50th Marine Measurement Forum – A resounding success
The 50th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF50) was held in the Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth on 12 June 2012. It was hosted by the MMF Steering Group and, to celebrate the 50th milestone, took a slightly different approach to the usual MMF format.
MMF50 provided an opportunity to reminisce about the history of measuring in the marine environment, to overview the techniques and equipment used today and ponder what might be in the pipeline for the future. The twelve presentations were given from different perspectives, emphasising the diverse nature of the marine measurement community. It was fitting that Colin Waters (ex HR Wallingford) and his wife Una, were guests of honour for the event as Colin was instrumental in ensuring the continuance of the MMF series during the 80s and 90s.