The speakers of the 2021 SDB Day:

Captain Yanuar Handwiono
Specialist Hydrographic Surveyor, Indonesian Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center

Captain Yanuar Handwiono is a specialist Hydrographic Surveyor in the Indonesian Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center. He begins his career as a hydrographic officer on a naval hydrographic survey vessel since 1988. He has been undertaken various professional courses in hydrography since then, He awarded Cat “A” surveyor at 1999 and commenced working at Indonesian Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center where he was responsible for International Cooperation and Maritime Boundaries. He is also member of Indonesia's maritime boundaries delegation expert and participated actively in many IHO events, working group and capacity building program. He contributed greatly to the establishment of the Indonesian Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure known as IMAGIC portal and optimizing the use of Remote Sensing Technology such as Satellite Imagery implementation in supporting hydrographic survey operations, disaster mitigation, and marine protection area mapping. In 2018, He involved with the Satellite-Derived Bathymetry implementation in the Indonesian Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center as part of IMAGIC marine geospatial capability program development.

Chris Waterson
CMDR of the Royal Australian Navy

CMDR Chris Waterson, RAN, is a specialist Hydrographic Surveyor in the Royal Australian Navy. He commanded the Survey Motor Launch HMAS Shepparton in 2008-2009 and the Hydrographic Survey Ships HMAS Leeuwin and HMAS Melville 2013-2015. In 2016, he was awarded certification as a Level 1 Hydrographic Surveyor through the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and commenced working at the Australian Hydrographic Office where he was responsible for planning and managing national hydrographic surveys. He helped to establish and implement Australia’s national civil survey scheme, the Hydroshceme Industry Partnership Program, and was the AHO representative to AusSeabed, the national seabed mapping coordination program. In 2019, he moved to the Maritime Geospatial Program within the AHO where he oversaw the acquisition and introduction into service of the AHO’s Satellite Derived Bathymetry capability.

Edward Albada

Edward Albada represents EOMAP throughout the North Americas and Caribbean region. Edward is from Trinidad & Tobago and was introduced to the tropical clear waters of the Caribbean from birth. His love of the sea led him to pursue an education in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering at the University of Florida. He has amassed 25 years of experience working on coastal development from inception, modelling, design and construction throughout the globe, with particular experience in projects within the Caribbean. Edward was first introduced to EOMAP in 2015, and has applied satellite derived services to almost every applicable project since. It transformed his approach to data and information gathering for his projects, in particular in uncharted, remote or inaccessible locations. Edward is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Christian Bödinger
Remote Sensing Specialist EOMAP

Christian Bödinger is an Remote Sensing specialist with advanced knowledge and experience in satellite imagery applications, data analysis and workflow automation. At EOMAP since 2018, he works as an EO Data Analyst within a number of commercial and R&D projects around the globe. Supported by a team of physicists and IT experts, he is responsible for the implementation, development and supervision of WATCOR-X software. He has provided training on WATCOR-X globally and serves as point of contact for technical and related matters. He holds a MSc degree in Geography from the University of Tübingen.

Isabel Caballero de Frutos
Post-Doc researcher ICMAN-CSIC

Dr. Caballero de Frutos is a full-time Post-Doc researcher working at the Ecosystems and Oceanography Research Group in the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN-CSIC). Her research line is broadly focused on applying remote sensing techniques to improve monitoring of aquatic environments, including wetland, estuarine, inland, coastal and offshore ecosystems, to support cost-effective management of these complex regions. She received a B.A. degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Vigo, two M.S. degrees from the University of Santander and University of Cadiz, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Granada.

Stuart Caie
Senior Hydrographic Surveyor New Zealand Hydrographic Authority

After 16 years working as a Hydrographic Surveyor in the UK, Stuart Caie moved to New Zealand in 2005 and joined Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in May 2006 as a Senior Hydrographic Surveyor within the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority. Stuart lead the New Zealand Hydrographic Risk Assessment project, an evidenced based, risk lead assessment to prioritise future hydrographic surveys around New Zealand. The subsequent long-term prioritised survey programme, HYPLAN, was published in 2017. Stuart has responsibility for maintaining this programme of work which is delivered by a panel of two survey companies. Stuart is also working on a NZ Aid programme, the Pacific Regional Navigation Initiative, which is focusing on navigation-safety aspects in the South West Pacific, where LINZ is the charting authority responsible for producing and maintaining charts for the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau and Tonga.

