Call for Abstracts

Remote Hydrography | Innovation & Application
Wednesday 6th - Thursday 7th May 2020

Abstracts now being accepted until 31st December 2019

Call for Abstracts 

Topics under consideration at this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • The latest innovations in and novel applications of autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms; Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB); Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB); Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in data gathering, analysis and visualisation; Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) for real-time data gathering and enhancing navigational safety
  • Remote command and support centre services for offshore survey operations
  • Potential future developments and applications of these technologies
  • The use of collaborative fleets or swarms of autonomous systems
  • How to mitigate the increased security risks to marine assets and data posed by increased autonomy
  • Initiatives such as the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project; UK's Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping Programme and LINZ Hydrographic Risk Assessment model developed for the SW Pacific SIDS

Abstracts for proposed presentations at this rescheduled conference are now re-invited. Submissions may address any subject relating to the conference theme and suggested topics set out above.

Presentations focussing on innovation or application and those featuring case studies would be of particular interest to the target audience.

Abstracts should include a title (up to 100 characters) and a 300-word synopsis and must be accompanied by a biography and head/shoulders photograph of each author. All abstracts must be submitted to by 31st December 2019.

Potential speakers who have previously submitted an abstract do not need to do so again, unless they wish to take the opportunity to update it. 

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and authors notified before the final programme is announced in February. Presentations will be selected based on relevance to the conference theme, originality and quality.

Please bear in mind that this is a learned technical conference. Abstracts and presentations should address innovations and applications relevant to the conference theme. Abstracts which are purely product-based or overtly commercial in nature will not be considered.

Until the programme is confirmed all potential authors must ensure their availability on 6-7th May. On receipt of acceptance they must confirm their intent to present.

All authors will be expected to grant joint copyright of their presentations to THS UK. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain copyright permission(s), as necessary, for material contained in both their abstracts and presentations.

Successful authors will be offered discounted registration at the conference, although THS UK will not be able to cover the cost of travel, accommodation or subsistence. 

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