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Tidal Gauge Installation Preprations on The Wash
FoundOcean, UK, have successfully completed the grouting operations which formed part of the installation of a tidal gauge in The Wash, south of Skegness. The tidal gauge will provide accurate tidal information, used for a number of purposes including tidal analysis and prediction, oceanographic research, coastal defence and storm surge warning systems. »»
VIPS 2015 Update on VideoRay’s Developments
The VideoRay International Partner Symposium (VIPS) 2015 will be held from 16-18 September at the company’s headquarters in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA, outside Philadelphia. In addition to VIPS ROV presentations, demonstrations, and networking events, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the VideoRay team, see how the company operates and to see VideoRay's fifth generation technology in action. The Mission Specialist concept ROVs will be presented, a new approach for creating small ROVs for specific purposes. »»
3D Map of Antarctica

3D Map of Antarctica

  27/08/2015
The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the TU Dresden’s Institute for Cartography (Germany) are presenting their joint three-dimensional map of the Antarctic continent and the seafloor of the Southern Ocean at this year’s International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the first time, the map simultaneously shows viewers three geographic layers: the Antarctic ice sheet, the land masses it conceals and the surrounding underwater landscape. »»
 
Brazilian Order for Tritech’s Gemini

Brazilian Order for Tritech’s Gemini

  27/08/2015
Tritech International, UK, has sold its multibeam sonar Gemini to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) provider Sistac Sistemas de Acesso in Brazil. Sistac initially hired a deep-rate Gemini to evaluate its performance during sea trials and, after the company had observed its capabilities, subsequently purchased the sonar. The Gemini 720id multibeam sonar is now the primary sonar onboard Sistac’s Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Atom work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV). »»
TES First to Rent out Sonardyne’s Mini-Ranger 2 and WSM 6+

TES First to Rent out Sonardyne’s Mini-Ranger 2 and WSM 6+

  26/08/2015
Abu Dhabi-based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC is to become the first company in the Middle East to rent the latest 6G underwater acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne International, UK. The order for multiple Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) systems and Wideband Sub-Mini 6 Plus (WSM 6+) transponders will be added to TES’ existing hire pool of Sonardyne equipment and used to support offshore survey and construction projects across the region. »»
 

Calculating Height and Cost of Coastal Flooding for Estuary Communities

  25/08/2015
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have developed a new visualisation tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around estuaries. This method, published in PLOS One, works by combining high impact flooding scenarios with land use maps. Researchers used this method to find that the economic damage of coastal flooding increased much more than expected with the size of the flood. »»
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Teledyne BlueView 3D Scanning Sonar

Teledyne BlueView 3D scanning sonar is used in infrastructure inspection such as post scour remediation inspection. Infrastructure managers verify construction was completed to contract specifications and for pre-construction inspection to assist with project planning.

 

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