Proceedings

 

2017 THSOA Hydrographer Hall of Fame:

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Key Note Speakers:

Rear Admiral Shep Smith,  Director, Office of Coast Survey – NOAA’S National Charting Plan:

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Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Hydrographer of the Navy – World Leaders in Military Hydrography:

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Bill Shedd, BOEM’s Use of 3-D Seismic Data to Identify and Map the Distribution of Natural Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Northern Gulf of Mexico:

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Captain Jorge Viso, President, American Pilots’ Association – Pilots & Hydrographers:

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Tuesday Technical Session 1 – Multiple Uses of Hydrographic Data:

Lightning Round:

Management and Analysis of Side Scan Sonar Data with ESRI’s Raster Mosaic Dataset, David Bernstein: lr-1-1-davidbernstein-bernstein_sss_rmds_hydro_2017

The GIS based user guided workflow: Acquisition, Processing, Visualization and Sharing of Hydrographic Based Data, Chris Malzone: lr-1-2-chrismalzone-malzone_ushydro2017

Extending the Range of Post-Processed Kinematic Positioning for Airborne Lidar Systems (CZMIL), Johnson Oguntuase and Ian Church: lr-1-3-johnson_extending-range-of-ppk_edited_20170303

Ping Once Use Many Times, Starla Robinson: lr-1-4-starlarobinson-ping_wilmington_2016_short031317

U.S. Arctic Initiatives, Katrina Wyllie: lr-1-5-katrinawyllie-wyllie_et_al_usarctic

Papers:

Steps Towards a True Crowd, Collecting Bathymetry via Electronic Navigation Systems,  Adam Reed: adamreed-crowdsourced-bathymetry

Multibeam Water Column Data Processing Techniques to Facilitate Scientific Bio-Acoustic Interpretation, Ian Church, Lauren Quas and Maxwell Williamson: church_ushydro_2017

Setting the Stage for Multi-Spectral Acoustic Backscatter Research, Craig Brown, Jonathan Beaudoin, Mike Brissette and Vickie Gazzolar2sonic-multispectral-white-paper-2017, brown_ushydro_2017_paper_finalrevised

Mapping Active Mudflow Features off Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Nikki Galloway, Tara Levy and Tony George: galloway_hydro2017_mappingmudflowfeatures-1

Presentations:

Multibeam Water Column Data Processing Techniques to Facilitate Scientific Bio-Acoustic Interpretation, Ian Church, Lauren Quas and Maxwell Williamson: 1-church_ushydro2017_submitted

Setting the Stage for Multi-Spectral Acoustic Backscatter Research, Craig Brown, Jonathan Beaudoin, Mike Brissette and Vickie Gazzolar2sonic-multispectral-white-paper-2017, 2-ushydro2017_brown_final

Crowdsourced Bathymetry, Adam Reed: 3-reed-us-hydro-2017-crowd-source-bathymetry

Arctic Charts: Cold, Hard Facts, Dennis Hains: 4_hains_chs-arctic-charts-coldhardfacts-dh_20170321

Tuesday Technical Session 2 – Coastal Management Through Hydrography:

Lightning Round:

Observing Spatial and Temporal Changes in Pass Christian Oyster Reefs, Kandice Gunning: lr-2-1-kandice-gunning_observing-spatial-and-temporal-changes-in-oyster-reefs

Inferring nearshore sediment transport via non-bathymetric LiDAR, Abigail Hode: lr-2-2-abigail_hode_lightning_round

Mapping the Estuarine Seafloor in Extreme Shallow Water With Vessel-Based Acoustic Instruments, Evan Martzial: lr-2-3-evanmartzial-edgetech-6205-ushydro-2017

CHS: Hydrospatial Committment!, Denis Hains: lr2-4-hains-chs-hydrospatial_dh_20170321

Papers:

Seamless Topo-Bathy Surveys In Support Of Shoreline / Coastal Management: Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Benjamin W. Sumners, David J. Bernstein, Christopher W. Freeman and Greg “Rudi” Rudolph: ei_point_hydro_2017_sumners_paper

Bathymetric X-Band Radar at Beaufort Inlet, NC: Rapid Detection of Navigational Shoaling, Shoreline Change and Near-Shore Bathymetry, Kenneth Vierra, Steven Anderson, Seth Zuckerman and Chris Freeman : kennethvierra-bathymetric-x-band-radar-at-beaufort-inlet