Dr. Marco Filippone
Chief Hydrographer & Operations Manager FUGRO Germany

Dr. Marco Filippone, Chief Hydrographer & Operations Manager, FUGRO Germany Marine Dr. Marco Filippone is Chief Hydrographer and Operations Manager at Fugro Germany Marine GmbH. He is a certified hydrographer, Cat. A certified surveyor, with a MSc in “Marine and Nautical science” from the Italian Naval Academy and Pisa University and second level post degree in “Marine Geomatics” from Genoa University. Just after retiring from the Italian Navy with the rank of Lieutenant (NATO OF-2) he obtained a PhD in system engineering from Genoa University studying “water column acquisition and automatic processing technique”. As IHO Cat. A certified surveyor he is involved in large seafloor mapping programs and hydrographic developments.

Dr. Knut Hartmann

Dr. Knut Hartmann is passionate Earth Observation geodata expert and in the position of chief operating officer at EOMAP. Knut holds a degree in Geoecology and PhD in natural science. Prior to joining EOMAP in 2011, he worked in the geo-information section of an engineering company, as well as the German Federal Research Center. Throughout his career he has developed and applied solution for different applications and across a range of industries. Amongst others, he was expert advisor to an International Law of the Sea (ITLOS) court case, supports national benthic monitoring concepts on national levels and is leading the European innovation action to improve shallow water mapping. Since joining EOMAP he has been involved in various projects ranging from the higher latitudes of Greenland down to the southern Pacific.

Dr. Thomas Heege
Managing Director EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Thomas Heege, managing director of the EOMAP headquarters in Germany, has more than 25 years of experience in aquatic remote sensing and environmental data services for marine industries and water-related agencies worldwide. Under his lead, EOMAP developed the technologies and the market for space-based high-resolution bathymetry, shallow water and water quality services. Prior to founding EOMAP in 2006, Thomas was research scientist and project manager at the German Aerospace Center DLR since 1996, developing physics-based processors for aquatic systems using multi- and hyperspectral airborne sensors. From 1993, he worked as researcher at hydrological/limnological institutes in Konstanz and Munich, in a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects with applied bio-optics and remote sensing mapping applications. He graduated as Physicist in 1993 at the University of Konstanz, and received the PhD in space sciences in 2000 at the Free University of Berlin.

Sophie Loyer
Project Manager, French Hydrographic Office

Sophie Loyer is an engineer for the French Hydrographic Office. Since the beginning of 2017, she’s a project manager in the department of R&D, with the SDB and decision support tools as the main topics. Before, she was in charge of acoustic multibeam data processing and early in her carrier, she was coastal and marine ecosystem research scientist.

Yvan Lubac
Hydrographic Engineer, SHOM

Yvan Lubac is a military hydrographic engineer at Shom. He is responsible of the bathymetric data processing software CARIS HIPS&SIPS and technical co-responsible for an innovation partnership on the SDB topic at Shom.

Friedhelm Moggert-Kägeler
Solutions Director Maritime Spatial Data, SevenCs

Friedhelm Moggert-Kägeler's educational background is Geodesy/Hydrography and he holds a degree in each of these fields. He joined SevenCs in 2000. Since then, his variety of roles has ranged from S-57 data production and training, customer support, and research and development, to product management. Now his responsibility is to develop strategies and solutions for products and services used to manage, analyze, and distribute Maritime Spatial Data. Through long-term experience, Friedhelm has specialized expertise in the domain of electronic chart production and also in-depth knowledge of relevant IHO standards. He regularly represents SevenCs at IHO working group meetings, industry conferences and exhibitions.

