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Welcome to HYDRO 2016 – Hydrographic Conference and Exhibition

In November 2016 the 24th annual IFHS Hydrographic Conference and Exhibition "HYDRO 2016" takes place in Rostock-Warnemünde. This event is organized by the German Hydrographic Society (DHyG) on behalf of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS). You may still have good memories on HYDRO 2010 which was held at the same place.

Do not confuse this IFHS Hydrographic Conference with another "HYDRO 2016" conference on hydropower development in October 2016 in Montreaux, Switzerland.


HYDRO 2016 – What To Expect

Do not miss HYDRO 2016 Hydrographic Conference and Exhibition, November 8 – 10, 2016:

  • Three-day conference with leading experts in Hydrography
  • Exhibition with international manufacturers and service providers
  • Workshops, user seminars and application / product training
  • On-site boat demos
  • Social programme

Exhibition - Conference - Docksite - Hotel. Everything is only a few steps away.

Picture HYDRO 2016 venue: "Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne"
HYDRO 2016 venue: "Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne", Warnemünde with it's wide sand beach in the background.


Picture: Harbour approch channel (centre) with Rostock port (background), "Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne" (left) and Warnemünde lighthouse (right). Picture: Rostock old city port. Picture: Rostock-Warnemünde beach in summer. Picture: Rostock-Warnemünde old lighthouse and "Teepott". The lighthouse is still in operation and serves also as sightseeing platform for tourists.
Please click on pictures to enlarge.


Important Dates

  • July 31, 2016: "Early Bird" registration ends.
  • September 26, 2016: Hotel booking at Hydro 2016 rates ends.
  • November 7, 2016: Onsite delegate registration opens. Icebreaker Reception in the exhibition area.
  • November 8, 2016: Conference opening. Conference Dinner.
  • November 10, 2016: Conference closing.


HYDRO 2016 News

20/09/2016   Partner Programme updated

Please find updated information on Guided Tours for accompanying persons at our Social Programme page.

13/09/2016   Travel information updated

Please find updated information on how to get to/from the conference venue at our travel information page.

09/09/2016   Already 200 Delegates signed up

So far 200 delegates and exhibitors from 28 countries signed up for HYDRO 2016.

07/09/2016   Exhibitor information updated

There is a new information for exhibitors page online. Here you will find also shipping instructions for your exhibits and promotion material.

31/08/2016   Conference Paper Submission

We kindly remind all speakers who have not yet submitted their conference paper to do this within the next days to be included in the conference proceedings. Please see our author's page for details.

15/08/2016   Hotel Booking Deadline Extended

Special HYDRO 2016 room rates at the conference hotel will expire by 26/09/2016. So don't forget to book your room before this date using the form available at our Accommodation / Hotels page.

15/07/2016   Hotel Booking Deadline

Special HYDRO 2016 room rates at the conference hotel will expire by 15/08/2016. So don't forget to book your room before this date using the form available at our Accommodation / Hotels page.

12/07/2016   Revised Abstract Submission

All speakers are requested to submit a revised abstract to be published in the conference handbook by end of July. Please see our author's page for details.

21/06/2016   Conference Programme Online

A detailed conference programme, including titles and timetable of the 54 oral presentations, is now available.

09/06/2016   Fraud attempt reported

We were informed that some people were urged on the phone to make reservations at the HYDRO 2016 conference hotel. This is most likely a fraud attempt. For making hotel reservations, please follow instructions given at our Accommodation page.

11/05/2016   50+ oral presentations accepted

The HYDRO 2016 paper committee accepted more than 50 proposals for oral presentations. Authors were informed last week and the conference programme will be published soon.

So far 14 companies are planning to host user-workshops (90 minutes) along with the HYDRO conference.

27/04/2016   Exhibition sold out

The last remaining exhibition stand was booked yesterday. There will be 48 companies exhibiting at HYDRO 2016, see Exhibition Page for a list of exhibitors and the latest floorplan.

22/04/2016   New Sponsoring Options

There are smaller sponsoring packages available now as requested by some exhibiting companies.

08/04/2016   Authors to be notified by end of April

The "Call for Papers" has been closed. Thanks to all authors for submitting that many abstracts. The paper committee will evalute the proposals and notify all authors on acceptance by end of April.

10/03/2016   Exhibition booked to 80%

80% of the exhibition are already sold, 38 companies have booked stands until today. There are only 10 stands left.

15/02/2016   Delegate registration is open

Today the online delegate registration opened.

17/01/2016   Exhibition 50% booked

Today there are 295 days left until the HYDRO 2016 conference and exhibition opens. Already 26 out of 49 exhibition stands have been booked. The call for papers was released about 5 weeks ago, the first proposals have been submitted. Delegate registration will open soon.

05/01/2016   Exhibition and Sponsoring is selling fast

There are 49 exhibition stands available, of which 20 have been booked already. Also the sponsoring packages are selling fast, 5 of 8 packages have been taken so far.

25/12/2015   Season's Greetings

The Hydro 2016 organizing team wishes all of you beautiful holiday season and a pleasent and successful year 2016. We are looking forward to meeting you in November in Rostock.

17/12/2015   Exhibition more than 25% booked

Ten days after opening the exhibition stand booking there are already 13 of the 49 stands booked, that's 26%. Also the sponsoring packages are selling fast, 3 of 8 packages have already been sold.

11/12/2015   Call for papers released

The "Call for Papers" for the HYDRO 2016 conference has been released. Please see the "Conference & Abstracts" page for details.

07/12/2015   Exhibition and Sponsoring Booking starts

Today booking of exhibition stands and sponsoring packages for the HYDRO 2016 conference has been started. Please see the "Sponsors & Exhibition" page for details.

25/11/2015   HYDRO 2016 website launch

Today, at the the last day of this year's HYDRO conference which took place in Cape Town / South Africa, November 23-25, 2015, the HYDRO 2016 website launches.