Remote Hydrography Conference & Exhibition

Hydrographic and offshore surveying, and the roles of its practitioners, are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies, techniques and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved.

Autonomous and unmanned surface, underwater and aerial survey platforms (operating either alone or in cooperative swarms; in sight or over the horizon) with associated remote survey command and support services, as well as techniques such as Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB), Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Forward-Looking Sonar (FLS) are revolutionising hydrographic data collection, processing, analysis and presentation.

Would you like to learn more about these new disruptive technologies?

Would you like to discover how to adopt and adapt to these new processes and technologies?

Would you like an insight into how these concepts could add value to your business?

Delegate rates include all social events including the Conference Dinner in the Arrol Suite, Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin – partner/guest tickets for the Conference Dinner are now available.

In addition to the Conference Dinner, we would like to invite you to attend two networking events taking place in The Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, located just eight minutes from Dublin Castle:

THS:UKI and our partner INFOMAR, invite you to join us for the INFOMAR/Remote Hydrography Conference & Exhibition Icebreaker; Monday 21 February 1730 -1930 (finger food provided)

Remote Hydrography Conference & Exhibition networking social; Tuesday 22 February 1730-1930 (finger food provided).

The organising committee have negotiated preferential rates with local hotels, details can be found here.

Scroll down to find out more, including Conference Programme, Venue Details, Sponsors and Exhibitors.

Ticket sales are now closed.  If you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact us via the website contact page.



Remote Operations Room

In addition to the main exhibition area there is the opportunity for those companies that operate uncrewed surface vessels, or that conduct similar remote operations, to book space in the Remote Operations Room. This is a room where companies can set-up one of their remote workstations to demonstrate their real-time remote operations.  Further details of the companies that will be demonstrating in the Remote Operations Room can be found here.




On 21 January with the Government of Ireland announced that most of the public health measures currently in place can be removed.  However, it remains a requirement to continue to wear masks in appropriate settings – masks will be required to be worn except, when you are eating or drinking, and speaking.

This event is being organised to comply with the Government of Ireland legislation and guidelines currently in force.  We will endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible.  However, you are strongly advised to check the current regulations before booking your ticket or travelling.  See the Government of Ireland website

If the event does not take place, for any reason, all ticket holders will receive a full refund.

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Full Description

Through an inspiring programme of keynote speakers, presentations and panel-led discussion forums, this three-day conference, and accompanying exhibition, will focus on the latest innovations, applications and deployments in remote and automated hydrography. It will consider how these tools are providing novel approaches, efficiencies and benefits to the commercial survey industry, as well as enhancing the exploration and mapping of the world’s seafloor, populating the white spaces on charts, improvement of navigational safety and implementation of e-Navigation and autonomous shipping.

Many of these innovative remote techniques are already finding applications in seismic survey, geological and geophysical studies, seabed assessment for offshore construction, installation of renewable energy infrastructures, civil engineering projects in shallow, coastal waters, offshore pipe laying, inspection and support, academic research and military operations.

Furthermore, by enabling rapid and robust data gathering in seldom surveyed or uncharted areas where traditional approaches are neither suitable, nor cost-effective, these tools are making significant contributions to the drive to map the gaps in the global seabed dataset. Many of these remote and automated approaches are also fundamental to hydrographic capacity development of the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS), particularly those seeking to welcome cruise liners.

However, does the adoption of these methods and technologies fulfil the demands of hydrographic and offshore survey or are there gaps and shortcomings? Case studies and reviews are now becoming available to assist in evaluating the situation.

Automation doesn’t end with robotic data collection as increasing data densities from a wider range of data sources have led to advancements such as remote or smart transfer and handling of big data, data processing using AI and machine learning and novel visualisation techniques better suited to end user needs. Moreover, rapid data processing turnaround is an enabling factor for operations relying upon data close to the computing edge, such as e-Navigation and autonomous shipping operations.

We are kindly supported by our partners the Geological Survey Ireland, Marine Institute, INFOMAR and Fáilte Ireland.  INFOMAR will run their annual seminar on Monday 21 February at the same venue so that the two events can complement each other.