THSOA encourages college/university students to consider a career in hydrographic surveying. Several student scholarships are offered to assist students with academic costs. The National THSOA scholarships are available to for full time students seeking a 2 year, 4 year or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Info Systems(GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related fields. The national scholarship program started in 2011. There have been 12 awards for a total of $35,000.
The organizers of the UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM Multibeam Sonar Training Course donated a scholarship to their 61st Training Course to THSOA. Forty two members of THSOA expressed an interest in the scholarship and were entered into the drawing. On 12 Sept, 2012, a blind drawing was held and the scholarship was awarded to Matthew Gardner. THSOA would like to express our thanks to the organizers of the Multibeam Sonar Training Course for their generous donation.
The 61st UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM Multibeam Sonar Training Course will be held from 7 Jan 2013 thru 12 Jan 2013 at The Westin New Orleans Canal Palace Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Details concerning the course and an application can be found at http://www.omg.unb.ca/mbc/MBC61Info_v6_form_distributed.pdf
The U.S. HYDRO 2013 Conference, sponsored by The Hydrographic Society of America and hosted by the Louisiana Chapter, will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans · New Orleans, Louisiana on March 25-28, 2013. U.S. Hydro 2013 will be the 13th in a series of hydrographic conferences which alternate each year between the United States and Canada.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers and/or posters for presentations at U.S. Hydro 2013. Also included are workshops on current hydrographic surveying methods, a commercial exhibition, and a full schedule of technical sessions on the latest developments and applications in hydrography. These topics are listed at http://www.hypack.com/ushydro/2013/program.aspx . The deadline for abstracts is October 28th, 2012. For additional information, please visit the conference website at www.ushydro2013.com.
Submit abstracts to the Technical Program Chairman, Al Rougeau — ARDD, Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following broad based goals are submitted by the THSOA Education Committee for further review, discussion, amendment and prioritization:
THSOA would like to inform its members that Rear Admiral Steve Ritchie (UK) passed away on Tuesday, 8 May 2012. He was a lion in the hydrographic industry and a driving force in the founding of The Hydrographic Society. Our condolences to his family and friends. Link
To emphasize the importance of the ACSM Hydrographer Certification Test (HCT), THSOA will offer to assist its members who elect to take the test by reimbursing them for their test fees. Continue reading
THSOA encourages college/university students to consider a career in hydrographic surveying. Several student scholarships are offered to assist students with academic costs. Continue reading
This presentation provides a brief look at the history of hydrographic surveying. It examines the current technology and reviews the challenges and opportunities facing today's hydrographic surveyors. Our thanks to Richard Byrd for his work on this presentation. Download
Hydro12 will be organised between November 13 and 15 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on board of the luxurious steam ship "Rotterdam". The theme of the conference is "Taking care of the sea". For more details, please visit http://hydro12.com/?page_id=51