CHC-NSC2018
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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS WILL BE MAINLY DELIVERED IN ENGLISH AND NO TRANSLATION SYSTEM WILL BE PROVIDED



Monday, March 26, 2018
07 h 00 - 18 h 00Registration Open
08 h 00 - 17 h 00COMREN STUDENT SESSION
08 h 30 - 16 h 30Workshop Options
08 h 30 - 12 h 00Morning Workshop #1 (half day): Merging Multibeam and LiDAR data Presented by HYPACK
Speaker: Harold Elliot Orlinsky, General Manager, Hypack
Morning Workshop #2 (half day): eTrac Workshop - Using QINSy and Qimera for Hydrographic Data Acquisition, Processing, and S-57 Feature Management to Accomplish the NOAA Workflow Presented by QPS Inc.
10 h 00 - 12 h 00Morning Workshop #3 (2 hours): Automated Bathymetry Updates with ArcGIS for Maritime Presented by Esri
Speaker: Kevin Ingram, Senior Technical Manager - Maritime, Esri
Speaker: Rafael Ponce, Executive Consultant - Maritime Services, Esri
Morning Workshop #4 (2 hours): Combining Wide Swath bathymetry with 3D Sidescan Sonar Imaging – An Introduction to and Demonstration of the 3DSS Sonar Presented by Ping Inc.
13 h 00 - 16 h 30Afternoon Workshop #1 (half day): Implementation of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Echosounder into the Land Surveyors Workflow Presented by Seafloor Systems, Inc.Afternoon Workshop #2 (half day): Maximizing Survey Efficiency and Data Quality with Sound Velocity Profiling Presented by AML OceanographicAfternoon Workshop #3 (half day): What's New in CARIS Software Presented by Teledyne Caris
Speaker: Karen Cove, Teledyne CARIS
Speaker: Burns Foster, Teledyne CARIS
13 h 00 - 15 h 00Afternoon Workshop #4 (2 hours): Integrated Hydrographic Survey Solutions Presented by Teledyne Marine
Speaker: Pim Kuus, Site Engineering Manager, Teledyne Marine
Speaker: Shannon Searing, Sales Manager
15 h 30 - 16 h 30Afternoon Workshop #5 (1 hour): How to Get the Most Out of your Online Marketing Tools Presented by Geomares
18 h 00 - 20 h 30Welcome Reception - Sticky Wicket Pub at the Strathcona 919 Douglas Street | Victoria, BC V8W 2C2 SPONSORED BY IX BLUE

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
06 h 30 - 18 h 00Registration Open
06 h 45 - 07 h 45Breakfast (provided)
06 h 45 - 18 h 30Exhibits Open
07 h 45 - 08 h 15Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome
08 h 15 - 09 h 00Opening Keynote: Icefields to Ocean
Eric Peterson, Founder & President, Tula Foundation / Hakai Institute
09 h 00 - 09 h 30Coffee Break & Exhibits Open
CHC TRACKNSC TRACK
09 h 30 - 10 h 00CHC Technical Session: INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR SEAFLOOR MAPPING, PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Arne Johan Hestnes, Senior Architect, Cloud Solutions at Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Maritime
ACLS AGM
10 h 00 - 12 h 00CHC Technical Session: PLANNING, FRONTIER-AREA SURVEYS, RESURVEY, HYDROGRAPHIC RISK AND UNCERTAINTY
Moderator: Shelly Leighton, Marine Institute
10 h 00 - 10 h 20Hydrographic Risk Assessment - Antarctica
John Riding, Marico Marine NZ Ltd
10 h 20 - 10 h 40Yukon River Delta Investigations to Support Satellite Derived Bathymetry Validation
Damian Manda, NOAA
10 h 40 - 11 h 00A crowdsource approach for capacity building in North Canada
Julien Desrochers
11 h 00 - 11 h 20Morphological Evolution of Nearshore Sandbank System Using Repeat Multibeam Sonar Surveys: Examples from the East Coast of the United Kingdom
Majed Salama Almehmadi, University of Southampton/King Abdulaziz University
11 h 20 - 11 h 40Uncertainty Estimates in Satellite Derived Bathymetry
Richard Flemmings, TCarta Marine
11 h 40 - 11 h 45Assessing Sounding Density for a Seabed 2030 Initiative
Meredith Westington, NOAA/Office of Coast Survey
11 h 45 - 11 h 50Topographic-Bathymetric Lidar Total Propagated Uncertainty Modeling
Christopher Parrish, Oregon State University
11 h 50 - 12 h 00The Future of Crowdsourced Bathymetry: Fishfinder vs Leadline
Adam Reed, NOAA
12 h 00 - 13 h 00Lunch (provided) & Vessel Tours
13 h 00 - 14 h 30CHC Technical Session: DATA ACQUISITION - AIRBORNE AND AUTOMATED SURVEYING, ACQUISITION PLATFORMS AND INNOVATION
Moderator: Gwil Roberts, CHS Pacific
ACLS AGM
13 h 00 - 13 h 20Best Practices for Shallow Water Topo-Bathymetric Lidar Surveys
Tim Webster, Applied Geomatics Research Group, Nova Scotia Community College
13 h 20 - 13 h 40Spatial Resolution of Airborne Bathymetric Lidar: Point Density vs Light Scattering
Viktor Feygels, Teledyne Optech, Inc.
