Issue 52 - October 2006

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No. 52 - October 2006

Table of contents

  • From the Chairman
  • Membership News
  • Obituary - George Darling
  • Around the Regions - Scotland and Southern
  • Around the Regions - South West and Middle East
  • Feature - The Civil Hydrography Programme
  • Feature - Alert! Trinity House launches new vessel
  • News from the RN Surveying Service
  • Feature - Professional Indemnity Insurance and the Hydrographer
  • Feature - The National Historic Ships Committee
  • The Travails of Odysseus
  • Mailbox
  • Calendar
  • Contacts

Cover: Since 2004 Metocean Services International has been contracted to deploy various oceanographic monitoring moorings in support of drilling campaigns north of the 948km Russian island of Sakhalin, situated north of Japan. In July 2006 MSI recovered four winter moorings - ADCP (top) and ice profiling (bottom) - and a 100% data return was achieved.

Alan Ingham Award
Recognising excellence in students and recent graduates

Deadline 31st December


Short Society Films

Relevance of the Society (Southern Region)

Student Presentations Evening (Plymouth)

Why attend Regional meetings? (North West) 


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