Machine Learning as a Tool

Machine Learning as a Tool

Machine learning is currently experiencing a surge of interest. Of course, what first come to mind are self-driving cars, face recognition and internet algorithms. However, while t...

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Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

RIEGL tested the performance of its topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanning system in a transition zone context along the French Mediterranean coast. Initially planned as a UAV su...

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Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way

Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way

XOCEAN recently completed 35 cable inspection surveys using a combination of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) and Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) between the Scottish mainland and W...

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The Emergence of AI in Hydrography

The Emergence of AI in Hydrography

With the ever-increasing and affordable availability of capacity and computing power to process and store data, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in marine geomatics, o...

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New Golden Age of Exploration

New Golden Age of Exploration

Jyotika Virmani was executive director of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE before she entered Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), also as executive director. Two positions at the forefr...

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Forecasts for 2021: a Mixed Bag

Forecasts for 2021: a Mixed Bag

Ready to invest, in equipment, staff and training, but unsure about future growth at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic: that seems to be the outcome of our Hydro International Re...

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The Hydrography of the Former Zuiderzee

The Hydrography of the Former Zuiderzee

The 32km-long dam called the Afsluitdijk, separating what was then the Zuiderzee from the North Sea, was completed in the Netherlands in 1932. It transformed the Zuiderzee from a l...

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Sub-bottom Object Detection

Sub-bottom Object Detection

While nautical charting mainly focuses on bathymetry and objects that form a hazard to shipping, offshore construction and dredging require sub-bottom information. There is nothing...

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