Advancing bird flight height measurement with Lidar technology
Lidar technology has already made its way into consumer devices such as smartphones, tablets and electric cars. However, prior to its consumer market applications, Lidar had been utilized by mapping a...
Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES to survey German EEZ wind farms
Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the ...
Unprecedented 3D scanning brings Titanic shipwreck to life
Magellan, a deep-sea mapping company, and Atlantic Productions, a British television company, have embarked on an ambitious collaboration to conduct a comprehensive scan of the RMS Titanic. This iconi...
Exploring oceanic currents to unlock climate insights
Marine scientists have deployed two hi-tech bottom pressure recorders (BPRs) on either side of the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to measure the strength of global ocean currents that drive much of the E...
Seaeye Falcon chosen for archaeology and offshore energy projects
Italy’s DST (Deep Sea Technology) has chosen a 1,000m-rated Saab Seaeye Falcon DR robotic vehicle to support archaeological research and offshore energy. The Seaeye Falcon DR will be employed by Nap...
IHO and NOAA strengthen ocean data partnership
During the recent 2023 International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Assembly, Secretary General Dr Mathias Jonas announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the IHO and the U...
Protecting offshore energy platforms
As the world’s reliance on offshore energy sources grows, the use of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) emerges as a promising solution for safeguarding vulnerable offshore platforms. This article exp...
Minimizing positional errors during ROV visual inspection
Underwater positioning with USBL can be accurate in favourable environments. However, it’s often perceived as less precise than land-based positioning. Maintaining high accuracy during mobilization ...
The future of hydrographic surveying: balancing automation and human expertise
The implementation of the new IHO hydrographic geospatial standard for marine data and information, the S-100 product family, presents significant challenges that require coordination between the IHO,...
Mapping the Catalan coast using airborne Lidar bathymetry
As part of a Catalan government project to improve the management of its marine environment, ICGC cooperated with Field to use airborne Lidar bathymetry (ALB) to survey the Catalan coastal zone. The r...
Introducing the Denmark Depth Model
The Denmark Depth Model (DDM) is a digital bathymetric model covering Denmark’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). It was developed based on hundreds of bathymetric survey datasets and historical source...
A classification of survey platforms
The life of a hydrographic planner used to be easy: you had a survey vessel from which (at least in nautical cartography) you deployed a number of survey boats (often sloops) with a simple sensor suit...
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