Presentations:

Hydrographic Heath: A National Overview, C. Fandel, M. Gonsalves, P. Keown, C.  Allen, L. Hick and B. Gallagher.: 1-fandeletal_hydrohealth_ushydro2017

Coastal Zone Mapping and Monitoring, An example of needs, equipment, methods, and applications from Washington State, George Kaminsky, Heather Weiner, Amanda Hacking, and Diana McCandless: 2-coastal-zone-mapping-and-monitoring_kaminsky

Seamless Topo-Bathy Surveys in Support of Shoreline/ Coastal Management: Emerald Isla, North Carolina,  Benjamin W. Sumners, David Bernstein and Chris Freeman: 3-sumners_ei_point_hydro_2017-coastal_management

Bathymetric X-Band Radar at Beaufort Inlet, NC:Rapid Detection of Navigational Shoaling, Shoreline Change & Nearshore Bathymetry, Kenneth Vierra, Steven Anderson, Seth Zuckerman and Chris Freeman : 4-vierra_bathyradar_upgraded

Tuesday Technical Session 3 – Oilfield Hydrography:

Lightning Round:

Cheaper, Faster, Higher-Res AUV Inspections, Taylor Brown: lr-3-1-taylorbrown-tbrown_ushydro2017_20170301

Simplifying Multibeam Backscatter Processing, Mike Redmayne: lr-3-2-mikeredmayne-us-hydro-17-sips-backscatter

Radiometric Compensation Strategies for Multispectral Backscatter Data, Anand D. Hiroji  and John E. Hughes Clarke: lr-3-3-anand-d-hiroji-tj_ms_ushc_2017_v9_voice

Using Multibeam Backscatter In Offshore Surveys For Seabed Classification, Steven MacDonald: lr-3-4-stevenmacdonald-alpine-us-hydro-2017-002

Papers:

Investigating Regional Seafloor Hazards Using NOAA Multibeam Data and the Relationship of These Detected Seafloor Hazards With Oil and Gas Installations in the Gulf Of Mexico, Erick Huchzermeyer: erick_huchzermeyer_us_hydro_2017

“Why the inertia on the adoption of AUVs in the Oil & Gas industry?”, Len Ricketts: hydro-2017-len-ricketts-final-manuscript

Deepwater Hydrocarbon Seep Detection: Tools and Techniques using Multibeam Echosounders, Garrett Mitchell, Jim Gharib and David Millar: mitchell_hydro2017

Latest pipeline inspection techniques, Jeppe Nielsen and Ole Kristensennielsen-kristensen-latest-pipeline-inspection-techniques

Presentations:

Deepwater Hydrocarbon Seep Detection: Tools and Techniques using Multibeam Echosounders, Garrett Mitchell, Jim Gharib and David Millar:: 1-millar-mitchell_hydro2017

Investigating Regional Seafloor Hazards Using NOAA Multibeam Data and the Relationship of These Detected Seafloor Hazards with Oil and Gas Installations in the Gulf Of Mexico., Erick Huchzermeyer: 2-ekhuchzermeyer_us_hydro_2017_rev002

Latest pipeline inspection techniques, Jeppe Nielsen and Ole Kristensen: 4-olekristensen-latest-pipeline-inspection-techniques

Inertia in AUV Adoption, Len Ricketts: 5-lricketts_ushydro2017_20170301

Wednesday Technical Session 1 – Hydrographic Mapping Inititatives:

Lightning Round:

Relationship between depth measurement uncertainty and seafloor characteristics in Airborne Lidar Bathymetry systems, Firat Eren, Shachak Pe’eri and Neil Weston: lr-4-1-firateren-us-hydro17

3D Structural Mapping of a Rugged River Channel Using a USV-mounted Multibeam Sonar, Subsea INS and Terrestrial Laser Scanner, David B Hericks: lr-4-2-davidhericks-ushydro2017_lightning4_lr-sv

Multi-Sensor Coastal Mapp8ing: Hydrographic Surveying and Beyond, Patrick Keown and Jose Martinez: r-4-3-donventura-us_hydro_fugro-noaa_martinez_lr_2

