Conference Programme

Conference Theme

Hydro8 will be an important forum for the exchange of innovative ideas, developing technologies and emerging practices. With this in mind, the theme for the conference will be New Opportunities, and the Organising Committee has selected a wide variety of papers from respected international experts reflecting this theme.

The papers will be presented during eight of the nine themed sessions, spread across the three days of the Conference, and supported by both Workshops, Demonstrations and Visits in the ninth session and the extensive Exhibition in the adjoining halls.

We are delighted to announce that the Conference will be launched by the National Hydrographer of the United Kingdom, Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff, who will deliver a keynote speech on the theme of New Opportunities in Hydrography.

Conference Sessions

The sessions have now been confirmed, and are described below. Details of the two keynote speakers and 23 papers to be delivered during the three days can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Tuesday 4th November

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Keynote Addresses

Session 1: Coastal Mapping Techniques

Session 2: Data Handling and Presentation

Evening: Conference Dinner

Wednesday 5th November

Session 3: Tides and Currents

Session 4: Standards and Training

Session 5:Workshops, Demonstrations and Visits (see below)

Evening: An Evening at Mersey Maritime Museum

Thursday 6th November

Session 6: The Marine Environment

Session 7: Precise Positioning

Session 8: Hydrography for Marine Renewables

Session 9: Coastal Mapping Applications

Closing Ceremony and Invitation to Hydro 09

Workshops, Demonstrations and Visits (Session 5)

In addition to the paper presentations the Organising Committee has arranged a variety of workshops, demonstrations and technical visits for Wednesday afternoon, and anticipates that the docks will welcome a number of visiting vessels during this time.

An event is also being organised to promote hydrography to young people.

The Organising Committee would continue to welcome any further ideas or offers to host such activities.