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Sonardyne to host 63rd Marine Measurement Forum

The 63rd Marine Measurement Forum (MMF63) will be hosted by Sonardyne on 25 September 2019 at Sonardyne’s headquarters in Yateley. Full details, including registration arrangements can be found at In addition, those of you registered on our Mailing List (see below) will soon receive further confirmation of the plans for the day which include an extension to the schedule via an evening meeting of the Hydrographic Society Southern Region commencing at 17.00 hrs.

Future Marine Measurement Forum Events

The MMF Steering Group welcomes enquiries regarding the hosting of future MMFs. Presently we have hosts booked for events MMF63 through to MMF66 as scheduled below:

MMF63: Sonardyne, 25 September 2019
MMF64: Hydrographic Society UK/Plymouth MTE, June 2020
MMF65: ecoSUB, Autumn 2020
MMF66: RS Aqua, Spring 2021

This schedule will be updated with date, venue, registration and host contact information at regular intervals.

Farewell Astrid

MMF Steering Group bids fond farewell to Astrid Powell

Astrid Powell

At the 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. Astrid was one of the four founder members of the MMF Steering Group which was formed in 2005 to oversee and guide the fortunes of the series. Having retired recently from her role as publisher at Underwater World Publications Ltd (publications include International Ocean Systems and Underwater Contractor international), Astrid felt that the time was right for her to make way for new blood within the Steering Group.

The MMF Steering Group is delighted to announce that Astrid’s place has been taken by Helen Atkinson who is quaintly described as Operations and Publications Manager at The Hydrographic Society UK but is known and respected by members and non-members alike as the person who makes sure all the Society’s many activities run smoothly.

The other Steering Group members, Andy Smerdon, Aidan Thorn and Roger Scrivens, wish Astrid a well-earned, happy retirement and offer a hearty welcome to Helen.