Aberdeen to host Hydro14 Conference

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is to host October’s International Federation of Hydrographic Societies Annual International Conference, Hydro14.

Hydro14 will take place on 28-30 October 2014 and is expected to attract 350 international delegates to the city.

The theme of the conference is ’Energy & Enterprise’ which acknowledges the city’s prominence in the oil, gas and renewables sectors. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear the latest news on topics including hydrographic surveying techniques, data processing, presentation and more. The event will also feature a large exhibition alongside the conference sessions.

The conference is organised by The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK), with support from local regional members, including former and current chairmen David Bowden and Andy Dare, who helped Aberdeen secure this international event. The Hydro14 Committee was successfully awarded funding from the National Subvention Fund through support from VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit.

Hydrography is traditionally the measurement of various physical characteristics of the ocean (or other waters) and used in many applications relevant to the North East of Scotland.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director (pictured), said: “Aberdeen is currently attracting a high level of international conference business which is great for the region and this particular conference is of great relevance to the area as it has a strong link to our core industries of oil and gas as well as the links to the fishing industry. We are delighted that THS UK have chosen Aberdeen as the host city.”

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