It is with great sadness that we advise that Commander Gareth Cann passed away this month on the 11th of August. Gareth has been a dedicated hydrographic surveyor in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. Since his transfer to the RAN in 1994 he has been a great contributor to the Australian Hydrographic Service and a very good friend and colleague. His postings have included Command of PALUMA, MERMAID and HS WHITE Crew (HMA Ships LEEUWIN and MELVILLE) as well as OIC Hydro School and Head of Data Management and Head of Operations and Surveys here at the Australian Hydrographic Office. Gareth also contributed to the National Hydrographic community through his membership of the Australasian Hydrographic Society and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute where he was a member of the Hydrography Commission and the Australasian Hydrographic Surveyors Certification Panel.
Thanks Gareth for your loyalty and dedication to hydrography and to your friends, we will miss you.
The SSSI Hydrography Commission was featured in a recent article in the latest edition of Hydro International. For those who are yet to see the article, it can be viewed online on the Hydro International Website.
Anyone using tidal information may be interested to konw that an 'online survey' is being conducted on the ICSM website. To participate, please go to https://www.icsm.gov.au/icsm/tides/pctmsl.html
The Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) is inviting applications for the post of a Professional Assistant (Category A Staff) at the IHB.
Further information can be obtained from the IHO Circular Letter 47/2011. ( https://www.iho.int/mtg_docs/circular_letters/english/2011/Cl47e.pdf)
At the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, there was a recent open evening sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS) on rising sea levels and their potential effects on low lying suburbs. A series of presentations were videoed and podcasts are available for download on the University of Otago website. In particular, the first session features Professor John Hannah discussing the use of long term tide guages and GPS measurements in determing sea level change patterns.
The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security are inviting admissions for candidates interested in pursuing ocean-related research. For more information, please download the flyer.