Hidrografia en la region

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Hidrografia en la region
Hydrography in Latin America
and THSOA
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Not only the Hydrographic Services produce Hydrographic data.
Hydrographic Data producers
HO
500
19
HO = National Hydrographic Services
There are 19 National Hydrographic Services.
They represent less than 4% of the total number of Hydrographic Data Producers
in those countries.
Some take guidance from HO
Some take guidance from IHO
Some take no guidance
• In conclusion there are many
people conducting hydrographic
surveys in the Region.
And therefore, we could continue to ask:
• Why are there that many Hydrographers or
Companies doing Hydrography?
• Are they all Hydrographers?
• How much data do they generate?
• What about the quality of that data?
• What specs do they follow?
• What to do about it?
1.Nautical Charts
2. Military
13. Oil Industry
3. Dredging
12. Ports Operations
• Why are there that many
Hydrographers or Companies doing
Hydrography?
4. Hydro-electrical
Companies
11. Coastal Engineering
5. Riverine
10. Marine Geology
6. Universities
9. Mining
8. Oceanography
7. Ecology
Definitely: Hydrography is not only for charting anymore!
HYPACK Users in the Region.
Classification made from our database
Interventory Petroleum
Nautical Charting
1.3%
3.1%
5.0%
Oceanography
2.5%
Dredging
11.9%
Ports
17.5%
Hydroelectrical
5.6%
Riverine
1.9%
Ecologist
3.1%
Engineering
25.0%
Coastal Engineering
13.8%
Universities
6.3%
Mining
0.6%
Geology
2.5%
Are they all Hydrographers?
• Basically NO. They are mainly topographers,
but you can find all kind of professions.
• Hydrographers comes mostly from Navy
and works at the NHS.
• Some talks about RTK Tides, combining
Lidar and MB, dynamic draft, etc.
• And others wants to install Tide Gauges on
board his Dredge, because someone told
him that Tide was important.
• Some collect data with the latest GPS or
Echosounders, other still uses lead lines and
Theodolites.
• There are no Universities teaching
Hydrography.
How much data do they generate?
• Less than a NHS, but several of them
report to conduct between 10 to 15
surveys a year.
• Cover small, specific areas.
What about the quality of that
data?
• In some cases, “magic” numbers. No
metadata, no explanation about how do
they obtain those numbers.
• In General, there are no requirements for
QA or QC
• You can find anything:
• Tide gauge installed on a Dredge
• Also concerns about cms accuracy
and high Resolution.
• No HS
• Not even aware they can be a
Community.
• In General, there is no awareness of
HYDROGRAPHY
• There are No Universities teaching
Hydrography
• There are No options to discuss
common problems
• There are very few opportunities to find
out about new developments
• No Scenarios where to present their
achievements
• No Shows to view new equipment.
• No discussions about the trends in this
Industry
• No Certification process
Why as a Chapter?
•
There is NO previous experience in this type of Organizations.
•
Take advantage of a Successful Society, already producing benefits for
its associates.
•
Facilitate the integration within the Different Countries.
•
Important number of Hydrographers only in some Countries
•
Initial Step toward National Societies or a more Broader THSOA
•
Take benefit from Corporate Members that already have business in
those countries.