• May 21, 2015 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    World Dredging Congresses (WODCONs) are organized once every three years by WODA, the World Organization of Dredging Associations. First organized in 1967 in New York and held throughout the world since, this series of congresses has become the most important event for dredging professionals worldwide. WODCONs, the only worldwide events dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction, provide a unique platform for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and governments to meet and discuss dredging.

    WODCON XXI will showcase some 120 technical papers over three days covering all aspects of dredging and maritime construction. All WODCON XXI papers will be peer reviewed and provide up to date, relevant and high quality information. The congress will also feature a technical exhibition and technical visits. These technical program elements will ensure a complete learning process, while various social events will allow participants to meet fellow professionals from all over the world in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.


    WODCON XXI will bring together expert representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, coastal and inland flood protection, deep-sea mining, offshore wind energy, oil and gas production fields and providers of a broad range of services such as brokers, insurers, financiers, lawyers, and many more.


    Interested authors are invited to submit one page abstracts (less than 400 words). The abstracts must contain a descriptive title, author(s) contact information (name, company, address, phone, email). Deadline for abstracts is September 15, 2015. Abstracts are to be emailed to the chair of the respective regions (CEDA, EADA, & WEDA). The Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the WODCON proceedings on CD’s. Submission and acceptance of an abstract means that one or more of the authors must register, attend the WODCON XXI, and give the presentation in English. One full registration with payment must be made when the draft manuscript is submitted.


    Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged. Topics may include but are not limited to:

    • Improving Dredge Safety
    • Innovative Equipment and Techniques
    • Dredging Research & Education
    • Budgeting & Cost Estimating
    • New Dredging Equipment
    • Dredging for Flood Control
    • Geotechnical Aspects of Dredging
    • Navigation Channel Design
    • Treatment of Dredged Sediments
    • Land Reclamation
    • Surveying & Mapping
    • Dredging for Beach Nourishment
    • Environmental Dredging & Capping
    • Deep Sea Mining/Dredging
    • Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediments

  • April 10, 2015 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    To view technical papers and presentation slides presented at U.S. HYDRO 2015, please visit the conference website at http://www.ushydro.org/2015. You can also see the academic and non-academic posters under on the poster session page.

  • February 24, 2015 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    The Hydrographic Society of America has recently added three new inductees to THSOA's Hydrographer Hall of Fame. The new inductees for 2015 include RADM Chris Andreasen, Bill Bergen and Karl Kieninger. The new inductees will be honored at the opening ceremony of US HYDRO 2015, being held from 16-19 March 2015 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD. This is the 2nd class of inductees. They join Dr. Lloyd Huff, Jack Wallace and Doug Moore in THSOA's Hydrographer Hall of Fame.

  • 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