Tomorrow we celebrate World Hydrography Day. This date has been chosen by the IHO, International Hydrographic Organization, to celebrate the anniversary of its creation. It is a day to recognise the contribution that hydrographic surveying makes to the maritime community.
This year's theme is Hydrographic Services - the essential element for maritime trade. Which, indeed, they are. More on the theme can be found at the Hydrographic Society news page or at Hydro International. It is good to see that this is being celebrated so widely.
Nigeria, India, the UKHO (in Singapore), Australia, Canada and the UK Hydrographic Society (in London) and no doubt many others are celebrating this day in one way or another.
I am up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne tomorrow for an RICS meeting and will be bumping into the ISPRS Commission V groupies in the evening. Not sure how close range you need to get with hydro surveying but I'm sure I'll get the conversation swinging that way