ASV Deployment Leads to Production Gains on Bering Sea Hydrographic Project, Andy Orthmann: lr-4-4-tomnewman-terrasond_asv_ops_ushydro17_flash

VelodyneVLP-16 Laser Scanner Shoreline Acquisition, Eric Younkin and Patrick Debroisse: lr-4-5-patrickdebroisse-laser-shoreline-us-hydro

Papers:

Passive and Active: Remote Survey Solutions for the Nearshore; an Integrated Approach, Don Ventura:  donventura_fugro_paper_final

Latest generation multibeam echo sounder application and the evolution from bathymetry to more complete ocean mapping , Lindsay Gee, Nicole Rainault, Renato Kane, Paul Johnson, Erin Heffron and Maurice Doucet: hydro2017_wed22_mb_nautilus_gee

Coherent refraction “noise” in multibeam data due to oceanographic turbulence , John E. Hughes Clarke: jhc_ushc_2017_paper_format

Enabling Technology: Development of a Remotely Operated Vessel for Pier Inspection , Jonathan K. Marshall, Thad C. Pratt, Michael Hammons, William M. Hossley and Terry N. Waller: marshall_pierrov_ushydro

Determining Survey Scope and Priority by understanding Hydrographic Risk Biography , John Riding: riding-us-hydro-paper-issue-2

Presentations:

Latest generation multibeam echo sounder application and the evolution from bathymetry to more complete ocean mapping, Lindsay Gee, Nicole Rainault, Renato Kane, Paul Johnson, Erin Heffron and Maurice Doucet: 1-hydro2017_gee_wednesday_1

Coherent refraction “noise” in multibeam data due to oceanographic turbulence , John E. Hughes Clarke: 2-jhc_ushc_mar_2017

Passive and Active: Remote Survey Solutions for the Nearshore; an Integrated Approach, Don Ventura: 3-donventura-presentation_fugro

Hydrographic Risk Assessment, Here Be Dragons!, John Riding: 4-john-riding-marico-marine

Remotely Operated Vessel for Pier Inspection, Jonathan Marshall: 5-rov-for-pier-inspection_marshall

Wednesday Technical Session 2 – Hydrographic Data Management and Processing Techniques:

Lightning Round:

Vertical Coordinate System Harmonization, Caitlyn Raines: lr-5-1-caitlynraines-vcs_raines

Implementing Variable-Resolution Gridding Technology for Hydrographic Surveying, Janice Eisenberg, LCDR Sam Greenaway, Glen Rice, Jack Riley, Grant Froelich and Burns Foster:  lr-5-2-jackriley-eisenbergetal_ushydro2017

Automation of Hydrographic Processing, Ole Kristensenlr-5-3-olekristensen-automation-of-hydrographic-processing

Operational Efficiencies on Challenging Marine Surveys, Dean Moyles: lr-5-4-deanmoyles-operational-efficiencies-on-marine-surveys

Ellipsoidal Referenced Tidal Datum at an Offshore Buoy in the Mississippi Bight Using PPK and PPP GPS Processing and Tidal Datum Transfer, Nwankwo, Uchenna Chizaram1; Dr. Howden, Stephan; Dr. Wells, David; RDML ret. Barbor, Kenneth1and Dave Dodd: lr-5-5-nwankwo-uchenna-presentation_sdh1

Ellipsoid Hydro Datum Geoid Errors, Jack L. Riley: lr-5-6-jackriley-ersgeoiderrors

Papers:

Advances in Hydrographic Data Processing: Time for a Paradigm Shift, Jonathan Beaudoin and Moe Doucet: beaudoin_paper burnsfoster

What Can Variable Resolution Do For You?, Burns Foster, Karen Hart and Tami Beduhn: burnsfoster-what-can-variable-resolution-do-for-you

Sound Speed Manager: An Open-Source Initiative to Streamline the Hydrographic Data Acquisition Workflow, B. Gallagher, G. Masetti, C. Zhang, B.R. Calder, M.J. Wilson:  gallagher_sound_speed_manager_final2

Methods for artifact identification and reduction in acoustic backscatter mosaicking, G. Masetti, B.R. Calder, J.E. Hughes Clarke:  us_hydro_2017_-_masetti_-_artifact_reduction_in_mosaics

Finding Fliers: New Techniques and Metrics, Matthew J. Wilson, Giuseppe Masetti and Brian R. Calder: wilson_ushydro_2017_finding_fliers

