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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. Details are following closer the time.

Eerstvolgende workshop

Regelmatig organiseert de HSB interessante workshops voor haar leden en geïnteresseerden. Hieronder vindt u de belangrijkste informatie over de volgende workshop.

The Dynamic Waddenzee - HSB and DHyG Multinational Workshop.

woensdag, februari 18, 2015 at 2:00 - donderdag, februari 19, 2015 at 3:30
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.


The two-day symposium consists of three main parts:

1)     18th februari afternoon: Pitches by maritime stakeholders and subsequent forum discussion on hydrography in five to ten years van now.

2)     18th februari evening: Social program – informal dinner at beach restaurant De Branding in Midsland aan Zee

3)     19th februari daytime: Technical presentations on many aspects of hydrography relating to the Waddenzee


Participation is free of charge to HSB/DHyG members. Please do register for your participation through the registration section on the respective websites.




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 Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. . Registration is important for catering arrangements. All catering will be complimentary.


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 deployed, arriving at ferry port Harlingen in time for the 12:30 hrs fast ferry to Terschelling. Final decision for transport of the DHyG members depends on the number of participants and shall be made and communicated by the DHyG board. On the next day the ferry will leave 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 program

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 (straight walking time van ferry to MIWB is 15 mins). The outline of the afternoon session is:


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

14:30 – 14:40             Welcome to MIWB – Mr Gerrit van Leunen, MIWB director

                                      Opening of symposium – Mr Holger Klindt , chairman DHyG and Mr Leeke van der Poel, chairman of HSB

Introduction to the afternoon program – Mr Rob van Ree, organizer

14:40 – 15:45             Seven ten minute pitches by special guests representing various hydrographic application domains:

                                      Nautical chartingCaptain RNLN M.C.J. (Marc) Van der Donck, Hydrographer of the Royal Nederland Navy

                                      Education and IHO (capacity building)Mr Thomas Dehling, Head of Hydrographic Surveying Division of BSH, lecturer at HafenCity Universität Hamburg

                                      Acoustic system developmentDr. Peter Gimpel, Director Survey Systems, L3 Elac-Nautik

                                      Port of Rotterdam ­– Mr B.R.J. (Ben) van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy and Plans

                                      Dredging industryMr Koen Vanderbeke, General manager van GeoSea, DEME

                                      Offshore industryMr Aris Lubbes, Chief Scientist at Fugro Offshore Survey Division

                                      Pipeline installationMr Michiel van de Munt, Head of Survey Division, Allseas                

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

16:15 – 16:30             presentation of results of employment enquiry in Germany, België, and the Nederland

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

18:00                           bus transfer to beach restaurant De Branding for the HSB/DHyG complimentary informal dinner…

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


Second day program

09:30 – 09:45             delegates arrive at MIWB

09:45 – 11:00             two 30 min presentations with 5 min questions

                                      Mr Ernst Lofvers (Rijkswaterstaat) ­– geomorphological changes in the inlet between Vlieland and Terschelling

                                      Ms Theresa Maierhofer ­ (Geodesy Dept., Univ. Vienna) – sand ripple transport observation with multibeam

11:00 – 11:30             coffee/tea break in the main hall

11:30 – 12:40             two more presentations

                                      Mr Frank Steinbacher (AHM Innsbruck) – the application of laser altimetry and bathymetry in the Waddenzee

Mr Sicco Kamminga (Nortek BV) – observing current with radar

12:40 – 13:20             lunch break in the main hall

13:20 – 14:30             two more presentations

                                      Mr Christian Maushake (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Coastal Department Hamburg) – “Boundary conditions for numerical modelling in the German Bight”

Mr Herman Peters (Rijkswaterstaat) – Hydraulic boundary conditions, measurement campaign in the Wadden sea

14:30 – 14:50             coffee/tea break in the main hall

14:50 – 15:25             final presentation and current model demonstration

                                      Ms Nicki Villars (Deltares) – current modelling in areas with drying out shoals

                                      4th year students Ocean Technology demonstrate oil spill prediction model using open source software

15:25 – 15:30             final remarks and closing the symposium, Mr Rob van Ree, organizer

16:15 – 17:00             fast ferry to Harlingen


I hope this invitation will tempt your attendance to the symposium and I look very much forward to meeting you in februari on Terschelling!



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Een van de presentaties van de meest recente workshop: Workshop GPS, Glonass, Beidou en Galileo: Nieuwe ontwikkelingen, 12 december 2014.


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