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Main topics in the January / February issue are:
3D Precision Beyond the Horizon
Flexible high-resolution Seismic Method
Developments and Trends in Multibeam Echo Sounders
Unmanned Surface Vehicle as Aid for LBL Positioning
History: From Longtitude to Three-point Sextant
Insider's View: John K. Hall
... and more
Page 18-21: The Gemini Offshore Wind Farm is located in the North Sea. Gemini consists of two separate areas called ‘ZeeEnergie’ and ‘BuitenGaats’, both with 75 4MW Siemens turbines. Gemini will be the 2nd largest offshore wind farm in the world upon completion in 2016, providing power to 785,000 households, equivalent to 1,500,000 people.
Page 26-29: Traditionally, the upper part of the shallow seabed is investigated using low frequency echo sounders to enable safe navigation, and even lower frequency profilers for seabed structure mapping. However, the results of these systems often lack accuracy and, as a consequence, seabed properties are not known. A more accurate method, which results in seabed parameters, is obtained by the addition of the ultra-high resolution seismic sub-bottom system package Silas.
Page 30-32: The multibeam echo sounders available on the market are constantly evolving as technology advances and as sonar producers seek new ways of refining and utilising the products. In this article we will provide a snapshot of current products and trends from the dominant (high-end) sonar producers focused on survey-grade products.
Page 15-17: These are exciting times in the geomatics and hydrographic industry. Innovative solutions are being developed, integration is the main keyword and the big players are acquiring smaller companies that add a new dimension to their portfolio. Europe, Japan and North America are traditional strongholds of geomatics, but several very ambitious companies from China are doing their utmost to catch up with the frontrunners. Steven Xu, CEO of Hi-Target, was more than happy to share his thoughts and expectations with Hydro International.