KL GeoHydro 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7 - 8 December 2020

New Norm and Challenges in the Marine Industry

Medium: Webinar

Approved CPD Points by LJT

Latest News:

04-Dec: Programme and Abstract book is ready. View it here.download pdf
19-Nov: Note: this will be a virtual/online event running from the 7th December to the 8th December.


KL GeoHydro 2020


FIG logo

International Federation of Surveyors

UTM logo

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


The Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia


Supported by:

JUPEM logo

Department of Survey & Mapping, Malaysia

PHN logo

National Hydrographic Centre

LJT logo

Land Surveyors Board Malaysia



Planet logo



Hidrokinetik Technologies logo

Hidrokinetik Technologies Sdn Bhd


GPS Lands (M) Sdn Bhd logo

GPS Lands (M) Sdn Bhd


Keynote Speakers

1. Prof. Dato' Dr. Nor Aieni Mokhtar (Malaysia)
Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Embracing New Norm and Challenges in the Marine Industrypdf
2. Dato' Sr Dr. Azhari Mohamed (Malaysia)
Director General of Survey and Mapping Malaysia, Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia
Peta Baru Malaysia 1979 - After Four Decades of its Publication
3. Rear Admiral Dato' Hanafiah Hassan (Malaysia)
Director General of Hydrography, National Hydrographic Centre, Royal Malaysian Navy
Hydrography - Enabling Autonomous Technologies
4. Gs. Azlikamil Napiah (Malaysia)
Director General of Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)
Space Technology for Hydrogeology Exploration

Invited Speakers

1. Prof. Sr Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud (Malaysia)
Commission Chair, FIG Commission 4 - Hydrography
Realisation of the Challenges in Fulfilling the Hydrographic Prospects due to COVID-19pdf
2. Sr Dr. Abdullah Hisam Omar (Malaysia)
Chair of Working Group 4.4 - Marine Development and Administration
Marine Administration: Role of Hydrographer on Multi-Criteria Marine Spatial Risk Assessment
3. Captain (Retired) Brian Connon (United States of America)
Director of the University of Southern Mississippi's Hydrographic Science Research Centre
Hydrographic Training in the Time of COVID-19
4. Dr. Isa Adekunle Hamid-Mosaku (Nigeria)
Senior Lecturer in Surveying and Geoinformatics, University of Lagos
Is it an Era of Multiple Disruptions or Interdisciplinary Cohesions? Addressing the 'Decade 2030' for Food Security in the Face of the New Normal
5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Poerbandono (Indonesia)
Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)
Brief Review of Satellite-Derived Bathymetry and the Demand of Guidelines in Quality Assurancepdf
6. Sr Mohd Hanifa K. Abd Hamid (Malaysia)
Exco Member
Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (PEJUTA)
Pandemic Opportunism in South China Sea - Can it be "Vaccinated"?pdf
7. First Admiral Dr. Najhan Md Said (Malaysia)
Senior Director of Hydrography, National Hydrographic Centre, Royal Malaysian Navy
NHC Seabed 2050 Project: The Initiatives in Enlightening the Hydrographic Surveying Services in Post-Pandemic Era
8. Sr Safaruddin Kamaruddin (Malaysia)
Director of the Total Hydrographic Solutions (THS) Geoscience
COVID-19 - Where is Hydrography Headed?
9. Sr Dr. Rozaimi Che Hasan (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer
Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Elevating Hydrographic Data for Conservation of Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Malaysia
10. Prof. Dr. Omar Yaakob (Malaysia)
Marine Technology Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Prospects and Challenges of Ocean Renewable Energy in Malaysia
11. Abdullah Sulaiman, P.geol (Malaysia)
Director of the Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia (JMG) Kedah/Perlis/Pulau Pinang
Deep Seabed Mining: Is Malaysia Ready?
12. Dr. Mohd Fazrul Hisam Abd Aziz (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Fisheries and Food Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Utilisation of Acoustic Imaging for Sustainable Fisheries and Fishing Operational
13. Sr Dr. Abd Wahid Rasib (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Professional Hydrography Programmes under Recognition of FIG/IHO/ICA at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia: Current Status and Developmentpdf
14. Dr. M.D.E.K. Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
An Analysis of Tidal Asymmetry around Sri Lankan Coastline
15. Sr Tham Siew Kee (Malaysia)
Principal of Geomatics Operation, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
Safe Vessel Navigation with Client-Specific Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)
16. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Hidayat Jamal (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
The Importance of Hydrographic Survey to River and Coastal Engineering Work: An Overview
17. Ir. Arman Mokhtar (Malaysia)
Senior Civil Engineer
Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (DID)
Coastal Project Monitoring using Digital Camera with Airborne Facility (DID Experience and Lessons Learned)
18. Lt. Cdr. (Retired) Salim Kasim RMN (Malaysia)
Vice-President of the Maritime Strategic Association of Malaysia (MASTRA)
Challenges in Technology Development and Management for Localising Content in Ship’s Lifecycle
19. Sr Dr. Muhammad Imzan Hassan (Malaysia)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Marine Cadastre within Land Administration
20. Mr. Ku Kassim Ku Yaacob (Malaysia)
Senior Researcher of the Fisheries Research Institute of Malaysia
Fisheries towards 2030: Issues and Challenges
21. Mr. Matt Holland (Canada)
Sales Manager Asia / Pacific Teledyne CARIS
The New Norm of AI and Cloud Technologies to Address Challenges in the Marine Industry
22. Mr. Jonathan Ong (Singapore)
Regional Sales Manager
South East Asia, Planet Asia Pte. Ltd
To See the Sea: Planet Value For Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness
23. Mr. Mirza Hamza (Malaysia)
Technical Director of Hidrokinetik Technologies Sdn Bhd
(USV Manufacturing Division)
Offshore Mining Exploration using Unmanned Systemspdf