Case Study

Survey Data Management Critical to Port of Melbourne's Operations

Survey vessel John Norgate, operating in the Port of MelbourneSurvey data management is critical to the operation of the Port of Melbourne (PoM), primarily to support the safety of vessels operating through its channels. The PoM is one of Australia's busiest and largest container ports with 30 commercial berths, 21km of waterfront and over 500ha of land. In September 2016, the port’s commercial operations were leased for 50 years, a contract worth more than AUD9.6 billion.... (read more)

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“We Are Limited by Imagination Rather Than Technology”

Now that the spotlights are on unmanned vehicles for various tasks in subsea survey, inspection and maintenance, it’s interesting to see how two... (read more)
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International Seabed Authority Meets in Jamaica

Overlooking the large and choppy natural port of Kingston, Jamaica, and surrounded by waving palm trees, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) headquarters hosted the 23rd ISA Annual Session from 8... (read more)
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The Unmanned System: A New Menace to the Hydrographic Surveyor Profession?

The evolution of hydrographic surveying technology has been moving in a very fast pace over the last decade. The introduction of the unmanned systems such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs), Maritime Autonomous Sys... (read more)
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Dr. Charles Calkoen

Dr. Charles Calkoen studied physics at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. In the last 30 years, he was involved in oceanography and remote sensing, developing hydrodynamic models and data analysis and fusion techniques. (read more)
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Cover Hydro International Magazine May June 2016Hydro International magazine is published eight times a year. The magazine is international in scope and focuses on bringing to its readership topical overviews and the latest news and developments in the technology and management of hydrographic activities.

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