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he U.S. Hydro 2017 Confer-
ence will be held at the Moody
Gardens Hotel in Galveston,
Texas, on March 20 to 23. This is
the 16th U.S. Hydrographic Con-
ference and is the largest hydro-
graphic conference in the U.S.
The theme for this year's conference is "Hydrography: The
key to exceptional stewardship of the seas and waterways."
In addition to the technical papers, the conference will
feature an extensive series of workshops, on-water dem-
onstrations, social program, Exhibition Hall, and a Student
Outreach program. The conference will also include tech-
nical sessions and a poster session on the latest develop-
ments and applications in hydrographic surveying; multi-
beam and side scan sonar; data management; electronic
charting; marine archaeology; and other related topics.
Topics include Vector and Raster Charting: The Wave of
the Future; Oilfield Hydrography; Hydrographic Mapping
Initiatives; The Future of Hydrography; Coastal Manage-
ment through Hydrography; Hydrographic Education Op-
portunities; Hydrographic Data
Management and Processing
Techniques; and Multiple Uses
of Hydrographic Data.
The exhibit hall will be home
to 70 booths with the latest equipment and software for
hydrographic surveying. On-the-water demonstrations by
providers of hydrographic equipment and software are ex-
For more information about on-the-water demonstra-
tions, visit the Pier Space page at http://ushydro2017.thsoa.
For information on registration, visit http://ushydro2017.
The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press
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