OCEANBUZZ ISSUE 231 – 3rd January 2012: Abstracts of papers for presentation at the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies’ 17th European conference in Rotterdam from 13-15 November are invited by the organisers, Hydrographic Society Benelux.

To be held aboard SS Rotterdam, the former Holland-America liner now permanently moored at the Port of Rotterdam, the three-day event is expected to attract a wide international audience drawn from all sectors of the hydrographic and related professions.  Taking Care of the Sea is the main theme of proceedings which will be supported by a major exhibition of equipment and services as well as practical demonstrations, technical workshops and a series of social activities. 

Scheduled conference sessions will variously address the economic benefits of hydrography to the world at large at a time of changing technologies and extreme budgetary pressures.  Individual topics will cover Innovations in Acquisition & Processing Techniques, Subsea Positioning, Smart Data Management, Simplified Customer Access to Data & Products, Marine Planning, Cost-Effective Solutions, Geophysics, Vertical References, Accurate Hydrodynamics, Education & Professional Standards, and Key Hydrographic Projects in the Benelux.

English-language abstracts of not more than 300 words plus one illustration on any of these topics and related issues are required by no later than 28 February together with an indication of preferred method of presentation.  They should be forwarded to submissions@hydro12.com.

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