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West Coast Chapter - October 2015 Technical Meeting

  • October 15, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM (PDT)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965


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The Hydrographic Society of America - West Coast Chapter would like to invite you to join us for our October Meeting. This is an informal gathering includes a tour of a survey vessel, a guided tour of the US Army Corps of Engineers San Fransisco Bay Model, interesting/educational hydro-esque presentations followed by socials.

All THSOA members and interested Hydrographers, Oceanographers, Surveyors, Scientists are welcome. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to join.

Registration: To register for this event online or contact Mike Mutschler. Registration closes October 12, 2015.


Please note that we require you to RSVP. Please let us know which items you are interested in:

  1. Harbor Cruise – Survey In-Action – 10:00am
  2. Bay Model Guided Tour – 12:30pm
  3. Presentations – 1:30pm
  4. Social at local pub – 4:45pm
  5. Blues Traveler at the Fillmore (tickets $40 online, except presenters)


Reducing Ping-to-Chart Time through Onboard Data Processing by Josh Mode, Caris
This presentation will describe a new method of acquiring and processing data autonomously whilst the survey is underway, and the benefits that can be gained from using this method when employed with both autonomous and manned vessels.

Acoustic Imaging Using ROV and 3D Sonar by Kevin Tweed, SF Bay Marine
This presentation will detail the integration of a 3D multibeam sonar (Coda Echoscope) onto an ROV platform for feature and seafloor mapping.

Object Detection from Repeat High Resolution Multibeam Surveys by Tony Ramirez, Triton Imaging
Case study to determine if objects on the seabed can be reliably detected from repeat surveys using a change detection algorithm on high-resolution multibeam data.

Greenland Survey Operations & Satellite Based Vessel Tracking System by Chris Kemp, Terrasond
Presentation will provide an overview of the scientific objectives, highlight the operations and introduce a unique satellite based vessel tracking system that can have applications for remote and local projects.

RPLS & the Hydrographer by Mike Stecher, Solmar Hydro
Solmar Hydro will promote a panel discussion on the possibility of RPLS licensure requirements for hydrographic surveying activities.

Interested in presenting a 15 - 20 min topic then please contact Mike Mutschler.

Informative presentations on the subject are being scheduled now. Please consider presenting on interesting topics – all presenters will receive a free ticket to Blues Traveler.

Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Time: 10:00am -  9:30pm


Pre-Meeting Event: Take a short cruise on the SF Bay Marine’s 51ft Eaglet. Departs USACE dock at 10:30am for a cruise & lunch onboard.

Event: Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Thank you to the US Army Corps of Engineers (Mark Clark) who provided the venue and guided tour of the Bay Model.

Parking is available on-site. Please be sure to RSVP.

Post Meeting Social: Join us to see BLUES TRAVELER at the Fillmore – all presenters get a free ticket – 4 still available! Click here to purchase your tickets.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please register online or contact Mike Mutschler

We ask our sponsors to please bring your marketing information and roll-up banners. It may also be shipped directly to the USACE in Sausalito. Address will be provided via email.

Your company's financial support will help THSOA-WCC provide University scholarships to several bright students interested in careers in our industry.

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