Program & Abstracts

Program
The conference aims at facilitating interaction, discussion, collaboration and capacity building amongst the participants. It will provide a platform to share the latest developments in the industry. The conference will also promote and showcase the latest products and services the industry has to offer.

A series of plenary and parallel technical sessions as well as panel discussions will be scheduled throughout the three day conference. The official language of the conference will be English.

The Hydro2015 organising committee is pleased to announce that they have secured a presentations

KEYNOTE

Robert van de Poll

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ROBERT VAN DE POLL

Abstract:

The United Nations consists of 193 Member States (Countries). The United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea now impacts and sets up the rules for procedure for *162 of these 193 Countries. Of these 162 Countries, up to 88 will also be eligible to lodge claims to the Extended Continental Shelf, beyond all applicable Coastal States’ 200 nautical miles Exclusive Economic Zones. Globally, the Maritime frontier spaces, applicable to all Law of the Sea rules and procedures essentially comes down to a complex “Mapping Application”. These “Mapping Rules” are subdivided into two distinct categories, (i) EEZ Mapping ~ applicable to all 162 Coastal States’ (169,975,808 km2 (Geodetic) and (ii) ECS Mapping ~ applicable to up to 88 Coastal States’ (34,552,539 km2 (Geodetic). The African Continent itself, has 38 conventional Coastal States’, 9 Overseas Territories, and 7 land-locked “Lake” States, all applicable to the “Mapping Rules” for Law of the Sea. The EEZ waters of Africa is ~ 13,185,255 km2 (Geodetic), and the 29 claims for ECS waters is ~ 6,199,483 km2 (geodetic). Today, 100 Maritime Boundaries carve up the African EEZ waters, 32% are “Treatied”, leaving 68% in dispute. Maritime Boundary disputes are now heading to the Courts for dispute resolution. Modern day techniques of “Mapping” will be the only solution. The Offshore (final frontier) with advancements of mankind’s scientific and technological achievements is why the Law of the Sea application was created. Oil & Gas needs have moved exploration from Land to Sea. World Oil & Gas Marine production now surpassed Land production. Law of the Sea (mapping) will determine countries that are eligible, within their EEZ & ECS maritime frontiers, and what risks and challenges are involved. This presentation will offer a summary of all aspects of Law of the Sea for 54 States in Africa.

CV

Robert heads up all Global Law of the Sea activities for Fugro Group (Netherlands), one of the world’s largest commercial Surveying & Engineering Corporations, offering services for land, sea and air and reports directly to the Director, Survey Division and the Executive Board, Corporate Head Offices, in The Netherlands.

Robert has received his B.Sc.(Earth Sciences 1991), and M.Sc.Eng (Geodesy & Geomatics 2002). He has 10+ years practical experience working as a field geologist and 15+ years at CARIS, where he designed, created and developed the CARIS LOTS (Law of the Sea software) for the United Nations.

In 2006, Robert joined Fugro Group Worldwide (FNV) reporting directly to the Director of Survey Division, positioned under Fugro’s Headquarters (Leidschendam, Netherlands). Based in Canada, Robert heads up all operations as International Manager Law of the Sea, targeting 155 Coastal Countries (and now an additional 7 African “Land-locked Lake” Countries) around the world. He has developed and continues to manage the unique Fugro Global Law of the Sea database (a comprehensive compilation of relevant digital Law of the Sea data), used for all Fugro Law of the Sea projects.

To date, Robert has worked on 1000+ Law of the Sea Projects (Governments and/or National Oil Corporations (NOC’s) and/or International Oil Corporations (IOC’s)) 130 of the 162 Coastal States (Countries) (includes 1 of 7 Land-locked African “Lake” Countries) applicable to Law of the Sea applications, all with relevance to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. These projects would include all aspects of Law of the Sea, including Territorial Sea Baselines, Legal Limits, Maritime Boundaries, and the Extended Continental Shelf. This work includes directly advising and assisting Governments, and the Oil & Gas Industry. Robert has been involved in 75% of all Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Projects submitted (to date) with the United Nations, and has personally worked with and/or trained many of the CLCS Commissioners.

Robert has been appointed to a 5-yr Termed Position as Honorary Lecturer at Dundee University, Dundee Scotland, UK at the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/staff/profile/robert-vandepoll

He is also Geological Director at the new DOLFIN (Dundee Ocean and Lake Frontiers Institute and Neutrals) Institute at Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/naturalresources/research/researchinstitute-dolfin/

Robert is also a reoccurring Visiting Fellow at the IMO (International Maritime Organization) Law Institute (IMLI), at the University of Malta, (Msida, Malta). The IMO International Maritime Law Institute was established under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations. Robert recently (April 2014 & April 2015) delivered two 2-day intensive “Scientific” Law of the Sea short-course to all attending IMLI delegates. This will now be a re-occurring annual event. (http://www.imli.org/). This annual Short Course is attended by 35+ Senior International Delegates (from 25+ Countries) attending the 1yr IMLI LLM Program.

PLENARY

The Hydro2015 organising committee is pleased to announce that they have secured a presentation by Fugro on the on-going seabed survey search for the MH370 Malaysian airline currently being conducted in the Southern Indian Ocean. The presentation will focus on the logistical, technical, environmental and operational processes and challenges that are being tested, pushed and achieved in the search for the tragically missing airline.