13 h 40 - 14 h 00Shoreline Verification Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Andrew Orthmann, TerraSond Limited
14 h 00 - 14 h 20Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel Bathymetric Survey
Paul L. Donaldson, Survey Operations Coordinator/Chief Hydrographer, Leidos
14 h 20 - 14 h 30Autonomous Navigation of US Nautical Charts
Val Schmidt, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire
Sam Reed, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping / University of New Hampshire
14 h 30 - 15 h 00Coffee Break & Exhibits Open
15 h 00 - 16 h 30CHC Technical Session: DATA PROCESSING AND DATA MANAGEMENT
Moderator: Susan Sebastian, US Naval Oceanographic Office
ACLS AGM
15 h 00 - 15 h 20Evaluating Externally Sourced Bathymetric Data for Nautical Charting Purposes
Adam Reed, NOAA
15 h 20 - 15 h 40Linking Hydrographic Data Acquisition and Processing to Ocean Model Simulations
Ian Church, University of New Brunswick
15 h 40 - 16 h 00Lidar Data Integration for Nautical Publication and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Workflows-Common Issues and Experiences at NOAA and CHS.
Stephen Parsons, Canadian Hydrographic Service
Gretchen Imahori
16 h 00 - 16 h 20Charlene and Automated Hydrographic Data Processing
Eric Younkin, NOAA
16 h 20 - 16 h 40Eastern Canada Bathymetric LiDAR survey
Jeff Lower, IIC Technologies
16 h 40 - 17 h 00Examination of bathymetric data and SAS imagery collected through collaborative autonomous operations between USV mothership and a deep water AUV
Alison Proctor, Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc.
17 h 00 - 19 h 00Sponsor and Attended Poster Reception: SPONSORED BY KONGSBERG MARITIME

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
07 h 00 - 08 h 30Breakfast (provided)
07 h 00 - 15 h 00Exhibits Open
08 h 30 - 10 h 00Joint Session: Professional Development and Education
Moderator: Jean-Claude Tétreault, Executive Director/Registrar , Association of Canada Lands Surveyors
08 h 30 - 08 h 50Surveying on the Ellipsoid: A Hydrographic Perspective
Ian Church, University of New Brunswick
08 h 50 - 09 h 10Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme
09 h 10 - 09 h 30IHO Cat A or B Programs in Canada and Overseas
Shelly Leighton, Marine Institute
09 h 30 - 09 h 50The Canadian Ocean Mapping Research and Education Network (COMREN)
Nicolas Seube, CIDCO
10 h 00 - 10 h 30Coffee Break & Exhibits Open
10 h 30 - 12 h 00Joint Session: Hydrography and Policy Developments
Moderator: Andrew Leyzack, CHS Central and Arctic
10 h 30 - 11 h 00Why Did the Clipper Clip It? – The Clipper Adventurer Grounding
Bruce Calderbank, Hydrographic Survey Consultants Intl.
11 h 00 - 11 h 20S-121 – Maritime Limits and Boundaries and Land Administration Domain Model
Paul Egesborg, Manager, Cadastral Survey Information, Natural Resources Canada
11 h 20 - 11 h 40Canada's Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure and Marine Cadastre application
Jose M'Bala, Natural Resources Canada
11 h 40 - 12 h 00Offshore Infrastructure Surveys – Preliminary Findings
Bruce Calderbank, Hydrographic Survey Consultants Intl.
12 h 00 - 13 h 00Lunch (provided) and Vessel Tours
13 h 00 - 14 h 30Joint Session: Geodesy and Hydrography
Moderator: Dr. David Wells, President, HydroMetrica Limited
13 h 00 - 13 h 20Recent Developments in Precise GNSS-Based Positionning and Near-Term Opportunities
Sunil Bisnath, Associate Professor, Geomatics Engineering
13 h 20 - 13 h 40UPDATE ON UNCLOS
Ted McDorman, University of Victoria
13 h 40 - 14 h 00Canadian Geodetic Survey: Supporting Surveying and Geoscience Needs on Land and in Canada’s Coastal Regions
Brian Donahue, Canadian Geodetic Survey, Natural Resources Canada
14 h 00 - 14 h 20Canada's Continuous Vertical Datum (CVD)
Marlene Jeffries, Canadian Hydrographic Service
14 h 30 - 15 h 00Coffee Break & Exhibits Open
15 h 00 - 16 h 30Joint Session: Practical Hydrography
Moderator: Joe Iles, Challenger Geomatics
15 h 00 - 15 h 20Early Detection of Bridge Scour
Harold Elliot Orlinsky, General Manager, Hypack
15 h 20 - 15 h 40Autonomous vehicles: The Canadian Hydrographic Service Journey…
Roger Cote, Canadian Hydrographic Service
15 h 40 - 16 h 00Port Terminal Facility Surveys with Multi-beam and Vessel Mounted Terrestiral Scanner
Ted Cain, Lead Hydrogropher, Public Services & Procurement Canada
16 h 00 - 16 h 20Supporting Cable and ROV Surveys in British Columbia and Overseas
Kelvin Kopeck, Terra Remote Sensing Inc.
