Nigel Townsend is the founder of Coastal Hydrographic Pty Ltd. Nigel spent 18 years in the Royal Australian Navy as a hydrographic surveyor prior to 12 years at Fugro LADS, where he led projects worldwide. In 2014, Nigel started Coastal Hydrographic Pty Ltd to provide specialist ALB skills to support the Airborne Lidar Bathymetry industry.