After almost two years as an associate member of the organisation, the Italian Hydrographic Society (IHS) has been elected a full member of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS).
Based in Catania, Sicily, the IHS is a non-profit enterprise representing leading hydrographic surveying individuals and organisations throughout Italy.
Speaking about his society’s membership of IFHS, IHS President Aldo Monaca commented:
“It is a real honour for the Italian Hydrographic Society to be a member of the Federation and we look forward to pursuing common objectives together with the other member societies. I would like to thank all the people who have played an active part in getting the Italian Hydrographic Society to this point, without their help and support we could not have achieved this.”
About the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies
The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) is a unique partnership of learned national and regional hydrographic societies that, through its worldwide membership, is able to address every specialism within the hydrographic profession and related disciplines, at all levels of experience and expertise.
Through its constituent Societies, Federation members include the full spectrum of: contract hydrographic surveyors, government and military personnel, oceanographers, geophysicists, geologists, environmental scientists, civil engineers, port surveyors and operators, academics, project mangers, software engineers, surveyors in all sectors of private practice.
Also represented are: petroleum companies, research and educational institutes, environmental protection and monitoring organisations, professional bodies and other associations, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, dredging and salvage contractors and others involved in associated sciences, technologies and applications.
Press Release, February 14, 2013