The Transas Marine 4-level ECDIS concept is designed to provide an IMO-compliant solution for shipping companies. The range of product packages Standard, Standard+, Premium and Premium+ features Transas Navi-Sailor software applied through all systems. All packages include selected standard features with a range of additional options.
Anders Rydlinger, Transas Marine product development director, says the objective is to provide a solution to the market where a 'standard' system features the best available quality and at the same time is user-friendly and cost-efficient. On the other hand, there are shipping companies preferring to utilise a comprehensive technology going beyond IMO requirements. This 4-level concept is developed to cover all market requirements.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.