CIDCO 2015 Symposium: Bringing Innovations in Hydrography
Stakeholders in hydrography from Canada and around the world will be flocking to Rimouski, Quebec, from June 18-19. The attraction, other than the incredible views of the Bas-Saint Laurent region in late spring, is the third edition of the CIDCO Symposium, held under the theme “Innovations and new applications in hydrography.”
Rimouski is a natural host for such an event – the maritime community is home to several ocean sciences research centres. The symposium is being presented in partnership with Technopole maritime du Québec, a network that works to accelerate the development of marine science, technology, and biotechnology in Quebec.
The two-day symposium is divided into four distinct thematic sessions, where 20 speakers from Canada and abroad will present the latest in hydrographic breakthroughs, ending with a demonstration of technological equipment at the Rimouski Marina.
The thematic sessions will cover:
- Subsea infrastructure surveys
- Innovations in hydrography
- Capacity building
- Decision-making tools
Each speaker will be bringing a unique perspective to these themes. For a full list of the scheduled speakers, check out the program. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during this multi-lingual event.
A few highlights include:
- The use of a low-cost boat-mounted laser scanner for mapping nearshore features above the waterline – Andy Armstrong, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
- Recognized gains when utilizing airborne LiDAR Bathymetry prior to a multibeam survey – Dean Moyles, Fugro FGI (USA)
- Risk assessment methods and prioritization of hydrographic surveys – Thomas Colonne, ENSTA Bretagne, France
- 3D analysis of sediment dynamics around bridge pillars using Coda Octopus underwater camera data – Thomas Sire, MSI3D (Canada)
In addition to these and more talks, the conference will also feature exhibitor booths and social activities like a cocktail reception, banquet, and roundtable discussion on hydrography business opportunities.
Early registration ends May 31. For more information or to register, visit the CIDCO Symposium website.