The fifth Middle East Hydrographic User Conference was hold during 13th to 16th of November 2011 at Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Unique Maritime Group (UMG) showcased various tailor made solutions and products in collaboration with Coastal Zone and Waterways Management Section (CWMS) of Dubai Municipality.
The four day conference included a variety of product presentationsand project presentations by clients and product exhibits with multibeam demonstration on survey vessel. Participated partners were Aadi - Norway, Ashtech-France, Caris - Netherlands, C&C Technologies-Singapore, EdgeTech - USA, Hypack-USA, Kongsberg Maritime AS-Norway, Kongsberg Maritime Ltd-UK, Kongsberg Mesotech-Canada, Kongsberg Hydroid Inc. and Teledyne TSS- UK.
Coastal Zone and Waterways Management Section actively collaborated in the event by providing support for the field demonstration and presenting an oral presentation on the topic ‘Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring Programme’. The presentation described the monitoring programme established within CWMS over the years for managing Dubai’s coastline effectively.
On the last day of the conference, the participants had an outdoor session where they enjoy a live demonstration showcasing the deployment of high tech survey equipment and the collection of marine data under the guidance of CWMS and UMG engineers. The demo included a Kongsberg EM 3002 Multibeam system, Simrad EA 400, TSS Gyro, TSS Motion Sensor and all related equipments including AADI RDCP (Resource Data Collection and Processing), fixed on a boat were simulated real time multibeam survey and data collection at sea.