Shallow Survey 2018

Date: 1 – 3 October 2018 | Location:  DELTA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST. JOHN’S, NL, CANADA

Depending on your perspective, ‘shallow water’ can mean different things to different people.  To the average mariner, ‘shallow water’ is where ships go bump in the night.  In military parlance – the littoral zone – where the effects of tidal and longshore currents and breaking waves are at play.  For the purpose of past Shallow Survey meetings ‘shallow’ is taken to generally indicate an emphasis on ports, harbours and coastal areas.

Shallow Survey 2018 will cover a wide swath of approaches to shallow water hydrography – from multibeam, to swath (or swathe), to LiDAR, to satellites; AUV’s, ASV’s, UAV’s, and advanced data processing, fusion and visualization techniques – highlighting both the practical developments in these technologies, as well as advancements in our understanding of the seabed gained as a result.  There can be little question that the technologies being developed to address current and future hydrographic requirements are enabling the hydrographic community to ask questions and set standards that were previously not practical to even consider.

“Hydrography is the branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, as well as with the prediction of their change over time, for the primary purpose of safety of navigation and in support of all other marine activities, including economic development, security and defence, scientific research, and environmental protection. International Hydrographic Organization

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