Join us on the 7th March to explore hydrospatial solutions addressing critical challenges today. 


Dr Eranda Gunathilaka

Chair for Commission 4 on Hydrography

International Federation of Surveyors


Professor Dr. Muh Aris Marfai


Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) Republic of Indonesia 

Mr Scott Simmons

Chief Standards Officer

Open Geospatial Consortium 


Mr Denis Hains

Member of Seabed 2030 Strategic Advisory Group




Dr Kelvin Tang

Working Group 4.4 Chair

Hydrospatial Domain and Marine Administration

International Federation of Surveyors


Mr M Faishal B Abd Rafar

Head of Corporate Strategy & Commercial

Spatialworks Sdn Bhd


Dr Talia Sherrard

Service Line Manager – Geophysics



Dr Nguyen Danh Thao 

Professor, Department of Port and Coastal Engineering

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology




1:30pm – 1:45pm

Keynote Address

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Marine & Hydro-Creating a domain for the hydrospatial world: building consistent data to best manage competing interests

The coastal waters of Southeast Asia and nearby seas are attracting increasing interest as climate driven changes converge with issues of sustainability and competing activities. Environmental concerns relating to agricultural outputs, plastic waste, mangroves, coral reefs and the complexities of mapping the shoreline edge require clarity in defining territorial waters. The session looks into the dividing lines between government agency responsibilities, commercial interests and those of environmental protection and opportunities to develop best practice for the benefit of all parties.

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:00pm

Keynote Address

3:00pm – 3:40pm

Applying new technologies to build a hydrospatial universe

From the sky to the surface, and below, the options for collecting marine data is growing by leaps and bounds. In the search for better understanding the hydrospatial dynamics between land and the ocean opportunities abound for the latest technologies to assist in the gathering of essential information to improve decision-making.
From satellite and drones to ROVs and autonomous vehicles mapping based solutions can now be supported by AI and robotics to track changes and predict future behaviour.

3:40pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks