Read on to find out what happened when the Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC) came to Victoria.
They day before the start of CHC dawned dark and gloomy. Those of us who live here were excited to show off the city of Victoria, and Mother Nature made it clear she was not going to pitch in.
Fortunately, the workshop we were hosting in the afternoon on improving survey productivity and data quality was to be conducted within the Victoria Conference Centre far from the threatening skies outside. After setting up our booth, we made our way over to the workshop.
After an introduction on the direct impact that sound velocity data has on overall survey results, attendees had the opportunity to hear from one of our customers, Leidos. Lead Hydrographer Alex Bernier explained why the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) has been essential to Leidos’ survey operations for nearly 20 years. With other MVP users in the audience, it was great to hear the discussions between them as they shared their experiences.
Tuesday started bright and early with breakfast at 6:45. Those who slept in found themselves chugging their coffee as they were chased down to the lecture hall for the opening remarks by a man with a bell.
Earlier this year, we launched AML’s brand promise, We Make it Easy, supported by four guarantees. This, along with a desire to highlight the human element of our industry, was the inspiration for our booth graphics at Oceanology International just two weeks before CHC. Our guys on the wall (Who are they?) were such a hit, we decided we had to bring one to CHC with us.
What is it like to work with AML? We asked again!
If you have been following The Steered Beam, you’ll know that we are always looking to hear our customers and partners’ experiences, as it gives us a glimpse into their work and helps guide our own as we aim to provide solutions to their challenges. On the final day of Oceanology, I caught up with Elice Collewijn of Seabed B.V. to hear about her experience working with us. At CHC, I sat down with Garry Hurkens, Manager of Business Development at Subsea Technologies, to hear what he had to say.
Thursday came and went in a blur. After a busy morning, the exhibit hall quickly transformed from a showplace to a construction site as everyone set to dismantling their booths. After squeezing in a few last minute conversations, it was time to say goodbye to friends old and new, pack the truck, and beat Victoria’s version of rush hour “traffic.”
We are already looking forward to CHC 2020!