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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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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Tidal Currents from AIS Data

Tidal Currents from AIS Data

Currents are traditionally measured with buoys and drifters, but such surveys are expensive and results are scarce. Almost all ships are equipped with an automatic identification s...

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Coastal Monitoring of Water Quality

Coastal Monitoring of Water Quality

The wave-propelled AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) completed a short trial off the south-west coast of England to monitor the water quality by a sewage outfall. AutoNaut dem...

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Snow Crab Tracking Using Wave Gliders

Snow Crab Tracking Using Wave Gliders

Coastal communities around the globe are seeking better ways to understand and manage regional ecosystems. They depend on the ocean to sustain economic opportunities, ensure food s...

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Changes to Data Sourcing in Modern Times

Changes to Data Sourcing in Modern Times

Seaports, waterways and climate are inextricably linked. Weather anomalies change bottom contours and destroy aids to navigation, compromising safety. In the past decade maritime a...

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Multi-purpose ENCs for Ports

Multi-purpose ENCs for Ports

Ports require access to a wide range of data and information to function safely and efficiently. Some of that data is acquired from external stakeholders but most is generated inte...

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Pushing Lidar to the Limits

Pushing Lidar to the Limits

Airborne bathymetric Lidar is an ideal tool to study underwater features in the usually rather clear waters along the coast of Australia. Due to the remoteness of many of the conti...

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