Technical Program

This page contains the technical papers presented at the U.S. Hydro 2007 Conference.  The papers are in Portable Document Format (.pdf).  To view a paper, click on the title link. .
 
Quick Jumps: Date: Session:
  Tuesday, May 15
Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17
1. Opening Session
2. Processing I
3. Interferometry
4. Operations and Marine Archeology
5. Poster Session
6. Lidar
7. Backscatter
8. Habitat Mapping
9. Vertical Reference
10. Electronic Charting
11. Processing II
12. Marine Boundaries
13. Projects/New Approaches
14.Closing Session
Tuesday, May 15
1. Opening Session
  • Welcome - Andrew Armstrong, President THSOA
  • Opening Remarks - 200 Years of Hydrography in the United States
    Steve Barnum, NOAA Office of Coast Survey
  • Greetings - Savithri Narayanan, Canadian Hydrographic Service
  • Keynote Address - Ocean Exploration: Past, Present and Future
    Dr. Robert Ballard, University of Rhode Island

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2. Processing I 
  1. Multibeam Echosounder Data Cleaning Through an Adaptive Surface-based Approach
    Nathalie Debese, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the French Navy
  2. Alternative use of CUBE; How to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole
    Duncan Mallace, Net Survey; Lindsay Gee, IVS 3D
  3. A Practical Approach to Quality Control and Quality Analysis of Depth Data
    Ulf Olsson, Swedish Maritime Administration
  4. Evaluation of Multibeam Hydrographic System Performance in Dense Seagrass
    Bruce Sabol and Mark R. Graves, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
    Jeffrey W. Preston, US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

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3. Interferometry
  1. NOAA’s Use of Phase Differencing Bathymetric Sonar Technology to Survey the Western Sambos Ecological Reserve for Habitat Mapping and Charting Purposes
    Caleb Gostnell and Paul Turner, NOAA Hydrographic Surveys Division
    Michael C. Davidson, NOAA S/V Bay Hydrographer
  2. Determining the Functional Shallow Water Limitation for an Arrival Based Sonar
    Fred Hegg, Teledyne Benthos, Inc.
  3. Lake Borgne, Louisiana Debris Mapping
    Gary Davis, Paul Donaldson, Walter Simmons, and Rebecca Quintal, SAIC
  4. Survey Operations and Results Using a Klein 5410 Bathymetric Sidescan Sonar
    Jim Glynn, Christian de Moustier and Lloyd Huff, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire

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4. Operations and Marine Archeology 
  1. Expeditionary Hydrography
    Tim Mcgee, Naval Oceanography and Oceanography Command
  2. The Loss of a U.S. NAVY Frigate: Archaeological Investigations of USS CUMBERLAND (44N73)
    Steve Schmidt and Michael Taylor, US Naval Historical Center
  3. Marine Heritage Monitoring with High-Resolution Survey Tools: Scapa Flow 2001-2006
    Brian Calder, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
    Bobby Forbes, SULA Diving; Duncan Mallace, NetSurvey
  4. Visualizing High Resolution Multibeam Shipwreck Data
    Martin Dean and Mark Lawrence, ADUS University of St Andrews
    Chris Rowland,University of Dundee

