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Satellite Applications Catapult Solutions Workshop - Development of EO Industry Standards and Specifications for Bathymetry

Monday, 20 May 2013 from 10:00 to 15:15 (BST)

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Bathymetry Industry Standards workshop Ended Free  

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Workshop Focus


The bathymetry of the world’s coastal and inshore waters is constantly changing due to both man’s interference and natural changes. The former is the subject of frequent and detailed investigation, the latter is not. The detailed work of the International Hydrographic Organization shows that there are ‘Significant shortfalls in survey data’ and that there is little prospect of many countries addressing these shortfalls due to the high cost of conventional survey operations.  The use of satellite derived bathymetry can potentially address both of these areas of interest, however, it has yet to be demonstrated how well it can meet user needs and consequently there is reticence in many sectors to commission satellite derived bathymetric data.


Goals of the Workshop


This workshop therefore seeks to understand the technical issues relating to the assessment of satellite derived bathymetric data, the current standards applicable to hydrographic data and how these might be met by this technology and how prospective data users might specify their requirements in tender documentation. Whilst the workshop will be driven from a technical perspective from a range of private sector, public and academic organizations it will be conducted in a spirit of professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect and trust. The objectives for the workshop are listed below:


·         Discussion of a rigorous assessment programme for EO bathymetric data;

·         Discussion of a means to fully understand the total propagated uncertainty values for this technology;

·         Discussion of parameters for industry standards;

·         Discussion of initial industry specifications for EO bathymetric data gathering;

·         To propose from the above an action plan for the development of satellite derived bathymetry.


Outline Agenda

·         Welcome to the Satellite Applications Catapult

·         Discussion of the ability of satellite derived bathymetry to meet current IHO standards

·         Discussion of the hydrographic standards applicable to satellite derived bathymetry

·         Discussion of the specifications for data gathering using  satellite derived bathymetry

·         Definition of a standards and specifications development plan

Specific presentations on

·         The IHO, satellite derived bathymetry and standards for hydrographic surveying

·         The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s review of satellite derived bathymetry data quality

·         The contractor’s view of client specifications for satellite derived bathymetry

A facilitated round-table discussion will prioritize key themes to progress within Catapult programmes and/or projects.  Identifying a ‘champion’ with strong motivation in each priority will be a key objective of this process.  

We do hope you can join us.


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When & Where

Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building, Fermi Avenue
Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QR Didcot
United Kingdom

Monday, 20 May 2013 from 10:00 to 15:15 (BST)

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