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  • December 13, 2018 10:12 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)



    2019 Graduate Student Research Awards

    The North Pacific Research Board is pleased announce the 2019 Graduate Student Research Awards. These student awards support scientific and scholarly research that informs effective management and sustainable use of marine resources in North Pacific waters.

     

    Awards will be $25,000 each, with a minimum of six students to be selected in May 2019. Funds may be used for graduate student stipend and standard benefits, tuition or required university fees, research-related travel, supplies and laboratory analyses. Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited university or college by the time of submission in order to be eligible. We will begin accepting proposals now through February 8, 2019.

    For more details on eligibility, proposal requirements, and important dates please visit our website

  • November 30, 2018 1:27 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)



    You are invited to participate at WEDA's Dredging Summit & Expo '19 set to be held at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Illinois from June 4-7, 2019.  

    WAVES OF CHANGE: OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY
    The theme for this year's conference is "Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity", which will focus on dredging presentations with an emphasis on planning for new regulations, adjusting to new technologies, and developing a new competitive edge is standard business for the WEDA members. Add to that major political changes that are now impacting funding opportunities, global trade routes, and coastal protection priorities. WEDA's Dredging Summit & Expo brings together the world leaders in the dredging industry and provides a platform for both vendors and practitioners to share their experiences and tools while developing relationships and building upon the science of dredging. This year's conference location in Chicago will also provide an opportunity to highlight some of the local projects and developments around the Great Lakes region. For early sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Tom Cappellino at 949-422-8231.

    CALL FOR PAPERS  |  View/Print PDF online
    The technical sessions at our annual Dredging Summit and Expo are the premiere venue to discuss the science and practice of dredging. Interested authors and presenters are invited to submit abstracts online through WEDA's dedicated conference website www.Dredging-Expo.com.

    PAPERS AND EXTENDED ABSTRACTS
    WEDA gives precedence to presentations that are based on a technical paper that is peer-reviewed and published in our proceedings. WEDA publishes the meeting's proceedings for the membership to share and to further knowledge exchange in our industry. However, recognizing that providing a full paper is a barrier for some, we will be providing additional flexibility this year by accepting a limited number of presentations for which a full paper will not be mandatory. For these sessions, presenters may submit an extended abstract (2 pages) and their PowerPoint presentation. Both will be peer-reviewed and authors required to respond to reviewer recommendations to obtain approval for the presentation. Extended abstracts and PowerPoint presentations will have the same submission and review schedule as full papers. Final extended abstracts will be published as part of the 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo proceedings.

    The Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the Dredging Summit & Expo '19 proceedings. Submission and acceptance of an abstract means that one or more of the authors MUST register, pay registration fees, attend the 2019 Dredging Summit & Expo, and give the presentation in English.

    CONFERENCE TOPICS:
    Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged.

    Improving Dredge Safety

    Treatment of Dredged Sediments

    Innovative Equipment and Techniques

    Land Reclamation

    Dredging Research & Education

    Surveying & Mapping

    Budgeting & Cost Estimating

    Dredging for Beach Nourishment

    New Dredging Equipment

    Environmental Dredging & Capping

    Dredging for Flood Control

    Deep Sea Mining/Dredging

    Geotechnical Aspects of Dredging

    Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediments

    Navigation Channel Design

    Sediment Management

    Shoreline Protection

    Sea Level Rise Planning and Construction

    Emerging Environmental Regulations

    Other topics will be considered

     

     

    IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

     

    Abstracts Deadline

    December 15, 2018

    Notification of Acceptance / Author Instructions

    January 8, 2019

    Draft Manuscripts to be submitted

    February 8, 2019 

    Reviewer Comments to Authors

    March 15, 2019

    Final Manuscripts to be submitted

    April 19, 2019

     

     

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS   |  View/Print New User Registration Instructions

    1. All abstracts are to be submitted online at www.dredging-expo.com.
    2. All users MUST first register as a "New Users" on the Dredging Summit & Expo website.
    3. The registration confirmation email to establish a password will be delivered immediately so please make sure to check your spam/junk mail folder.
    4. After receiving the email, click on the link to establish a password.
      • Note: A random generated password will automatically populate the password field. You may use this password, but it's recommended that you establish an easier password to remember.
    5. After you have established a password, you will need to log into the Dredging Summit & Expo website.
    6. Once logged into the site, you will automatically be redirected to the Author Dashboard where you can upload new abstracts or manage any previously uploaded files and information. The Abstract Dashboard can be accessed from the "Dashboard" menu tab on the Dredging Summit & Expo website.
    7. If you have any issues either registering on the site or submitting your abstract, please contact us at Info@WesternDredging.org.

