Focus on Hydrography

  • Date 13 Mar 2018
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Focus on Hydrography

13 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

South Gallery Room 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration & Mick Cook, Director, MCL Consultancy

In this session you will hear about Seabed 2030 - plans for making global maps of the oceans, and a proposal for a UK national seabed mapping programme. This is followed by presentations about developments in the integrated and automated acquisition of hydrographic data.

Seabed 2030: A Plan for High-Resolution Maps of the Ocean by 2030
Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
(White Paper of presentation is available from the Documents tab below)

Our Land Under the Sea
Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant, Fugro
(White Paper of presentation is available from the Documents tab below)

Integrated Acquisition and Analysis of High Resolution Multibeam and Video Data for Repeat Surveys
Catriona Rollason, Product Specialist, QPS
(White Paper of presentation is available from the Documents tab below)

Integrated Ping-to-Chart™ Survey Solution
Thomas Meurling, Director Defense & Security, Teledyne Marine - Imaging Group

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Programme subject to change


  • Andy Hill


    Marine Geohazard Technical Authority

    BP Exploration

    Andy Hill has spent his entire career working in geophysical site investigation, for the last 28 years he has worked with BP around the world. Prior...

  • Mick Cook



    MCL Consultancy

    Mick Cook has worked in the offshore sector since completing an MSc in marine sciences at Bangor University in 1979. Initially, he worked for...

  • Thomas Meurling


    Director Defence & Security

    Teledyne Marine - Imaging Group

    Thomas spent 14 years in the Royal Swedish Navy and Defence Material Administration as a sonar specialist. He joined RESON Inc. in 1997 as R&D...

  • Richard Salisbury


    Senior Consultant


    Richard has a BSc in Environmental Science and an MSc in Marine Geology and Geophysics from University College London. He is a Chartered Geologist...

  • Catriona Rollason


    Product Specialist


    Catriona graduated from Bangor University in 2005 and started with IVS 3D in the November specialising in Fledermaus support and training. In 2010...

  • Rear Admiral Shepard Smith


    Director - Office of Coast Survey

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith is a career NOAA Corps Officer and hydrographer. He has 10 years as a field hydrographer, serving twice in command of NOAA...