S-44 and the systematic error

S-44 and the systematic error

IHO standard S-44 is often used (or misused) to specify the quality of a hydrographic survey. While it is a useful tool, it is easy to misinterpret. One ‘misuse’ is to...

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Protecting offshore energy platforms

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 pla...

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Hydrographic surveying goes green

Hydrographic surveying goes green

Amid new climate policies, the global energy transition is in full swing. This is leading companies and organizations to take a variety of measures to make their business operation...

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Introducing the Denmark Depth Model

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 datase...

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A classification of survey platforms

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...

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Women power NOAA hydrography

Women power NOAA hydrography

The role of women in hydrography is increasing worldwide. In 2022, NOAA participated in the international Empowering Women in Hydrography (EWH) programme initiated by Canada and th...

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Landing on the abyssal plain

Landing on the abyssal plain

Electrification and the transition to a green economy are rapidly accelerating the demand for metals and rare earth minerals. As this demand cannot be met by recycling existing met...

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