Dr. Chris Roelfsema
Senior researcher, University of Queensland

Dr. Chris Roelfsema is a senior research fellow at University of Queensland and leads a team of ecologists and earth observation specialists with collecting field data and developing and implementing habitat mapping and monitoring approach. With 20 years of experience he is specialised in integrating field data, citizen science, physical attributes (e.g. depth, waves) and earth observation science to map and monitor coral reef and seagrass habitats globally. Chris is currently the principal investigator on two major coral reef habitat mapping projects: 1) 3D GBR Habitat Mapping project; and 2) Global Coral Reef Mapping project for the Allen Coral Atlas.

Stephen Rump
Geomatics Engineer, Fugro Germany

Stephen Rump is a geomatics engineer with over 14 years of professional experience in hydrographic processing. He is leading the hydrographic processing and cable route charting department at Fugro Germany Marine and is responsible for the preparation and quality control of corresponding data and charts including SDB products.

Dr. Richard P. Stumpf
Oceanographer, NOAA

Dr. Richard P. Stumpf, Oceanographer, NOAA National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Dr. Stumpf has over thirty years of experience in coastal oceanography. He develops methods to make satellite data and modeling useful in understanding and managing coastal eutrophication, habitat change, shallow bathymetry, and algal bloom forecasting. He received a B.A. degree in the Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware

Emily Twiggs
Senior Project Manager, EOMAP Australia

Emily Twiggs is a geoscientist that represents EOMAP throughout the Australasia region. Originally from England, Emily moved to Australia 20 years ago after completing her degree in Geological Sciences. During her time travelling around Australia, Emily became a divemaster and whale shark spotter on the Ningaloo Reef, an experience which cemented her love for the ocean and marine science. For the last 15 years, Emily has gained a broad range of experience during her PhD research and work life (Curtin University, Australian Institute of Marine Science and Fugro Airborne Surveys), in using remote sensing and geospatial analysis alongside ground-truthing techniques, to map the bathymetry, geomorphology, sedimentology and benthic habitats of coastal, coral reef, continental shelf and terrestrial environments. As Director for Oceanwise Australia, she also ran research-based whale shark and coral reef ecotours, educational programs, and environmental services on the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and elsewhere in Western Australia. For the last 2.5 years, Emily has worked as Senior Project Manager with EOMAP based in Perth (WA) and has been involved in many exciting mapping projects within the region.

Christophe Vrignaud
Development Manager, French Ministry of Defense

Christophe Vrignaud is an engineer for the French Ministry of Defense. Since the beginning of 2019, he’s a development manager for the French Hydrographic Office. Early in his carrier he has been focusing on underwater acoustics. From 2007 to 2018, he was in charge of the French Hydrographic Office onboard acoustic systems. He has been conducting multiple acceptance and qualification surveys at sea, and has trained surveyors for IHO Cat. A and B certifications. Since 2017, he’s the Chair of the Hydrographic Surveys Project Team of IHO HSSC.

Philip Warner
Director Of Operations Smith Warner International Ltd.

Philip Warner has a Master’s degree in Coastal Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and over 25 years of professional experience in consulting throughout the Caribbean and North America. He has design, inspection, and appraisal experience for coastal protection, marine structures and oceanographic studies, in addition to the development and operation of numerous civil, structural, coastal and hydraulic engineering computer programs and numerical models. He also has field experience in marine structures construction supervision and inspection, hydrographic surveys and the deployment of oceanographic field equipment. His experience includes work done throughout the Caribbean region and internationally.

Dr. Magnus Wettle
Managing Director, EOMAP Australia

Dr. Magnus Wettle is Managing Director for EOMAP Australia. He has more than 17 years experience in aquatic remote sensing research and applied solutions. During his career at CSIRO, he co-developed the SAMBUCA software, which is used today by CSIRO for shallow water applications. While at Geoscience Australia, he led the implementation of new capabilities such as satellite-based bathymetry and offshore oil seep detection. As a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, he managed the delivery of multi-disciplinary, remote sensing-based solutions to the natural resource industry.