3D at Depth Reaches Milestone in Offshore Lidar Metrologies

3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea Lidar (SL) systems and survey support services, has completed its 300th subsea Lidar spool metrology. The subsea Lidar measurement, conducted offshore within the Mediterranean Sea, covered eight long spool metrologies with lengths greater than 90m and was completed in 24 hours. The project delivered considerable savings overall for the EPIC installation contractor and provided valuable 3D data for the oil and gas major (end user). 3D at Depth is the world’s leading expert in subsea Lidar technology and first introduced subsea Lidar metrologies for the offshore market 3.5 years ago in the... (read more)
2018-02-01 10:27:35

Unfolding Revolution in Ocean ICT Takes Centre Stage at Oceanology International

The unfolding revolution in marine and ocean information and communications technology (ICT) and satellite and data solutions will be presented with its most prominent position yet at Oceanology International 2018 in London, UK. The world's premier event for marine science and ocean technology will reflect the current significance of topics including the underwater Internet of Things, command and control of marine platforms, applications of AIS and satellite-derived data sources, and access to ocean data. This year's event will host some of the world’s leading ocean ICT products, services and solutions as exhibitors, specialists, experts and conference speakers once again converge to... (read more)
2018-01-30 09:12:32

Optimistic Outlook for Hydrographic Market

Hydro International Business Survey 2018
How is the hydrographic profession doing as a business? In the run-up to the start of 2018, 'Hydro International' decided to turn its sounder on and listen to the voices of the professionals. What do they think of the market position? What are the commonly felt challenges? And where do the opportunities lie in the near future? Does the sector have plans to expand, and are there investment initiatives? This article proudly presents the outcomes of the survey, and the outlook is optimistic. In preparation for the Hydro International Business Guide 2018, a business survey was conducted to see how the hydrographic business... (read more)
2018-01-11 01:14:46

Delivering a Subsea Lidar Virtual Reality Data Platform

3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea Lidar systems and solutions, has partnered with iQ3Connect to deliver a new data visualisation tool to help clients build, maintain, map and monitor subsea assets, environments and resources. The partnership leverages the innovative features of 3D at Depth’s subsea Lidar data and the power of iQ3’s augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platform to transform the value of offshore survey data. Powered by iQ3’s cloud-based software platform, customers can access 3D at Depth’s subsea Lidar data through a secure, optimised web-based portal. The technology creates an immersive VR environment with... (read more)
2017-12-12 10:23:04

Hydrography Will Be Big Contributor Filling the Digital Aquarium

Hydro International Interviews Mathias Jonas, Secretary-General of the International Hydrographic Organisation
The new secretary-general of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), Mathias Jonas, has had a long career, now culminating in the highest rank within the world’s leading organisation for hydrography. He took office this autumn, succeeding Robert Ward, after he was elected in spring this year by the Member States. 'Hydro International' of course wants to know what Dr Jonas envisions for hydrography and the wider world it influences. Mathias Jonas starts off by sharing how he was already in touch with IMO and IHO in the nineties. ‘Arriving at the German maritime administration as a young professional mariner and as one... (read more)
2017-12-05 01:50:23

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

The Team Behind the Map
In October 2017, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which plans to map 100% of the world’s ocean floor by 2030, held its first meeting of regional data centre heads at the National Oceanographic Centre at Southampton University. Along with the head of the global data centre, a soon-to-be appointed project director, dedicated research teams, and in partnership with The Nippon Foundation, they will be responsible for delivering the project’s mission. Regional Data Centres The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project will utilise four Regional Data Assembly and Coordination Centres (RDACCs). Each will be supported by a Regional Mapping Committee, and... (read more)
2017-12-05 01:39:53


In this last issue of the year, I would like to look ahead to 2018, but also to the years beyond. While 2017 was still a struggle for many in our industry, it feels good to dwell a little on a bright future to come after this period, especially in these very dark months in our part of the world. I would like to do that with the new Secretary-General of the International Hydrographic Organisation Mathias Jonas. Hydro International interviewed the Secretary-General for this issue. Mathias Jonas has been in touch with IMO and IHO since the nineties and therefore appreciates... (read more)
2017-12-05 01:37:05

Mark Your Agendas for GIS Day on 15 November

The world celebrates GIS Day on Wednesday 15 November 2017. It provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate applications that are making a difference in the society. Various events are taking place on this day, worldwide. The dedicated GIS Day website shows a listing of known events (scroll down on the main page). The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about... (read more)
2017-11-14 08:57:11

Chart Management and Production for Sweden’s Coastline

Streamlining Chart Production and Promoting Safer Sea
Sweden is a unique archipelago with thousands of islands, and hydrographic survey data is critical to managing its rocky coastal waterways. The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is responsible for the accessibility, navigability and safe passage for vessels along the country’s 3,218 kilometres (2,000 miles) of coastline. The area of responsibility also includes Sweden’s four largest lakes, as well as rivers and canals with international traffic. This article has been brought to you by Teledyne CARIS. The SMA provides and develops environmentally friendly and efficient sea routes through a 24-hour service, and supports a range of activities including pilotage, fairway maintenance, ice-breaking,... (read more)
2017-11-13 01:04:14

Victoria Putans

Victoria Putans graduated in Technic and technology of geological survey, Seismic methods at the Russian State Geological Prospecting University. S.Ordjonilidze (RSGPU), Geophysical Dept., Seismic&GIS division. She followed a PhD Oceanology, at the P.P.Shirshov Institute of oceanology, RAS, with the thesis "Sediment waves of Central Caspian". Since 2009 she works in P.P.Shirshov Institute of oceanology, RAS as Junior researcher.   (read more)
2017-11-02 10:02:00
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