16 h 20 - 16 h 40Survey of Natural Boundaries Using Drones
Christopher de Haan, Underhill & Underhill
16 h 30 - 18 h 00Presidents’ Forum
18 h 30 - 21 h 30A Night at the Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC, V8W 9W2 SPONSORED BY KONGSBERG MARITIME

Thursday, March 29, 2018
07 h 00 - 08 h 00Breakfast (provided)
08 h 00 - 10 h 00CHC Technical Session: CHARTING, NAVIGATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Michel Breton, Canada Oceans Protection Plan
NSC Session: SHAPING OUR LAND… SECURING OUR FUTURE - Implementation of FNLM process
08 h 10 - 08 h 30QPS Nautical Charting Workflow: Walking a Ping from the Surveyor All the Way to the Pilot
Matthew Wilson, QPS
08 h 30 - 08 h 50eTrac's Evaluation of Qimera: Accomplishing the NOAA Workflow
David Neff, eTrac Inc.
08 h 50 - 09 h 10Benefits and Impacts to Nautical Charting by Adopting a New Reference Frame
Neil Weston, NOAA
09 h 10 - 09 h 30Dynamic Information in Support of Safe and Efficient Navigation in Canada.
Louis Maltais, Canadian Hydrographic Service
09 h 30 - 9 h 50Bathymetric Surfaces to Charted Features: Defining a Smooth Path to Safety
Karen Cove, Teledyne CARIS
10 h 00 - 10 h 30Coffee Break & Exhibits Open
10 h 30 - 12 h 00CHC Technical Session: OTHER INNOVATIONS
Moderator: Whitney Anderson, NGA Marine Safety
NSC Session: SHAPING OUR LAND… SECURING OUR FUTURE CONTINUED
10 h 30 - 10 h 50A Design for a Trusted Community Bathymetry System
Brian Calder, CCOM/JHC University of New Hampshire
10 h 50 - 11 h 10Radiometric Complications in Multibeam Multispectral Backscatter Data Due to Different Transmission Approaches, Solution and Results
Anand Hiroji, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire
11 h 10 - 11 h 30Quantifying the Impact of Internal Wave Activity on Multibeam Bathymetry
John Hughes Clarke, UNH
11 h 30 - 11 h 50Improved Sound Speed Control Through Remotely Detecting Thermocline Undulations
Jose Cordero, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping / UNH
11 h 50 - 12 h 00Comparing the Automatic Boresight Calibration against the Patch Test
Burns Foster, Teledyne CARIS
12 h 00 - 13 h 00Lunch (provided) and Exhibit Hall
13 h 00 - 14 h 30CHC Technical Session: SURVEYS, MAPPING AND THE VERTICAL COMPONENT
Moderator: Rear Adm (Rtd) Gerd Glang
ACLS COUNCIL MEETING
13 h 00 - 13 h 20Accuracy of the Pacific Region Hydrographic Vertical Separation Surface model using 2016/2017 Field Data
Neil Dangerfield, Physical Scientist, Canadian Hydrographic Service
13 h 20 - 13 h 40Utilization of U.S. Geodetic Service coastal water level gauges in Mississippi to check VDatum tidal datum to NAD83 vertical separations
Dr. David Wells, President, HydroMetrica Limited
13 h 40 - 14 h 00Integrating Bathymetric Datasets in the Lower Saint John River to produce a Common Reference Surface
Patrick McNeill, UNB
14 h 00 - 14 h 20MS-PAC: Multibeam System Automatic Parameter Calibration
Nicolas Seube, CIDCO
14 h 20 - 14 h 25The Rapid Harbor Search and Rescue by Mapping and Detecting the Seafloor with Acoustic Instruments
Yun-ta Teng, CDR, Chief of Underwater Environment Section, Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Office
14 h 30 - 15 h 30Closing Keynote - FROM JUAN DE FUCA TO THE SALISH SEA: VOYAGING THE WATERWAY OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS PAST AND PRESENT
Barry Gough