    WEDA's TECHNICAL PAPERS COMMITTEE

    CHAIR

    Robert Ramsdell
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
    RCRamsdell@gldd.com

    MEMBERS

    Donald Hayes, Ph. D., P.E.
    Engineering Research & Development Center
    Don.F.Hayes@usace.mil 

    Walter Dinicola, P.E.
    Anchor QEA, LLC
    wdinicola@anchorqea.com

    Lori Brownell, P.E.
    Taylor Engineering, Inc.
    lbrownell@taylorengineering.com

     

     

     

     

     

    Paul Fuglevand, P.E.
    Dalton, Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc.
    pfuglevand@dofnw.com

    Shelly Anghera. Ph. D.
    Latitude Environmental, Inc.
    shelly@latitudeenv.com

     

     

    Additional information for WEDA's Dredging Summit & Expo '18 can be found on www.Dredging-Expo.com.

    If you have any questions regarding the "Call for Papers", please contact any of the members of the Technical Papers Committee. All other Dredging Summit & Expo inquiries, please email us at info@westerndredging.org or call (949) 422-8231.

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Tom Cappellino
    Executive Director
    Western Dredging Association
    tcappellino@westerndredging.org   |  (949) 422-8231

     


  • November 06, 2018 2:04 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars and plan on attending the 2019 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 6-8, 2019 in Memphis, TN at the Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis. 

    When:
    Wednesday March 6th

    -to-
    Friday March 8th, 2019 
    Add to Outlook Calendar

    Where:
    Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis

    1022 S Shady Grove Rd.
    Memphis, TN 38120


    Directions

    Abstracts: For a successful conference, individuals and firms are invited to make presentations in the following areas:

    • Sediment Investigation
    • Environmental Dredging
    • Navigational Dredging
    • Coast/Shoreline protection and restoration
    • Sediment management and re-use
    • Surveying
    • Other topics may be considered

    Please send abstracts to Aaron Wright at awright@iaiwater.com.


    The general schedule will be:

    • Wednesday March 6: WEDA's Dredging 101 Short Course followed by an Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
    • Thursday March 7: Presentations in morning, lunch & tour in the afternoon following by Microbrewery networking
    • Friday March 8: Presentations in morning. Conference ends at noon.

    Location:
    Embassy Suites is located in the Poplar/Germantown area, this all-suite hotel is adjacent to the Regalia Shopping Center and close to restaurants, major businesses and attractions. The hotel is approximately 10 miles from Memphis Int'l Airport (MEM), making it easily accessible by car, taxi or Uber. Travel time is 15 minutes.

    Sponsorship:
    Early sponsorship packages for the 2019 Midwest Meeting are $500 and include the following benefits:

    • One (1) registration for the meeting
    • Your company logo on this webpage, all meeting literature and signage at the meeting.
    • Opportunity to distribute literature or other items at our registration desk (note this benefit is now available only to meeting sponsors).

    Note: After December 31, 2018 the sponsorship package will increase to $600

    If you and your firm are interested in sponsoring the meeting, CLICK HERE to sponsor online with a credit card or contact info@westerndredging.org for payments by check.

    Hotel Reservations:
    Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis
    The group name at hotel is Western Dredging Association - Midwest Chapter and the group rate of $159 per night is available for the nights of March 5, 6 & 7, 2019.



  • October 19, 2018 8:41 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    THSOA Partners With...


    THSOA is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Western Dredging Association (WEDA) in an effort to better promote our organizations.

    This partnership will:

    • Promote each other’s events
    • Provide exhibit space at national and regional conferences
    • Provide for the exchange of educational information relating to the hydrographic and dredging industry

      About Western Dredging Association (WEDA)

      WEDA is a non-profit technical professional organization devoted to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction.


      For more information or to become a member of THSOA or WEDA please contact Mike Nitska THSOA President @ mike_nitska@hydroterratec.com or Thomas P. Cappellino Executive Director (WEDA) @ tcappellino@WesternDredging.org

       

      Click here to learn more about WEDA or


      Click here for info on the upcoming WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting.


    • October 16, 2018 1:08 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)



       

      THSOA Supports the APSG Fall Meeting Being Held at Anadarko

       

      Founded in November 1998, the Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics (APSG) is an unincorporated association of individuals. Members include experts in geomatics, surveying, positioning, geospatial data management, and mapping sciences from E&P companies, oilfield service companies, survey contractors, consultants, software providers, data vendors and academia. 

      Plan to attend APSG 40, the organization's 2018 Fall Meeting to be held on Friday, November 9 at the Anadarko campus in The Woodlands, TX.

      The Fall Meeting theme will be "Advancements in Offshore Positioning - Evolution and Revolution", exploring Offshore technology that is improving the effectiveness and efficiency of obtaining first oil and sustaining production as well as reducing operational risks and improving safety across the board.

