Australasian Hydrographic Society

Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Ibsi Hotel

    The West Australian Region of the Australasian Hydrographic Society cordially invites all AHS members and guests to attend a Technical Presentation to be held on

    19th October 2017 at the Ibis Hotel (Salt Function Room) 334 Murray St Perth commencing at 18:00.

    To align with the SUT/AHS Autonomous Underwater Technology Conference we’re hosting a Technical Meeting

    Update on latest Autonomous Surface Vessel developments and applications for subsea monitoring.  Che Keong Lee, Kongsberg

    Kongsberg have ongoing development in numerous leading technology areas including AUV, ASV and subsea monitoring.  This will be a short presentation highlighting some recent developments.

    GDA2020 – what’s in mean to you?  Phil Wells, AHS

    2018 will see aspects of GDA2020 geodetic datum implemented within Australian government.  This will be a short presentation to highlight why, when, when and what it means to you.  In 2018 more detailed information will be shared.

    AHS National and WA Regions AGM(s)  Steve Duffield & Phil Wells, AHS

    Summary of 2017 AHS activities in West Australia, East Australia, New Zealand and South West Pacific Regions and what you can look forward to in 2018 – including HYDRO2018 in Australia

    If you would like to attend please respond via AHS website (members) or advise Phil Wells.  Phil may be contacted on or 0427 011 150: 

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 13:30 - 17:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 27 Quinlan Street Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory Deagon, Qld 4017

    Event Program

    • The Don Wallace Memorial lecture (14:00 - 15:00)
      • The Don Wallace Legacy - Robert Schwartz - Chief Engineer, Coastal Impacts Unit, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
      • Gold Coast Waterways Authority Project - John Ryan - Principal Scientist, - Coastal Impacts Unit, Science Division Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
    • Afternoon Tea (15:00 – 15:30)
    • Technical tour of Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory (15:30 – 17:00)
      • Wave measurement for coastal and offshore monitoring
      • A total station and integrated laser scanner for use in physical hydrodynamic modelling of coastal waves and in surveying tide gauges
    $27.33 - $43.07
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 17 Nov 2017
    • Tauranga, New Zealand

    New Zealand Coastal Society - Te Hunga Takutai o Aotearoa

    NZCS Annual Conference 15-17 November 2017

    Tauranga Moana

    “Changing Coasts | Papaki kau ana nga tai o Mauao”

    The NZCS 2017 Conference is your annual opportunity to share knowledge across a range of coastal management topics and meet with peers from around NZ.  The 2017 Conference theme Changing Coasts is supported by a local saying Papaki kau ana nga tai o Mauao, meaning the waves beat continuously against the rocky cliffs of Mauao (Mount Maunganui).   This theme reflects the constant change of our coasts through coastal processes, biodiversity, climate, development and also geological processes as recently experienced in Kaikoura.

    The Conference venue at Trinity Wharf connects you to the Tauranga Harbour and offers accommodation options close to the city’s waterfront.  Field trip options will focus on exploring the natural environment and coastal issues of one of NZ’s favourite beach towns - Mount Maunganui.

    We encourage students to attend and share your latest research.  The NZCS 2017 Conference will host the popular student breakfast to provide a unique opportunity to chat openly with a group of coastal professionals.

    Keep a look out here for registrations and call for abstracts links to be opened shortly. Refer to the Presentation topics below to get thinking about how sharing your work could benefit others:

    • Adaption to coastal change
    • Estuaries and harbours and their management
    • Balancing coastal pressures while protecting natural resources
    • Management across coastal and policy boundaries
    • Coastal hazards and risk
    • Communities and our coast. 
    See  for more Information
    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 24 Nov 2018
    • Location somewhere on the East Coast of Australia will be announced when registrations open on 1st November 2017.

    Register your interest now for the next course to be held in Australia from November 19th through 24th, 2018 co-hosted by Acoustic Imaging Australia.  We will keep you updated so that you can plan in advance for the 76th International Multibeam Training Course.


