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conference program

Workshops will take place on Monday with the Technical Sessions taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


"Our Changing Oceans and Coasts: Driving Innovation in Charting"

Keynote Speaker  
Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

Bio - RDML-Shepard-Smith-Bio-2016Nov-1.pdf

Keynote Speaker  

Rear Admiral John A. Okon 

Bio - RDML-John-A-Okon-Bio.pdf

In both 2015 and 2017 the conference attracted high-level keynote speakers including US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and head of the Senate Ocean Caucus; Mr Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA); RADM Gerd Glang, US National Hydrographer and director of NOAA Office of Coast Survey; RADM Timothy Gallaudet, Hydrographer of the Navy and Commander Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Command and Mr. Robert Ward, president, Directing Committee, International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB), Capt. Jorge Viso, America Pilot Association, RADM Shep Smith, NOAA, US Navy and Bill Shedd with the BOEM.

The Opening Ceremony in 2017 included the induction of three renowned Hydrographers into the THSOA Hall of Fame. Dr. David Wells, Jerry Mills and Larry Mayer were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Hydrography over the courses of their careers.