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Emergency Responders’ Uses of Sidescan Sonar
Many fire and police departments consider sidescan sonar an essential piece of equipment for their dive teams. Sidescan is used for search and survey operations because it produces detailed images of the underwater environment regardless of water clarity. In addition, the sonar is able to search large areas quickly, scanning several hundred feet of ocean, lake or river bottom with each pass of the boat, easily locating a variety of targets including sunken boats, submerged vehicles and drowning victims. »»
Floating Lidar System Weathers Major Storm
The EDP Inovação (EDPi) WindSentinel floating Lidar system has survived a major storm that ravaged the shores of Portugal near Viana do Castelo on 16 October 2014. Enduring gale force winds with gusts of over 90kmph and waves the size of three-storey buildings (10 metres high), the AXYS WindSentinel remained on-station and fully operational with 100% data availability. »»

Dumped and Lost Hazardous Objects on Baltic Seabed to be Mapped

  30/10/2014
Work to assess what potentially hazardous waste and wrecks lay beneath the surface of the Baltic Sea kick-started on 29 October 2014 in a HELCOM expert meeting in Szczecin, Poland. The product will be a one-off HELCOM thematic assessment on environmental risks of hazardous submerged objects covering contaminated wrecks, lost or dumped dangerous goods – e.g. containers – and other objects. »»
 
Last Phase of on-sea Work for BRAHSS Programme Completed

Last Phase of on-sea Work for BRAHSS Programme Completed

  30/10/2014
On 21 October 2014, Gardline CGG (Australia) completed the on-sea work activities for the last phase of the BRAHSS (Behavioural Response of Australian Humpback Whales to Seismic Surveys) project contracted by the OGP on behalf of the Joint Industry Programme. Gardline CGG deployed the multi-role seismic vessel MV Duke as a source vessel offshore Peregian Beach in Queensland (Australia) for the project. »»
Dutch Hydrographer Receives Alexander Dalrymple Award

Dutch Hydrographer Receives Alexander Dalrymple Award

  29/10/2014
Captain Peter Kortenoeven, Hydrographer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, has been presented with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO’s) prestigious Alexander Dalrymple Award at a ceremony in London. According to UKHO chief executive Ian Moncrieff, Peter was nominated for his role leading the Netherlands Hydrographic Office through a period of significant change and challenge and for his well-regarded contribution to the international hydrographic community. »»
 
Connecting Seismic Vessels

Connecting Seismic Vessels

  29/10/2014
A communication solution developed by Kongsberg Seatex for the marine seismic sector is a highlight at SEG Denver 2014 (the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting), which is being held from 26 to 31 October. The Kongsberg MBR system enables high-speed, high-capacity and robust data, voice and video transfer between multiple vessels and other assets. »»
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Generating Lat/Lon/Depth Files from Echoview

This video shows how to use Echoview to export a CSV file of the water depth as measured by an echosounder.

 

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