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  • March 09, 2016 9:05 AM | Anonymous
    Great News for our THSOA Members. HYDRO 2016 is extending the member discount to current THSOA members. If you plan on attending this event, please don't hesitate to take advantage of the early bird discount member and sign up today. More information can be found on the THSOA website at https://thsoa.org/event-2192993 or you can go directly to the HYDRO 2016 website at www.hydro2016.com
  • March 08, 2016 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    The National THSOA Scholarship application is now available for the 2016 - 2017 school year. The scholarship deadline is November 15, 2016 and the scholarship criteria and application can be downloaded at the link below:
    - 2016 - 2017 THSOA National Scholarship Application


    More Information About the Scholarship

    The National THSOA scholarships are available to full-time student seeking a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field.

    At least five scholarships will be awarded this year.

  • March 01, 2016 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is seeking Technical Volunteers in assisting the Administrative Assistant with the promotion of World Hydrography Day.

    The Theme for 2016, which is provided by International Hydrographic Organization is "Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways".

    We are seeking help in the following topics.

    Technical Volunteers can choose from the following options to help THSOA promote World Hydrography Day. They can write a Technical Article for the eSeahorse Newsletter; Compile a list of facts that will go on a infographic poster; or write an article that will be published on the magazine of their choice.

    If you are interested in assisting, please email the administrative assistant at alma@thsoa.org or call +1 (774) 773-8470.


    Topics for World Hydrography Day 2016

    The importance of hydrography for sustainable seas and waterways
    The theme is intended to focus attention on the fundamental importance of hydrography and our knowledge of the shape, nature and depth of the seafloor as a fundamental requirement for the proper, safe, sustainable and cost effective use of the world’s seas, oceans and waterways.

    The best use of limited knowledge.
    The theme also provides the opportunity to highlight the fact that while there are significant gaps in our knowledge, most hydrographic offices manage, or have access to the most comprehensive hydrographic data that exists for each country and that they are increasingly making this data available for the widest possible use as part of developing national spatial data infrastructures, in addition to publishing charts for safety of navigation.

    The work and contribution of hydrographers.
    The World Hydrography Day 2016 theme will enable the work of all the world’s hydrographers - whether from the public or the private sector, to be highlighted and related to the increasing public and political awareness of the importance of the seas and waterways to everyone’s lives. The theme will also enable all stakeholders involved in hydrography to highlight the significance and importance of their activities. These could include, but are not limited to, the support of safety of navigation, protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, marine spatial data infrastructures, defence, resource exploration, and all other components of the blue economy.

  • February 29, 2016 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Take the opportunity to socialize with your friends and colleagues from the area at Quarterly Meetings to exchange ideas, listen to expert speakers give great presentations and network with the National Capital Region (NCR) Hydrographic community.

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Army Corps of Engineers, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, US Navy, private industry, sister societies, and many other interests will participate.

    If you are interested in participating in the NCR chapter, would like to attend Quarterly meetings or would be interested in becoming an officer in the newly created chapter, please take our NCR Member survey at http://goo.gl/forms/VGsOUIAcPp.

    If you have colleagues that would be interested in attending THSOA NCR Chapter meetings, please feel free to forward them this email and ask them to also submit their answers to the survey.

    Regards, Paul R. Cooper
    Vice President of CARIS USA
    E-mail: pcooper@caris.us
    Tel: +1.703.299.9712

  • February 28, 2016 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    THSOA Member Dr. John K. Hall had an Insider's View column in Hydro International magazine.

    He also shares news that his new ship R/V Bat Galim passed its acoustic noise measurements and acceptance of its two multibeam sonars.

    To view and read his insider column in Hydro International Magazine click here.

    Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research had a poster session at the recent 2015 U.S. Hydro Conference. To view the Poster, click here.

    Dr. Hall's hope is that the ship will finish up the swath mapping of the eastern Mediterranean, and hopefully the northern Red Sea in coming years.

  • February 04, 2016 8:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) has launched a Technical Advisory Board to encourage its members to submit questions and provide direct input on important issues being dealt by the hydrographic profession.

    The THSOA Technical Advisory Board is an easy-to-use online discussion forum hosted on the thsoa.org website and is currently moderated by two THSOA trustees.

    The member-only forum allows its members to provide questions affecting their hydrographic profession and respond to key questions on other emerging issues.

    The Technical Advisory Board can be found on the THSOA website at www.thsoa.org/forums. Users must be current THSOA members and logged into the thsoa.org website to participate.

    Users of the forum are asked to read the forum disclaimer carefully before participating, as the use of the forums constitutes your agreement with the disclaimer.

    Any questions or comments regarding the forum should be submitted to board@thsoa.org. Questions regarding your membership or login information should be submitted to alma@thsoa.org.

  • January 26, 2016 11:16 AM | Anonymous
    The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is pleased to announce the 2015 THSOA Scholarship Award recipients. We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those of you who were selected this year.


    THSOA’s scholarship program was established in order to provide financial assistance to students who seek a degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field. We are proud to honor these remarkable young adults.

    These nine scholarships were funded by your annual membership dues and the bi-annual U.S. Hydrographic Conference. (www.ushydro2017.com).

