Australasian Hydrographic Society

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute And Australiasian Hydrographic Society World Hydrography Day Seminar & Dinner ‘mapping Our Seas And Oceans - More Important Than Ever’

  • 21 Jun 2017
  • (UTC+09:30)
  • 2 sessions
  • 21 Jun 2017, 09:00 17:00 (UTC+09:30)
  • 21 Jun 2017, 19:00 23:00 (UTC+09:30)
  • Tracy Village Social & Sports Club, 28 Tambling Terrace, Lyons, Darwin, Northern Territory

Registration now open

To all those that have a relationship with Hydrographic Surveying - this is a seminar for all Spatial disciplines, engineers, project managers, port users and those just interested to attend and understand the industry.

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute in conjunction with the Australasian Hydrographic Society will be holding a World Hydrography Day (WHD) seminar and dinner at Darwin on 21 June 2017.

Many end users of spatial data may not be directly involved in hydrographic surveying but will have some link to the outputs.  To understand what hydrographic surveyors can provide your spatial profession you should consider attending this seminar and realise your unknown connection. 

Areas where hydrographic surveying influences other spatial sciences and are intended topics of the seminar include:    

  • LiDAR deployment from boat – links with all of the other SSSI Commissions, infrastructure, environmental monitoring;
  • ROV operations – links to engineers, infrastructure inspection, environmental science;
  • Feature detection using Sonar, Magnetometer – links to pipeline survey, ports and harbour navigational safety, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance);
  • Depiction and modelling of bathymetry Bathy – links to GIS;
  • The land/sea interface and the linkages to the vertical datum and mapping;
  • Drone work – links to remote sensing; etc

The WHD theme for the seminar is “Mapping our seas and oceans - more important than ever.” This theme will raise awareness that  depths have not been directly measured in about 50% of the World’s coastal waters and about 90% of the oceans. Further, it raises awareness of the current lack of comprehensive data to underpin many maps and charts of the seas and oceans. It will help promote and encourage innovative supplementary data gathering and data maximizing initiatives already under investigation in the IHO, including crowd-sourced bathymetry (volunteered geographic data) and satellite-derived bathymetry.

The theme will also help to promote the increasing role of those involved in hydrography in maritime spatial data infrastructures and the benefits of making hydrographic data accessible to the widest possible audience for uses that go well beyond the safety of navigation.


Time Presenter Topic
8:45 Rob Sarib - Chair SSSI NT Region General Welcome & Housekeeping / Formal opening of SSSI-AHS WHD Seminar
9:00 John Maschke - Chair AHS SW Pacific Region World Hydrography Day - 'Mapping our seas and oceans - more Important than ever'
9:30 Mark Sinclair - FUGRO Asia-Pacific KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - FUGRO/World Bank project on climate change: the social good impact (and all that entails)
10:15 Morning Tea  
10:45 Simon Harries -  Coastal Oceanography AIMS Arafura Timor Research Facility Hydrodynamic modelling in Northern Australia and around Darwin
11:05 Simon Cruickshank - NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources Out of control - Remote area survey/bathymetry and technical limitations
11:25 Amy Peterson -Senior Surveyor, NT Dept of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics AusGeoid2020 and Heighting in the NT
11:45 Alex Cowdrey - FUGRO LADS Corporation Pty Ltd Uses and Applications of Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry for Coastal Zone Management
12:05 Adam Lowry - Managing Director, 3D at Depth Pty Ltd Taking LiDAR Laser Scanning Subsea – Ultra High Resolution Mapping  and other Real World Applications
12:25 Lunch  
12:55 David Twaddle - C.R. Kennedy ACCURA Hydrographic Remote Controlled Boat
13:10 Speaker TBA - Renishaw Lidar deployment from boat - links with SSSI Commissions, infrastructure, environmental monitoring
13:25 Corey Brooks - Western Advance Efficiency gains realised through ASV supported surveys
13:45 Craig Sandy - NT Surveyor-General, Dept of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Land Claims in the Northern Territory – Managing the Intertidal Zone in the Determinations
14:05 Speaker TBA -Norbit
MBES - Feature detection using Sonar, Magnetometer – links to pipeline survey, ports and harbour navigational safety, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance)
14:20 Speaker TBA - Klein Side Scan Sonar - Feature detection using Sonar, Magnetometer – links to pipeline survey, ports and harbour navigational safety, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance)
14:35 CAPT Jenny Daetz, RAN - Director Education and Training, Australian Defence Force Academy Research and Project Opportunities in Higher Education related to Hydrography
14:55 Richard Cullen - Chair  SSSI Hydrography Commission Committee The role of SSSI in provision of professional expertise to assist geospatial data collection activity by the Commonwealth & the importance of certification
15:15 Afternoon Tea  
15:45  John Maschke Open Forum & Closing remarks
16:15 SSSI NT Region Committee Open Meeting  
19:00 WHD Seminar BBQ Dinner  

Event times:

Seminar: 0900-1800

Dinner: 1900-2300


Seminar and Dinner Cost: Members (SSSI & AHS): $150.00


Seminar only: Members (SSSI &AHS): $100.00


All payments to be made through SSSI payment site URL:


14 June 2017


John Maschke

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Imogen Craig


CPD Points:

SSSI CPD: 6 points

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