Webinar: Hydrographic Data & Datum - Charting the Checks
Date & Time
Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020
- 1:15 pm
This webinar, not to be missed, as it will be shown live only, will cover an extensive range of aspects on hydrographic data and datum covering zones of confidence, vertical datums, calibrations and future charting products.
Our eminent speakers are as follows:
Commander Nigel Townsend on Zones of Confidence;
Ms Zarina Jayaswal on Vertical Datums;
Lieutenant Commander Ian Phillips on Calibrations and
Mr Alvaro Sanchez S100 on S101 Future Charting products .
Commander Nigel Townsend Assistant Director National Hydrographic Program
Nigel Townsend has been working in the Hydrographic Survey industry for over 30 years, including over 12 years with the Navy Hydrographic Force in Cairns before leaving the Navy to spend 12 years with Fugro working in the global commercial LiDAR sector, and 3 years running his own survey consultancy. In 2017 Nigel re-joined the Navy to take up a Quality Control role at the Australian Hydrographic Office where he reviewed MBES and LiDAR datasets submitted for charting. In late 2019 Nigel was promoted to Commander and took on the new role of Assistant Director National Hydrography Program (ADNHP) where he is responsible for implementing the operational aspects of the new HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP).
Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson Manager HIPP Survey Projects
Ian Jackson emmigrated to Australia from the UK in 2012 following a 20 year career as a submarine navigator and hydrographer. He commanded the coastal survey vessel HMAS Shepparton and gained his CPHS level 1 certification. Following his attendance at the Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College Ian returned to Australia and now works with Commander Townsend in the development and implementation of the HIPP program.
Lieutenant Commander Ian Phillips Manager of Hydrographic Assessments
Ian Phillips completed the IHO Category B course in October 2011 and accrued approximately 3 years experience in the field as a Cat B surveyor. He worked at the Australian Hydrographic Office from late 2013 until mid 2016 when he returned to practical hydrographic surveying in Cairns. He was successfully selected to attend the Category A course at HMS Drake in Plymouth England in September 2017. On completion of the course, he joined the Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo in April 2018 as the Operations Officer where over the course of two years he planned and executed a number of coastal and inshore surveys as the lead Cat A surveyor. Ian returned to Australia at the end of April and began working at the Australian Hydrographic Office in May.
Zarina Jayaswal is the Assistant Director Tides, Geodetic and Water Column at the Australian Hydrographic Office
Zarina Jayaswal gained a Bachelor of Science with honors from Flinders University of South Australia specializing in Meteorology and Oceanography. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of tides and geodetics for the hydrographic domain. . She led the implementation of the Australian Charting Vertical Reference Frame used for the production of Australia’s official nautical charts. She sits on the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying Mapping, Geodesy working group, Tides and Mean Sea level working group and chairs the AUSHYDROID working group.
Alvaro Sanchez is the Deputy Director responsible for Charting Quality Assurance, Standards, and Specifications
Alvaro has 25 years of experience in defence, navigation, hydrography, and cartography from roles in the Uruguayan navy, the Uruguayan Hydrographic Office, and private industry and public service here in Australia. He served in the Uruguayan navy for more than 12 years undertaking positions as navigation officer on-board naval vessels and as an instructor at the naval academy.
In 2001 Alvaro obtained a Diploma in Nautical Cartography at the International Maritime Academy in Trieste, Italy. After that he served at the Uruguayan HO as head of the Cartographic Department having actively participated in the development of their ENC capacity. In 2007, Alvaro moved to Australia to work in the private industry with L3-Oceania providing his expertise and experience in large cartographic projects such as the one to restore and expand PNG’s chart portfolio and the AHO’s “Accelerated ENC program’.
Alvaro began working at the AHO in March of 2012 as the Chart Production Manager for QLD, NT and PNG where he has been most successful in coordinating the various stakeholders for AHO’s first bathymetric ENCs developed as a ‘proof of concept’. In 2017, he took up his current role to lead and support the technical side of the AHO’s chart production and he is now actively involved in the work of various IHO’s technical working groups including the S-100WG and the S-101Project Team.
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