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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"


Call for Papers Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters for presentation at U.S. Hydro 2019. The deadline to submit your abstract is November 30, 2018. Topics of particular interest include Hydrographic Sciences and Technology as applied to:

1.       Emerging Software & Technology

2.       Coastal Management & Restoration

3.       Data: Multi-use, Analysis, & Intelligence

4.       Hydrographic Education & Development

5.       International Hydrographic Collaboration

6.       Hydrography for Coastal & Offshore Structures

7.       The Future of Nautical Charting & Ocean Mapping

8.       Hydrographic Project Management/Maritime Law & Policy

We propose that papers be submitted in either APA or IEEE format.  Paper formatting is not mandatory but suggested for professionalism. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

·  The abstract should contain information and/or data that demonstrates that high quality information will be presented

·  Abstracts should not promote a commercial product, process, or service.

·  Abstract should be clear and well written.

·  Authors should comply with instructions and deadlines provided with the call for abstracts.

·  Papers should be 20-25 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

·  Papers and posters will be featured online and in the printed program

·  All presenters must register for the meeting, pay applicable registration fees and attend the meeting

·  Submissions will be reviewed by the abstract review committee, and you will be notified via email within two weeks of review regarding acceptance

We look forward to learning more about your innovative and engaging conference presentation!

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.

SUBMIT your abstract to Technical Speaker Coordinator - Huw James ( huwejames@fastmail.fm )