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German Hydrographentag 2015

The next Hydrographentag will take place in February 2015, to be organised jointly by the Deutsche Hydrographische Gesellschaft (DHyG) and the Hydrographic Society Benelux. See in the agenda for the first outline of the programme.

The HSB organises on a regular basis interesting workshops for her members and other people who are interested. Here is some information about the next workshop.

The Dynamic Waddenzee - HSB and DHyG Multinational Workshop.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM - Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentz
8 Dellewal
8881 EG West-Terschelling

We are proud to offer you a two-day program in a natural theater for hydrographic professionals. The aim is to stimulate further interaction between the members, either corporate or individual, of our two organizations. We hope the program will attract a large number of delegates visiting the beautiful island in the Dutch Waddenzee region.


Students of MIWB Ocean Technology, but also of other hydrographic training institutes are also invited to the symposium.


The two-day symposium consists of three main parts:

  • 1)     18th Feb. afternoon: Pitches by ‘captains of industry’ and subsequent forum discussion on hydrography in five to ten years from now.
  • 2)     18th Feb. evening: Social program – informal dinner at beach restaurant
  • 3)     19th Feb. daytime: Technical presentations of many aspect of hydrography on the Waddenzee


Participation is free of charge to HSB/DHyG members. Please do register for your participation through the registration section of this event or the DHyG event section.


Members of other regional hydrographic societies may also attend free of charge. Others are asked a participation fee of €25. If you belong to either of these two groups please register by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration is important for catering arrangements. All catering will be complementary.


Due to the distance many attendants need to travel it was decided to arrange a two-day event. Based on the number of German delegates, either a coach transfer or car-pooling scheme will be designed, arriving at ferry port Harlingen in time for the 12:30 hrs fast ferry to Terschelling. And on the next day the ferry will leave at Terschelling at 16:15 hrs, arriving in Harlingen at 17:00 hrs. Details of ferry booking and prices are provided through:


Hotels have been informed of the symposium and in some cases will offer discounts upon you mentioning your participation. You are asked to individually arrange your hotel reservation. The following hotel links are provided:



first day programme

Upon arrival on Terschelling there will be 45 mins for you to go to the hotel and proceed to the MIWB premises next to the marina. The outline of the afternoon session is:

14:00 – 14:30    welcome and coffee/tea in main hall

14:30 – 14:40    opening the symposium and introduction to the program

14:40 – 15:45    five 10 – 15 min pitches by special guests representing various hydrographic application domains

15:45 – 16:15    break with coffee/tea in main hall

16:15 – 16:30    presentation of results of employment enquiry in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands

16:30 – 17:45    forum discussion between the audience and the forum consisting of the prior speakers

18:00                  bus transfer to beach restaurant for complementary informal dinner…

21:30                  … and back to hotels in West-Terschelling


second day programme

09:30 – 09:45    delegates arrive at MIWB

09:45 – 11:00    three 20 min presentations with 5 min questions

11:00 – 11:30    coffee break

11:30 – 12:20    two more presentations

12:20 – 13:15    lunch break

13:15 – 14:05    two more presentations

14:05 – 14:30    coffee/tea break

14:30 – 15:20    final two presentations

15:20 – 15:30    final remarks and closing the symposium

16:15 – 17:00    fast ferry to Harlingen


In the course of January we will add more details of the confirmed program, names of speakers and presentation titles.




One of the presentations of a recent workshop: Workshop GPS, Glonass, Beidou en Galileo: Nieuwe ontwikkelingen, 12 december 2014


Inverted heading calibration from Hydrographic Society Benelux


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