Southern Region

The Southern Region can be contacted at

The Regional officers (confirmed at the 11th January 2017 AGM) are:

Other Committee members are:

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

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


The Southern Region aim to hold themed quarterly meetings at which technical presentations on subjects of interest to members are delivered by guest speakers. As our membership is spread across the south east with concentrations around London, the south coast and the Hampshire/Surrey border we hold events at different locations within the region. If you have a suggestion for a future meeting or event or would like to present at one of our events please get in touch!


2018 Meeting Programme  

Wednesday 14th November 18:00 - 21:00h

To be hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
'Industry Perspectives on Marine Autonomy and Robotics'
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Social drinks reception in MATS marquee
  • 19:00 - Commencement of three 20 minute technical presentations
    • Robin Stephens, Metocean Consultant from ABPMer
    • Eleanor Best, Ocean Environment Database Officer from UKHO
    • Andrew Wallace, Business Development Manager from Veripos
    • Peter Bromley, Technical Manager from AutoNaut
    • James Cowles, Commercial Technical Sales Manager from ASV
  • 21:00 - Close
Please note that registration is compulsory for attendance and will close on Monday 12th November 2018
Please Click Here to register for the event!


The  meeting will be held at the National Oceanography Centre, Waterside Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH on Wednesday 14th November 2018, commencing at 18:00.

There will be no charge for attendance and members' guests are very welcome - so arrive early to get the best seats for this excellent evening! 

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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

6th December 2017: 'A Festive Evening with the PLA' 

27th September 2017: 'Seeing is Believing' - New Perspectives in Subsea Operations, hosted by Sonardyne

21st April 2016: 'The Future of Global Navigation Satellite Systems' - Professor Terry Moore

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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Video Presentations

South West Region Student Presentations Evening
filmed at University of Plymouth (April 2017) 

VORF by Dr Jonathan Iliffe
Southern Region meeting at IMarEST (January 2016)

Why you hould attend Regional meetings 
filmed at North West Region meeting (September 2013)

World Hydrography Day 2018
Message from Dr Mathias Jonas - IHO Secretary General 
Short Society Films

Student Presentations Evening (Plymouth)

Why you should attend Regional meetings 

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