Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics - New Solutions & New Sensors

Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics - New Solutions & New Sensors

14 Feb 2017, 14:30 - 16:00

Conference Room 28A

Industry and government alike are constantly looking for ways to do more with less. There is constant pressure to improve productivity and reduce costs, while trying to satisfy an ever-expanding base of stakeholders. In addition, we live in a rapidly changing world, where the pace of technological innovation and advancement seems to be ever increasing. Our ability to leverage these changes into new sensors and new solutions to improve efficiency, enhance quality and extend budgets is more important now than ever. This session will focus on: new sensors that are being used by the Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics community; new solutions that have been developed from recent technological advancements and innovation; and how we can get more out of our surveys and site investigations.

Chaired by: David Millar, President, Fugro Pelagos & Captain Shepard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA

Confirmed presentations:

Autonomous Surface Vehicles for Production Hydrography and Geophysics - A New Approach
Brian Anderson, Technical Sales Manager, ASV Global, Jim Nash, Executive Vice President, Terrasond & Daniel Seamount, Survey Technician, GIS Specialist, TerraSond

High Accuracy 3D Mapping of Subsea Structures
Arnauld Dumont, President, DimEye Corp.

Present and Future of Marine Environmental Surveying – Snapshot from an Industry Perspective
Dr Louise Lange, Project Manager, Gardline Geosurvey 

Ground Modeling Through Inversion of High-Resolution Marine Geophysical Data: A New Approach to Fully Integrated Offshore Site Characterization
Mark Vardy, Marine Geoscientist - Department of Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (UK)

Using Hydrographic and Fisheries Echosounders for Detecting Gas-Bubble Seeps
Tom Weber, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

Program subject to change

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  • David Millar



    Fugro Pelagos

    David Millar is the President and Managing Director of Fugro Pelagos, Inc., a Fugro company specializing in coastal and ocean mapping, headquartered...

  • Rear Admiral Shepard Smith


    Director, Office of Coast Survey


    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith became Coast Survey director on August 26, 2016. He is the 30th leader of the agency since the first superintendent,...

  • Brian Anderson


    Technical Sales Manager

    ASV Global

    Brian Anderson has been ASV Technical Sales Manager at ASV’s Houston office since November, 2012. Brian’s role is the market expansion for the...

  • Arnauld Dumont




    Arnauld Dumont is a surveyor expert engineer and has been working for more than twenty-five years in the field of 3D measurement by photogrammetry...

  • Louise Lange


    Project Manager

    Gardline Geosurvey

    Louise is a project manager for the Marine Wildlife and Environmental department at Gardline. She started working for Gardline in September 2014 and...

  • Jim Nash


    Executive Vice President


    Jim Nash, a past Technical chairman of Houston’s THSOA, has been in the geospatial space for 36 years. Initially with GSI/TI, Jim was nominated as a...

  • Daniel Seamount


    Survey Technician, GIS Specialist


    Daniel Seamount is a Senior Survey/GIS Specialist for TerraSond. He has 15 years of surveying and GIS experience in both terrestrial and hydrographic...

  • Mark Vardy


    Marine Geoscientist

    Department of Science and Technology, NOC

    Dr Mark Vardy is a marine geophysicist working at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, specializing in the application of novel acquisition...

  • Tom Weber


    Assistant Professor

    University of New Hampshire

    Tom Weber received his Ph.D. in Acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University in 2006 and has B.S. (1997) and M.S. (2000) degrees in Ocean...

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