Hydrographic Society Meeting - Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase

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National Oceanography Centre

Waterside Campus

European Way

Southampton

SO14 3ZH

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17:00 - 17:15 | Welcome drinks reception in the MATS marquee

17:15 - 17:30 | Introduction to the evening event

17:30 - 18:00 | Ocean Infinity Presentation

18:00 - 18:30 | 'Monitoring Active Hazardous Submarine Sediment Flows', Lewis Bailey & Maarten Heijnen, National Oceanography Centre.

Recent technological advances now enable direct measurement of powerful seafloor hazards, including avalanches of sediment called turbidity currents that can travel at fast speeds (up to 20 m/s) over long distances (>100s of km) and damage critical seafloor infrastructure. We will show exciting new measurements of these flows from a number of sites worldwide that enable more robust risk assessments for seafloor structures and shed light on one of the most important processes for transporting sediment, nutrients and carbon on our planet.

18:30 - 19:00 | 'Geophysical and Geoenvironmental Applications for Understanding and Protecting Underwater Archaeological Sites', Dr Claire Mellett, Megan Metcalfe & Danielle Wilkinson, Wessex Archaeology.

Evidence of past human activity does not stop at the water’s edge. Marine archaeological remains are an extensive resource that provide information about people of the past dating back thousands of years. Recent projects by Wessex Archaeology demonstrate the use of geophysical and geoenvironmental data in identifying significant archaeological sites ranging from the best known European prehistoric site to date, to timber shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks. Identification of these sites is critical in order to record them, protect the archaeological material and add to our understanding of past human activity.

19:30 on wards | A social event will follow the evenings proceedings at a local venue (details TBC) which everyone is welcome to join.

Please note that registration is compulsory for attendance

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National Oceanography Centre

Waterside Campus

European Way

Southampton

SO14 3ZH

United Kingdom

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