The HYDRO2015 Conference & Exhibition will be held at the CTICC (from the 23rd to 25th November 2015). HYDRO2015 will seek to bring the international hydrographic community together to learn about the latest techniques and developments and to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Unlike other prominent events in the international calendar, e.g. Oceanology International and Ocean Business, Hydro is predominantly a technical conference supported by an exhibition and social programme rather than a trade expo. The theme for the conference is:“Defining the extent and ownership of maritime real estate for development in Africa”

Hydro conferences typically attract 300-350 delegates from up to 40 countries with 52 stands/booths in the accompanying exhibition. Delegates have a range of levels of expertise in hydrography, civil engineering, oceanography, geophysics and marine resource management and other associated fields, and represent oil and gas exploration companies, contract survey companies, port authorities, government, military and public service authorities, petroleum companies, research and educational institutions, telecommunications organisation, engineering consultants, acoustic, dredging and salvage contractors, oceanographic and survey equipment manufacturers and all aspects of private practice.

This conference will attract decision makers from government and the private sector, to prospective users, academics, vendors, policy makers and representatives of various national and international organizations working in the arena of the Hydrography.

Keynotes and Plenaries
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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
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

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Critical dates
Call for abstracts 1 March Registration and payment opens 1 June
Deadline for 1st receipt of abstracts extended to 30 June Early Bird closes 21 August
Deadline for review of abstracts extended to 7 July Pre- Registration and payment closes 6 November
Notification to authors 7 July
Call for papers 7 July
Deadline for 1st receipt of papers 21 July
Deadline for review of papers 14 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

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