SDB Day 2019 was a big success

SDB Day 2019 was a big success

Day 1 included great talks on the rise of SDB, coastal engineering applications, and seafloor mapping projects. During Day 2, amongst many fascinating talks, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) presented a novel approach to SDB, the Great Barrier Reef habitat mapping project wowed the audience, Geoscience Australia’s intertidal model generated a lot of interest and New Zealand’s NIWA treated everyone to a presentation filled with 3D flythrough eye candy.

Presentations from the event will be soon available at the SDB Day conference web page.

Thank you to all our wonderful speakers, attendees and students as well as all the sponsors for the great support. We look forward to inviting you to SDB Day 2020.

Some of the take home messages from the conference are:

  • There is a continuously increasing uptake of calibration-independent SDB in industry and hydrographic applications.
  • The presentations showcased a range of fit-for-purpose roles for SDB, from planning and reconnaisance through to charting and change detection.
  • There is a growing requirement for bringing knowledge and quantitative methods on SDB quality assessment methods into guidelines for hydrographic offices and other users.
  • There was a considerable level of interest for the planned SDB training and certification courses to be held at EOMAP headquarters in Germany, in October 2019.