Almost ten years have passed since the Monaco-based intergovernmental International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) adopted the current (5th) edition of its Special Publication No. 44, Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (S-44) in February 2008. This publication, which can be downloaded at www.iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-44_5E.pdf, is designed to provide a set of global standards for the conduct of hydrographic surveys and collection of data which will be primarily used in the compilation of nautical charts to ensure navigational safety and the protection of the marine environment.
At its 8th meeting, last November, the IHO Hydrographic Services and Standards Committee (HSSC) established a new Project Team on Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (HSPT) which will conduct a comprehensive review of S-44 before developing and submitting recommendations for the future. Representatives from thirteen IHO Member States (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France , Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Sweden, UK and USA), Observers (International Federation of Hydrographic Societies) and Expert Contributors from iXBlue, the University of Southern Mississippi, IIC Technologies, ARGANS and Fugro gathered for the inaugural Project Team meeting, hosted by SHOM, in Paris this summer.
One of the principal outcomes was a confidential online questionnaire designed to gauge the views of S-44 users, stakeholders and the wider hydrographic community on a range of topics. The IHO is particularly keen to gather the opinions of those working in the commercial hydrographic sectors. The eventual conclusions of this exercise will be published on the IHO website (www.iho.int).
The questionnaire, which has a closing date of Friday 17th November 2017, can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HSPT_S-44_Q.
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Marine ONE is pleased to invite you to the conference titled “Remote sensing technologies for the management and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems” which will be held on 26 January at Polo Bio-Scientifico in Catania.
The conference aims to propose and discuss the main innovations in the field and to highlight the potential specific applications for the management and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems.
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In November 2016 the 24th annual IFHS hydrographic conference and exhibition “HYDRO 2016” takes place in Rostock-Warnemünde. This event is organized by the German Hydrographic Society (DHyG) on behalf of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS).
Marine One staff will be there to meet its clients and providers, to schedule a meeting please send us an email to info (at)mar1ne.net
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SEABED AND SHORELINES STUDIES, MAPPING, MEASURING AND REPRESENTATION: HISTORY, THEORETICAL AND REGULATORY REFERENCES, APPLICATIVE CASES
29 April 2016
Istituto Tecnico Statale per Geometri ‘R. Gagliardi’- Viale dei Platani, 180 – 97100 Ragusa
Co-organizers: the Association of Engineers of Ragusa, the council of professional industrial experts, IHS, Italian Hydrographic Institute and ATENA – Eastern Sicily section, on 29 April 2016 offer to their member a workshop on: “SEABED AND SHORELINES STUDIES, MAPPING, MEASURING AND REPRESENTATION: HISTORY, THEORETICAL AND REGULATORY REFERENCES, APPLICATIVE CASES ”.
Participation to the workshop gives n. 4 CFP, in accordance to Italian law, prior signatures verification.
For the Engineers: Workshop has a cost of 10,00 euros; Fiscal code or Association card will be required; 4 CFP = for the whole event. Participation to this event will grant 3 CFP, as by regulations, to professional industrial experts.
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L’Eiva Day Italy 2015, importantissimo evento nel campo dell’idrografia che si svolgerà a Catania, si sta per avvicinare.
Per l’occasione abbiamo intervistato il prof. Aldo Monaca, insegnante e studioso di scienze nautiche ed idrografiche
Prof. Aldo Monaca, si presenti. Di cosa si occupa?
Non amo molto parlare di me e preferirei sempre che lo facessero gli altri. Se proprio devo presentarmi, posso dire che sono uno studioso di scienze nautiche e idrografiche, con diversi anni di esperienza nel campo della ricerca oceanografica, con particolare riferimento nell’applicazione delle tecniche di rilevamento e posizionamento marino di superficie e subacqueo. Ho alternato all’insegnamento di discipline specialistiche al Nautico dall’a.s. 1995/96 le esperienze nel campo dell’offshore (inizio 1997) ed ultimamente nel campo della MMI, portandomi oggi ad avere una visione globale dei settori dell’idrografia nel campo dell’offshore, imprenditoriale, accademico e militare ed ultimamente anche di innovazione ricerca e sviluppo.
La mia passione è il mare e sono molto affezionato alla citazione di Charles Baudelaire “Uomo libero, amerai sempre il mare!”
IHS, associazione idrografica catanese. In quale contesto si inserisce e su cosa opera?
Non parlerei di associazione catanese, ma di associazione di carattere nazionale che vuole mettere in risalto le necessità e peculiarità dell’idrografia in Italia cercando di avere una visione globale per agire prontamente sul territorio. IHS fa parte della più grande famiglia di associazioni idrografiche del mondo che sarebbe la federazione internazionale delle associazioni idrografiche IFHS “International Federation of Hydrographic Society”
Il nostro obiettivo è dare voce all’idrografia italiana in un contesto internazionale e creare una coscienza che esiste una professionalità sconosciuta e non adeguatamente valorizzata in Italia che è quella dell’idrografo.
L’EIVA DAY 2015 fa tappa a Catania, unica in Italia e in Europa. Come commenta questo dato?
Bisogna puntare molto su questo territorio e su questo bagaglio di risorse umane. La Sicilia, e Catania nello specifico, rappresenta un serbatoio naturale di qualità e risorse che nemmeno immaginiamo
Cosa si aspetta da questo convegno di portata internazionale?
