The value of hydrospatial: a conversation with Denis Hains

The value of hydrospatial: a conversation with Denis Hains

Join us in this insightful episode as we delve into the evolving world of hydrospatial data with Denis Hains, a leading figure in the field of hydrography and ocean mapping. Denis Hains, founder and CEO of H2i, has dedicated his career to advancing hydrographic sciences. Denis is also an active contributor to the International Hydrographic Organization and other associations. He is a Hydrospatial Influencer. This episode explores the significance of hydrospatial data, its impact on the blue economy, and the roles of international collaborations in shaping global hydrospatial strategies.

What You'll Learn:

  • Denis Hains' Journey: From his early days in the Canadian Hydrographic Service to leading global initiatives, discover Denis’ professional journey and what ignited his passion for hydrography.
  • Hydrospatial Advocacy: Understand the term "hydrospatial" and why it's increasingly important in our understanding of oceanic and geographic data.
  • UN-IGIF-Hydro: Denis talks about the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Hydro, its objectives, and how it aims to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Global Challenges and Opportunities: Insights into the current challenges in managing hydrospatialdata infrastructures and opportunities for growth in this sector.
  • The Future of Hydrospatial: Denis shares his vision for the future of hydrography and ocean mapping, highlighting emerging technologies that will significantly impact the field.


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