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  • November 03, 2017 3:05 PM | Deleted user

    THSOA-Southeast Chapter nominations for the Board is now open. Elections to be held January 17-24, 2018


    The Hydrographic Society of America-Southeast Chapter (http://www.thsoa.org/Southeast-Chapter) is a non-profit organization which seeks to educate its members and the general public about hydrographic surveying and related fields. The officers are all volunteers and receive no compensation for their time and efforts. With leadership and drive from the top, this chapter can continue to provide scholarships to students in our region and also to provide informative presentations and social events. We need dedicated individuals to help give some time back to their profession!

    We are hoping that others with energy and some time will step forward to help the chapter to continue moving forward.

    Beginning the 1st of November, the chapter will accept nominations for members to serve in the following roles

    • President
    • Secretary
    • Membership & Student Liaison Chair (Will Chair sub-committee made of a member from each state we represent - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina).

    If you are able to donate some of your time and effort to the chapter, you will consider running for one of the positions. Once nominations have closed (Jan 17, 2018), we’ll hold an on-line election for Chapter members for positions with two or more nominees. Additional voting (for people who didn't vote on-line) and results will be announced at our AGM on January 24, 2018

    Nominations may be sent to southeast@thsoa.org or mike.nitska@hydroterratec.com We’ll check with each nominee to confirm their willingness to serve.

  • October 09, 2017 5:07 PM | Deleted user

    Ascension Public Schools will hold its second annual district-wide high school career fair on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Students and parents from Donaldsonville High School, Dutchtown High School, East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School are expected to attend.


    “This career fair is an invaluable opportunity for our students to explore professions and career tracks as they plan for life after high school. Last year's inaugural event of combining the four high schools into one venue was a tremendous success with more than 1,000 students interacting with over 200 professionals. We expect this year to be even bigger,” said Superintendent David Alexander.

    WHAT: Ascension Parish High School Career Fair
    WHO: Donaldsonville High, Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, and St. Amant High students and parents
    WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
    WHERE: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center 4-H Building, 9039 S. St Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737

  • October 02, 2017 11:05 AM | Deleted user

    The Southeast Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America is proud to announce we will be awarding four (4) $1,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled full-time (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester; graduate - 9 credits/semester), in a two year, four year or a graduate program and demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career hydrographic surveying or related fields. 

    The scholarship is also extended to a High school senior who has applied and has been accepted in a fulltime U.S. college or university.

    All students applying must be located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina with accreditation recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, and who also demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

    Scholarship Application HERE

    Any questions, contact the Southeast Chapter President, Mike Nitska at mike.nitska@hydroterratec.com. 

  • September 01, 2017 10:11 AM | Deleted user

    Scholarships for a Multibeam Training in Spanish to be conducted in Lima, Perú – Oct Nov 2017


    The Latin American Chapter of THSOA wants to let you know that on Friday September 8th 2017, we will be closing the invitation to participate on 5 Scholarships for the Multibeam training to be conducted in Lima, Peru from October 30th to November 3rd, 2017. If you want to participate, you still have a change, please send a message to carlos.tejada@xyleminc.com to request the form that you need to fill out in order to participate. Remember the 5 Scholarships cover everything but the air tickets to Lima, Peru. Also remember that the training is for the Spanish Speaking THSOA members.


    We will be announcing the winners on Friday September 15th, 2017, their names will be published on this web page.


    Please pass this info to anyone interested in participating, you only need to be a member of THSOA to participate.




    Chair of the Latin American Chapter.



    Carlos E. Tejada

    Coordinador Tecnico y Ventas Latinoamerica

    HYPACK a Xylem brand

    Skype: carlos.e.tejada

    O: +571 8062800 M: +57. 310 295 8701


  • July 29, 2017 11:05 AM | Deleted user

    The Hydrographic Society of America - Southeast Chapter would like to invite you to join us at LAGCOE 2017 October 24-26, 2017 at the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, La., for access to state-of-the-art equipment, service, and technologies as well as technical presentations from worldwide leaders in the onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry.

  • July 29, 2017 10:44 AM | Deleted user

    The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana  (CRCL) is pleased to host State of the Coast 2018, the Fifth Biennial State of the Coast, in partnership with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Water Institute of the Gulf, May 30-June 1, 2018 New Orleans, LA

    The State of the Coast 2016 conference consisted of three full days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. The State of the Coast 2016 conference was attended by more than 1,100 scientists, land owners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens.

  • July 03, 2017 12:41 PM | Deleted user

    The Real Time GPS Network operated by LSU C4G has added Ship Island to the Network to increase the real time coverage in the Gulf and nearshore waters for coastal surveying, hydro surveying, coastal restoration and coastal protection projects as well as state, federal and local infrastructure projects. 


    As the attached graphics show, coverage of the GPS CORS based Real Time Network has expanded significantly for SE Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi and coastal/nearshore and offshore areas. 


    In addition to the ability to survey and work in real time with the RTN and GPS CORS network, LSU C4G should be introducing in the near future the use of the New Real Time RTXnet Processor using Precise Point Positioning (PPP). This new positioning resource should significantly enhance and expand out the areas able to be surveying using the C4G networks and real time resources. 

  • May 30, 2017 9:26 AM | Deleted user

    THSOA SE Chapter to participate in the The Gulf Chapter of WEDA meeting on Nov 7-9, 2017 at the Riverview Hotel in downtown Mobile, AL.

    More information will be posted on the WEDA website https://www.westerndredging.org/index.php/regionalchapters/gulf-chapter and distributed out via email in a few months.

    Stay tuned.

  • May 16, 2017 8:28 AM | Deleted user

    NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is pleased to announce its first one-day open house in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference (held this year in Washington, DC, at Marriott Wardman Park). This one-day event will focus on nautical cartography, highlighting the field of charting and GIS. It will offer nautical cartography-themed posters, presentations, tours, and exhibits.

    Participants will include industry partners, government agencies, and charting offices from around the world. This event is open to the public.

    The four main themes for this year’s open house include: From Hydrography to Cartography, Nautical Products, Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure and Databases, and Innovative Cartography.

    Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location: NOAA’s Science Center (1301 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

    Registration: Send your name and organization to nauticalcarto2017@noaa.gov to expedite entry into the NOAA building.

    For further details about the open house, please click here.

  • March 28, 2017 4:10 PM | Deleted user

    April 5th-7th 2017, the Southeast Chapter will be exhibiting at the 56th Annual Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Convention  at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.