30 October - 2 November 2018
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
Pyrmont, Sydney
Australia

THE AUSTRALASIAN HYDROGRAPHIC SOCIETY
IN CONJUNCTION WITH INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF HYDROGRAPHIC SOCIETIES

Invitation

HYDRO18 Director

You are cordially invited to attend the HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia during 29 October – 2 November 2018. The Society is hosting this conference to highlight the challenges and opportunities related to climate change for the world through hydrography. The Conference will provide interest whether as a member of the hydrographic industry, policy maker, academic, or layman.

The conference and exhibition, with its theme of ‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’ will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to future utilise the science of hydrography to adapt to climate change, resource sustainability and renewable energy requirements. Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.

The Society will bring together speakers from varying maritime fields including all of the specialist hydrographic streams, maritime transport, oceanography, offshore exploration, environmental science, maritime heritage, defence, tourism, coastal development, ports and harbours, and government. HYDRO18 will also provide a forum to discuss aspects of the opportunities and challenges facing hydrography. A very large proportion of trade is carried by maritime transport and, along with increasing sea levels, our lives will be affected in some way or another. This international symposium seeks to gain insight into these effects and the opportunities that may arise, as well as provide a platform to show how currently important hydrography and the ‘Blue Economy’ is globally.

Affiliated with the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies, the AHS is an encompassing learned body administratively comprising of four distinct regions of East Australia, West Australia, New Zealand, and SW Pacific, plus a historical Division - Australia on the Map. The Society provides a South West Pacific and South East Asian regional focus for those interested in hydrography and related sciences. We look forward to attendance from other regional hydrographic societies and allied organisations, such as the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) and the International Surveyors Federation (FIG).

The Australasian Hydrographic Society and I look forward to your support and participation, and meeting you at HYDRO18 and Trade Exhibition. Further details of HYDRO18 & Trade Exhibition will be posted on the HYDRO18 website, (www.hydro18.ahs.asn.au), and the Society’s website during the next few months.

John Maschke
HYDRO18 Conference Director

Tel: +61 424 094 546
E-mail: swp@ahs.asn.au

AHS President

As President of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), I am very pleased to invite and welcome you to the HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition.

As a member of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies, the Society is hosting this important conference that will highlight the challenges and opportunities related to climate change for the world through hydrography. I encourage you to participate whether as a member of the hydrographic industry, policy maker, academic, or layman to focus on the Blue Economy. The conference and exhibition, with its theme of ‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’ will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to utilise the science of hydrography in the future to adapt to climate change, sustainable resource usage and renewable energy requirements.

Afiliated with the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies, the AHS is an encompassing learned body administratively comprising of four distinct regions of East Australia, West Australia, New Zealand, and SW Pacific, and also includes the historical Division, Australia on the Map. The Society provides a SouthWest Pacific and SouthEast Asian regional focus for those interested in hydrography and related sciences. We look forward to attendance from other regional hydrographic societies and allied organisations, such as the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) and the International Surveyors Federation (FIG).

I look forward to your support and meeting you at the HYDRO18 Conference & Trade Exhibition.

Steve Duffield
President of Australasian Hydrographic Society

AHS Patron

The Australasian Hydrographic Society has a successful history of conferences addressing the many challenges to our understanding of the oceans and seas, which give life to our planet. In November 2018 the Society’s HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition in Sydney, Australia, will tackle aspects of what is perhaps the biggest global challenge we face in the 21st century - climate change. The conference will explore climate change as it relates to the science of hydrography, resource sustainability, and renewable energy. This is hydrography at the leading edge, facing up to issues that will impact on each and every one of us, so it promises to be a conference of great relevance and interest to all.

As patron of the Australasian Hydrographic Society it is my pleasure in conjunction with the Society’s President and the Conference Director to invite you to join us in Sydney as we explore this most important theme. In the course of the week you will be able to mix with a wide range of professionals from all aspects of the maritime industry and a list of expert speakers who will thoroughly explore the interactions between hydrography and climate change.

Most importantly, you can be assured of a warm welcome and a professionally and socially rewarding experience on the shores of iconic Sydney Harbour. A great venue and a conference addressing one of the most pressing problems of the day; I look forward to meeting you there.

Chris Ritchie
VADM, AO RAN (Rtd)
Patron ~ Australasian Hydrographic Society

International Federation of Hydrographic Societies President

As President of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), I am very pleased to invite and welcome you to the HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition.

The globe is a dynamic place. Our search for welfare, wealth and security o ers many opportunities for global trade and cooperation. New avenues open up daily through the invention of exiting new technologies.

But it comes at a price. Geopolitical competition for space, food and commodities, for energy and drink water pose ever increasing risks for the sustainable protection and development of our planet. The globe is a dynamic place. Our search for welfare, wealth and security o ers many opportunities for global trade and cooperation. New avenues open up daily through the invention of exiting new technologies.

Climate change as a consequence of mankind’s activities has become undisputable today and raises major questions towards our future development. With our oceans and our atmosphere so closely intertwined in climate processes, it’s more than obvious, that the world oceans, the coastal regions and the inland waters have come into focus in these discussions. And who, but the international hydrographic community would be 6 able to face and to tackle the new challenges and opportunities emanating from global change.

As President of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS), it is my pleasure and privilege to introduce to you the HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition on ‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’.

