings are a key part of the organisation's folklore. HydSoc@TheMagpie will be free to attend for members and there will be a charge of £15 + VAT for non-members - including MMF59 participants. Prior booking will be essential for everyone attending.

Call for speakers

THS UK is now actively seeking speakers who would like to give a short presentation (approx. 20 minutes) at MMF59 on a topic relating any aspect of measurement within the marine environment.

Echoing the theme of the Society's networking event at The Magpie the previous afternoon, MMF59 would also welcome talks which convey the staggering advancements in marine science over the last century and/or contrast the techniques employed 'then and now'.

If you would like to be considered to present at MMF59, please submit a title, 200-300 word abstract and biography to by Friday 5th May 2017.  

The Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provides opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities. 

Attendees typically include scientists, surveyors, engineers and business people from a variety of organisations including research centres, academia, manufacturers, survey companies, consultants, monitoring authorities, dredging companies, port authorities, oil companies, societies, etc.

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