KL GeoHydro 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 - 19 November 2019

"Empowering Marine Knowledge Through Hydrography"

Approved CPD Points by LJT

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01-Dec: Presentation slides is ready for download. Get it here or download via the Keynote section.
12-Nov: Download Conference Programme & Abstract booklet (14MB) here.



KL GeoHydro 2019


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Supported by:

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Platinum Sponsors:

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Geomatic Solutions logo


Gold Sponsors:

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Normal Sponsors:

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Keynote Speakers

1. Dato' Sr Dr. Azhari Mohamed (Malaysia)
Director General of Survey and Mapping, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
Marine Geodetic Modernisation in Malaysian Waters: Current Development and Future Directions
2. Rear Admiral Hanafiah Hassan (Malaysia)
Director General, National Hydrographic Centre, Royal Malaysian Navy
Revitalising Hydrographic Information for Empowering Marine Knowledgepdf
3. Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud (Malaysia)
Chair of FIG Commission 4 (Hydrography)
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Empowering Marine Knowledge through Hydrographic Professional Programmes at Universiti Teknologi Malaysiapdf

Invited Speakers

1. Mr. Johan Stam (Netherlands)
Managing Director of Skilltrade B.V.
Education and Training: Knowledge Leads to Connectionspdf
2. Mr. Mick Hawkins (Australia)
Business Development Manager for Fugro Australia Marine Pty. Ltd.
Unlocking Data Insights in Asia and the South Pacific to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change and Sea Level Risepdf
3. First Admiral Dr. Najhan Md Said (Malaysia)
Senior Director of Hydrography, National Hydrographic Centre, Royal Malaysian Navy
The Naming of Undersea Features in Malaysia: Rational and Challengespdf
4. Mr. Abhineet Jain (Singapore)
Global Industry Business Development
Evolution of Remote Sensing: What's Next?pdf
5. Ms. Poh Lem Choo (Malaysia)
Senior Programme Officer, World Wild Fund for Nature – Malaysia Marine Programme
Threats to Semporna's Reefs: A Comparative Study of Underwater Survey Results versus Community Perceptionpdf
6. Sr Zulkifli Sidek (Malaysia)
Deputy Director of Survey, Boundary Affairs Division, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
40 Years of Peta Baru Malaysia 1979
7. Dr. Isa Adekunle Hamid-Mosaku (Nigeria)
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Utilisation of Hydrographic Information in Empowering Marine Knowledge for Research Development: Challenges and Prospects
8. Mr. Neil Hewitt (Australia)
Chair of FIG Working Group 4.1 – Standards and Guidelines for Hydrography
Hydrographic Surveyors Certificationpdf
9. Mr. Gordon Johnston (United Kingdom)
Chair of FIG Working Group 4.2 – Blue Growth & UN Sustainable Development Goal 14
Blue Growth, Developing the Blue Economy and the Surveyors' Contributionpdf
10. Mr. Lester Simon Ironside (New Zealand)
Chair of FIG Working Group 4.3 – Mapping the Plastic
Mapping the Plastic – A Surveyor's Responsepdf
11. Sr Dr. Abdullah Hisam Omar (Malaysia)
Chair of FIG Working Group 4.4 – Marine Development and Administration
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Roles of Marine Cadastre for Nation Development: Potential, Requirement and Challengespdf
12. Sr Shaharuddin Musa (Malaysia)
President of the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA)
Current and Future Challenges for Hydrographic Surveyors in Malaysiapdf
13. Sr Dr. Ami Hassan Md Din (Malaysia)
Geomatics Innovation Research Group, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Advances in Satellite Altimetry for the Ocean Explorationpdf
14. Mr. Matt Holland (Canada)
Sales Manager Asia / Pacific, Teledyne CARIS
Trends in Hydrography Empowering Marine Knowledge: Automation for Marine Survey, Products and Possibilities through S-100pdf
15. Sr Dr. Mohd Yunus Mohd Yusoff (Malaysia)
Director of Survey, Geodetic Survey Division, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
Enhancement of Tidal Stations in Malaysia: Progress and Prospect
16. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Fadzil Mohd Akhir (Malaysia)
Director of Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
What Can You Do with 100 Years of Ocean Data?: Experience from World Ocean Database for South China Sea Researchpdf
17. Mr. Ahmad Hadi Mohamed Rashidi (Malaysia)
Research Officer, Research Centre for Coastal and Oceanography, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
Impact of Climate Change to Sea Level Rise in Malaysiapdf
18. Ms. Noorzalianee Ghazali (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Mangroves Bioshield vs Mean Sea Level Rise: How We Wreck Our Last Defence!pdf

Sub-Programme Activities:

  1. FIG Commission 4 (Hydrography) – Annual Meeting
  2. FIG Young Surveyors Network
  3. UTM Hydrography Programme (FIG/ IHO/ ICA) – Graduation & Alumni Launching
  4. Gala Dinner
  5. Accompanying Person – KL City Walking Tour/ Gala Dinner