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5. Poster Session 
  1. Monitoring Flood-related Change in Bathymetry and Sediment Distribution over the Squamish Delta, Howe Sound, British Columbia
    Steve Brucker, John Hughes Clarke, Jonathan Beaudoin and Craig Lessels, University of New Brunswick
    Kal Czotter and Ralph Loschiavo, Canadian Hydrographic Service – Pacific
    Kashka Iwanowska and Phil Hill, Geological Survey of Canada - Pacific
  2. Transitioning from Paper to Digital Survey Products (Abstract Only)
    James Guilford, Tenix LADS; Castle E. Parker, NOAA Atlantic Hydrographic Branch
  3. The Role of Survey Launches in Coastal Hydrography of the Future
    Meghan McGovern, Olivia Hauser, Benjamin Evans, and Guy Noll, NOAA Ship RAINIER
  4. Recovering Wide Angular Sector Multibeam Backscatter to Facilitate Seafloor Classification
    Aluizio Maciel de Oliveira Jr., Brazilian Navy; John Hughes-Clarke, University of New Brunswick
  5. Managing Changes to Nautical Products - An Integrated Solution for Notices to Mariners (Abstract Only)
    John Klippen, HydroService AS
  6. Bathymetric ENC: Production Process and Product Specification (Abstract Only)
    Lee Alexander, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire; Freidhelm Moggert,SevenCs GmbH & Co
  7. European – North American – Russian Federation Inland ENC Harmonization Group (IEHG) (Abstract Only)
    Anthony Niles, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center; Bernd Birklhuber, Federal Ministry of Transport – Vienna; Lee Alexander, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire; Peter Kluytenaar Serendipity Unlimited; Vladimir Sekachev, ZAO Transas
  8. Integration of Topographic and Hydrographic Surveys
    Mike Williams, US Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
  9. Hydrographic Survey Data Without a Motion Reference Unit
    Rick Tidd, US Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
  10. Proposed AIS Binary Message Format Using XML for Providing Hydrographic-related Information
    Kurt Schwehr and Lee Alexander, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  11. Brooke Ocean Technology's Free Fall Cone Penatrometer: Deployment Experience Aboard the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER
    Glenn McGillicuddy, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  12. Five Years and Onwards: A Hydrographic Organization’s Experience with ISO 9001:2000
    Nicholas Palmer, Canadian Hydrographic Service
  13. The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays VDatum Development, and Progress Towards a National VDatum
    Edward Myers and Zhizhang Yang, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab

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Wednesday, May 16
6. Lidar
  1. Application of Bathymetric LIDAR Data to NOAA Nautical Charts (Abstract Only)
    David Scharff, NOAA Hydrographic Surveys Division
  2. Processing Lidar Data for Charting Applications – Understanding the Trade Offs and Challenges
    Mark Sinclair and Mark Penley, Tenix LADS
  3. Shallow Water Depth Extraction - Progress and Challenges
    Karen Francis, Eric Yang, and David Reid, Optech Incorporated; Viktor Feigels, Optech International
  4. LIDAR as a Tool for Shoreline Mapping
    Shachak Pe'eri, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire; William Philpot, Cornell University; Gary Guenther, Optech international
  5. Field Integration of Lidar and Sonar Hydrographic Surveys
    Nicholas Gianoutsos, Samuel Greenaway, Benjamin Evans and Guy Noll, NOAA Ship RAINIER

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7. Backscatter
  1. A Surprise Occurrence in Acoustic Bottom Backscatter Measurements Conducted in the Eastern Bering Sea
    Lloyd Huff and Luciano Fonseca, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  2. Clustering Acoustic Backscatter in the Angular Response Space
    Luciano Fonseca and Brian Calder, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  3. Integrating Imagery from Hull Mounted Sidescan Sonars with Multibeam Bathymetry
    Freddy Pohner, Jan Ove Bakke, Kjell Eckholt Nilsen and Torbjørn Kjær, Kongsberg Maritime; Luciano Fonseca, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  4. The Use of Acoustic and Optical Imagery Data to Characterize Benthic Habitats
    Tom Waddington and Greg Berman, SAIC

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8. Habitat Mapping
  1. Shallow Water Habitat Mapping in the Chesapeake Bay (Abstract Only)
    Jay Lazar, David Bruce, Steve Giordano, Doug Levin, Colin Little, Mark Monaco, Roland Owens and Ward Slacum, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  2. Hydrography through the Eyes of a Fish – Can Acoustic Backscatter Be Used to Classify Benthic Fish Habitat?  (Abstract Only)
    Jay Lomnicky, Bob McConnaughey, Cynthia Yeung, Keith Smith and Mark Amend, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  3. Delaware Bay Benthic Mapping Project:  Using Acoustical Techniques in an Estuarine Setting to Identify and Map Bottom Habitat and Sub-Bottom Sediments (Abstract Only)
    John Madsen and Bartholomew Wilson, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware;
    David Carter, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  4. Clearing the Mississippi Coast, Locating Post Hurricane Katrina Marine Debris
    Joseph Burke and Scott Croft, C&C Technologies

