The preliminary agenda of the SDB Day 2019

Tuesday, 14th May 2019

SDB Conference

13:30 | Registration
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

14:00 | Welcome
EOMAP Germany & EOMAP Australia

14:15 | Session 1

Dr. Magnus Wettle
EOMAP Australia,  Managing Director
The Rise of Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

David Donohue
iXblue,  Managing Director
The Use of SDB in a Multi-Sensor Approach to Survey in the SW Pacific

15:15 | Break

15:45 | Session 2

Shahab Hosseini
GHD, Technical Director
Using of Satellite-Derived Bathymetry and Seabed Data in Coastal Modelling

Evan Watterson
Bluecoast Consulting Engineers
Monitoring Coastal Change from Space – a Case Study of Applied SDB in Australia

Abhineet Jain
DigitalGlobe, Regional Director
Satellite Technologies for Sustainable Blue Economy


17:00 | End of Day 1

18:00 | Conference Reception
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

SDB Conference

08:30 | Morning Coffee & Registration
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach


09:00 | Session 3

Kim Picard
Geoscience Australia, Marine Geoscientist
AusSeabed: Collaborating to Maximise Australia’s Seabed Mapping Efforts

Emily Twiggs
EOMAP Australia, Senior Project Scientist

Dr. Chris Roelfsema
UQ, Co-Director of Remote Sensing Research Centre
SDB a Key Parameter to Create Detailed Habitat Maps for the Great Barrier Reef



10:15 | Break


10:45 | Session 4

Janet Anstee
CSIRO, Senior Experimental Scientist
Aquatic Remote Sensing Habitat and Bathymetry Mapping

Dr. Tiit Kutser
University of Tartu, Head of Remote Sensing and Marine Optic Department
Remote Sensing Bathymetry in Optically Complex Waters

René Chénier
Canadian Hydrographic Office, Marine Geologist
CHS Level of Confidence Approach for SDB


13:00 | Lunch

14:00 | Session 5

Dr. Conor Jones
BMT Eastern Australia, Principal Marine Scientist
Use of Staellite-Derived Bathymetry in a Tropical Turib Environment

Dr. Elizabeth Johnstone
iXblue, Marine Geologist
Evaluating SDB and ALB mapping for surveys in the Pacific

Dr. Thomas Heege
EOMAP Germany, CEO
Transparency and Quality Assurance Procedures in Physics Based SDB Production



14:15 | Break

15:30 | Session 6

Dr. Stephen Sagar
Geoscience Australia, Researcher
Between the Tides: Modelling the Elevation of Australia’s Intertidal Zone

Kevin Mackay
NIWA, Marine Database Manager
The Use of Satellite-Derived Bathymetry in the Planning and Delivery of a Combined Science



Wrap Up General Discussion


17:15 | End of Day 2


18:30 | Conference Dinner
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Thursday, 16th May 2019

Hydrographic Agencies & Defence Workshop
(Invitation only)

08:30 | Welcome Coffee
Invitation only

09:00 | General Introduction
Invitation only

09:15 | User Perspective and Demand – Round Table
Invitation only

10:15 | Software Solutions
Invitation only

11:30 | Break
Invitation only

11:45 | Latest Updates and Looking Ahead – Round Table
Invitation only

13:00 | Lunch
Invitation only