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  • April 06, 2016 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    Read the Hydro International​ article on THSOA Scholarship Committee, Capt Brian Connon with NGA Marine Safety Office.

    Article at http://www.hydro-international.com/content/article/much-more-than-a-typical-hydrographic-office.

  • March 18, 2016 10:57 AM | Anonymous

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

    The Theme for 2015 - 2016, which is "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet".

    Technical Volunteers will help THSOA promote World Oceans 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.



  • March 18, 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America would like to announce the formation of the Mid West Chapter. The newly formed chapter will serve as a focal point for hydrographic activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin.

    The chapter will have its inaugural meeting in June 2016 in Chicago, IL.

    In order to make the inaugural meeting a success, we would like our interested members to please take the Mid West Chapter member survey at http://goo.gl/forms/haUs9g3r0I. Questions in the survey include:

    • Are you interested in participating in the Mid West Chapter?
    • Would you be able to attend bi-annual meetings?
    • Are you interested in becoming an officer for the Mid West Chapter?
    • Would your employer sponsor/host a future meeting?
    • Would your employer partly or fully fund the event?
    Members who fill out our member survey and leave their information will be contacted. The Mid West Chapter will also plan on having its second meeting in December 2016 so please make sure to subscribe to our emails at www.thsoa.org/subscribe and select to receive the Mid West Chapter News.

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

    Regards,

    James R. Dunkley
    direct 608.519.5362 | cell 608.317.8270
    jdunkley@jfbrennan.com

    J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.                      
    818 Bainbridge St., La Crosse, WI 54603
    www.jfbrennan.com

  • 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.