Presentations:

What Can Variable Resolution Do For You?, Burns Foster, Karen Hart and Tami Beduhn: 1-burns-foster-what-can-variable-resolution-do-for-you

Sound Speed Manager: An Open-Source Initiative to Streamline the Hydrographic Data Acquisition Workflow, B. Gallagher, G. Masetti, C. Zhang, B.R. Calder, M.J. Wilson: 2-masetti-sound-speed-manager-v5

Finding Fliers: New Techniques and Metrics, Matthew J. Wilson, Giuseppe Masetti and Brian R. Calder: 4-wilson_ushydro_2017_finding_fliers

Methods for artifact identification and reduction in acoustic backscatter mosaicking, G. Masetti, B.R. Calder, J.E. Hughes Clarke5-masetti-artifacts-reduction-in-mosaics-v5

Wednesday Technical Session 3 – Vector and Raster Nautical Charting the Wave of the Future:

Lightning Round:

Nautical Chart Manual Reformatting Project, Ence, C., Pe’eri, S., Macek, J., Bartlett, M., Harmon, C., and J. Nyberg:  lr-6-1-christieence-ncm_reformatting_lightningtimed

Re-scheming NOAA Nautical Charts, Guillaume Auclert: lr-6-2-guillaumeauclert-us_h_2017

Using Vessels’ Calculated Under-Keel Clearance to Estimate the Appropriate Level of Effort for Hydrographic Surveying Desire, Keown, P. , Gonsalves, M., Allen, C., Fandel, C., Gallagher, B., Hick, L.:  lr-6-3-coreyallen_ushydro_desire_lightning

The Development of Taiwan (R.O.C.) ENC –NOW and the FUTURE, Dr. Ming-Jer Huang:  lr-6-4-ming-jerhuang-roc-enc-now-and-the-future

Advances in Cartography, Mike Redmayne:  r-6-5-mikeredmayne-advances_in_carto_v2

Implementing a Navigational Bathymetric Database within Coast Survey, Kurt Nelson: lr-6-6-kurtnelson-ushydro2017

Papers:

New! Mobile-Friendly Nautical Chart Data for Mobile Devices, Charles Nichols: u-us-hydro-17_geopackage-brief_nichols_final_02-27-17

Automating the Ping-To-Chart Workflow, Burns Foster, Travis Hamilton, Karen Cove and Cameron McLeay: burnsfoster-automating-the-ping-to-chart-workflow

New! Mobile-Friendly Nautical Chart Data for Mobile Devices, Charles Nichols: paper-for-us-hydro-2017-geopackage_nichols_3-10-17

Developing a Method to Validate the Navigational Bathymetric Database, Katrina Wyllie, Marcus Cole, Grant Froelich, Matthew Wilson, Kurt Nelson,
CAPT Richard Brennan, NOAA, and Travis Newman:  wyllie_et_al_ushydro2017

Presentations:

NOAA’s MSDI approach for delivering information to mariners, Brennan, R., Ence, C., Nyberg, J., Pe’eri, S., Nelson, K., Newman, T. Barber, J., Weston, N., Hempenius, H. and J. Powell : 1-brennan-arctic_msdi_ocs_4-3

Automating the Ping-To-Chart Workflow, Burns Foster, Travis Hamilton, Karen Cove and Cameron McLeay: 2-burnsfoster-automating-the-ping-to-chart-workflow

New! Mobile-Friendly Nautical Chart Data for Mobile Devices, Charles Nichols: 3-us-hydro-17_geopackage-brief_nichols_final_03-16-17

Enterprise Geospatial Enablement of Hydrographic Department Resources, Matthew Thompson, Kristina Amacker, Donald Brandon, Caitlyn Raines: 4-ushydro17_navoceano_thompson

Developing a Method to Validate the Navigational Bathymetric Database, Katrina Wyllie, Marcus Cole, Grant Froelich, Matthew Wilson, Kurt Nelson,
CAPT Richard Brennan, NOAA, and Travis Newman:  5-wyllie_et_al_ushydro2017

Thursday Technical Session 1 – Hydrographic Education Opportunities:

Lightning Round:

