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  • November 14, 2017 12:46 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)
    The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is awarding three (3) scholarships (not include travel or accommodation) to the 74th Multibeam Sonar Training Course hosted by UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM. http://hydrometrica.com/wp/multibeam-courses

     

    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 December 15th at 12:00pm. 

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    The 74th UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM Multibeam Sonar Training Course will be held from January 8th thru the 13th, 2018 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Course information can be found online at MBC74_Info_v1_form_distributed.pdf.

     

    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

     

     


  • November 06, 2017 8:30 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    You are invited to support the Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC) and the National Surveyors Conference (NHC) for their joint 2018 conference.  Renowned for a high quality program and top notch speakers, they are expecting to host over 300 delegates in beautiful and vibrant downtown Victoria, British Columbia! 

    Their past keynote speakers have left lasting impressions over the years!  Over 60 exhibits will showcase their latest products, services and expertise.  There will be opportunities to learn from experts and network with peers.  
     
    PROGRAM FORMAT  

    • Pre-conference workshops 
    • Icebreaker reception 
    • Sponsor & Exhibitor’s reception 
    • Keynote speakers 
    • Technical sessions tailored to both groups 
    • Poster displays 
    • On the water demonstrations
    Members of THSOA receive a discount.  Exhibit spaces still available.

    Visit the website for more information:  www.chc-nsc2018.ca


  • October 30, 2017 11:46 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    At its 8th Meeting in November 2016, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Hydrographic Services and Standards Committee (HSSC) established a new Project Team on Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (HSPT).  The HSPT’s main task would be to update the IHO Special Publication No. 44, Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (S-44) and to make a recommendation toward the creation of a hydrographic surveys working group.

    The first meeting of the Project Team took place 20th-22nd June 2017, at Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France with Representatives from thirteen member states (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France , Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK, USA), Observers (International Federation of Hydrographic Societies) and Expert Contributors from iXBlue, University of Southern Mississippi, IIC Technologies, ARGANS and Fugro. 

    During the meeting, a questionnaire was devised.  Its purpose is to gauge the views of users and stakeholders of S-44 on a range of topics that will help to inform the decision-making processes of the Project Team. The current (5th) edition of S-44 was adopted in February 2008, a copy can be downloaded free-of-charge from the IHO website at https://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-44_5E.pdf

    This is where we need your help. The IHO greatly values the opinions of the members of all the IHO-member hydrographic societies and hopes that you will find 10 minutes to complete the online questionnaire.

    All completed questionnaires will be treated in the strictest confidence and processed anonymously. The closing date for responses is Friday 17th November 2017.

    The results of the questionnaire will be published on the IHO website and other relevant publications.

    Thank you for your cooperation. 


  • September 12, 2017 1:43 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)


    Dear THSOA Members, 

     

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, our hearts go out to the Florida, Georgia and South Carolina communities dealing with this catastrophic event. 

     

    We have been following along with the news of citizens and members of the first responder teams as they work to support each other during this terrible time. We hope all our THSOA members, both domestically and internationally, will join with us in sharing our best wishes and prayers to our fellow members who have been impacted by this disaster. 

     

    We would also like to encourage all THSOA members to help the members in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina affected by Hurricane Irma in any way you can. 

     

    Volunteer Your Time 

    Donating Money or Food

    If you can't make it to do volunteer work, consider donating money or food:

     

    Donate Blood

    ·         Red Cross — redcross.org/blood


    Help Displaced Pets

    Help Rebuild

    The regions affected by Irma are going to need our help in rebuilding their communities. That’s where organizations like Habitat for Humanity come into the equation. You can donate to Habitat for Humanity or any Irma-specific campaigns run by Habitat for Humanity and use your money to help kick-start the rebuilding process. To donate, head over to and explore this page:

    To our friends in these affected areas please stay safe and know that we, fellow THSOA colleagues, board and staff, are thinking of you.

     

    Sincerely,


     

    Brian Busey

    President, The Hydrographic Society of America

    Telephone: +1 (907) 982-5321 E-Mail: bbusey@terrasond.com


     

    Melissa Wood

    Secretary, The Hydrographic Society of America

    Telephone: +1 (713) 208-1734 E-Mail: melissawood@tdi-bi.com


  • September 05, 2017 8:39 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    The 2018 Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyors' Conference invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to be presented during the conference programming.

    Abstract submissions include presentation options for:

    Posters (2 minutes)
    Lightning (5 minutes)
    Oral (15 minutes)
    Keynote (30-45 minutes)

    Abstract submissions will remain open until 
    October 1, 2017.

