This week confirmed that there is nothing more positive than meeting up face to face. Video conferences and webinars are both amazing developments that have helped businesses get through some tough times, but when a group of likeminded professionals get together in person, there is far more scope for creative thinking, lively discourse and essentially, getting things done.
We saw all of this in action on Wednesday and Thursday at our event, The 1st Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions, We invited the marine survey industry in Northern Europe, including service providers and technology makers, academia and hydrography service users to join us at Die Werft Shipyard for an educational and informative session featuring presentations from Nicola Offshore and our partners.
Die Werft Shipyard was a fantastic setting for such an event, and we were fortunate that both days brought out the Hamburg sunshine. This made the outside afternoon sessions a very pleasurable experience, with great equipment demonstrations on both days, including Sonardyne who put on a professional show with its Solstice system. Thank you!
We also took guests out on Nicola Offshore’s survey vessels and put on a mini-expo so that guests could talk directly to our partners. The BBQ at the end of both days was quite fun too!
So, what did we learn? The plenary session detailed new processes and operational workflows, as well as developments in autonomy in the hydrography context. This came through in several presentations, especially from Subsea Europe Services who presented the concept of ‘Democratising Data’ and the USV company MARTAC, with a live demonstration of its Mantas T12 vessel from Florida.
We’d like to thank everyone who supported and presented at the 1st Hamburg Marine Survey Sessions. You made this unique event possible. Likewise, we’d like to thank everyone who attended the event. Both days were packed, and people were fully engaged with the proceedings. Based on what we saw and the positive feedback from visitors, we’re confident that there will be a sequel, so watch this space…