Our host and IFHS fellow society, the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS) will hold this important international event in Sydney, Australia from October, 30th – until November, 2nd 2018. At the wonderful location of Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont ample opportunities will be provided to learn, discuss and seek for new answers on the manifold of today’s global and maritime changes.

Climate change is a global challenge and it thus needs global answers. HYDRO18 therefore explicitly addresses the whole of the international hydrographic and adjacent communities - awaiting representatives from policy and legal institutions, maritime and transport administrations, trade and industry, research and education.

Hydrographers are the ocean discoverers and custodians, the planners and managers, the creative framers and engineers of our marine environment. Collecting, analysing and disseminating maritime information is what we do. And the HYDRO series of international conferences and HYDRO18 is the opportunity to underpin this central role of hydrography - not just to the hydrographic community.

On behalf of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies and the Australasian Hydrographic Society we all look forward to welcome you at HYDRO18.

Holger Klindt
President ~ International Federation of Hydrographic Societies

Conference Theme

‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’

Hydrography - the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.

The Conference program is seeking to highlight the fundamental role of Hydrography to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, the increasingly urgent need for renewable energy and sustainable resources.

The Organising Committee is also exploring a number of workshops and is keen to hear from anyone with a relevant workshop proposal.

About HYDRO18

The HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition is being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia during 30 October – 2 November 2018. The Conference aims to provide a platform to bring the challenges and opportunities related to climate change to the world through Hydrography, particularly for those working in the hydrographic industry, policy maker, academia, and for the layman to focus on Hydrography, its potential and issues affecting us globally.

HYDRO18, with its theme of ’The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’ will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to utilise the science of Hydrography in the future to adapt to climate change, sustainable resource usage and renewable energy requirements. The Conference will also highlight that Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.

Hydrography is fundamental to coping with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and the increasing pressures for sustainable resources and renewable energy through tidal and wind power. It is also vital for economic development, especially that of maritime and small island states. However, the effect of Hydrography has never been fully comprehended or properly recognized for its direct and indirect links to global economic wellbeing and nations that rely on maritime trade, and its potential within maritime protection and resource management. The recognition of the Blue Economy is emerging, and those nations that grasp the importance of this concept and its associated economic significance through hydrography will reap considerable benefits.

Being very well known as a requirement for safe navigation at sea, the science of Hydrography and its ability and potential to deal with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, its importance to the global economy (including resource sustainability, renewable energy and environmental protection) is generally neglected. A need for an urgent change is demanding, noting the changing global geo-political situation. The concept of the Blue Economy must be spread within the Asia-Pacific region, especially amongst the small island states that have yet to reach their potential.

The theme of the Conference (‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’), and its sub-themes (Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future), seeks to create debate and discussion as to how Hydrography can be harnessed to its full potential. The Conference will bring many presenters with knowledge and experience in many areas related to Hydrography and to the Blue Economy, and related industry and sciences. All of these areas will be of interest to delegates, and it is expected that they will provide for opportunities and challenges within government, private industry or academia.

With a keen eye on our changing world and noting these opportunities and challenges, the theme of HYDRO18 has been selected to focus on and address emerging issues.

On behalf of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), you are cordially invited to participate and offer an abstract and subsequent paper that addresses an aspect relating directly to the Conference theme, and nominate to be a speaker.

A Trade Exhibition will also be held in conjunction with the Conference 30 October - 2 November 2018.

About Australasian Hydrographic Society

The Australasian Hydrographic Society is the South West Pacific and South East Asian regional focus for those interested in hydrography and related sciences. The recent and extraordinary progress in oceanology means that the maritime industry and undersea exploration will be to this century, which aviation and aerospace exploration was to the last. In our region in particular, hydrographic and related information increasingly facilitates the generation, sustainment, and transportation of resources.

Similarly, in the recent past there has been an examination of the security of regional interests, both in the private and public domains. There has been a growing acknowledgment amongst maritime services, such as police, customs, and regional navies, that accurate hydrographic data in the littoral environment is fundamental to providing security, protection, and humanitarian support. The objectives of the Society are:

  1. To promote the science of surveying in the saltwater and freshwater environments, the adjacent shore and hinterland and to promote related sciences.
  2. To provide a centre for meetings and a channel for correspondence and the exchange of information between technologists and others engaged or interested in hydrography and related sciences.
  3. To promote and co-ordinate the study and practice of such sciences in all or any of their aspects; and to accumulate, extend and disseminate amongst the members of the Society and others information, knowledge and expertise relating thereto.
  4. To promote the better education and training of persons engaged in or intending to engage in the study of hydrography and related sciences.

In this challenging time of climate change, sea level rise and resource sustainability, it is apparent that hydrography, its associated skills and related sciences are fundamental to meeting the challenge. Hydrography is seen as being able to bridge the gaps in understanding our maritime world and meeting the challenges confronting the marine environment and adjacent land areas, where few other lines of communication may exist. This is due to hydrography and the like being increasingly acknowledged as egalitarian in purpose and therefore humanitarian in the broadest sense. This is not new, but the extent of acknowledgement is.

The Australasian Hydrographic Society is committed to facilitating cooperative and knowledge-based sharing activities between learned bodies and individuals to help support these interests. Through technical meetings, seminars and conferences, the Society achieves these aims in equal measure and supports all initiatives of regional, national, or international flavour that supports the science and profession of hydrography. The Australasian Hydrographic Society is a foundation and supporting member of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies.