Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

Airborne Lidar Bathymetry in Close Up

RIEGL tested the performance of its topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanning system in a transition zone context along the French Mediterranean coast. Initially planned as a UAV su...

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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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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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