Marc Roche is a geologist and scientific advisor and, since 2005, Head of the Continental Shelf Service (COPCO) in the Belgian Federal Public Service Economy. He is in charge of marine sand extraction management and control using various methods, including regular bathymetric and backscatter measurements with multibeam echosounders.


Reference Area for Multibeam Bathymetry and Backscatter

Hydrographic measurements are nowadays usually carried out using multibeam echosounders (MBES). The measurements obtained by each operational hydrographic vessel need to be regularly controlled on a well-known area to validate the quality, both for bathymetry and backscatter. This can now be done in... (read more)
SEAEXPLORER Underwater Glider

SEAEXPLORER Underwater Glider

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