Upcoming events

    • May 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Holiday Inn Harborview, 135 E. Grand Ave, Port Washington, WI 53074

    You are cordially invited to THSOA-Midwest Chapter Meeting and Workshops taking place Friday May 5th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Harborview, Port Washington, WI.
    All THSOA members and interested Hydrographers / Oceanographers / Surveyors are welcome. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to join. If you need to renew or would like to gain membership then please go online at
    www.thsoa.org/join-us or email admin@thsoa.org.

    Friday May 5, 2017

    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Event Location:
    Holiday Inn Harborview, 135 E. Grand Ave, Port Washington, WI 53074

    Telephone: +1 (262) 284-9461

    $25.00 Workshop/Meeting Fee.

    In order to attend this event you must register online at www.thsoa.org/event-2202761. Registration closes at noon (Central Time) the day of the meeting.


    We will have a raffle taking place the evening of the event. There will be a canoe raffle for $10.00/ticket to raise scholarship funds.  Winner of the canoe will be pulled at 8pm.





     9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

     Teledyne Caris MBES data processing workshop (Holiday Inn Harborview Conference Room)

     12:00  PM

    Lunch and NOAA presentation on National Marine Sanctuary Designation.  Weather permitting we will meet at Lake Park in Port Washington at a covered pavilion.  If the weather is poor we will lunch in the hotel conference room.

     2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

     OARS/HPSG workshop involving VR visualization of hydrographic data and more

     6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

     Conference Room (meet and greet)

     7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     Midwest Chapter Business

    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    OARS/HPSG presentation


    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    This event would not be made possible if it weren't for our sponsors.

    ·          Platinum Sponsorship $500.00

    ·          Gold Sponsorship $300.00

    ·          Silver Sponsorship $200.00

    ·          Bronze sponsorship $100.00 

    All sponsors will have their company logo on the event banner and will be acknowledged at the event.

    All proceeds from this event will go towards funding the THSOA-Midwest Chapter’s Student Scholarship Awards program.

    If you are interested in donating a door prize please contact
    James Dunkley.

    If you would like to make a donation to the Mid West Chapter, you can either go online by clicking here or you can mail a check. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1095  |  Cheshire, CT 06410 USA. Please make sure to make a note that the funds are going to the Mid West Chapter.

    • May 25, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • McMenamins, Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., rtland, OR 97211

    The Hydrographic Society of America - West Coast Chapter would like to invite you to join us for our May Meeting. On 25th May (Thursday) beginning at 6:30pm, the THSOA-WCC invites you to an informal gathering of Hydrographers in Portland, Oregon at the Kennedy School.

    McMenamins, Kennedy School

    5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.,

    Portland, OR 97211

    As always, all THSOA members and interested Hydrographers / Oceanographers / Surveyors are welcome. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to join. If you need to renew or would like to gain membership then please go online at www.thsoa.org/join-us.

    Thanks to our sponsors, there will be libations and light buffet style fare.



    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Mike Mutschler.

    We ask our sponsors to please bring your marketing information and roll-up banners. It may also be shipped directly to the Admiral's House. Address will be provided via email.

    Your company's financial support will help THSOA-WCC provide University scholarships to several bright students interested in careers in our industry.

    To register for this event online or contact Mike Mutschler. Registration closes May 15th at noon (Pacific Time).

    Registration is important so that sufficient food and beverages may be ordered in advance.

    Please do let Mike Mutschler know if you plan to join.


    Upcoming trends in Data processing, Kevin Tomanka/OARS

    This will be an expanded version of one of the 5-minute "Lightning Talks" from the U.S. Hydro show. It will be an overview of what we are seeing as the prevailing trends in hydrographic software, and showing how EIVA is tailoring the NaviSuite line to meet these needs. The talk will include topics on 3D Dredging, Oceanography, and Big Data applications.

    Seamless bathymetry with topography, Harold Orlinsky/HYPACK

    Creating a near seamless survey using a Norbit multibeam and Velodyne Lidar in the port of Malta.  Techniques to show the best method for data collection and processing

    Cooperative Cleaning – Qimera v1.5, Mo Doucet/QPS

    We've talked to clients about their experiences with multi-user workflows in other software applications.  What we've found generally is that existing solutions are overly complex, unstable, unwieldy and fail to bring value to the end client.  The dream of multi-user has yet to materialize.

    Qimera Cooperative Cleaning and Production Line Processing address these issues in multi-user workflows by providing a set of simple tools that separate workflows to respect the natural progression of data refinement.  It also leverages the skill sets required of users at various stages of processing, data validation and product generation

    Bathy/Topo Lidar Surveys to Monitor the Replenishment of the Elwha River Estuary and Coastline, Carol Lockhart, Ben Hocker/GDS

    Brief overview of airborne bathy/topo lidar surveys conducted by Geomatics Data Solutions for the USGS on the Elwha River near Port Angeles, WA.

