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West Coast Chapter - January 2016 Technical Meeting

  • January 28, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
  • The Admiral's House, 2500 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199


The Hydrographic Society of America - West Coast Chapter would like to invite you to join us for our January Meeting. On 28th January (Thursday) beginning at 6:00pm, the THSOA-WCC will have an informal gathering of Hydrographers in Seattle, Washington at the Admiral’s House. The venue is sponsored by Global Seas.

This informal event follows the NOAA Field Procedures  Workshop (which wraps up on Thursday at 5pm).

All THSOA members and interested Hydrographers / Oceanographers / Surveyors are welcome. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to join. If you need to renew or would like to gain membership then please go online at www.thsoa.org/join-us.

The focus of this event is to unite all involved in hydrography (directly or peripherally). It is informal and social in nature.

Thanks to our sponsors, there will be libations and pizza/salad dinner.

To register for this event online or contact Mike Mutschler. Registration closes January 28, 2016 at noon (Pacific Time).

Registration is important so that sufficient food and beverages may be ordered in advance.

Please do let Mike Mutschler know if you plan to join - He will help to/from coordinate transportation from Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown. Do you have room in your car? If so, please contact Mike Mutschler.


Greenland Survey Operations & Satellite Based Vessel Tracking System by Chris Kemp, Terrasond
This 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.

Marine Induced Polarization Rapid Minerals and Contaminant Mapping by Curtis Clement, Williamson & Assoc.
Induced Polarization (“IP”) is simply resistivity that changes with frequency and is a method long used on land for minerals prospecting. Williamson continues to work with the USGS to develop this method into a useful tool in the marine mapping; for both minerals and contaminants that react to electric fields.

Submaran: Modernizing Ocean Data Collection by Tim Kearns, Ocean Aero
This presentation will highlight how true autonomous ocean data collection can augment or replace existing methods for less time, money and risk. Ocean Aero’s Submaran is disruptive technology that has the potential to modernize and revolutionize the way data is collected and delivered globally.

CARIS Onboard Overview by Burns Foster, CARIS

Presentation summary to be provided soon.

5 Year Review - 'Fairweather in the Artic' by LTJG Bart Buesseler, NOAA
Review of NOAA ship ‘Fairweather’ arctic work over the past five years focusing specifically on last field season's arctic work.

Surveying the California Aqueduct by David Neff, ETrac
Presentation summary to be provided soon.

Interesting presentations (project photo essay style) are being organized and will be updated on the next meeting reminder notice. Interested in presenting a 10-15 minute topic then please contact mike@seahorsegeomatics.com.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Free - Thanks to our sponsors. To register click here.

06:00pm -  08:00pm
Pizza and beverages to be provided

Event Location:
Admiral’s House, sponsored by Global Seas
2500 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199

Contact Mike Mutschler (Mobile: +1 503-841-7009) for a ride from Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown, 1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

Bill Franks of Global Seas is hosting us at the Admiral’s House. For emergencies, he can be reached on his mobile at: +1 206.779.8066.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please 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 Admiral's House. 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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