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Upcoming New England Chapter Events

    • May 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago, IL, 111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
    You are cordially invited to THSOA-Midwest Chapter Meeting and in-water equipment demonstrations taking place Friday May 11th, 2018 at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, IL onboard an old icebreaking, railway, vehicle and passenger ferry!!! 

    All THSOA members and interested Hydrographers / Oceanographers / Surveyors are welcome. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to join. If you need to renew or would like to gain membership then please go online at
    www.thsoa.org/join-us or email admin@thsoa.org.

    Friday May 11, 2018

    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Event Location:
    Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago, IL

    111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

    Telephone: +1 (312) 938-3625

    $25.00 Workshop/Meeting Fee.

    In order to attend this event you must register online at https://thsoa.org/event-2848018. Registration closes at noon (Central Time) the day of the meeting.

    Raffle/Door Prize:  

    If you are interested in donating a door prize please contact James Dunkley.



    9:30am:  Registration (Tent)

    10am - 11:30am:  Workshop:  Workshop: Drag and Drop Multibeam Processing in CARIS HIPS and SIPS (Tami Francksen, Teledyne CARIS; Upper Salon)

    For this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and follow along with the latest in drag and drop Multibeam processing and automated sonar calibration tools. For information on suggested computer specifications, see the following link: http://www.caris.com/products/hips-sips/ and plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the workshop begins for setup.  Observers are also welcome to watch the live demo starting off the daylong event celebrating the latest in robust, large volume sonar processing. One on one meetings can also be arranged throughout the day for more information.

    10am - 12:00pm:  On the water demos (J.F. Brennan, American Surveying & Engineering; Outside Dock)

    12:00pm - 1:00pm:  Lunch Break (Buffet sponsored by American Surveying & Engineering, Tent)

    1:00pm - 2:30pm:  Workshop: Make It Easy on Yourself: Multibeam Data Processing in Qimera Part 1 (Matt Wilson, QPS; Upper Salon)

    In this workshop participants will be introduced to QPS Qimera multibeam processing workflows through live software demonstrations. Importing data, raw data extraction, and ensuing post-processing actions will be covered, while emphasizing quality control and highlighting how Qimera improves accuracy and timeliness through the elimination of processes traditionally completed manually.

     1:00pm - 4:30pm:  On the water demos (J.F. Brennan, American Surveying & Engineering; Outside Dock)

     3:00pm - 4:30pm:  Workshop: Make It Easy on Yourself: Multibeam Data Processing in Qimera Part 2 (Matt Wilson, QPS; Upper Salon)

    This second QPS workshop will focus on a few of the advanced but simple to use tools available in Qimera. Software demonstrations will include patch test, wobble test, and the new automatic sound speed inversion tool released with Qimera 1.6. Additionally participants will learn how to process water-column data to quickly add additional soundings to a gridded surface, or digitize a point cloud to float above a gridded surface.

     4:30pm - 5:30pm:  Break (Happy Hour sponsored by American Surveying & Engineering, Tent)

     5:30pm - 8:00pm:  Chapter Meeting and Dinner (Tent):

    After eating dinner and discussing regular Chapter business, members will elect new Chapter officers, followed by a presentation made by the Senior Design Team from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Dinner meals purchased at venue on your own.


    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    This event would not be made possible if it weren't for our sponsors.

    ·          Platinum Sponsorship $500.00

    ·          Gold Sponsorship $300.00

    ·          Silver Sponsorship $200.00

    ·          Bronze sponsorship $100.00 

    All sponsors will have their company logo on the event banner and will be acknowledged at the event.

    All proceeds from this event will go towards funding the THSOA-Midwest Chapter’s Student Scholarship Awards program.

    If you would like to make a donation to the Mid West Chapter, you can either go online by clicking here or you can mail a check. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1095  |  Cheshire, CT 06410 USA. Please make sure to make a note that the funds are going to the Mid West Chapter.