Second Call For Papers

Remote Hydrography | Innovation & Application

22 - 24 February 2022
Dublin Castle, Ireland

Following its rescheduling and increase in the conference programme, abstracts for proposed presentations at this conference are now re-invited.  Submissions may address any subject relating to the conference theme and suggested topics set out below.

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, a head and shoulders photograph of each author.  All abstracts must be submitted to by 30 September 2021.

Abstracts are particularly welcome from students and recent graduates; it is the intention of the organising committee to have a dedicated student presentation session.

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 October.  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 22-24 February 2022.  On receipt of acceptance, they must confirm their intent to present.

All authors will be expected to grant joint copyright of their presentations to The Hydrographic Society UK (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.

Topics under consideration at this three-day 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

- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine

  learning in data gathering, analysis and


- Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) for real-time

  data gathering and enhancing navigational


- Remote command and support services for

  offshore survey operations

  • Potential future developments and applications of these technologies
  • The use of collaborative fleets or swarms of autonomous systems
  • Challenges and solutions for the verification and quality control of remote data collection
  • 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

For further details download the Call for Papers flyer.