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  • January 25, 2018 11:12 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    Please join the Houston Chapter of THSOA for their annual Chili Cook-off taking place on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at The Bull & Bear Tavern and Eatery.

    Click here for more information: https://houston.thsoa.org/event-2760927

  • October 12, 2017 7:02 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    Dear THSOA Family,

    On behalf of the THSOA Committee it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Dear Friend and Colleague Brian Edwards. 

     “I first met Brian when he was running operations for Maridan, a Danish AUV company. It was impressive to watch him take charge over there and no doubt a legacy of his exemplary career in mine countermeasures in the South African Navy and later managing the De Beers vessels and operations. Some years later it was obvious to us both we wanted to work together and eventually, Brian and his family moved to Texas and became citizens where he joined the team at Harvey-Lynch. Brian was one of these people who could be conducting 12 evolutions simultaneously and not miss a beat between any of them. He was also a master of working around practical solutions. This is a man that will be sadly missed and leaves a huge gap in our industry.” - Phil Howells, Oceanscan 

    “Brian Edwards joined the DOF Subsea team in 2011 as Technical Manager. He came to DOF with an already exceptional and established track record in innovation and integration of survey software systems, and in the following 6 years he was the driving force of technical developments and refinements of many of the technologies utilized in DOF’s survey and positioning group.  Brian made an equally significant contribution to the support of our subsea operations and engineering groups to which he regularly provided specialist expertise and support.  In recent years Brian excelled in the additional role of Asset Manager due to his keen attention to detail, commitment to excellence for every project, and unparalleled customer service.  Suffice it to say that there was not a single area of our business to which Brian did not bring his considerable talent and enthusiasm. Brian was an innovator, a highly efficient problem solver, and a greatly valued and loyal member of the DOF team who played a crucial role in the growth, development and success of DOF’s business. His passing is a great loss to both DOF Subsea and the industry as a whole, and he will be very much missed by his colleagues and peers.” - Sarah Dwerryhouse, DOF Subsea 

    Brian is survived by his wife Charmaine, daughter Claire and sons Mathew and Connor. Memorial service for Brian will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00pm at the address below. Brian’s children have requested that anyone attending the service to wear “red” to express the love for their father.

    The Bridge Fellowship

    802 Brooks Street

    Sugar Land, Texas 77478



    In lieu of flowers, Brian’s daughter Claire has created a GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-edwards-family.  Anyone interested in sending food to Charmaine and Connor can do so here: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/r3yonv

    Brian was such a kind, warm and funny person to be around. He was a good friend and a great colleague to many. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

    Rest at Peace Brian, you will be missed tremendously.


    Melissa Wood

    On behalf of everyone at the THSOA Committee

  • September 01, 2017 10:13 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    Scholarships for a Multibeam Training in Spanish to be conducted in Lima, Perú – Oct Nov 2017

    The Latin American Chapter of THSOA wants to let you know that on Friday September 8th 2017, we will be closing the invitation to participate on 5 Scholarships for the Multibeam training to be conducted in Lima, Peru from October 30th to November 3rd, 2017. If you want to participate, you still have a change, please send a message to carlos.tejada@xyleminc.com to request the form that you need to fill out in order to participate. Remember the 5 Scholarships cover everything but the air tickets to Lima, Peru. Also remember that the training is for the Spanish Speaking THSOA members.

    We will be announcing the winners on Friday September 15th, 2017, their names will be published on this web page.

    Please pass this info to anyone interested in participating, you only need to be a member of THSOA to participate.


    Chair of the Latin American Chapter.

    Carlos E. Tejada

    Coordinador Tecnico y Ventas Latinoamerica

    HYPACK a Xylem brand

    Skype: carlos.e.tejada

    O: +571 8062800 M: +57. 310 295 8701


  • March 09, 2017 1:05 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter March 14th Technical Meeting to be hosted by Seatronics, Inc.

    Location: Seatronics Inc.

    1319 West Sam Houston Pkwy N Suite 150, Houston, TX 77043

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Speaker: Robotic Team Members for Cinco Ranch High School and Duchesne Academy of The Sacred Heart

    Topic: 2017 High School Robotics Competition at Steamworks Game Animation

    Click the link to see the
    "2017 First Robotics Competition Steamworks Game Animation"

    Additional information for each competitor below:

    Cinco Ranch High School

    Duchesne Academy of The Sacred Heart

    There is no charge to attend this event, however all we ask is that you take the time to register online in order for us to give our host Seatronics an accurate head count. 


  • October 26, 2016 8:26 AM | Deleted user

    We have an open position of “Membership / Student Liaison” in the Houston chapter. Houston is going to be actively looking for a volunteer replacement. Any suggestions are very welcome or announcements to help us look for a replacement is welcome.

    Daniel Roscoe-Hudson
    D +1-346-571-0000 | M +1-281-435-2158 |  E daniel.roscoe@ixblue.com

  • January 19, 2016 12:55 PM | Deleted user

    On January 12, 2016, The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter held its Annual General Meeting & Elections. We want to thank all of those who served on the 2015 Committee! We appreciate all of your hard work! Below is our 2016 Officers. Please welcome them all and wish them the best for 2016!

  • January 11, 2016 9:41 AM | Deleted user

    The Houston Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Scholarship awards.


    • Rajkumar Dhanapal - University of Houston ($2,000)
    • Edward Tatum Hankins - Texas A & M Corpus Christi ($2,000)


    • Team 624 - Cryptonite - Cinco Ranch High School Robitics Club ($1,000)
    • Iron Plaid - Duchesne Academy Robotics Club ($1,000)

    See the photos from the Houston Chapter Dinner & Award Ceremony below.