    We are very grateful to all the members and the THSOA Scholarship Committee for all their support and dedication.

    4-Year Program ($4000)
    Julia Wallace- University of Washington
    Victoria Houston - College of Charleston
    David Martinez - University of Houston
    Erica Sampaga - University of Washington
    Ryan Hawsey - College of Charleston

    Graduate Program ($3,500)
    Logan Praay - Purdue University
    Christina Maschmeyer - University of South Carolina
    Shannon Hoy - University of New Hampshire

    2-Year Program ($3,000)
    Ethan Buland - Cape Fear Community College

    Congratulations to the winners and best wishes for a productive and successful academic year.

  • January 22, 2016 4:13 PM | Anonymous

    We recently sent an email to everyone with our recent newsletter. The following members & nonmembers have a bad email address.  If you see this, or somebody who knows one of these members sees this, please have them contact the admin assistant at alma@thsoa.org with their updated information.

    First name Last name Employer/University
    Louie Bailey Dredge America
    Chris Bauer Veolia Environmental Services
    Thomas Blakely USACE - Galveston - Port Arthur  AO
    Gary Boehm  
    Sandy Borthwick ILinks Geosolutions
    James Braud Naval Oceanographic Office
    Bill Bridges  
    Blair Carlson Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.
    John Carrs Harvey-Lynch, Inc.
    Stan Caylor Gossamer Crossing, Inc.
    Stuart Chance C & C Technologies, Inc.
    Ryan Cunningham Microsoft
    Sinisa Cupic QPS US
    Jeremy Dancer Spicer Group, Inc.
    Laura-Michel DeHaan, USN US Navy / USM
    Stuart Denny  
    William Dentel Aquatrak Corporation
    Uchechukwa Erege University of Southern Mississippi
    Ian Fergusson Naval Oceanographic Office
    Ronald Ferrari Bureau of Reclamation
    David Finlayson Chesapeake Technology, Inc.
    Kevin Gollogly Universal Pegasus International
    David Grecho Blake Marine Group
    James Guilford Woolpert
    John Haas III USACE
    Michael Harvey Marine Robotics
    Al Hise  
    Samuel Jarvis Ocean Installer
    Richard Keel T. Baker Smith, LLC
    Richard Lehr MD Atlantic Technologies, Inc.
    Frank Lipari C&C Technologies, Inc
    Frank Lipari Jr.  
    Stacy Lyle  
    Tony Maultsby  
    Jim McClaugherty SURF Subsea
    Robyn Montgomery University of Southern Mississippi
    George Moody LW Survey Engineering and Design Co
    Lisa Morton Alonzo, Bacarisse, Irvine & Palmer, PC
    Jonathon Mueller JF Brennan Co.
    William Nielson USDA Forest Service
    John Oswald JOA Surveys, LLC
    Jennifer Pallanich  
    Kerry Perkins Denver Water
    Luke Peterson George F. Young, Inc.
    Darryl Pickworth Pickworth Cartography, LLC
    Ryan Poff  
    Ron Ramsaran  
    Barbara Reed Naval Oceanographic Office
    Terry Richard Fugro Geoservices, Inc.
    Brian Rivenbark NAVMETOCPRODEVCEN
    Josh Sampey Seahorse Geomatics
    Dennis Scro  
    David Smith Vine Associates, Inc.
    Joseph Talbott ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
    Misti Trahan  
    Bryan Treese  
    Julie Underwood Richardson Denver Parks and Recreation
    Les Valentine C.A. Richards & Associates, Inc.
    PEDRO VENTURA OFICIAL ARMADA
    Michael Vogel  
    Azing Vondeling iLinks Geosolutions
    Randall Ward  
    Steven Williams  
    William Wilson Panamerican Consultants, Inc.
    David Wright  
  • January 22, 2016 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    Click Here to Download the Newsletter

    To view past newsletter visit our newsletter page at www.thsoa.org/Seahorse-Newsletter.

    Inside this issue we have a letters from the incoming President and outgoing President; an article from the Hydrographic Heretic that discusses the cost versus benefit of Hydrographic Technology; and a few shorts that discuss crowd-sourced Hydrography & S-44. 

    The Houston & Southeast chapters recently held their local Annual General Meetings. We would like to thank those that served in 2015 and also welcome our new chapter officers for 2016. 

    The Houston & Southeast chapters have also announced the recipients for their 2015 Scholarships. THSOA at National has picked its scholarship recipients and will announce them soon. 

    The deadline to submit articles for the Spring issue of the eSeahorse newsletter is April 30, 2016. Please submit comments, ideas, criticisms, hate mail, letters to the editor, etc. regarding the eSeahorse to the Editor-in Chief at Francis.M.Woodward@usace.army.mil.

  • January 11, 2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    All membership applications and renewals should be submitted & paid to The Hydrographic Society of America at www.thsoa.org. In recent months members have been renewing their memberships via the Houston Chapter website at http://houston.thsoa.org instead of through the National website.

    We ask members to please apply, renew and pay for their membership via the THSOA website as it streamlines the membership application/renewal process. The Houston Chapter website should only be used for Houston Chapter events registrations.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the administrative assistant at admin@thsoa.org.