Bumper programme for MMF59 in Sunbury on 7th July

8 June 2017

The 59th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) will be hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK at the BP Upstream Learning Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames on Friday 7th July 2017.

The day will follow the customary MMF format of a series of short talks interspersed with opportunities to network and tour the BP site including the drill simulator and HD distance learning facilities.

The wide-ranging presentation programme for MMF59 is almost finalised with topics to be covered including: tidal prediction; an autonomous surface and sub-surface system for conducting low-cost shore-based full water column surveys; charting for safe fishing around the UK; a new environmentally-friendly, long-term solution to biofouling; crowdsourced bathymetry; in-situ fluorescence measurement; the use of unmanned surface vehicles (USV) for passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) of marine mammals; mobile weather stations; and the use of remote sensing technologies and multiple autonomous surface vehicles (AUV) for hydrocarbon detection and monitoring and spill modelling in a real-life oil spill exercise.

The full programme will be published on the MMF59 page shortly.

The delegate fee is a mere £45 per person, including refreshments. For more details and to book your place visit the dedicated MMF59 page. More information about the popular biannual MMF series can be found at www.mmf-uk.org.

MMF59 will be preceded by a networking event at the legendary Magpie Inn, on the banks of the River Thames in Sunbury during the afternoon of Thursday 6th July. Here, over 80 meetings of The Hydrographic Society were held between 1978 and 1985. HydSoc@TheMagpie will celebrate the hydrography and marine measurement of both 'Then and Now'. A series of talks will contrast current cutting-edge equipment and practices with those of the hydrographic pioneers of yesteryear. These will be accompanied by light refreshments and a display of field equipment used in the days before GPS, solid-state memory, mobile phones and the like. For more information about this event visit the dedicated HydSoc@TheMagpie page.   

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