Call for Papers

The Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB) invites you on behalf of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies to contribute to the conference Hydro17 with a conference paper. The conference will be held on board the luxurious steam ship ss Rotterdam between November 14 and 16, 2017. ss Rotterdam is permanently moored on the south bank of the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hydro17 will be focusing on strengthening the internal connection within the Hydrographic world, but also seeking connection with adjacent disciplines. Therefore, ‘Connection 4D Future’ will be the common theme throughout the conference. During Hydro17 we will also be celebrating our 25th anniversary of Hydro conferences!

This call is open to abstracts addressing a hydrographic theme, but not limited to the following topics.

  • Innovations in acquisition techniques
  • Data processing
  • Data management & integration
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Geophysics of the marine environment
  • Subsea surveying
  • Dredging & Offshore
  • Marine renewables
  • Accurate hydrodynamics
  • Oceanography
  • Education & training
  • The future of the hydrographic profession

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words or less before 31 March 2017 (EXTENDED DEADLINE).
The abstract must include the following:

  1. Title of the proposed presentation;
  2. The names and affiliations of all authors;
  3. Identification of intended presenter, including contact details.
  4. One figure or table

Contributions from young people (including students) and developing countries are especially encouraged. Contributions that are very commercial in nature, rather than innovative, will not be accepted.

Abstracts can be submitted to Authors that succeeded in sending in a successful abstract will be notified before May 31, 2017. Guidelines for submitting the full conference paper and presentation material will be sent with the notification and made available on During the conference, the abstracts will be available in the conference book.

It is necessary to register for the conference separately from the abstract submission process. At the time of the publication of this call for papers, registration is not yet possible. Online registration will be facilitated at If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact us via

We look forward to your contribution. Thank you for your interest in this conference.

The Hydro17 Contents Team