Thank you for visiting The Hydrographic Society of America – New England Chapter.

The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) New England Chapter serves as the focal point for New England.

Members of THSOA-NE are invited to attend meetings held throughout the year in the Greater Boston, Hartford, Portsmouth and Woods Hole areas. Primarily meetings will be targeted at the members close to the venue, but annually one of these meetings will aim to capture all NE Chapter members


We’ve now established the New England Chapter. If you would like to become a New England Chapter Officer, please email Nick Townley.

New England area based members have previously been considered part of the National Capital Region, but starting in 2018 this vibrant maritime region will have its own regional chapter.

As with most chapters the geography of New England can be challenging in letting all members meet at one event. To mitigate this the intent is to have four meetings annually to represent the four main hubs: Boston, Hartford, Portsmouth and Woods Hole. One of these meetings will be marketed as a whole of New England event to maximize the potential for all New England members to meet.

A wide range of members from education, industry and government backgrounds have already expressed interest and a commitment to provide meeting space and presenters. These generous offers will ensure the Chapter can initially flourish, but further offers are required to sustain the Chapter over the next couple of years.


The objectives of the Chapter shall be the advancement and promotion of the science of surveying at sea and related sciences, including, but not limited to, offshore surveying, positioning and mapping, and hydrography. To accomplish this objective, the Chapter shall be organized and operated for scientific and educational purposes as follows:

Said corporation is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code or individuals in pursuit of higher education in the offshore sciences and engineering disciplines or other such educational pursuits as the board deem worthy as follows:

a. To enable technologists and others engaged in or interested in hydrography and related sciences to meet, correspond, promote, encourage, and coordinate the study of such sciences in all and any of their aspects by: • Arranging regular meetings for it’s members and guests;

b. To accumulate, extend, increase, disseminate and publish information and knowledge relating thereto and to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and ideas on all subjects and related matters of interest in this field by:

Organizing regular technical presentations, field visits and member networking events;
Representing and communicating information regarding the regional offshore surveying community to The Hydrographic Society of America.

c. To encourage research in hydrography and the practical application of technological knowledge so developed by:

Promoting the offshore survey, positioning and mapping professions to colleges, universities, educational organizations and to industry and government organizations;
Commit a portion of the Chapter’s annual income to the creation and support of student scholarship programs. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on
(a.) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or

(b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


If you are interested in obtaining more information about our chapter please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with the information you are looking for.




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