      The meeting will feature a keynote presentation by Ed Saade, president of Fugro USA, as well as talks by APSG members throughout the day.

      Please click on the image below to view the full agenda.

      https://www.apsg.info/resources/Pictures/APSG40-MEETING-AGENDA-ANADARKO.png

       

      COST

      Free - Members Only. Membership must be current and not lapsed.

      $35 - Guest and Non-Member Rate

       

      SPONSORSHIP

      If you and your company are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Fall meeting, please contact Greg Pilgrim at membership@apsg.info. We have several levels of sponsorships available - please ask about these as well as any new ways to highlight your company's capabilities and services!

      Pricing for Sponsorships are as follows:

      Vendor Table (Standard) $250
      Vendor Table (With Presentation) $500
      Bronze Level Sponsor $250
      Silver Level Sponsor $500
      Gold Level Sponsor $750
      Diamond Level Sponsor $1000

      REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND AND/OR SPONSOR.

       


    • October 10, 2018 10:47 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

      Call for Papers, Posters & Workshops

      Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters for presentation at U.S. Hydro 2019. The deadline to submit your abstract is November 30, 2018.

      Topics of particular interest include Hydrographic Sciences and Technology as applied to:

      • Emerging Software & Technology
      • Coastal Management & Restoration
      • Data: Multi-use, Analysis, & Intelligence
      • Hydrographic Education & Development
      • International Hydrographic Collaboration
      • Hydrography for Coastal & Offshore Structures
      • The Future of Nautical Charting & Ocean Mapping
      • Hydrographic Project Management/Maritime Law & Policy

      Abstract Submission Guidelines

      ·  The abstract should contain information and/or data that demonstrates that high quality information will be presented

      ·  Abstracts should not promote a commercial product, process, or service.

      ·  Abstract should be clear and well written.

      ·  Authors should comply with instructions and deadlines provided with the call for abstracts.

      ·  Papers should be 20-25 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

      ·  Papers and posters will be featured online and in the printed program

      ·  All presenters must register for the meeting, pay applicable registration fees and attend the meeting

      ·  Submissions will be reviewed by the abstract review committee, and you will be notified via email within two weeks of review regarding acceptance

      Any questions regarding Papers contact the Technical Speaker Coordinator - Huw James (huwejames@fastmail.fm)

      Any questions regarding Posters contact the Poster Board/Lightning Rounds Coordinator – Josh Mode, Teledyne CARIS (josh.mode@teledyne.com)

       

      Call for papers & posters deadline to submit abstracts is November 30, 2018. 


      Call for Vendor and Core Workshops


      Vendor Workshops

      Vendors are invited to hold workshops on Monday, March 18th (before the U.S. Hydro 2019 technical sessions begin on Tuesday). Vendor workshops will initially be allocated a 3 hour time slot for either the morning or afternoon workshop session. Requests for longer or shorter time slots can be made and will be accommodated if possible. The deadline to submit your vendor workshop title and description is November 30, 2018.



      Core Workshops

      Core workshops and the Hydrographer Certification Exam will take place concurrent the technical sessions March 19-21. Core workshops provide a refresher on key topics (e.g. tides, geodesy etc.) covered in the Hydrographer Certification Exam and are an important component of the U.S. Hydro Conference (for both hydrographers seeking certification and others interested in learning). If you have provided a core workshop in the past, please consider doing so again or suggest another person/group who may be able to deliver the information. If you have not provided a core workshop in the past, but are interested in contributing to the community of learning at U.S. Hydro please sign-up. Core workshops will be added to the program on a rolling basis through February 2, 2019, but early sign-up to host a core workshop is encouraged and appreciated. To sign-up for a core workshop please submit the workshop topic, number of hours needed to present the topic, and preferred day/time of workshop.

       

      Workshop Submissions

      Vendor workshop titles and descriptions, core workshop topics and any workshop related questions should be submitted to the Workshop Coordinator - Samantha Bruce, QPS (bruce@qps.nl).

       

      Call for vendor workshops deadline to submit title and description is November 30, 2018.



    • October 02, 2018 10:16 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

      THSOA Supports...

      We're putting the FUN in Fundraising!

      Don't Miss MTS Houston Section's

      Annual Barbecue Social & Fundraiser

      NOVEMBER 1, 2018


      Invite your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to an event like no other! The Houston Section of the Marine Technology Society welcomes you to its Annual Barbecue Social and Fundraiser taking place on November 1, 2018. This much-anticipated tradition will attract 600 to 800 offshore industry professionals and their guests.

