The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency hosted “Shallow Survey 2015” and a number of associated events in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, in conjunction with Plymouth University, who as Principal Sponsors offered their world class facilities as the conference and exhibition venue.
Ben Drinkwater presented some of the innovative new techniques and procedures that Helyx have been working on in 3D modelling of the land, maritime and littoral environments. The event was sold out – with over 300 delegates and 45 companies exhibiting during the week.
The theme of the conference, ‘High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water’ was explored using a “Common Data Set”. The Common Data Set is a series of different surveys obtained by a range of equipment types and models over the same area of seabed. In this instance, the Common Data Set was collected within the superb natural harbour of Plymouth Sound during the summer of 2014. Production and dissemination of the Common Data Set allowed the delegates to analyse and compare the results from different survey equipment before submitting papers for the conference.