• February 24, 2015 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    The THSOA - Southeast Chapter is excited to announce an expansion in the area that we serve as the focal point for hydrographic activities. The state of Florida along with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is now represented by one chapter. To better reflect the areas we cover we are also changing our name to THSOA-Southeast Chapter (LA, MS, AL, FL). Our new email address is THSOA_southeastchapter@yahoo.com.
    THSOA - Southeast Chapter serves as the focal point for hydrographic activities in the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida areas. The Board would like to invite members and non-members to attend our monthly meetings to learn more about the organization, meet other professionals, and gain further knowledge on the subject of hydrography. With technical presentations given at most monthly meetings, one can learn more about the industry, equipment and application updates, as well as news in the industry.

  • December 17, 2014 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America – Houston Chapter is pleased to announce that they will be awarding a total of $10,000.00 in Student Scholarships this year. The winning recipients for 2014 are:

        Justin Giessel – Texas A & M Corpus Christi
        David Hoffman – Texas A & M College Station
        Jiannan Wang – University of Houston
        Lindsay Breedlove – Texas A & M Galveston

    As part of our new program the Society have also awarded a grant of $1000.00 to Cinco Ranch High School CRyptonite Robotics Club.

    The Society would like to thank all of its 2014 members and corporate sponsor’s that made this year a huge success and we look forward to a successful program in 2015.

  • December 16, 2014 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America – Louisiana Chapter is pleased to announce that they will be awarding a total of $5,000.00 in Student Scholarships this year. The winning recipients for 2014 are:

        Christopher McHugh - University of Southern Mississippi
        Collin Johnson - Troy University
        Cresside Caldwell - Nicholls State University
        Veronica Johnson - South Louisiana Community College
        David Monju - University of Louisiana Lafayette He is our high school student applicant

    The Society would like to thank all of its 2014 members and corporate sponsor’s that made this year a huge success and we look forward to a successful program in 2015.

  • May 05, 2014 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Learning Center has announced that it has open seats in this year’s HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING Prospect course. This course is open to Government employees and Contractors. The course will be held in Sausalito, CA on 2-6 June 2014. Tuition cost is $3,050. For more information concerning the class go to http://ulc.usace.army.mil/CourseListDetail.aspx?CtrlNbr=56 or contact Stacey English @ (256) 895-7438.

  • April 22, 2014 9:28 AM | Anonymous
    U.S. HYDRO 2015, presented by The Hydrographic Society of America, will be held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD, on March 16-19, 2015. U.S. HYDRO 2015 is a continuation of the series of hydrographic meetings that alternate between the United States and Canada. This is the fifteenth U.S. Hydrographic meeting and follows on the very successful U.S. HYDRO 2013, held in New Orleans, LA.

    In addition to the technical papers, the event will feature an extensive series of Workshops, social program, Exhibition Hall, and a Student Outreach program.

    The event will include technical sessions and a poster session on the latest developments and applications in hydrographic surveying, multibeam and side scan sonar, data management, electronic charting, marine archaeology, and related topics.

    For more information, please visit the U.S. HYDRO 2015 Website
  • December 23, 2013 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America’s annual election was completed on 15 December 2013. In this year’s election, there were to candidates for the Presidency and three candidates for the two open Trustee positions. Harold Orlinsky, the current Treasurer of THSOA was unopposed and will serve another two year term.

    Paul Cooper: 131
    Wendy Post: 103

    Trustee (Two positions):
    Art Kleiner: 155
    Castle “Gene” Parker: 129
    Chic Ransone: 114

    Paul Cooper (CARIS) will take the reins as the President of THSOA on 1 Jan 2014. He will join Harold Orlinsky (Treasurer) and Doug Lockhart (Secretary) as the officers of THSOA. The Board of Trustees will include existing Trustees RADM Chris Andreasen (ret) and Lou Nash (Measutronics). Art Kleiner will begin another two-year term as a Trustee and Castle “Gene” Parker (NOAA) will join the board for his first term.

    All of us would like to thank Chic Ransone for his many years of service to the THSOA Board. His many years of experience in the hydrographic industry have been a valuable asset to the Society. He has served THSOA for many years and his service is greatly appreciated.

  • November 18, 2013 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    With sending the current request for voting in the Officer Elections the following members either had a bad email address or no email address at all.  If you see this, or somebody who knows one of these members sees this, please have them contact me with their updated information.

    The members are:

        Mr. Milton Rutstein
        Mr. Isagani Almacen
        Mr. John A. Brader
        Mr. Douglas C. Moore
        Mr. Brian Heap
        Mr. Rob Morris
        Mr. Thomas N. Blakely
        Mr. Timothy Kearns
        Mr. Keith Pope
        Mr. Ken Grantham
        CAPT John D. Cousins, USN (Ret)
        Mr. Tim Basinger
        Mr. Michael Meehan
        Mr. Steven Posey
        Mr. Brandon Bowie
        Mr. John C. Haas III
        Mr. Brian Anderson
        Mr. Haseeb Rafeek
        Mr. Wesley Sessoms
        Mr. Donald Lance, PLS
        Mr. Eli Zatezalo
        Jr. Michael J. Caldwell
        Ms. Taylor M. Intaphan
        Mr. Manuel Montes
        Mr. Héctor Yamil Rodríguez Asilis
        Mr. Jeffrey L. Fouch
        Mrs. Starla D. Robinson

  • November 15, 2013 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    The THSOA Officer Elections started today (11/15/2013).  An email was sent out to all current members about voting in the election.  In the email you will receive your member number and an access code.  This combination can only be used once.  If you did not receive this email then it can one of three problems:

        Your membership is not current.
        We have a bad email address on file for you.
        The email is in your spam folder.

    If you did not receive the email today, please contact me and we can figure out why.  I can also provide you with the details (member number and access code) needed for you to cast your vote.

    On Monday, 11/18/2013, I will be posting the members whose emails were returned for a bad email address.

  • September 25, 2013 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations can now be made for the upcoming THSOA elections. We are looking for nominations to fill the following offices for a two-year term:


    Both the person making the nomination and the nominee must be current members of THSOA. The Nominating Committee will contact each nominee to verify they accept the nomination. The officers and trustees of THSOA serve for a two-year term.

    Nominations will be accepted through 15 October 2013. We will then allow nominees to draft a statement that will be placed on the THSOA web site between 15 October and 15 November. If there is more than one nomination for any position, an on-line election will conducted for those positions from 15 November thru 15 December. If there is only one nominee for a position, they will be elected without a vote.

    I hope that all of you will consider stepping forward and helping the Society move forward.

    Best regards,

    Pat Sanders
    Pres. THSOA

  • August 29, 2013 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    NOAA is seeking qualified candidates to apply for up to five voting member vacancies to serve on its Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) as of January 1, 2014.

    The HSRP is a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA Administrator on current and emerging oceanographic and marine science technologies relating to operations, research and development; and dissemination of data pertaining to: a) hydrographic surveying; b) shoreline surveying; c) nautical charting; d) water level measurements; e) current measurements; f) geodetic measurements; g) geospatial measurements; h) geomagnetic measurements; and i) other oceanographic/marine related sciences.

    The NOAA Administrator welcomes applications from individuals with expertise in navigation data, products and services; marine cartography and geospatial information systems; geodesy; physical oceanography; coastal resource management; including fisheries management and regional marine planning; and other science-related fields.

    To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants must respond to the requirements listed in the attached federal register notice.

    If you have questions or require further information, please contact Kathy Watson at kathy.watson@noaa.gov.