      As the Section’s leading fundraiser of the year, the money raised supports the Section’s vibrant scholarship program. Each year, the Houston Section donates around $160,000 in scholarships and student support. Close to 100 students attend from local universities and a scholarship award program will take place the evening of the BBQ. There is even a section of the Barbeque allocated to local high school robotics clubs where their robotics are on display.

       

      The Barbecue is open to anyone wishing to attend. 
      The cost is $35.00 for MTS members and non-members who register online by October 30. Walk-ins without reservations paid in advance will pay $50.00 at the door. Exhibit tables are $250 each.



      Registration is now open: http://www.mtshouston.org/bbq.cfm



    • September 27, 2018 12:56 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

      The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is now taking nominations for the 2019 THSOA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a THSOA program that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to hydrographic science and/or to our society. Nominations will close on January 1st, 2019. No further nominations will be accepted after the deadline. THSOA & the Hall of Fame Committee will induct up to three (3) members into the Hall of Fame at the 2019 U.S. Hydrographic Conference (https://thsoa.org/US-Hydro-2019) in Biloxi, Mississippi.

      Who May Be Nominated and By Whom

      Any THSOA member in good standing may nominate any individual for induction into the Hall of Fame so long as the nominee meets one of the following criteria:

      1.       Nominee must have advanced the science of hydrographic surveying.

      2.       Nominee must have a distinguished career as a hydrographic surveyor.

      3.       Nominee must have a history of service to the hydrographic community and/or to THSOA.

      Submitting Nominations

      To submit your nominations, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/PHFJOqnTHl and fill out the THSOA Hall of Fame Nominations Form. Your submissions will be sent to Pat Sanders, Chairman of the THSOA Hall of Fame Committee. All nominations must be received no later than January 1st, 2019.

      Nomination Process

      Once nominations have closed, the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee shall gather all nominations received and forward a summary to all Hall of Fame Committee members. The nominations summary will be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee members and a short-list will be generated from all nominees submitted to a total of five (5) nominees. The Hall of Fame committee will then cast their vote for the 2019 Hall of Fame nominees.

      Questions

      If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pat Sanders, Chairman of the THSOA Hall of Fame Committee at psanders846@gmail.com.


    • September 14, 2018 2:11 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

      Oi Americas 2019 Call for Abstracts

      Be a thought leader in the marine science and ocean technology community across Americas. Topics include Hydrography, Unmanned vehicles & Marine Pollution to name a few. Make sure you submit your abstract by the end of September, we would love to hear from you!

      As part of the three-day conference programme, Oi Americas will run a series of technical tracks exploring the latest developments in ocean science and technology and their application in support of safe and sustainable use of the ocean and protection of the marine environment. Scientists, technologists, engineers, government agencies and industry representatives across the ocean community are invited to submit abstracts to the conference.

      Please visit HERE for further details of the confirmed conference topics and full abstract guidelines .

      Should you have any questions about the conference please contact Sarah Clifford who will be able to assist you.


    • September 14, 2018 1:59 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

      The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is awarding three (3) scholarships (not include travel or accommodation) to the 77th Multibeam Sonar Training Course hosted by UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM. http://hydrometrica.com/wp/multibeam-courses

       

      The 74th UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM Multibeam Sonar Training Course will be held from January 7th thru the 12th, 2019 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Course information can be found online at http://hydrometrica.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/MBC77_Info_v2_form_distributed.pdf.

       

      The scholarship is available to our student members or recent graduate members. The scholarship for this training course only covers course materials and lunch for 6 days. Accommodations & travel are not included.

       

      Please find the scholarship application here: MBC Application form.docx .To submit your application to this scholarship, please email your completed application to: Michael.redmayne@teledyne.com . The deadline to submit your application is November 15th, 2018 at 12:00pm with awards by December 1st, 2018.

       

      To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

       

      1.   Be a student or recent graduate (within three years).

       

      2.   Be a THSOA member in good standing.

       

      3.   Submit a 200 word essay describing why you should be selected for this training opportunity.

       

      4.   Selected members are required to arrange through their local Chapter Chair to give a presentation at their local Hydrographic Society Chapter on their experience and what they learned.

       

      5.   Submit your application via the link above which includes submitting a paragraph answer to THSOA on why you should attend the Multibeam Sonar Training Course.

       

      THSOA would like to express our thanks to the organizers of the Multibeam Sonar Training Course for their generous donation. They graciously donated a course registration to THSOA. THSOA also purchased two additional registrations for the scholarship.

       

      If you have questions regarding the scholarship or scholarship application, please email admin@thsoa.org. If you have questions regarding the Multibeam Sonar Training Course, please contact Lindsay Gee at mbcinfo@hydrometrica.com.


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