IHHS Fall 2022 – Laval University

Sept 19 – 27, 2022

Registration: https://events.eply.com/2022IHHS

In-person registration closes Sept 9, 2022. In-person spots are limited.
Online registration closes on Sept 14, 2022.

The crucial role of detailed knowledge of the seabed has never been so well highlighted as recently with the proclamation by the United Nations of the Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030) or the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project aiming at 100% of the seabed mapped worldwide by 2030. Such an intensification of hydrographic surveys brings new opportunities in terms of recruitment of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) as well as technological and methodological solutions in the hydrographic and hydrospatial fields.

Now in its third year, this international fall school provides participants with a unique multi-disciplinary training experience, involving close interaction with high-level scientists, professionals and stakeholders from the hydrospatial and maritime fields in a cutting-edge technological context. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop their competencies through courses, practical work, conferences and activities allowing them to live the experience of surveying on board a hydrographic vessel.

*Bilingual school (French and English) and offered in a hybrid mode (on campus at Université Laval and online). Courses and lectures will be recorded live and can be viewed at a later time.

This international fall school is part of the Canadian Ocean Mapping Research and Education Network (COMREN).

Partner institutions

Objectives

The objectives of the international hydrographic and hydrospatial school are:

  1. To allow participants, both students and professionals, to benefit from a series of courses and conferences on themes central to hydrospatial;
  2. To allow participants, students and professionals, to learn about recent topics and approaches related to hydrospatial and its applications;
  3. To implement, during practical sessions, tools and methods for processing bathymetric data and sonar imagery;
  4. To promote the cross-fertilization of expertise between students, researchers, professionals and practitioners in the hydro and geospatial sector, and the creation of links for future collaborations.

Main topics

This fall school will address the following topics:

  • Fundamental notions and concepts related to multibeam surveys
  • Vertical referencing, hydrodynamic modeling
  • Digital bathymetric model, uncertainty estimation
  • Processing of backscatter data
  • Bathymetry derived from satellite images
  • Crowdsourced bathymetry
  • Recent developments in GNSS and their application to hydrography
  • Patch test in a hydrographic and LiDAR slant
  • Topo-bathy LIDAR in rivers
  • Surface and submersible hydrographic survey vehicles and their positioning methods

Program

The school will promote a multi-faceted and dynamic approach that includes courses, lectures, expert panels, and a strong hands-on component mentored by experts from various disciplines.

Final program

  • Monday 19 September: Lectures
  • Tuesday 20 September: Lectures
  • Wednesday 21 September: Field surveys
  • Thursday 22 September: Field surveys
  • Friday 23 September: Lectures
  • Week-end
  • Monday 26 September: Lectures
  • Tuesday 27 September: Hands-on

Preliminary list of experts who have confirmed their participation

  • Sylvie Daniel, Université Laval
  • Ian Church, University of New Brunswick
  • Craig Brown, Dalhousie University
  • Mathieu Rondeau, Canadian Hydrographic Service
  • Anders Knudby, University of Ottawa
  • Sunil Bisnath, York University
  • Olga Telecka, Marine Institute/Memorial University
  • Sean Galway, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Thierry Schmitt, Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine
  • Frédérick Lafrance, Communauté Métropolitaine de Québec
  • Willian Ney Cassol, Université Laval
  • Auke Melsen, QPS
  • Denis Hains, President & CEO H2i + Hydrospatial Activist
  • Mike Brissette, R2Sonic
  • Dominic Ndeh Munang, CIDCO
  • Jia Yi Fan, MEOPAR
  • Véronique Jégat, Fugro
  • Helen Stewart, Fugro
  • Satish Ramachandran, AROBOTNX

Fees and registration

Registration fees (in CAD):

  • On-campus participation:
    • Regular fee : $1600
    • Student fee : $800
  • Online participation:
    • Regular fee : $600
    • Student fee : $300

On-campus participation
Registration fees include:

  • Access to the 7 days training, provided at Université Laval by national and international experts;
  • Access to the training and scientific material;
  • Access to hands-on exercises;
  • Access to field surveys;
  • Access to coffee breaks (AM and PM) and lunches the training days;
  • Social activities;
  • Off-campus visits.

Registration fees do not include:

  • Transportation fee;
  • Accommodation in Quebec City.

Online participation
Registration fees include:

  • Access to the 5 days online training provided by national and international experts;
  • Access to the training and scientific material;
  • Access to hands-on exercises.

Accommodation

Participants will be able to stay in student residences at Université Laval. However, they must make their own accommodation reservations. The cost of accommodation is not included in the fall school registration fee.

Hotel accommodation provided by the Residence Service of Université Laval – The best value for money accommodation in Quebec City!

Located on the campus of Université Laval, only 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City, the Residence Service hotel accommodation offers accommodation in a stimulating environment close to many tourist attractions. To meet specific needs, a number of affordable, customized packages are available. Practical, economical, and safe, our short-term accommodation offers you an unforgettable experience full of life and culture. Only a few steps from the campus conference buildings, our four residences are also just five kilometers from the Quebec City Convention Center. The city bus (Metrobus 800 or 801) will get you there in only fifteen minutes!

Please note that all questions related to the University residences (i.e. utensils available in the kitchens, bedding, breakfasts, …) must be addressed directly to the persons in charge of these residences. The international hydrography and hydrospatial school is not involved in the management of on- and off-campus housing.

One type of rooms is available to fall school participants:

Superior university room (private bathroom)

These rooms are equipped with a bathroom, a Queens bed, a TV, a microwave oven, refrigerator and telephone. They usually have all the amenities offered by hotels or bed linen and towels, shampoo and soap, parking included, free wireless internet access and free local calls.

Price: 99$ + taxes per night

For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact Mr. Jean-Philippe Gagné, Accommodation Advisor for the Residences Department, at jean-philippe.gagne@sres.ulaval.ca or at (418) 656-2131 ext. 408806, using the event number #328277

Other accommodation suggestions

Additional information

Targeted candidates:

For the third edition of the fall school, the maximum number of participants on campus has been set at 14, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no maximum number of online participants.

We encourage undergraduate, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well postdocs whose academic training or research projects are related to the topics of the fall school to apply. More specifically, the international fall school is intended to the following participants:

  • Post-secondary students whose curriculum includes one of the following fields of study: hydrography, underwater mapping ; oceanography or any related field;
  • Students and professionals affiliated with a COMREN member institution;
  • Professionals from the hydro and geospatial sector wanting to enhance their knowledge of the latest hydrographic methods and techniques;

Cancellation policy

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the fall school within two weeks of the registration deadline if there are insufficient participants or if circumstances beyond their control make it impossible to offer the school.

Participants should keep this possibility in mind when making travel arrangements. Therefore, any expenses other than the registration fee will not be reimbursed. Registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible.

The conditions for refund of registration fees are as follows:

  • If the participation to the fall school is cancelled more than 6 weeks before the starting date, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • If the participation to the fall school is cancelled between 4 and 6 weeks before the starting date, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • If the participation to the fall school is cancelled less than 4 weeks before the starting date, his registration fee will not be refunded.

All refunds will be in Canadian dollars.

Contact

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Sylvie Daniel
sylvie.daniel@scg.ulaval.ca