Adam Kerr had a distinguished career as a hydrographer. He served almost 30 years with the Canadian Hydrographic Service, culminating as Director of the Central and Atlantic Regions. During his career, he was instrumental in the development of digital cartography standards and the development of DOLPHIN, one of the first unmanned semi-submersible survey vehicles.
Starting in 1998, Adam served as a director of the International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB). During his service, he was heavily involved in developing standards for electronic charting and the expansion of technical assistance to developing nations.
He later served as a hydrographic consultant and as Editor of The International Hydrographic Review. Adam was a prolific writer with publications and books on hydrographer, cartography and maritime boundary delineation.
Adam Kerr passed on in August 2016 as the age of 83.