The Steering Group always welcomes enquiries regarding the hosting of a future event. Presently, hosts have been confirmed for MMF61 through to MMF63 as scheduled below:
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.
Each MMF event comprises a number of presentations by organisations and individuals involved in the many diverse aspects of the marine measuring sector. The management of the event, including venue and specific date, is for each host to decide but within guidelines provided by the Steering Group. The audience will generally comprise a cosmopolitan mix of researchers, surveyors, engineers and manufacturers all of whom have a common interest in the art/science of maritime data gathering. The MMF series has continually proven to be very popular, with attendee numbers generally around the 50-60 mark and hosting undoubtedly provides an opportunity to highlight specific skills, capabilities, projects and developments.
The list of past hosts reads like a who’s who of the maritime world and the MMF Steering Group anticipates a strong desire to see the tradition continued. Expressions of interest can be received from past hosts or those new to the activity. There are reports and images from previous events and comprehensive guidelines for hosts on this site. Those wishing to put their names forward can initially email Steering Group representative Roger Scrivens from the contact page, ideally stating “Hosting an MMF event” in the subject line.