Every 21st of June, Hydrographers from all over the world celebrate the World Hydrographic Day (WHD). In 2019, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) and IEEE are partnering up to gather the Blue Community in Marseille. Therefore, a dedicated IFHS workshop under the Oceans 2019 conference banner will take place on June 17 to highlight the hydrographic expertise, few days before the World Hydrography Day for 2019. Be prepared to hear highly specialized experts talking about survey standards, crowd sourcing bathymetry, data rescue, hydrographic courses and education, and so on.

Moreover, the workshop will celebrate our student community with the presence of the 2018 and 2019 IFHS Student award winners.

Besides, this seminar will strongly interact with the 2019 WHD theme chosen by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) which is: “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge”

Registration fees for the OCEANS conference includes the participation to the IFHS workshop, whose program will be communicated shortly.

About IFHS

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) is a unique partnership of learned national and regional hydrographic societies that, through its worldwide membership, is able to address every specialism within the hydrographic profession and related disciplines, at all levels of experience and expertise. It has considerable international influence, and is respected by hydrographic professionals and organizations at governmental and intergovernmental level.

The Federation is recognized throughout the world for promoting the development of hydrography and hydrographic learning by providing unrivalled opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices.