Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern Time
Bathymetric maps are increasingly important tool for public and private sectors. A panel of experts will discuss how these tools and innovations are making a difference for stakeholders of all sizes.
Jim Van Rens
Senior Vice President & Strategic Advisor, RIEGL USA
James Van Rens is the Senior Vice President of RIEGL USA, the North American office for RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, which is recognized as the performance leader in the mobile mapping, civil infrastructure, airborne scanning, unmanned, hydrographic, bathymetric, mining and terrestrial based industries. Mr. Van Rens holds a combination BA/BS degree from Marquette University and has over thirty years of experience in remote sensing, 3D mapping, and LiDAR technology.
Vice President, Airborne Bathymetric LiDAR, Geospatial Content Solutions Division, Hexagon
With 20 years of experience, working with various airborne technologies, Anders Ekelund serves as Vice President for airborne bathymetric LiDAR of the Hexagon’s Geospatial Content Solutions Division. In this role, he is responsible for developing competitive solutions and services for customers in the bathymetric industry. Previous to the acquisition by Hexagon in 2013, Ekelund was Managing Director of the Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), a company developing, producing and distributing airborne bathymetric LiDAR systems and software solutions.