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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The Making of RV Kronprins Haakon

The Making of RV Kronprins Haakon

Norway is a maritime country with a very long coastline, plus it is very much a polar nation with 80% of its sea territory and 45% of its land mass north of the Arctic circle....

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30+ Years of Hydrographic Education

30+ Years of Hydrographic Education

A hydrographic education programme has been offered in Hamburg for more than 30 years. The programme was first offered in 1985 as an addition to an existing programme in general su...

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Seabed 2030: A Call to Action

Seabed 2030: A Call to Action

Despite countless days of surveying at sea, we have still mapped less than 20 percent of the world’s oceans. It is time to get organised, according to Rear Adm Shepard M. Smi...

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The Importance of Continuous Education

The Importance of Continuous Education

It is now well over ten years since Fugro Academy opened its doors within Fugro as a focal point for learning and development for the company’s 10,000-plus employees, who spe...

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Hydrographic Data Science

Hydrographic Data Science

We are seeing the introduction and application of automated technologies everywhere that supplant the common and accepted ways of doing jobs, writes Paul Cooper. Indeed, the pages...

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Subsea Cable Route Surveying

Subsea Cable Route Surveying

Almost all (99%) international data is transmitted by around 265 subsea cable systems connecting the world. The total length of subsea cables exceeds 1.6 million kilometres, and th...

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Research-driven Tools for Ocean Mappers

Research-driven Tools for Ocean Mappers

Current technologies can help ocean mappers and cartographers to fight repetitive, manual and error-prone routines the smart way. In a world where artificial intelligence is playin...

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MapAction Brings Response to Disasters

MapAction Brings Response to Disasters

MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity that works through skilled volunteers. Its purpose is to provide rapid, on-the-ground mapping to humanitarian aid agencies, in r...

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Technology in Focus: GNSS Receivers

Technology in Focus: GNSS Receivers

GNSS has now been operational in the surveying industry, and especially in hydrography, for more than 25 years. Whereas the first receivers such as the Sercel NR103 (once the workh...

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