Shipwreck Monitoring in the North Sea

Shipwreck Monitoring in the North Sea

In order to guarantee nautical depths, the Rijkswaterstaat survey department runs an annual seabed monitoring programme. In July 2019, research vessel MS Arca left its home port of...

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Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

The arrival of airborne Lidar, also referred to as airborne laser scanning (ALS), has revolutionized area-wide 3D data acquisition of topography, bathymetry, vegetation, buildings...

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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Oceans

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Oceans

This article will dig into the field of oceanography and the trends and methods developed over the past decades. Did you know that marine species constitute more than 80% of t...

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The Study of Mapping the Seafloor

The Study of Mapping the Seafloor

This article will immerse you in the deep water of bathymetry. It explains in detail what a bathymetric map is, what it shows, what methods we use to collect the bathymetric data a...

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The Advancing Technology of AUVs

The Advancing Technology of AUVs

Since the last autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) review in 2016, the market has continued to grow. The biggest market for AUV systems remains the military. The world’s most...

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Vertical Datums in the Hudson River

Vertical Datums in the Hudson River

A fixed low water reference plane, Hudson River Datum (HRD), was adopted as chart datum for certain portions of the Hudson River to approximate mean low water when river levels are...

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Where Do We Map Next?

Where Do We Map Next?

Mapping the world’s oceans is a tremendous task that would benefit from a prioritization strategy. In this article, an in-depth presentation of one such approach is given: GI...

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