June 10, 2018

There are five days remaining to submit your abstract for this year's conference. Please refer below for further details on how to submit your abstract before the June 15, 2018 deadline.


May 15, 2018

Our deadline for the Call for Abstracts has been extended until June 15, 2018 for those requiring a just little more time to prepare their submissions. 

Please refer below for further details on how to submit your abstract.


April 15, 2018


The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Canadian Hydrographic Service invites interested parties to submit proposals for presentations on high resolution surveys in shallow water.  

In keeping with the broad scope of promoting progress in seabed mapping in the coastal environment, we welcome abstracts from a wide swath of approaches to shallow water hydrography – from multibeam, to swath (or swathe), to LiDAR, to satellites; AUV’s, ASV’s, UAV’s, and advanced data processing, fusion and visualization techniques - highlighting both the practical developments in these technologies, as well as advancements in our understanding of the seabed gained as a result. 

The conference organizers would like to showcase the technologies being developed to address current and future hydrographic requirements are enabling the hydrographic community to ask questions and set standards that were previously not practical to even consider. Presentations should be proposed in the form of an abstract and include:

  • Title, author's name and contact information, including title, employer, address, telephone, fax and e-mail
  • Identification of primary speaker where different from the author or where there are multiple authors
  • Abstract (no more than 300 words)
  • Author's biographical information (no more than 150 words)
  • List of any other events or venues where the presentation may have been previously presented.

Submission of Abstracts:

An Abstract Submission template is available.  All abstract submissions must be made by e-mail to Kirk Regular or Paul Brett at Shallowsurvey@mi.mun.ca no later than May 15, 2018. By submitting an abstract, the author agrees to its publication in the final program and on the Shallow Survey web site.

The committee will assess the proposals received and invite the selected authors/speakers to make their presentation at Shallow Survey 2018.

Each presentation will be allotted 30 minutes total in the conference schedule: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions. All documentation must be submitted in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.


Important Dates:

May 15, 2018: Abstract submission deadline

June 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts

October 1-3, 2018: Conference presentations

April 9, 2018

The Call for Abstracts will open Sunday, April 15, 2018.


February 1st, 2017

An official call for papers will be announced here on this website, as well as through various social media outlets and through email.

The first announcement with call for paper guidelines is planned for April 2018.

The following lists illustrates important dates coming up over the next two years.

• Common Data Set instructions and information - Feb 2017
• Acquisition of Common Data Set – June/July 2017
• Common Dataset available - January 2018
• Call for papers - April 15, 2018
• Deadline for Abstracts - May 15, 2018
• Speakers notified - June 15, 2018