Welcome to the website of The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK).

THS UK is an independent, non-profit making, non-governmental, learned professional society. It provides a forum for all those involved in activities related to hydrography and associated disciplines, both in the UK and overseas. THS UK encompasses a wide range of specialisms and activities.

Our Individual and Corporate Members operate in many sectors including surveying for nautical charting, offshore resources, construction, engineering, renewable energy, environmental monitoring, oceanography, geology and the manufacture and supply of related products.


Remote Hydrography Prelude Event 

THS UK hosted an online prelude event on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 -  a selection of short presentations by selected speakers from the main conference programme to give the audience a quick update on a range of Remote Hydrography subjects.
There were over 300 people registered for this event, but in case you missed it you can view the full recording of the online stream here.

  • Welcome & Introduction – Trish Buxton, Chair, THS UK
  • Keynote presentation – Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes, Acting Chief Executive and National Hydrographer, UKHO
  • Ross Smith, Technical Project Manager, TCarta
  • Duncan Mallace, Chief Strategy Officer, XOCEAN
  • Paul Bell, National Oceanography Centre
  • Elliot Greatrix, University of Plymouth
  • Jim Main, CainTech Ltd
  • Burns Foster, R&D Projects Manager, Teledyne CARIS
  • David Vincentelli, Managing director, Sea Operation Division, iXblue
  • Brian Calder, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire
  • Richard Hill, Director, International Business Development, EdgeTech Marine
  • Summary & Thanks  – David Parker, Chief Executive, THS UK

We hope you enjoy the content, and look forward to seeing you at the in-person conference next year.

THS UK would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors, partners, suppliers, and delegates for their continued support during this challenging time.


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