Hydro International: March / April 2017

March/April 2017

The focus of the Hydro International March-April 2017 issue is Data Quality. You'll find articles on this subject in addition to the regular columns and a technical article on Bathymetric Lidar. Do you like it better to have the magazine in your hands? Get the print edition!

In this issue: 

  • Multi-purpose ENCs for Ports
  • Improving Uncertainty Visualisation in ENCs
  • The New Data Paradigm
  • Ocean Business Ready for Business
  • NOAA - 100 Years of Service
  • Multi-interview: the nominees for Secretary-General and Directors of the IHO
  • And more!


Improving Uncertainty Visualisation in ENCs

Page 14-17: The visualisation of bathymetric data and associated uncertainty in electronic nautical charts is important when it comes to planning and monitoring a ship’s route safely. However, a study confirmed that the current uncertainty representation is not very intuitive and does not provide clear orientation for mariners. To improve this situation, Fraunhofer IGD proposed novel visualisation solutions for the next generation S-101 ENC standard, which are summarised in this article. Read now.

Ocean Business Open for Business

Page 26-33: The bi-annual event Ocean Business is coming to the NOC, Southampton from 4-6 April 2017. Three days of ocean technology engineering and science, knowledge sharing, hands-on training and demos as well as networking. A selection of the businesses represented give a taster of their innovations in this preview. Better still, of course, is to come and see and experience for yourself! Read now.

Bathymetric Lidar

Page 38-39: Technology in Focus. Bathymetric Lidar is the most effective and cost-efficient technology to capture both the land and seafloor simultaneously to provide a continuous, detailed 3D elevation model along the coastline. Its ability to successfully capture elevation on both sides of the coastline, over areas stretching more than 100km along the coast, has made it the ‘gold standard’ for coastal vulnerability and near-shore benthic habitat modelling. Read now.

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