    Dylan Bedortha: SonTek                                        TBD

    Andrew Ziegwied: ASV Global                              TBD

    Interesting presentations (project photo essay style) are being organized and will be updated on the next meeting reminder notice. Interested in presenting a 10-15 minute topic then please contact mike@seahorsegeomatics.com.

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Free .

    06:30pm -  08:00pm

    Event Location:

    McMenamins, Kennedy School

    5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.,

    Portland, OR 97211


Past events

April 19, 2017 Southeast Chapter - April 19, 2017 Crawfish Boil
March 20, 2017 U.S. Hydro 2017 Exhibitor Attendee Registration
March 20, 2017 U.S. Hydro 2017 Conference General Registration
March 15, 2017 Southeast Chapter - March 2017 Technical Meeting
February 15, 2017 Southeast Chapter - February 2017 Technical Meeting
January 09, 2017 Scholarship Available for 72nd Multibeam Sonar Training Course
December 08, 2016 Houston Chapter - December 2016 Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards
December 07, 2016 Southeast Chapter - December 2016 Gumbo Rumble
December 05, 2016 Mid West Chapter - December 2016 Technical Meeting
November 18, 2016 Canceled: Houston Chapter - November 2016 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
November 08, 2016 Other Events - Hydro2016
November 02, 2016 Southeast Chapter - November 2016 Technical Meeting & Luncheon
October 11, 2016 Houston Chapter - October 2016 Technical Meeting
September 21, 2016 Southeast Chapter - September 2016 Technical Meeting
September 19, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - OCEANS ‘16
September 15, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Finite Element Analysis for Geophysics and Site Investigation Specialists
September 13, 2016 Houston Chapter - September 2016 Technical Panel & Discussion Luncheon
August 30, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Marine Site Characterization Course
August 09, 2016 Houston Chapter - August 2016 Hydro Bowl
August 05, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - MIST Industry Town Hall
August 03, 2016 Canceled: Southeast Chapter - August 2016 Bowling Social
July 20, 2016 Southeast Chapter - CANCELED - July 2016 Technical Meeting
July 12, 2016 Houston Chapter - July 2016 Technical Meeting
June 15, 2016 Mid West Chapter - June 2016 Interest Meeting
June 15, 2016 Southeast Chapter - June 2016 Technical Meeting
June 14, 2016 Houston Chapter - June 2016 Technical Meeting
June 13, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - WODCON XXI
June 07, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Working for Our Coast 2.0: Competition and Innovation in the Environmental Management Sector
June 01, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - State of the Coast Conference
May 18, 2016 Southeast Chapter - May 2016 Technical Meeting
May 16, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Canadian Hydrographic Conference
May 15, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - USGIF GEOINT Symposium
May 03, 2016 Houston Chapter - May 2016 OTC Social / Crawfish Boil
April 28, 2016 Latin American Chapter - April 2016 General Meeting
April 27, 2016 Latin America Chapter - 3ª Convención Mexicana de Hidrografía
April 20, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors 55th Annual Convention
April 13, 2016 Southeast Chapter - April 2016 Crawfish Boil
April 13, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - 2016 Engineering and Technology Expo
April 12, 2016 Houston Chapter - April 2016 Technical Meeting
March 16, 2016 Southeast Chapter - March 2016 Technical Meeting
March 08, 2016 Houston Chapter - March 2016 Technical Meeting
February 23, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - Underwater Intervention
February 17, 2016 Southeast Chapter - February 2016 Technical Meeting
February 17, 2016 Non-THSOA Event - 17th Annual Career Connections Expo
February 14, 2016 Houston Chapter - February 2016 Annual Chili Cook-Off
January 28, 2016 West Coast Chapter - January 2016 Technical Meeting
January 20, 2016 Southeast Chapter - January 2016 Annual General Meeting & Elections
January 12, 2016 Houston Chapter - January 2016 Annual General Meeting & Elections
December 16, 2015 Southeast Chapter - December 2015 Gumbo Rumble
December 09, 2015 Latin American Chapter - December 2015 General Meeting
December 08, 2015 Houston Chapter - December 2015 Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards
December 07, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - Meso American - Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC)
November 23, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - Hydro2015
November 20, 2015 Houston Chapter - November 2015 1st Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
November 18, 2015 Southeast Chapter - November 2015 Technical Meeting
November 18, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
November 17, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - GIS DAY
November 08, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation
October 28, 2015 Southeast Chapter - October 2015 Lunch & Learn
October 27, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - LAGCOE -- Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
October 19, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - OCEANS ‘15
October 15, 2015 West Coast Chapter - October 2015 Technical Meeting
October 15, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - MIST Industry Town Hall
October 13, 2015 Houston Chapter - October 2015 Technical Meeting
October 13, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - ASBPA's 2015 National Coastal Conference: "Broadening Coastal Perspectives"
October 04, 2015 Non-THSOA Event - Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop