Geo Message (July 2011)

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Certificate of Appreciation - Peter Barr



Above is a photo of the presentation of 'Certificate of Appreciation' to Peter Barr (right) by the AHSCP Chariman (Commodore Rod Nairn, AM, RAN).  The certificate acknowledges the efforts and commitment by Peter Barr to the SSSI, through his service on the Australasian Hydrographic Surveyors Certification Panel (AHSCP) for a period of 11 years (1998-2009). During this period he served as a Panel member representing Industrial Offshore Surveying / Private Practice.



Online CPD

The Hydrography Commission is pleased to offer it's first Online CPD Event for members.  The online webinar will be on the new Ausgeoid09 and the changes/comparisons with Ausgeoid98.  There will then be a discussion on the application of GNSS heighting to Hydrographic Surveys.  The event will be on the 31st August starting at 11:00am (AEST), 10:30am (ACST) and 9:00am (AWST).  The duration will be 90 minutes and is worth 1.5 CPD points.  For more information or to register, please go to the event page.


New Sustaining Partner

The Hydrography Commission would like to welcome Hydrographic & Cadastral Survey as a new sustaining partner for the commission.  Hydrographic & Cadastral Survey have signed on as a Bronze Sustaining Partner and we look forward to working with them for the further promotion of the industry and the commission.




NTC Tides Workshop 2011

The Bureau of Meteorology in conjunction with the Permanent Committee on Tides and Mean Sea Level (PCTMSL) is sponsoring a tides workshop aimed at raising the level of tidal knowledge of those people involved in marine operations, hydrographic surveying and data collection.


The workshop will be conducted at the National Tidal Centre, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide, and will consist of lectures presented by National Tidal Centre, University of Tasmania and Australian Hydrographic Office staff, and hands-on processing sessions. It is scheduled to run over three days, 5th to 7th September 2011 with a field trip on the 8th September 2011.


Enquiries may be directed to Mr James Chittleborough at NTC, telephone 08 8366 2712 or email to


Recent Events

CARIS HIPS/SIPS 7.1 Training - Adelaide




CARIS Asia Pacific held a training course on the latest release of HIPS and SIPS 7.1 from June 20-24, 2011.

SSSI members who participated on the training course were entitled to 25 CPD points for the 5 day workshop.


Upcoming Events


3rd Dredging Australia - 11 CPD Points (26-27 July, 2011)

Brisbane, Queensland     More info

CARIS Bathy DataBASE 3.2 Training - 20 CPD Points (22-25 August, 2011)

Adelaide, South Australia    More info

Ausgeoid09 Online Webinar - 1.5 CPD Points (29 August, 2011)

   More info

57th UNB-OMG / UNH-CCOM Multibeam Training Course - CPD TBA (31 October - 5 November, 2011)

Fremantle, Western Australia    More info

Hydro 2011 Down Under - CPD TBA (7-10 November, 2011)

Fremantle, Western Australia    More info

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference - CPD TBA (21-25 November, 2011)

Wellington, New Zealand    More info


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