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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:Cidco symposium 200x200

  • 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.

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