Industry & Partner News 2017

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Peter Knight - Society Award

In February 2017 Emily Tidey was able to meet with Peter Knight in Dunedin and photograph Peter with his Society Awards.

His citation reads: “For an outstanding contribution to the administration of hydrography in Australasia. Peter’s roles as NZ Branch Chairman, Secretary, Committee member, AHS Panel Awards Panel Member, Author of the NZ Branch newsletter and Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2003 AGS Conference, demonstrates a commitment and dedication to the Society which are reflected in the strength of the NZ branch today. Dated 21st June 2016”

Well done Peter.

3rd NZ Region Webinar a success

We ran the third Webinar in September 2016. on the 23 March 1pm NZ time. Thank-you to the speakers from ENL (on WASSP), UAS Australia (on their 1.3m remote control boat), and iLinks NZ (on vessel based laser surveying). Members from NZ, the Eastern states of Australia as well as students from the Hydrographic course at Otago University all attended.

Regional Hydrographic Certification video - now on YouTube

What is Hydrographic Surveyor Certification and why does it matter?

RiAus have produced a YouTube clip explaining this so please distribute it around.

(submitted by NZ Region)

12d Gold Award to Andrew Sinclair

Andrew won the Gold award from 12d, presented at their 2014 Conference. Eliot Sinclair has been involved in Hydrographic Surveys across the South Island with our single-beam echo sounders. Survey data is used to analyse siltation and flows in rivers and lakes. We have created 2 innovative macros to allow Hydro cross section data to be cleaned and edited in 12d Model, using the section view. All of the editing can be done with other datasets present for comparison in the section view in a different colour. The effect is a massive time saving because of the efficiency of using one piece of software to perform edits and the automation of spike detection and cleaning. We also have the ability to reference a previous year's cross section as a check on the true shape of the riverbed. A further effect is greater confidence in the data that we hand over to our client.

(submitted by Maurice Perwick)

The Society's Award of Merit - John Mitchell

At the 2014 NZ Region AGM the Society awarded John Mitchell of NIWA the Award of Merit for Career Achievement. The citation reads "For an outstanding contribution to marine science and hydrography spanning 40 years. John’s achievements include major multi-disciplinary marine and hydrographic surveys for habitat, near-shore and Antarctic areas. John held a key role in New Zealand’s UNCLOS survey program and successful submission to the United Nations."

(submitted by G Chisholm)

AHS Society Education Award

If studying Hydrography at a Tertiary institution, please see if you qualify for the Education Award Details of the Award

A great video promoting Hydrographic Surveying as a Career

A new YouTube video (3.5 mins) on Hydrographics as a career

A YouTube video has recently been produced to showcase hydrographic surveying as a career. The video has been created by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute’s (SSSI) Hydrography Commission in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) and NZ Hydrographic Society. Its aimed at showing hydrographic surveying as a career opportunity to Australasian senior school leavers and tertiary students studying surveying at university.

The video is available on YouTube, Vimeo or through the dedicated RiAus website

(submitted by NZ Region)

NZ Vertical Datum 2009

LINZ have released information about the NZ Vertical Datum 2009. The link explains the details and how this unifying datum impacts on hydrographic data collection and presentation.

FIG Commission 4 Website - Hydrography

For those interested please check this site out:

Guidelines for Specialist Certification in Hydrography

The Australasian Hydrographic Surveyors Certification Panel (AHSCP) is the body that assesses applications for Specialist Certification in Hydrography, on behalf of the SSI Professional Certification Panel and NZIS Membership Services Committee, and makes recommendations to these bodies regarding approval of those applications. For your information they are pleased to report that they have published the Guidelines for Specialist Certification in Hydrography. This is posted on the NZIS web site

(submitted by Simon Ironside, AHSCP)