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9. Vertical Reference
  1. A Comparison of Discrete Tidal Zoning and Tidal Constituent and Residual Interpolated (TCARI) Methodologies For Use in Hydrographic Sounding Reduction
    Monica Cisternelli and Craig Martin, NOAA CO-OPS; Barry Gallagher, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab
  2. VDatum and SBET to Improve Accuracy of NOAA's High-Resolution Bathymetry (Abstract Only)
    Crescent Moegling and Steve Brodet, NOAA Hydrographic Surveys Division
  3. Use of a Nested Finite-Element Hydrodynamic Model to Predict Phase and Amplitude Modification of Tide Within Narrow Fjords
    Ian Church and John Hughes-Clarke, University of New Brunswick
  4. TCARI Goes Operational: Improvements for Field Use and the Development of an Error Model (Abstract Only)
    Rick Brennan and Barry Gallagher, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab; Monica Cisternelli and Steve Gill, NOAA CO-OPS

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Thursday, May 17
10. Electronic Charting
  1. Developing e-Navigation, the Early Stages
    Bohdan Pillich, BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  2. New generation of Electronic Card Systems: The 4-D Card
    Alain Richard, Maritime Innovation
  3. Tide Aware ENC: Demonstration of an Operational Concept (Abstract Only)
    Rick Brennan, Barry Gallagher and Jack Riley, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab; Kurt Schwehr and Lee Alexander, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire
  4. Addressing the Need for a Bathymetric Data Management System
    Karen Cove and Fred Lavoie, CARIS, Canadian Hydrographic Service
  5. Sailing Directions in Digital Formats: The Real-World in Video
    Andrés Millán Gamboa, Royal Spanish Navy and University of New Brunswick

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11. Processing II
  1. A New Method of Chart Validation & Wreck/Contact Database Creation Using 3D Visualisation and Image Draping Techniques
    Ian Davis, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office/RN; Duncan Mallace, NetSurvey
  2. Uncertainty Management in Hydrographic Surveys
    Rob Hare, Canadian Hydrographic Service
  3. Application of High-Precision Timing to Distributed Survey Systems
    Brian Calder, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampshire; Rick Brennan, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab; Chris Malzone, Reson; Jon Marcus and Peter Canter, Applanix Marine Systems
  4. An Analysis of Vertical Position Error Estimation in TPE and CUBE for Hydrographic Surveying
    Peter Canter, Applanix Marine Systems; Doug Lockhart, Fugro Pelagos; Corey Collins, CARIS

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12. Maritime Boundaries
  1. U.S. Maritime Zones and the Determination of the National Baseline
    Meredith Westington, NOAA Office of Coast Survey
  2. High-resolution Mapping in Support of UNLOS Article 76: Seeing the Seafloor with New Eyes
    James Gardner, Larry Mayer and Andy Armstrong, CCOM-JHC University of New Hampsire
  3. Implementing Canada’s National Marine Mapping Strategy
    Richard Pickrill, Geological Survey of Canada
  4. The NIF-SAR Project
    Steve Forbes, Doug Regular and Craig Zeller, Canadian Hydrographic Service

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13. Projects / New Approaches
  1. Integrating Bathymetric, Topographic, and LiDAR Surveys of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon to Assess the Effect of a Flow Experiment From Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River Ecosystem
    Matt Kaplinski, Joseph E. Hazel, Jr., Rod Parnel and Theodore S. Melis, Dept. of Geology Northern Arizona University;
    Mike Breedlove and John C. Schmidt, Dept. of Geography and Natural Resources Utah State University;
    David J. Topping and Phil Davis, US Geological Survey Flagstaff and
    David M. Rubin US Geological Survey Santa Cruz
  2. USGS Shallow Water Geophysical Mapping Operations Using a new Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV)
    William Danforth, Jane Denny, Thomas O’Brien, Emile Bergeron, David Twichell, Charles Worley, Brian Andrews, Barry Irwin, United States Geological Survey - Woods Hole
  3. Google Earth Visualizations: Preview and Delivery of Hydrographic and Other Marine Datasets (Abstract Only)
    Kurt Schwehr, Briana Sullivan, and James Gardner, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping – Joint Hydrographic Center, UNH
  4. Surface Imaging Capabilities on Marine Hydrographic Vessels
    Peter Canter, Applanix Marine Systems and Richard Brennan, NOAA Coast Survey Development Lab

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14. Closing Session
  • Moderator: Andrew Armstrong, President THSOA

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