Scottish Government Awards OceanWise with 4-year GIS Marine Data Contract

OceanWise has been awarded the framework agreement for the provision of GIS marine data to the Scottish government. The company will be delivering marine mapping data products and services including Marine Themes Vector, Marine Themes Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Raster Charts and Raster Charts eXcluding Land (XL) to central government departments and agencies as well as regional councils, all of whom will benefit from having access to the data for decision support and asset management. OceanWise’s data mapping products have been designed to provide data that is fit for purpose, in the right format, accurate and up to date. Marine Themes... (read more)
2018-06-08 12:20:30

Hydrographic Surveying in the Port of London

Charting for the 21st Century
By the end of this year, the gap will have finally closed on the mandatory requirements for ships to carry an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), with all existing vessels of over 10,000GT being required to be so equipped (all new vessels greater than 3,000GT already have to comply). This article explores the provision of the chart data for the Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) available to such systems and how the UK's Port of London Authority (PLA), as a major port, is providing such data. This article has been brought to you by Teledyne CARIS To survey the... (read more)
2018-05-15 08:23:35

Mapping the Deep Ocean with Multiple AUVs

Ocean Infinity’s Seabed Exploration Project
Ocean Infinity’s seabed mapping campaign commenced in the summer of 2017. The Ocean Infinity team is made up of individuals from multiple disciplines, who have gained vast experience with deep-sea exploration operations in the past. Their combined knowledge and insight led to the idea to undertake deep-sea mapping operations using up to eight autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), paired with eight unmanned surface vessels (USVs). This novel concept is explained in more detail in this article. Human inquisition drives us to explore. This has led man to delve below the surface of the oceans. Our ability to understand the undersea world... (read more)
2018-04-24 09:22:31

Vattenfall Procures OceanWise Raster Charts XL

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has procured OceanWise Raster Charts XL (eXcluding Land) as a seamless Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) for Northern Europe. Based on standard nautical charts, and therefore with a familiar look and feel, Raster Charts XL are marine charts which have had all the land and other non-marine features removed. Meta-features such as scale bars, source data diagrams and title blocks have been removed meaning they no longer hide more useful information. Removing the land means Vattenfall can combine the WMTS with its own sources of land mapping data to give improved coverage in the coastal zone.... (read more)
2018-04-18 08:21:48

3D at Depth Launches Subsea Survey Support Services

3D at Depth, an expert in subsea Lidar laser technology, has officially launched its subsea survey support services to help clients realise additional value from their underwater 3D data. The new integrated offering will optimise underwater survey campaigns through a comprehensive range of client deliverables designed to enhance workflow efficiencies, support engineering and analysis and provide insight into long-term asset and environmental integrity.   Subsea survey support services provide: 3D Data Services: Data collection and processing, through visualisation and analysis A tiered data management offering starting with Level #1 subsea Lidar laser equipment rentals through Level #7 subsea Lidar data... (read more)
2018-03-20 09:55:11

Oceanology International 2018 – Surveying the Oceans with Enhanced Vision

New Content and Parallel Events
The keenly anticipated Oceanology International (Oi) 2018 exhibition and conference took off on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at ExCel in London and runs until Thursday 15 March. Renowned throughout the marine industry as an unassailable benchmark for proffering business opportunities and showcasing evolving technologies, the Oi portfolio has expanded over time with the addition of the sister events Oi Americas and Oi China. This year’s Oi London show looks likely to set a new record regarding attendance numbers, with more than 500 exhibitors from 79 countries. For 2018, the emphasis is firmly focused on technological developments including autonomous systems, advanced sensors... (read more)
2018-03-13 11:12:32

Nine Teams Advance to Final Round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, today announced nine finalist teams advancing in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year global competition challenging teams to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration. XPRIZE will award each finalist an equal share of a $1 million milestone prize purse for the cutting-edge ocean mapping and imaging technologies they have developed. Their innovative approaches include artificial intelligence, aerial drones, underwater robotic swarms, lasers, and autonomous surface and underwater vehicles. The nine finalist teams will be formally recognized and awarded at Oceanology... (read more)
2018-03-11 02:09:29

Oceanology International 2018: Surveying the Oceans with Enhanced Vision

There is now just one week to go until the kick-off of the keenly anticipated Oceanology International (Oi) 2018 exhibition and conference. The event opens on Tuesday 13 March at ExCel in London and runs until Thursday 15 March. Renowned throughout the marine industry as an unassailable benchmark for proffering business opportunities and showcasing evolving technologies, the Oi portfolio has expanded over time with the addition of the sister events Oi Americas and Oi China. This year’s Oi London show looks likely to set a new record regarding attendance numbers, with more than 500 exhibitors from 79 countries. For 2018,... (read more)
2018-03-06 01:20:07

Avi Dror

Commander Avi Dror is hydrographer at the Israeli Navy, where he serves as head of the Hydrographic Branch. Prior to this position, Dror was head of the Mapping and Charting section at the Hydrographic Branch, the Israeli  Navy’s body responsible for meeting the hydrographic and cartographic requirements of the Israeli Navy. Dror has a PhD and Master of arts (MA) in GIS & Coastal Geomorphology. (read more)
2018-02-20 10:30:40

Israeli Navy Transforms to New GIS Technology

The Transformation to a 21st Century Organization with New GIS Maritime Workflows
The Israeli Navy Hydrographic Branch (INHB) is transforming itself into a 21st-century organization. Moving away from traditional methods of generating hydrographic products, INHB has adopted geographic information system (GIS) technology. This forms part of the evolution towards a full modern Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI). Speed of production, diversity of the products generated, and a closer working relationship with other departments have been among the key drivers of the transformation. Established in 1976, the INHB’s mission is to produce all hydrographic and cartographic requirements for the Israeli Navy. That includes surveying, generating paper charts and ENC and nautical publication production.... (read more)
2018-02-20 10:30:10
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