Australian ADCP Regatta, March 16-17 2017

Anthony Skinner - ALS Hydrographics Australia , 31 August, 2017

On the 16 and 17 of March the Snowy Mountains hosted the Australian ADCP Regatta 2017.

The Regatta consisted of a field day on the Thredbo River at Paddys Corner, followed by a short session on bathymetry techniques on the Murrumbidgee in Cooma before wrapping up with a discussion session at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Cooma. The even gave participants a great opportunity to explore a range of objectives.

Overall the Regatta was attended by fifty four participants, representing five states and territories, along with a representative from New Zealand’s Marlborough District Council. Overall the participating organisations represented a good mix of private and public hydrometric service providers, consultants and vendors.

Participating Organisations were:

  • ALS Hydrographics;
  • Bureau of Metrology;
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP);
  • Department of Water WA (now Department of Water and Environmental Regulation);
  • Manly Hydraulics Lab;
  • Marlborough District Council, New Zealand;
  • Onyx ECS;
  • Snowy Hydro Limited;
  • Ventia;
  • WaterNSW;

Vendors’ onsite included:

  • HyQuest Solutions;
  • Xylem Analytics; and
  • Blue Zone Group.

This article is a summary of the events, results and outcomes from the regatta with recommendations and suggestions for future events.