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HYDRO18 Conference & Trade Exhibition

The HYDRO18 Conference and Trade Exhibition is being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia during 30 October – 2 November 2018. The Conference aims to provide a platform to bring the challenges and opportunities related to climate change to the world through Hydrography, particularly for those working in the hydrographic industry, policy maker, academia, and for the layman to focus on Hydrography, its potential and issues affecting us globally.
HYDRO18, with its theme of ’The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’ will allow delegates and the hydrographic profession to consider how best to utilise the science of Hydrography in the future to adapt to climate change, sustainable resource usage and renewable energy requirements. The Conference will also highlight that Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future.
Hydrography is fundamental to coping with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and the increasing pressures for sustainable resources and renewable energy through tidal and wind power. It is also vital for economic development, especially that of maritime and small island states. However, the effect of Hydrography has never been fully comprehended or properly recognized for its direct and indirect links to global economic wellbeing and nations that rely on maritime trade, and its potential within maritime protection and resource management. The recognition of the Blue Economy is emerging, and those nations that grasp the importance of this concept and its associated economic significance through hydrography will reap considerable benefits.
Being very well known as a requirement for safe navigation at sea, the science of Hydrography and its ability and potential to deal with the effects of climate change, sea level rise, its importance to the global economy (including resource sustainability, renewable energy and environmental protection) is generally neglected. A need for an urgent change is demanding, noting the changing global geo-political situation. The concept of the Blue Economy must be spread within the Asia-Pacific region, especially amongst the small island states that have yet to reach their potential.
The theme of the Conference (‘The Climate for Change – Hydrography in the 21st Century’), and its sub-themes (Hydrography is the key to facing the rising tide of climate change, knowing our oceans and understanding our future), seeks to create debate and discussion as to how Hydrography can be harnessed to its full potential. The Conference will bring many presenters with knowledge and experience in many areas related to Hydrography and to the Blue Economy, and related industry and sciences. All of these areas will be of interest to delegates, and it is expected that they will provide for opportunities and challenges within government, private industry or academia.
With a keen eye on our changing world and noting these opportunities and challenges, the theme of HYDRO18 has been selected to focus on and address emerging issues.
On behalf of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS), you are cordially invited to participate and offer an abstract and subsequent paper that addresses an aspect relating directly to the Conference theme, and nominate to be a speaker.
A Trade Exhibition will also be held in conjunction with the Conference 30 October - 2 November 2018.

Visit the HYDRO18 Website

Patron

There can be no doubt that the significance of hydrography to global trade, the environment, our living standards and maritime security continues to grow.

Vice-Admiral Chris Ritchie, AO, RAN (Rtd)

President

Welcome to the Australasian Hydrographic Society, regional focus for
hydrography and related sciences in SE Asia, the SW Pacific and beyond.

Recent and extraordinary progress in ocean based technology means that the maritime industry and undersea exploration will be to this century that which aviation and aerospace exploration was to the last. There is concurrently great public interest in the heritage of exploration. As such, the Society aims to serve anyone with an interest in the science (and art) of this subject, the influence of which makes it the great common denominator for maritime nations.

Steve Duffield, President AHS

Membership

Membership of The Australasian Hydrographic Society is open to any individual or organisation with an interest in the science of hydrography, hydrographic exploration, environmental protection, cliamte change, and its heritage.

Education Award

Applications are accepted for the AHS Education Award for every Academic Year. The closing date for applications is in April/May every year.

AHS Award

It is now time to consider nominations for those who have contributed to hydrography and related industries and fields. In particular, be a little more adventurous and consider appropriate nominations in the corporate or even literary categories.

Event Calendar

All regions of the Australasian Hydrographic Society organize and manage their own ocasional events, conferences, exhibitions and webinars. Visit AHS event calendar to find out more.

AHS Regions

Because of the geographical area covered by the Society, meetings of members and other activities are generally conducted on a Regional basis. Each Region has its own Management Committee consisting of at least a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Australia On The Map

Australia on the Map” (AOTM) is the history and heritage division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS). This website consequently focusses on important themes in Australian hydrographic history and heritage.