MH370 The Search

Abstract Submitted to date
Abstract Title Category
Application of land management principles to aid improved marine management systems African case studies: General
Building shallow marine survey capacity at Namdeb African case studies: General
Extending Sea State Measurements from Wave Buoys to Vessels Underway African case studies: General
How the “Long Walkâ€is helping Robben Island Museum delineate, understand and manage their 1 Nm exclusive zone African case studies: General
Initial case study results of rights, restrictions and responsibilities in the coastal zone in the Langebaan Lagoon/Saldanha area, Western Cape – understanding challenges of establishing a marine cadastre integrated with the existing land cadastre African case studies: General
Offshore earthquake sources for the East Coast of SA African case studies: General
Recreating submerged landscapes using marine geophysics: case study from Mossel Bay, South Africa African case studies: General
Using hydrographic and geophysical techniques to map nearshore natural resources of the Cape Peninsula Aiding resource access
Nippon Foundation / GEBCO Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry training program Capacity building: General
Revolutionizing Chart Production
Supporting safer navigation with high resolution bathymetry
A Case Study in Capacity Building Education and training: General
Competence for Professionals Education and training: General
Hydrographic Surveying and Coastal Zone Cadastres: Contributions to teaching and learning – B.Sc. Geomatics at UCT Education and training: General
MR
African 54 State Law of the Sea Summary: A detailed “Mapping Application” controlling 19,384,738 km2 (geodetic) of Maritime Frontier
Near-Real time data processing with CARIS Onboard
New algorithm for multibeam imagery processing
The use of variable resolution surfaces in an efficient hydrographic workflow New technology and equipment: General
The conference theme is

“Defining the extent and ownership of maritime real estate for development in Africa”
This implies technological and social advancement of the industry to suit Global needs and bolster development that is appropriate to Africa. The range of topics covered in the conference will include:

African Case Studies
Aiding Resource Access
Capacity Building
Data Management
Education & Training
Maritime Boundaries – UNCLOS
New Technology & Equipment
Positioning – surface and sub-sea

Technical Committee
Chair – K.B.Trivedi – Principal Geologist Petro SA
Gaynor Deacon – Survey Operations Manager at Subtech Pty Ltd
Retired Rear Admiral (Dr) Neil Guy –The South African Navy Hydrographic Service
Captain Abri Kampfer – The South African Navy Hydrographic Service
Tim Painter – Chief Surveyor at Fugro Survey Africa (Pty) Ltd
Raubie Raubenheimer – Head: Surveying Cape Peninsula University of Technology
David Sinclair – Director at Southern GeoServices

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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Time Date Function Venue
08h00 – 18h00 22nd November Golf Day T.B.A
08h00 – 20h00 23rd November Conference & Ice Breaker, Exhibition open CTICC
08h00 – 18h00 24th November Conference & Exhibition Open CTICC
20h00 – 23h00 24th November Gala Dinner T.B.A
08h00 – 18h00 25th November Conference & Exhibition Open
CTICC

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RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE
The organising committee of the conference will endeavor as far as possible to ensure that your attendance at the conference will be comfortable and effective. No responsibility can be accepted for any cancellations or changes for what ever reason, to the programmes, partial or total, without notice. The submission of a registration form is indication of your acceptance of these conditions.

Critical dates
ABSTRACT AND PAPER REVIEW
Call for abstracts 1 March
Deadline for 1st receipt of abstracts extended to 30 June
Deadline for review of abstracts extended to 7 July
Notification to authors 7 July
Call for papers 7 July
Deadline for 1st receipt of papers 21 August
Deadline for review of papers 24 August
Deadline for final receipt of papers 31 August
Deadline for author registration 31 August
Preparation & printing of book of abstracts 1 October
Transcribing of papers onto delegate’s media 22 October
Presentation of papers 22 November
REGISTRATION
Registration and payment opens 1 June
Early Bird closes 21 August
Pre- Registration and payment closes 6 November
Abstracts & Papers
THEME
“Defining the extent and ownership of maritime real estate for development in Africa”

FOCUS
Technological and social advancement of the industry to suit Global needs and bolster development that is appropriate to Africa.

TOPICS

African Case Studies
Aiding Resource Access
Capacity Building
Data Management
Education & Training
Maritime Boundaries – UNCLOS
New Technology & Equipment
Positioning – surface and sub-sea

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Chair – K.B.Trivedi – Principal Geologist Petro SA
Gaynor Deacon – Survey Operations Manager at Subtech Pty Ltd
Retired Rear Admiral (Dr) Neil Guy –The South African Navy Hydrographic Service
Captain Abri Kampher – The South African Navy Hydrographic Service
Tim Painter – Chief Surveyor at Fugro Survey Africa (Pty) Ltd
Raubie Raubenheimer – Head: Surveying Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Peer Review Papers will be compiled into a conference proceedings and hosted on the Hydrographic Society of South Africa.

Submissions

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Critical dates
ABSTRACT AND PAPER REVIEW
Call for abstracts 1 March
Deadline for 1st receipt of abstracts 30 June
Deadline for review of abstracts 7 July
Notification to authors 7 July
Call for papers 7 July
Deadline for 1st receipt of papers 21 August
Deadline for review of papers 24 August
Deadline for final receipt of papers 31 August
Deadline for author registration 31 August
Preparation & printing of book of abstracts 1 October
Transcribing of papers onto delegate’s media 22 October
Presentation of papers 22 November
REGISTRATION
Registration and payment opens 1 June
Early Bird closes 21 August
Pre- Registration and payment closes 6 November
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Critical dates
ABSTRACT AND PAPER REVIEW
Call for abstracts 1 March
Deadline for 1st receipt of abstracts 30 June
Deadline for review of abstracts 7 July
Notification to authors 7 July
Call for papers 7 July
Deadline for 1st receipt of papers 21 August
Deadline for review of papers 24 August
Deadline for final receipt of papers 31 August
Deadline for author registration 31 August
Preparation & printing of book of abstracts 1 October
Transcribing of papers onto delegate’s media 22 October
Presentation of papers 22 November
REGISTRATION
Registration and payment opens 1 June
Early Bird closes 21 August
Pre- Registration and payment closes 6 November