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All you need to know about marine surveying, and more, in just 24 hours

Most professions and many activities increasingly recognise their own special international days. Such examples are World Radio Day and International Firefighters’ Day. And of course, a little closer to home, there is World Maritime Day too.

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), the leading worldwide professional body for marine surveyors, decided it was overdue that marine surveyors have their own special day – a day that celebrates and recognises the importance of their profession. So, IIMS has created the inaugural International Marine Surveying Fest 2018, a 24-hour marine surveying online jamboree. The date for this innovative and eye-catching event, supported by Constellation Marine Services and the Nautical Institute, is Tuesday 6th into Wednesday 7th November. No matter what time zone you are in, or area of surveying or the marine industry you work in, the Fest aims to offer something of interest to you.

The Marine Surveying International Fest 2018 is an online only event and will be anchored and hosted from the IIMS head office in the UK. The 24-hour non-stop online marathon starts at 11.00 (UK time) on 6th November opened by Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO in discussion with Capt John Lloyd, Nautical Institute CEO and running non-stop until 11.00 (UK time) on 7th November.

Each hour on the hour, a new presentation will be delivered live by a knowledgeable presenter somewhere in the world on a relevant surveying related topic. For one fee of just £100, anyone can join the Fest taking advantage of as many of the 24 presentations over the 24 hours as they wish. And if you miss any presentations because the time does not work for you in your location, your fee will give access to the entire content after the Fest, which will be recorded. If you cannot make the date, but would still like to have access to the recorded content, which will not be made available publicly for at least six months, then the fee covers that option too. The Fest will be broadcast using the Zoom platform. A unique joining code will be sent to delegates upon receipt of their reservation.

View the list of presenters, their varied topics and book your place here.

Or download the 12-page information brochure in pdf format here.

Source: IIMS