    The  course  registration  fee  will be approximately USD 4,000  (including GST).  This  includes   course  materials  and  lunch  for  6  days,  but  not  accommodation.


    Registrations open 1 Nov 2017.  Details and advance expressions of interest at:

Past events

18 Oct 2017 Autonomous Underwater Technology (AUT) Technical Conference & Exhibition
20 Sep 2017 Water NZ Conference and Expo
11 Sep 2017 NZ Region - 4th Webinar - Understanding Shallow Water Multibeam
26 Jul 2017 WAR Techncial Evening
07 Jul 2017 Marine Measurement Forum 59
06 Jul 2017 NZ Region of the Australasian Hydrographic Society Annual Seminar and AGM
21 Jun 2017 Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute And Australiasian Hydrographic Society World Hydrography Day Seminar & Dinner ‘mapping Our Seas And Oceans - More Important Than Ever’
30 May 2017 Acoustic Imaging Demonstration of Edgetech 6205 Multiphase Echosounder
20 Feb 2017 WAR AOG Tecnhical Event
19 Jan 2017 WAR Technical Meeting
18 Jan 2017 Acoustic Imaging Technology Demonstration – EdgeTech 6205 Multiphase Echosounder
08 Dec 2016 Training Workshops (Brisbane): QPS Workflow using QINSy - Qimera
01 Dec 2016 AHS South-West Pacific Region Meeting
01 Dec 2016 Training Workshops (Perth): QPS Workflow using QINSy - Qimera
18 Nov 2016 AHS SSSI Joint Event
08 Nov 2016 Hydro 2016
07 Sep 2016 NZ Region – Australasian Hydrographic Society Webinar #3
07 Sep 2016 Australian and New Zealand Map Society 44th Annual Conference
23 Aug 2016 AGM 2016
26 Jul 2016 CARIS 2016 World Tour - New Zealand Workshop
30 Jun 2016 Australasian Hydrographic Society Information Evening
21 Jun 2016 World Hydrography Day 2016 Adelaide
21 Jun 2016 World Hydrography Day 2016 Canberra
14 Jun 2016 Sydney Training Workshop
16 May 2016 Tides Workshop 2016
09 May 2016 AHS West Australia Region Technical Meeting
18 Apr 2016 NZ's 2nd Webinar - AUV's for Hydrography (Rescheduled)
15 Apr 2016 Unlocking the Oceans secrets using Modern Exploration
06 Apr 2016 Hydro Seminar
18 Mar 2016 Blame it on the tides - a vertical datum issue
17 Mar 2016 ITIC and TT Club Panel Discussion and Drinks Reception - Global gossip and Australian anecdotes
22 Feb 2016 Pre-AOG Technical Presentation
30 Nov 2015 QPS Qimera 2-day Workshop : Port and Harbour Hydrographic Workflow
23 Nov 2015 69th International Multibeam Sonar Training Course Brisbane Australia 23-28 Nov 2015
03 Nov 2015 Australasian Hydrographic Symposium 2015 and Trade Exhibition
21 Oct 2015 Autonomous Underwater Technology AUT 2015
05 Oct 2015 The Asian Marine Geology (ICAMG-8) Conference
22 Sep 2015 EAR AGM 22 September 2015
19 Aug 2015 Annual General Meeting & Technical Presentation (2 CPD’s)
23 Jul 2015 QPS Qimera Workshop
22 Jun 2015 NZ Region - Annnual Seminar and AGM -2015
29 Apr 2015 The Power of Maps Conference
24 Mar 2015 Australian HYPACK 2015 Workshop Program
23 Mar 2015 NZ Region – Australasian Hydrographic Society Webinar #1
09 Mar 2015 Pre-AOG Technical Meeting
12 Feb 2015 EAR-SSSI Seminar & Workshop
24 Nov 2014 UNB-UNH MBES
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