Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics - Integration & Automation

Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics - Integration & Automation

14 Feb 2017, 16:30 - 18:00

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 this age of big data, cloud computing, robotics and automation, our ability to integrate technologies and integrate data in a more automated and efficient way to serve a broader stakeholder community with an appetite for knowledge and not just data is critically important. This session will build on the themes presented in Session 1, 'New Solutions & New Sensors', to focus on integration and automation in the area of Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics.  Of particular focus will be: How can various data types be integrated to provide enhanced knowledge and understanding; How can new software and processes be used to increase integration and automation; and how can we 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:

Investigations of Marine Geohazards for Coastal and Nearshore Infrastructure Projects
Todd Mitchell, Remote Sensing Manager, Fugro

Mapping the Estuarine Seafloor with Vessel-Based Acoustic Instruments: The Shallowest Water Survey
Evan Martzial, Bathymetric Product Line Engineer, EdgeTech

Evolving Ocean Mapping; Developing a Seamless Workflow for Acquisition, Processing, Visualization and Sharing of Hydrographic Based Data
Chris Malzone, General Manager, QPS

Multi-Sensor Coastal Mapping: Hydrographic Surveying and Beyond
José Martínez Díaz, Survey Products Supervisor, Fugro

Tightly Integrated GNSS/INS Multibeam Sonar Solutions as Well as Modern Compact, Multibeam Installations
Peter Eriksen, Business Unit Director, NORBIT Subsea

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,...

  • Peter Eriksen


    Business Unit Director

    NORBIT Subsea

    Peter K. Eriksen is Business Unit Director of NORBIT Subsea, which provides integrated acoustic solutions for many marine applications. He graduated...

  • Chris Malzone


    General Manager

    QPS Inc

    Chris Malzone is the General Manager for Quality Positioning Services, Inc. Chris has an MS in Oceanography/ Geology and has worked in hydrography...

  • Evan Martzial


    Bathymetric Product Line Engineer


    A New England native and lifelong ocean enthusiast, Evan Martzial is the Bathymetric Product Line Manager for EdgeTech – the leader in...

  • José Martínez Díaz


    Survey Products Supervisor


    José Martinez Diaz is the Survey Products Supervisor at Fugro in San Diego, California. He graduated with a M.Eng. degree (Geomatics, Ocean Mapping)...

  • Todd Mitchell


    Remote Sensing Manager


    Todd Mitchell is the Remote Sensing Manager for Fugro in Ventura, California. With more than sixteen years of experience, he consults clients on...

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