Hydrography News – March 2023

March 3, 2023


A special welcome to the hydrography members who have recently joined SSSI.

  • David Cartlidge, ACT, Member
  • Justin  Damic, NSW, Other Professional
  • Kamakshi Sarveswara Sastry Tadepalli, Overseas
  • Rahubadda Kankanamge Anura Ariyarathna, Overseas
  • Rohan Waldie, ACT, Associate Member
  • Samarappulige Ranaweera (Roshan), Overseas
  • Atul Rai, International Student
  • Kawmini Bandulasoma, International Student
  • Roshitha Shehal, International Student
  • S.Rathina Kumar Sankaralingam, International Student
  • Seun Oluwole, International Student

Hydrography Commission - Coaching Program 2022

SSSI is pleased to launch the SSSI Hydrography Commission Coaching Program (HC-CP)

The HC-CP aims to encourage young professional hydrographic surveyors to work towards certification, be involved in the industry and Commission, and network with other professionals who they may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with.

More specifically, the program will ensure that trainees working towards certification have identified knowledge gaps and addressed them prior to the panel assessing their application for certification. The coach will provide guidance on how best to remediate these gaps.

To be eligible:

  • Trainees and coaches must hold be a current SSSI or S+SNZ members who reside in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Trainees of any level are invited to participate. This includes students, recent graduates or members working towards certification.
  • Coaches must be a current Certified Professional Hydrographic Surveyor at Level 1 or Level 2 with a minimum of four years of experience.  The program is not compulsory for certified surveyors - involvement is voluntary.
  • Potential trainees are welcome to organise a colleague or contact from their organisation to participate as their coach. This should be noted on the application form.

The SSSI HC Coaching Program will commence in June 2022 and formally conclude in December.

To find out all the details about the HC-CP, please visit: Hydrography Coaching Program

If you are interested in applying, please complete the relevant form:

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the HC-CP co-ordinator at: hc.coaching@sssi.org.au

Please note, applications close Monday 6 June 2022.


Celebrated every year on 21 June, the World Hydrography Day highlights the importance of hydrography. Two great events are coming up in celebration of this day.
Date: Thursday 9 June 2022 
Time: Conference from 2:00pm to 5:30 (networking from 5:30pm) 
Venue: Warrnambool Campus, Deakin University
RSVP: The conference is free to attend! However registration is required. 

This year the Australasian Hydrographic Society is pleased to celebrate World Hydrography Day 2022 by aligning it with the Graduation of the IIC Academy and Deakin S-5B Hydrographic Surveyors Program. These events will take place in the beautiful city of Warrnambool, VIC, hosted at Deakin University. 
This World Hydrography Day 2022 event will recognise recent achievements in hydrography by industry, universities, and the government, and will provide presentations on the importance of education and new technologies.  
Special thanks to Deakin University for providing the venue and video streaming facilities and to the networking sponsors AAM Group and Kongsberg.  


Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton
RSVP: $45 SSSI Members | $70 non Members (Registrations essential)

We invite you to join us for the South Australian Hydrography Seminar taking place on World Hydrography Day.  This seminar is a chance for SA based hydrographic professionals to hear from great speakers, network with colleagues. Program to be released shortly! 

This event is proudly supported by


SSSI is pleased to announce our latest Hydrography Sustaining Partner - Ocean Infinity

Ocean Infinity is a marine robotics company that deploys autonomous robots, typically in fleet formation, to obtain large amounts information from the oceans and seabed.

Ocean Infinity was previously known as iXBlue. 

Click here to learn more about Ocean Infinity

If you have any comments or queries please email the Hydro Commission secretariat suling.meimaris@sssi.org.au 


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