Welcome to the Marine Measurement Forum

MMF 59 hosted by The Hydrographic Society at BP, Sunbury

The Hydrographic Society will be hosting the 59th Marine Measurement Forum at BP's Upstream Learning Centre in Sunbury on Friday 7th July 2017.  The day will follow the standard format with a series of relevant talks interspersed with refreshment/networking breaks.  The day will include the opportunity to tour BP's facilities, including the drilling simulator and high definition distance learning facilities.

MMF59 will be preceded by another half-day event hosted by the Society in Sunbury on Thursday 6th July. HydSoc@TheMagpie: Then & Now is an afternoon and early evening networking event which will explore how contemporary cutting-edge hydrography has been influenced by the pioneers and innovators of the last 50 years. Forty-five years since the Society was founded, this event will take place at The Magpie which hosted over 80 meetings of the Society's first Region and is now part of the organisation's folklore. This event will be free of charge for members and there will a charge of £15 + VAT for non-members - including MMF59 participants. Prior booking is essential.

Registration for both events is open to all.

Register for MMF 59 here.


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.


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 MMF59 through to MMF63 as scheduled below:

MMF59 - The Hydrographic Society UK. Date: 7th July 2017. Venue: Sunbury-on-Thames.
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.


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, Media and Distribution within the marine science and measurement market place.  You can email suggestions to the MMF Steering Group via the Contact Page.


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.


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