About U.S. Hydro

The U.S. Hydro 2017 Conference, presented by The Hydrographic Society of America, will be held at the Moody Gardens Hotel: Spa, Golf Course and Convention Center in Galveston, TX on March 20 – 23, 2017.  U.S. Hydro 2017 is a continuation of the series of hydrographic conferences. This is the sixteenth U.S. Hydrographic conference and follows on the U.S. Hydro 2015, held in National Harbor, MD.  In addition to the technical program, the conference will feature an extensive series of Workshops, social program, Exhibition Hall, and a Student Outreach program.

The conference will include technical sessions and a poster session on the latest developments and applications in hydrographic surveying, multibeam and side scan sonar, data management, electronic charting, marine archaeology, and related topics.



This conference is made possible by our staff of volunteers. If you have general questions regarding the U.S. Hydro 2017 conference, please contact the appropriate committee through the emails below. General questions should be emailed to info@ushydro2017.com.


Melissa Wood, TDI-Brooks International, Inc.  – exhibits@ushydro2017.com


Technical Session

Gene Parker, NOAA & Vanessa Self Miller, NOAA – papers@ushydro2017.com


Poster Session/Lightning Rounds

Josh Mode, CARIS – posters@ushydro2017.com


Pier and Boats

David Jones, Terrasond – pierspace@ushydro2017.com



Samantha Bruce, QPS- workshops@ushydro2017.com



John Marinuzzi, HYPACK – registration@ushydro2017.com


Hall of Fame

Pat Sanders – hof@ushydro2017.com


Student Outreach

Jana DaSilva Lage, Registered Professional Geologist – sop@ushydro2017.com


Accompanying Persons

Melissa Wood, TDI-Brooks International, Inc. – ap@ushydro2017.com


Hydrographer Certification

Gary Davis, Retired – hcp@ushydro2017.com