    Visit the website for more information and to submit your presentation:  www.chc-nsc2018.ca

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require assistance with your submission:

    Roberta Dexter
    Conference Manager, Plan Ahead Events
    roberta.dexter@planaheadevents.com
    800-425-0410


  • August 29, 2017 3:06 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)


    Dear THSOA Members, 

     

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our hearts go out to the Texas community currently dealing with this catastrophic event. 

     

    We have been following along with the news of citizens and members of the first responder teams of Houston, Rockport, Corpus and the surrounding areas as they work to support each other during this terrible time. We hope all our THSOA members, both domestically and internationally, will join with us in sharing our best wishes and prayers to our fellow members who have been impacted by this disaster. 

     

    We would also like to encourage all THSOA members to help the Houston section and other Houstonians affected by Hurricane Harvey in any way you can. 

     

    Volunteer Your Time

    If you're able to get to Southeast Texas in the coming days, consider volunteering your time to help those in Houston, Rockport, Corpus and other communities whose lives have been devastated by Harvey:

    Donating Money or Food

    If you can't make it to do volunteer work, consider donating money or food:

    • American Red Cross — to donate, visit redcross.org
    • The Salvation Army — to donate, visit give.salvationarmy.org
    • The Greater Houston Community fund — to donate, visit GHC
    • Houston Food Bank— to donate, visit here
    • Corpus Christi Food Bank— to donate, visit here

    Help Displaced Pets

    The SPCA of Texas is accepting monetary donations so that it can help pets lost in the havoc that Hurricane Harvey wrought.

    To our friends in the Houston Chapter region, please stay safe and know that we, fellow THSOA colleagues, board and staff, are thinking of you.


    Sincerely,


    Brian Busey

    President, The Hydrographic Society of America

    Telephone: +1 (907) 982-5321 E-Mail: bbusey@terrasond.com

    Melissa Wood

    Secretary, The Hydrographic Society of America

    Telephone: +1 (713) 208-1734 E-Mail: melissawood@tdi-bi.com


  • July 17, 2017 4:37 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    NOAA Corps 100th Anniversary celebration featuring the Wild Seafood Night to Remember on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Newport, Oregon.  The event will take place on the NOAA Corps Marine Operations Pacific property.

    Tickets are $25 (everything included... the craft beer and wine tasting plus the amazing wild seafood dishes, sides dishes and the awesome 100th anniversary cake).  The event runs from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with the ceremony (and cake!) at 6:00pm (21 + over).  Limited ticket sales...only 500!

     

    Proceeds benefit the NOAA Officers Family Association + Morale Welfare & Recreation programs plus the local Newport Food Pantry/Operation Snackpacks emergency food programs for the city and local schools.

    Tickets can be purchased through the website:  www.wildseafoodnight.com. The website tickets come with a $3.50 service fee but can be printed up at home.  

  • June 21, 2017 11:17 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    World Hydrography Day.  21 June, was adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization as an annual celebration to publicize the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography, particularly in the promotion of safe navigation in international waters and ports, and the protection of marine reserves.

     

    World Hydrography Day, to be celebrated annually on 21 June, with the aim of giving suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, and urges all States to work with that organization to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.

    Briefing Notes for World Hydrography Day - 2017 HERE.

    Previous World Hydrography Days HERE.


  • May 16, 2017 11:16 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is pleased to announce its first one-day open house in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference (held this year in Washington, DC, at Marriott Wardman Park). This one-day event will focus on nautical cartography, highlighting the field of charting and GIS. It will offer nautical cartography-themed posters, presentations, tours, and exhibits.

    Participants will include industry partners, government agencies, and charting offices from around the world. This event is open to the public.

    The four main themes for this year’s open house include: From Hydrography to Cartography, Nautical Products, Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure and Databases, and Innovative Cartography.

    Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location: NOAA’s Science Center (1301 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

    Registration: Send your name and organization to nauticalcarto2017@noaa.gov to expedite entry into the NOAA building.


    For further details about the open house, please click here.
    https://noaacoastsurvey.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/noaa_open_house_july_2017.pdf

     


  • May 10, 2017 11:14 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)


    Save-The-Date and plan to attend the 2018  Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyors’ Conference March 26-29 in Victoria, BC.

    The program includes:

    • Pre-conference workshops
    • Icebreaker reception
    • Sponsor & Exhibitor’s reception 
    • Keynote speakers
    • Technical sessions tailored to both groups
    • Poster displays
    • On the water demonstrations

    Sponsor/Exhibitor registration is now opened.

    Attendee registration will open in Fall 2017.

     

    Register Here: www.CHC-NSC2018.ca

    For questions or assistance, please contact: Nicole Pelletier at 902-442-7606, nicole.pelletier@planaheadevents.com


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