Examining the Effects of Surface Waves on ALB Measurements, Matt Birkebak, Firat Eren, Shachak Pe’eri, Neil Weston:  lr-7-1-mattbirkebak-ushydro

The First Two Years: Navigating through the waters of the CHS Multidisciplinary Hydrographer Professional Development and Apprenticeship Program, Ryan Sim: lr-7-2-ryansim-nav-mdh-pdap-first-two_ushydro

Challenges in Establishing an Undergraduate Degree Program in Hydrographic Science, Maxim van Norden: lr-7-3-max_vannorden

Detecting Bathymetric and Ecosystem Changes by Shoreline Alteration and Restoration Using Multibeam Sonar Technology, Julia Wallace: lr-7-4-juliawallace-detecting-changes-shoreline-alteration

Using Multibeam Sonar Water Column Backscatter to Examine Physical OceanographyVariability in the Coastal Environment of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Maxwell Williamson, Ian Church, Lauren Quas:  lr-7-5-maxwellwiliamson-u-s-hydro_pp

COMREN, Paul M. Brett lr-7-6-paulbrett-comren_us_hydro_2017-1

Papers:

Mapping Active Mudflow Features off Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Nikki Galloway, Tara Levy and Tony George: galloway_hydro2017_mappingmudflowfeatures-1

The Training & Development of Naval Hydrographer in Taiwan, Yung-Da Sun, Shiahn-Wern Shyue: usydro-2017-y-d-suntaiwan_final

Application of high-resolution multibeam sonar backscatter to guide oceanographic investigations in the Mississippi Bight, Lauren Quas, Ian Church, Stephan J. O’Brien, Jerry D. Wiggert, Maxwell Williamsonhydro2017_quas

Advancement in the Estimation of Gas Seep Flux from Echosounder Measurements, Elizabeth F. Weidner, Thomas C. Weber, Larry Mayer:  weidner_us_hydro_white_paper

Presentations:

Estimating Rates of Subsidence over theTrinity River Incised Valley, Galveston Bay, Texas, A. Pekowski and T. Dellapenna: 1-pekowski-and-dellapenna-2017-us-hydro-presentation

Advancement in the Estimation of Gas Seep Flux from Echosounder Measurements, Elizabeth F. Weidner, Thomas C. Weber, and Larry Mayer:  2-us_hydro_weidner

The Training & Development of Naval Hydrographer in Taiwan, Yung-Da Sun, Shiahn-Wern Shyue: 3-us-hydro2017_y-d-suntaiwan_final_20170323

Application of high-resolution multibeam sonar backscatter to guide oceanographic investigations in the Mississippi Bight, Lauren Quas, Ian Church, Stephan J. O’Brien, Jerry D. Wiggert, Maxwell Williamson : 4-ushydro2017_quas2

Mapping Active Mudflow Features off Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Nikki Galloway, Tara Levy and Tony George: 5-galloway_hydro2017_mappingmudflowfeatures_final

Thursday Technical Session 2 – The Future of Hydrography:

Lightning Round:

Expanding Operations Over the Horizon, Vegard Haugen and Mark Amend:  lr-8-1-vegardhaugen-expanding-operation-over-the-horizon_ushydro_2017

CHC-NSC 2018 Conference: lr-8-4-cha-presentation-ushydro

 

Papers:

Synthesizing Bathymetric Data for Analysis and Dissemination, Caitlyn Raines: raines_synthesizingbathymetricdata

A Cloud based Solution in Hydrographic Data Processing: The Shift to a Web Centric Software Platform, Daniel B. Wright: danwright-a-cloud-based-solution-in-hydrographic-data-processing

On Testing of Complex Hydrographic Data Processing Algorithms, B.R. Calder and M.D. Plumlee: calderplumlee_algorithmtesting

Arctic Regional Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) Working Group, Sebastian Carisio: 17-280_carisio_ushydro17_armsdiwg

Presentations:

On Testing of Complex Hydrographic Data Processing Algorithms, B.R. Calder and M.D. Plumlee: 1-calderplumlee_algorithmtesting

A Cloud based Solution in Hydrographic Data Processing: The Shift to a Web Centric Software Platform, Daniel B. Wright:  2-danwright_geopointsolutions

Future Ocean Floor Mapping: Ocean Stewardship & Initial Industry Contributions, David Millar: 3-millar_us-hydro_2030-ocean-mapping