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International Federation of Hydrographic Society (IFHS)

At a meeting held on 13 - 14 May 2002, The Hydrographic Society Council formalised the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies with a structure to bring together all National Hydrographic Societies. The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies is a unique partnership of learned national and regional hydrographic societies that, through its international membership, has the ability to reach representatives of every specialism within the hydrographic profession, at all levels of experience and expertise. Therefore, the IFHS has great international power as a focal point for ideas and as a catalyst for their realisation.

Membership of the Federation is comprised exclusively of national hydrographic societies or similar organisations. The founding members were the national hydrographic societies which evolved from the former Branches of The Hydrographic Society. From 2005, membership became open to any other national society or similar organisation, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

The IFHS is a "one national society, one vote" organisation, irrespective of individual membership numbers. Each National Society will have one National Representative.

On Monday 01 November 2004, the evening preceeding Hydr04, on the conclusion of the 32nd, and final Annual General Meeting of The Hydrographic Society, the National Representitives of the five member hydrographic societies of Australia, Benelux, Denmark, United Kingdom and USA each signed a Special Resolution formally adopting a new Memorandum and Articles of Association thus formally marking the inauguration of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies.

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IFHS Events

IFHS has an accurate list of upcoming events around the world. To visit a list of events please click here.

IFHS News

Corporate memebers' news from all the memeber socities around the word is published here. The member societies are Australasia, Benelux, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, South Africa, United Kingdom

Membership Entitlements


It costs less than you think

corporate

$500 AUD

per year

  • One copy of Hydro INTERNATIONAL (six issues per annum) as well as other emailed information coming out of the Society's corporate membership of kindred societies
  • Reduced rates for exhibiting at Society symposia, seminars and workshops.
  • Opportunity to sponsor publication of Society publications via paid advertising.
  • Opportunity to hold workshop meetings for benefit of Society members.
  • Use of Society logo for display purposes.
  • Inclusion in the The Society's list of Corporate members, as and when published.
  • Opportunity to advertise vacancies or educational programmes via the IFHS Website Employment page at preferential rates or on this site FREE.

Individual

$85 AUD

per year

  • One copy of Hydro INTERNATIONAL (six issues per annum) as well as other emailed information coming out of the Society's corporate membership of kindred societies
  • Admittance at preferential discount to special events such as international symposia, seminars, workshops and branch / regional meetings.
  • Purchase at preferential discount of special publications and proceedings of symposia and workshops.
  • Inclusion in list of Society members as and when published.
  • Opportunity to seek employment via the IFHS Website Employment page at preferential rates or on this site FREE

Students

$30 AUD

per year

  • One copy of Hydro INTERNATIONAL (six issues per annum) as well as other emailed information coming out of the Society's corporate membership of kindred societies
  • Admittance at preferential discount to special events such as international symposia, seminars, workshops and branch / regional meetings.
  • Purchase at preferential discount of special publications and proceedings of symposia and workshops.
  • Inclusion in list of Society members as and when published.
  • Opportunity to seek employment via the IFHS Website Employment page at preferential rates or on this site FREE

Retired

$30 AUD

per year

  • One copy of Hydro INTERNATIONAL (six issues per annum) as well as other emailed information coming out of the Society's corporate membership of kindred societies
  • Admittance at preferential discount to special events such as international symposia, seminars, workshops and branch / regional meetings.
  • Purchase at preferential discount of special publications and proceedings of symposia and workshops.
  • Inclusion in list of Society members as and when published.
  • Opportunity to seek employment via the IFHS Website Employment page at preferential rates or on this site FREE

South West Pacific Region

$10 AUD

per year

  • One copy of Hydro INTERNATIONAL (six issues per annum) as well as other emailed information coming out of the Society's corporate membership of kindred societies
  • Admittance at preferential discount to special events such as international symposia, seminars, workshops and branch / regional meetings.
  • Purchase at preferential discount of special publications and proceedings of symposia and workshops.
  • Inclusion in list of Society members as and when published.
  • Opportunity to seek employment via the IFHS Website Employment page at preferential rates or on this site FREE

Associates

Free

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  • Persons interested in the Heritage of Exploration and who wish simply to associate themselves with the AHS and receive regular information about the activities of the AHS Region known as "Australia on the Map Division" may request to be added to the Associate Member list - there is NO CHARGE but this does not entitle the Associate to receive mailed material such as the Journal or Hydrographic International.

Corporate Members


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