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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Hydrospatial and the Marine Environment

Hydrospatial and the Marine Environment

Hydrographic offices (HOs) today exist in a world of accelerating technological change that is influencing human behaviour and creating new needs and ways of exploiting data to und...

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Automatic Calibration for MBES Offsets

Automatic Calibration for MBES Offsets

Currently, calibration of multibeam echosounders (MBES) for hydrographic surveys is based on the traditional ‘patch test’ method. This subjective method, although rigor...

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Sentinel-2 Coastal Charting Worldwide

Sentinel-2 Coastal Charting Worldwide

It is widely and wrongly assumed that the world’s coastal regions have been surveyed in detail by modern techniques and that the resulting nautical charts are an accurate ref...

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