Southern Region

The Southern Region can be contacted at

The Regional officers (confirmed at the 10th February 2016 AGM) are:

Other Committee members are:

The Regionally-Elected Director on the Board of THS UK is: Vacant

The Minutes of recent Southern Region AGMs are available to download at the foot of this page.

The Southern Region holds regular meetings throughout the year, except in July and August, at which a variety of presentations of interest to members are given by guest speakers; we also hold occasional social events. We try to hold our events at various locations across the Southern region to ensure we reach all our members. If you have a suggestion for a venue please let us know and we will try to accomodate this in future events.

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Meeting Programme  

Meetings usually commense at 19:00 for a 19:30 presentation UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, please check below for details

Please revist this page regularly to check for updates and additions.

Tuesday 27th September 2016 - "ANTARCTIC ENDURANCE 2016"


RN Expedition Leader

In his presentation the speaker will describe how and team made up of men and women members from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines followed the legendary route taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton during the winter of 1915 -16 to tackle the challenges of sailing in the Southern Ocean and climbing over the mountainous central spine of South Georgia.

The event is free of charge and prior booking is not required.

Joint meeting with RIN (Solent Branch) Commences at 19:30

All members of The Hydrographic Society UK (from any Region) and their guests are welcome to attend our meetings. If you would like to receive email notification of forthcoming events in the Southern Region, send your details to

Members of other marine professional societies are most welcome to attend our meetings, especially colleagues from local branches of:


Nautical Institute


Previous Meetings

10th February 2016: 'The Mulberry Harbours - Past and Present' - Chris Howlett

20th January 2016: 'The Vertical Offshore Reference Frames Project' - Jonathan Iliffe and 'High Resolution Surveys on the Thames' - Jean-Philippe Cheminade (Geodesa) and Andrew Stanley (MMT)

16th December 2015: "A Festive Evening with MMT (UK)"

11th November 2015: Rolf Christensen "Which Way Are We Going? The Development of Heading Sensor Technologies"

15th October 2015: Dr John Bevan "Commander Crabb, What Really Happened?"

24th September 2015: Andrew Colenutt"Coastal Monitoring and Nearshore Seabed Mapping - Applications for Shoreline Management"

29th April 2015: "An Evening with Industry" Student Presentations & Poster Session at the National Oceanography Centre  

11th March 2015: Wouter Verbraak. "The Navigator's role in Ocean Racing and Lessons from the Stranding of Volvo 65 Vestas Wind" 

11th February 2015: Port of London Surveyors and Land Surveyor. "Developing a robust method for vessel dimensional control survey's using combined laser scanning, tracking, total station & photography"


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PDF documentSouthern Region AGM Agenda 2016
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PDF documentSouthern Region AGM Minutes 2016
Including reports
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PDF documentSouthern Region - Mulberry Harbour by Chris Howlett - Feb 2016
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PDF documentSouthern AGM Minutes 2015
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PDF documentSouthern Region AGM Agenda 2015
Meeting date 21st January 2015
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