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U.S. HYDRO 2015

U.S. HYDRO 2015

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


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.

Paul Cooper President-Elect of THSOA

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.

Bad Email Addresses…

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

THSOA Officer Elections…

The THSOA Officer Elections started today (11/15/2013).  An email was sent out to all current members about voting in the election.  In the email you will receive your member number and an access code.  This combination can only be used once.  If you did not receive this email then it can one of three problems:

  1. Your membership is not current.
  2. We have a bad email address on file for you.
  3. The email is in your spam folder.

If you did not receive the email today, please contact me and we can figure out why.  I can also provide you with the details (member number and access code) needed for you to cast your vote.

On Monday, 11/18/2013, I will be posting the members whose emails were returned for a bad email address.