HC News – November 22

November 2, 2022


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

  • Bryce Hamill, HC, Associate Member
  • Cameron Ferrier, HC, Associate Member
  • Louis Bennett, HC, Other Professional
  • Marcus Tyler, HC, 2nd Year Graduate Member
  • Leah Childs, HC, Student
  • Muhammad Shohiduzzhaman Sharker, HC, Student 
  • Georgia Doubtfire, HC, Student



We are pleased to announce Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand and Napier Port as winners of the 2022 SSSI Hydrographic Excellence Award for the project Next Generation Charting for Napier Port.

The Hydrographic Excellence Award recognises those individuals or teams working across the various hydrographic disciplines who have made an outstanding contribution to the science of hydrography and industry best practice.

Errors in marine navigation have the potential of serious and significant health and safety, environmental and economic consequences. The New Zealand Hydrographic Authority has worked closely with Napier Port to develop a high density electronic navigational chart which supports safe navigation in the redeveloped Napier port area. The more detailed information provided by the high-density chart also expands the range of weather and tidal conditions in which safe navigation may be conducted. This, in turn, supports increased productivity of the port.

The Hydrographic Excellence Award judges believe the Next Generation Charting for Napier Port project demonstrates a high level of innovation and technical expertise.  This collaboration has resulted in an increased awareness of hydrographic practices and end user product requirements and has ultimately improved the safety of navigation in the region. 

Congratulations to our winners!




SSSI is committed to delivering a lively and robust CPD program. SSSI is proud of its National Webinar Series. Showcasing national and international speakers discussing relevant topics of interest to the spatial and surveying professions. 

To see a list of all upcoming Webinars click here

Don't forget to check out what is on offer via our eCPD 


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


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