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 will be available soon.

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

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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

It is a requirement to wear a face covering/mask in situations where physical distancing is difficult.

All participants must show proof of immunity or proof of vaccination, photo ID may also be required.  Entry will be refused to any person that cannot provide proof of immunity or vaccination.

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Early bird - Student (THS:UKI Member)
For Student & New Graduate Members of THS:UKI
£ 130.00
8 available
Early bird - Student (Non-member)
Proof of student status may be required.
£ 156.00
7 available
Early bird - THS:UKI Members
For THS:UKI members (inc. Corporate - max. 4 delegates) and members of other IFHS member societies.
£ 425.00
42 available
Early bird - Non-members
£ 510.00
45 available
THS:UKI Members
For THS:UKI members (inc. Corporate) and members of other IFHS member societies.
£ 475.00
74 available
£ 570.00
80 available

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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.