THS UK announces Remote Hydrography conference

27 March 2019

Hydrographic surveying, and the roles of its practitioners, are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies, techniques and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved.

Autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms (operating either alone or in cooperative swarms; in sight or over the horizon), remote survey command and support services, and techniques such as Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB), Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) are revolutionising hydrographic data collection, processing, analysis and presentation.

With this in mind, The Hydrographic Society UK is organising a two-day Remote Hydrography conference at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton on 30-31 October 2019.

Through an inspiring programme of keynote speakers, presentations and panel-led discussion forums, the conference and small accompanying exhibition will focus on the latest innovations, applications and deployments in remote and automated hydrography. It will consider how these tools are providing novel approaches, efficiencies and benefits to the commercial survey industry, as well as enhancing the exploration and mapping of the world's seafloor, population the white spaces on charts, improvement of navigational safety and implementation of e-Navigation and autonomous shipping.

The recently released call for Call for Abstracts invites submissions on any subject relating to the conference theme and suggested topics. Presentations focussing on innovation or application and those featuring case studies would be of particular interest to the target audience.

Abstracts should include a title (up to 100 characters) and a 300-word synopsis and must be accompanied by a biography and head/shoulders photograph of each author. All abstracts must be submitted to by Friday 28 June 2019.

Abstracts now being accepted until 6th August 2019

For further information about presenting, exhibiting, sponsorship opportunities or registration and the associated social please visit the Remote Hydrography conference webpages, download the flyer below or contact 


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