Oceanteam Boosts Multraship Commander

Oceanteam have secured the 57m Multraship Commander to boost the total resource capability package available from the company to its expanding client base. The Commander is available to support the operational activities with in-house facilities available for product enhancement and technology backup and development. The Bureau Verities certified DP1 Multraship Commander, measures 55.34m by 11.50m, with an operating draft of 3.5m. Main propulsion supplied by twin 370 KW Stork Werkspoors, a 468 KW bow and 350KW azimuth stern thrusters. With a capability for both DP1 and four-point mooring, the vessel is equipped for ROV operations, Oceanteam Carrera 4 trenching support... (read more)
2005-08-08 12:00:00

PCI Geomatics Technology Assists the European Space Agency

PCI Geomatics is helping to create the next generation of automated coastal maps through its contributions to the COASTCHART project. The COASTCHART project, led by LogicaCMG, is entirely funded through the Data User Element (DUE) of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP). Once completed, the project will allow for the delineation of 6,000 kilometers of western African coastline, and will also enable standard navigation charts to be updated from space-based observations. ESA's COASTCHART project aims to develop and qualify a coastline information system that provides satellite-derived coastal maps suitable for operational use by hydrographic organizations. The... (read more)
2005-08-08 12:00:00

OmniSTAR’s Newest HP Capable Receiver: the 8400HP

OmniSTAR announces its latest 8400HP GPS receiver. After start-up this receiver works instantly in DGPS VBS mode and switches to HP once an accuracy of 30 cm has been reached. The 8400HP has internal batteries that last up to 10 hours, making the receiver highly suitable for the GIS market. As an option there is 32 MB internal memory available for storage of either position or raw measurements. Operation in RTK mode is also optional. (read more)
2005-09-22 12:00:00

New HP-capable Receiver

OmniSTAR has introduced its latest 8400HP GPS receiver. After start-up this receiver works instantly in DGPS VBS mode and switches to HP once an accuracy of 30cm has been reached. The 8400HP uses internal batteries that last up to 10 hours, making the receiver highly suitable for the GIS market. A 32MB internal memory for storage of either position or raw measurements, or operation in RTK mode is available as an option. (read more)
2005-10-18 12:00:00

Chartworx Holland to Support Dutch Government

The Dutch Waddenzee has had a protected status in the Netherlands since 1980. It is a Ramsar site (as are the German and the Danish Waddenzee) and has been designated – according to the EC Bird Directive 1979 and the EC Habitat Directive 1992 – as a Special Protection Area (SPA). The Ramsar Convention 1971 is a worldwide treaty for the conservation of wetlands. The Service Centre of the official governmental body with the tasked of co-ordinating the co-operation between the different governmental organisations responsible for supervising the adherence to the regulations and laws of the Waddenzee has awarded a... (read more)
2005-11-07 12:00:00

Metoc Sells Stake in SeaZone Solutions

Metoc plc has confirmed an agreement with UKHO, the UK Hydrographic Office, on the sale of Metoc's majority shareholding in SeaZone Solutions Ltd., which is now 100% owned by UKHO. “It’s been invaluable collaborating with the UKHO on SeaZone over the last 2 years,” says Metoc managing director Kevin Deeming. From time to time, Metoc will continue to work with SeaZone, which delivers UKHO Hydrospatial and other UK and overseas agencies’ data to the worldwide Geographical Information (GI) market. It also provides enabling tools, and consultancy and training services to support the use of coastal and offshore environmental data in... (read more)
2005-11-07 12:00:00

Review Digital Video

A workgroup established by the Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV divisions IMCA has released Digital Video Offshore: A Review of Current and Future Technologies for the benefit of offshore contractors and their clients. The new publication should provide an understanding of digital video technology, the potential benefits available over existing analogue technology, practical applications and issues relating to the development of standards within the survey industry. The aim is to encourage the widespread use of digital video and provide information on how the data is captured, synchronised with traditional survey information and compiled into digital reports for delivery... (read more)
2005-12-12 12:00:00

New ARCS Malaysia

Shipping lines operating in Malaysian waters can now take advantage of new official digital chart coverage just released through the British Admiralty raster chart service ARCS. The 32 new ARCS charts of the region provide up-to-date comprehensive coverage of Malaysian sea lanes and ports. They are a key element in a major initiative by the UK-based chart producer to work more closely with other hydrographic offices around the world to improve availability and accessibility of official digital chart coverage in both vector and raster formats. The new Malaysian charts cover ports and waters around the Peninsular Malaysia, the Malaysian territories... (read more)
2005-12-16 12:00:00

ARCS in Asia Piracy Exercise

Admiralty Raster Charts covering the Singapore and Malacca Straits have been electronically customised by the UK Hydrographic Office for use in NATO exercise Multi National NCAGS Exercise 05. This took place in late September, aimed at responding to the threat of piracy, robbery and terrorism in the Far East. The bespoke electronic charts are on CD, taken from data extracted from ARCS and were used by 140 players in three ‘playrooms’ sited in Norway, Denmark and Brest. The exercise, which involved plotting incidents electronically and planning and orchestrating a response, were monitored from Stavanger in Norway by senior officers who... (read more)
2005-12-19 12:00:00

Updated Global Maritime Boundaries Database

The 11th Edition of the Global Maritime Boundaries Database, or "GMBD," provides a concise, GIS-based, research tool containing the current state of global maritime claims, boundaries and related information mined from Law of the Sea experts, maritime analysts, the U.S. government, the United Nations, published reference books and journals and the Internet. The GMBD can be used for automated and graphical analyses related to hydrographic surveys, offshore oil and gas exploration, fisheries, telecommunications, marine minerals and mining, defence, shipping, construction, pollution, marine scientific research, marine archaeology, recreation and ocean law, among other applications. GMBD users include agencies of the United... (read more)
2006-02-10 12:00:00
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