28 FEBRUARY 2020: GUARDIAN GEOMATICS NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
Guardian Geomatics is proud to announce their appointment to Australia’s Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP).
Key company representatives of HIPP, the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program attended the official deed signing ceremony this week in Canberra with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN. The ceremony was held at the Russell Offices, Canberra.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN seen above at left delivered his keynote speech to the delegates and invited guests of the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program Deed Signing Ceremony held at the Ngunnawal Theatrette, Canberra.
Guardian Geomatics Commercial Director Steve Duffield and Project Manager Mark Sweeney, are seen at right after the ceremony with the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program Commemoration Certificate in hand.
Commercial Director, Steve Duffield, in Canberra this week to sign the HIPP contract said, “We are honoured to have been selected, having worked toward this outcome for the past two years. The HIPP is a great Australian initiative, involving the best and brightest from the Australian hydrographic surveying industry.
It is exciting to see the Australian Government’s commitment to building capacity and capability for hydrographic survey in Australia, and their commitment to the protection, understanding and sustainability of our ocean environment. This is certainly something that Guardian Geomatics cares deeply about.
Since learning about this Program, we have been very keen to get onboard and contribute – we are very proud of this partnership.”
Guardian Geomatics will spend the next four years working alongside six industry leaders, acquiring and processing hydrographic, oceanographic and marine environmental data. The data acquired by the HIPP panellists will be used to produce digital charts of the Australian seafloor. The goal of this 150-million-dollar Government initiative is to further improve our understanding of the unique Australian sea charting area – which makes up around 10% of the earth’s surface, supports a thriving maritime industry and is home to diverse and unique marine life.