eCPD - Hydro Commission Webinar - Lessons Learned: Experiences from HIPP partnership
Date & Time
Saturday, 29 Oct 2022
- 4:45 pm
This is a recording of a webinar held on 29 April 2021.
The SSSI Hydrography Commission is pleased to present a webinar discussing the experiences and lessons learned from the hydrographic survey companies involved in the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP).
Under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974, the Australian Government has an international obligation to provide hydrographic services covering the Australian Charting Area. Defence is charged with the responsibility to deliver these services to the nation, on behalf of the Government, through the Navigation Act 2012. The HIPP is a partnership between the Australian Commonwealth and private industry to help deliver an extensive program of nautical charting surveys in Australian territorial waters. The goal of the initiative is to further improve the understanding of the unique Australian sea charting area, which comprises around 10% of the earth’s surface, supports a thriving maritime industry and is home to diverse and unique marine life.
Michael Noonan, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral, AO, RAN comments that as a result of the HIPP program, industry will be able to use the latest hydrographic techniques and state of the art equipment to deliver quality hydrographic data to Defence, who chart and disseminate this information.
A panel of six Australian and one New Zealand-based hydrographic survey companies were selected to support Defence in conducting maritime surveys which enable safe navigation for mariners and support Australia’s maritime industry. The panel members are:
- Discovery Marine Australia Ltd - Tauranga, New Zealand
- EGS Survey Pty Ltd - Mount Lawley, WA
- FUGRO Australia Marine Pty Ltd - Perth, WA
- Guardian Geomatics Pty Ltd - Subiaco, WA
- iXblue Pty Ltd - Wynnum West, QLD
- MMA Offshore - Welshpool, WA
- Precision Hydrographic Services Pty Ltd – St Marys, SA
The Australian Hydrographic Office, FUGRO, Guardian Geomatics, iXBlue, MMA Offshore and Precision Hydrographic Services will present their experiences on recent projects conducted in 2020.
The webinar was split into two sessions, each 75 minutes in duration:
- Ian Jackson, Australian Hydrographic Office - HIPP Client Rep Model
- Mathieu Bestille, Precision Hydrographic Services - SI1002 Beagle Gulf, PHS first venture into the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program: Case Study and Lessons Learnt
- Mark Sinclair, FUGRO
David Donohue, iXBlue - Lessons learned during the survey of the Two Way Route: Abbott Point to Hydrographers passage 2020/21
Steve Duffield, Guardian Geomatics - Technology used and developed for the HIPP
Phil Wells, MMA Offshore
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This event is worth 2.5 SSSI CPD Points.
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Katie Le Miere, National Events Manager