Sinergia e risveglio dell’orgoglio italiano, di tutte le aziende e dei professionisti che operano in campo marino, marittimo ed Offshore. Fare rete per le singole PMI sarà di vitale importanza. Auspico anche una maggiore chiarezza delle Istituzioni nei confronti del mondo offshore.
Che impatto economico e sociale può avere l’EIVA DAY 2015 sul nostro territorio?
Penso a prospettive di nuove professionalità ad oggi in buona parte predominio quasi assoluto, in particolare per gli alti profili, degli inglesi e nord europei.
Ritengo questo convegno il seme di nuove frontiere professionali sia in termini di formazione che di ricerca e sviluppo.
EIVA has recently increased its focus on providing customers a local point of contact due to growing international activities. Last week, the Danish offshore specialist announced that the Brazilian company MACSEA had joined the worldwide network of EIVA representatives.
This week, EIVA signed yet another representative agreement, this time with the Italian company Marine ONE.
Marine ONE will be the first company in Italy to hold the title as authorised EIVA representative. Marine ONE is headed by Dr Aldo Monaca, who has many years’ experience in the surveying discipline, and who is pleased to announce the new agreement:
“We are very happy to become EIVA representative in Italy and will strive to also become training partner in Italy and the surrounding countries such as Malta. Marine ONE sees this partnership as a great opportunity and looks forward to growing the sales of EIVA hardware, software, including system solutions, in the Italian market in the years to come,” said Dr Aldo Monaca, CEO of Marine ONE.
‘Marine ONE has demonstrated great interest and capability in representing EIVA, and, with its high level of enthusiasm, we are confident that Marine ONE can attend to EIVA’s interest and meet our growth ambitions,’ said Jakob Møller Nielsen.
EIVA Day Italy 2015 to be the first joint activity
The new agreement kicks off with an EIVA Day Italy taking place next week in Sicily on 27 October at the Nautical College of Catania (Istituto Tecnico Nautico Statale Duca degli Abruzzi), at which both EIVA and Marine ONE will be present. The event offers offshore professionals a chance to learn more about EIVA’s solutions and services and how the company in cooperation with Marine ONE can contribute to ensuring more efficient offshore operations both time- and cost-wise.
“We believe there is great potential in the Italian market, not least due to the many oil and gas activities expected in the future. The many people who have already signed up for the EIVA Day Italy testify to this, and we look forward to exploring the opportunities in the country further together with Marine ONE,” said EIVA Sales Director Jakob Møller Nielsen.
First EIVA training course on Navisuite Nardoa processing in Italy, from an EIVA Italian representative company, 30 Nov. to 4 Dec. in Catania.
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30 November – 4 December, 2015
Via Messina 626/628 Catania, Italy
Day 1: NaviEdit, day 2-4: NaviModel/NaviPlot, day 5: NaviModel/NaviEdit with focus on pipeline and cable inspection.
The course is structured around a general curriculum to give the trainees a broad understanding of the EIVA NaviSuite processing and reporting software solutions and make them confident in carrying out data processing in general as well as post-processing of pipeline and cable inspection data. To enhance trainee competence and confidence, a wide range of typical pipeline-based hydrographic survey data sets, acquired using the EIVA NaviSuite navigation and acquisition software solutions, is used to exemplify post-processing scenarios of typical pipeline inspection data. The majority of the course subjects are supplemented by hands-on training.
During the course, trainees are guided through how to:
- Install the relevant NaviSuite software solutions
- Understand the basic architecture of NaviEdit, NaviModel and NaviPlot
- Conduct editing of multi-beam and single beam echo sounder data in a NaviEdit/NaviModel environment
- Conduct patch test calibration in NaviModel/NaviEdit
- Use the S-CAN automatic cleaning tool
- Use the various DTM tools in NaviModel
- Conduct volume and area calculations in NaviModel
- Use video integration in NaviModel
- Use the pipeline inspection tools in NaviModel
- Use eventing in NaviModel
- Export data from NaviModel using user-configurable as well as built-in tools
- Create simple plots in NaviPlot
- Create alignment sheets in NaviPlot using the Chart Layout Manager
The course is aimed towards Surveyors who have some experience with offshore survey work and a basic knowledge of hydrographic surveying
No prior knowledge of the EIVA NaviSuite software solutions is required. As the EIVA NaviSuite software solutions operate in Windows Pro, trainees must have a basic knowledge of Windows. The training
course is conducted in English
The duration of the course is five days, from 9 am to 4 pm, including breaks
An EIVA NaviSuite Training Certificate is issued to each trainee upon completion of the course
As part of the course each participant will receive a free 30 day practice softcode which gives full access to the EIVA NaviSuite as well as a 12 month free subscription to the EIVA eLearning program counting from the month the training course takes place
Lunch, beverages and coffee/tea is included in the courses fee
Please bring your own laptop/pc to the course
Minimum software and hardware requirements for training purposes are as follows:
- Operating system: preferably Win 7 Professional – but home edition can be used. Windows 8 is also possible, but installation is more tricky, and we recommend that the instructions on using win8 has been checked. For Processing software, we recommend 64 bits as this ensures the full utilization of the software.
- Use of Win7: http://download.eiva.com/online-training/Eiva_Software_with_Windows_7.pdf
- Use of Win8: http://download.eiva.com/online-training/Eiva_Software_with_Windows_8.pdf
- 4GB RAM
- Graphics board with OpenGL version 1.5 or higher: 1 GB RAM
- Free HDD space: 25 GB
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