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60th Marine Measurement Forum – Announcement and Call for Speakers

The 60th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF60), hosted by iXBlue, will take place at the Land Rover BAR Team HQ in Portsmouth on Tuesday 31st October 2017. Welcome coffees and teas on the BAR Flight deck will be followed by an all-day programme of presentations, networking and tours of the facility.

The Marine Measurement Forum is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provides opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques, and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from those wishing to give a 15-20 minute presentation at MMF60.

Updating the MMF Website

If you’ve visited the MMF website previously, you will have noticed a change in appearance.  This has been precipitated by some changes on our server, requiring a rapid temporary update. Please bear with us as we rebuild the site and…
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Farewell Astrid

MMF Steering Group bids fond farewell to Astrid Powell At the recent 59th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF), attendees witnessed the retirement of longstanding Steering Group member Astrid Powell who was presented with a bouquet of flowers to mark the occasion….
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Marine Measurement Forum Hosts for 2017 onwards

Marine Measurement Forum Hosts for 2017 onwards

The Steering Group always welcomes enquiries regarding the hosting of a future event. Presently, hosts have been confirmed for MMF60 through to MMF63 as scheduled below:

MMF60 – iXblue. Date 31st October 2017. Venue: Land Rover BAR, Portsmouth.
MMF61 – National Physical Laboratory. Date: Spring 2018. Venue: Teddington.
MMF62 – Fugro. Date: Autumn 2018. Venue: Wallingford. 
MMF63 – ecoSUB Robotics. Date: Spring 2019. Venue: TBA.

The schedule will be updated with confirmed dates and host contact details at regular intervals. Event notices will be issued via the MMF mailing list, International Ocean Systems journal, OceanBuzz newsletter and other media portals.

Full House at MMF59

Full House at MMF59

Our 59th meeting took place on Friday 7th July at the BP Upstream Learning Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames and was hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK).

Amongst the eleven presentations topics included Crowdsourced Bathymetry, Safe Fishing in UK Waters, the use of Marine Mammals as Observation Platforms and a look at a completely new Biofouling Technique for the Marine Environment. A full report on the day’s proceedings along with presentation downloads (as available) will be published here in due course and announced via the normal media outlets.

All present agreed that the sell-out event was a great success combining a diverse programme of presentations with an excellent venue. Congratulations are offered to the organisers, The Hydrographic Society UK.

58th Marine Measurement Forum – September 2016

58th Marine Measurement Forum at PML – September 2016

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) hosted the 58th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) over a two day period in mid-September when delegates were afforded the opportunity to visit the wide range of marine science facilities that Plymouth has to offer ahead of the seminar itself. On 14th September attendees were invited to join the PML hosts at the Plymouth University Marine Station for tours of the station’s facilities and the research vessels of PML, Plymouth University, the Marine Biological Association and Sonardyne Ltd.  This provided a great opportunity to showcase the wealth of local collaborative resources that the area offers to both marine science and industry.  As is usually the case the sun was shining in Plymouth and a well-attended evening BBQ, hosted by PML, concluded an enjoyable day allowing great networking opportunities.

MMF Overview

MMF Overview

The Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provides opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities.  Attendees typically include scientists, surveyors, engineers and business people from a variety of organisations including research centres, academia, manufacturers, survey companies, consultants, monitoring authorities, dredging companies, port authorities, oil companies, societies, etc. Each MMF is normally hosted within southern England with occasional excursions to other parts of the UK.

MMF57 – a great success in Wallingford

MMF57 – a great success in Wallingford

On Thursday March 3rd, more than 70 marine industry professionals assembled at HR Wallingford’s offices in Oxfordshire for the 57th Marine Measurement Forum. The day encompassed 15 technical presentations, multiple networking opportunities, enticing warm muffins and a tour of the on-site test & trial facilities.

MMF Steering Group

MMF Steering Group

The ad hoc MMF Steering Group is charged with guiding the fortunes of the MMF series. The Steering Group comprises four long term and regular MMF attendees, representing Research, Manufacturing, Distribution and Learned Professional Societies within the marine science and measurement market sector. You can email suggestions to the MMF Steering Group via the Contact Page.