CHA Award 2008

The Canadian Hydrographic Association was created by a number of senior people in the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1966/1967 in answer to a requirement for hydrographic training and professional status within the service. The CHA has been a successful professional service from that time till present.   In 1992 a student award of CAD2000 was created to honour and assist a student in a Canadian University or Technical College who was enrolled in a related discipline as Canada has no dedicated hydrographic school. The award has been awarded each year since 1992. The 2008 award winner (15th) is Jason Workman,... (read more)
2008-07-23 03:10:55

Expanding Ulstein Wins Turkish Design Contract

Norway's Ulstein Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Maritime and Mechanical Technology (MMT), an engineering company that is based in Norway but which owns engineering companies in Croatia and has engineering-oriented partnerships in India. Meantime, Ulstein Es-Cad, established in December last year by the Ulstein Group and Turkish ship design company Es-Cad, has just landed a significant design contract from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for the design of a new oceanographic research vessel.   And in October, Ulstein announced a letter of intent that will see it take a majority stake in Netherlands... (read more)
2007-11-26 09:42:03

Eye4Software Releases Hydrographic Survey Software Package

Eye4Software, The Netherlands, has announced that the latest version of its hydrographic survey package, Hydromagic version 5.2, has been released to the public. The main purpose of this software is to map the bottom of a river, reservoir or ocean in 3D, by using a (D)GPS or RTK positioning system combined with an echosounder or fishfinder. Once data acquisition has been completed, the sounding can, if needed, be filtered and corrected using the built-in sounding editor. The corrected sounding can be used to generate a number of final products, like a digital terrain model or DTM, volume calculation, cross sections,... (read more)
2013-10-28 09:33:45

Sharing Spatial Data

Computer Aided Development Corporation Ltd (Cadcorp)
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information systems (GIS) and web mapping software. From its headquarters in Stevenage, UK, Cadcorp is growing both its direct and indirect sales into the hydrographic market – particularly with port and harbour authorities. Cadcorp was originally founded in 1989 to develop a CAD product. Cadcorp sold the product outright in 1994, and started the development of a family of Microsoft Windows-based GIS products. The first release of the Cadcorp Spatial Information System (Cadcorp SIS) was in 1995.Mike O’Neil, CEO and founder of Cadcorp, recalls the early years. ”We were able... (read more)
2014-10-15 02:32:15

Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner

Newton Labs has developed and deployed a laser scanning product specifically designed to operate underwater, in-vessel, within either PWR or BWR reactors. The device, the NM200UW Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner, designed in partnership with a major US nuclear utility, produces a point-cloud output so detailed that when utilised with industry-standard three-dimensional software a full measurable CAD model can be generated.     “This is a very exciting new product for the nuclear industry.” stated John W. Bramblet, president and CEO of Newton. “The need has existed for some time to be able to produce precise measurements and dimensions in-vessel. The... (read more)
2011-02-11 03:49:00

Canada Invests in Maritime Security

Mr. Ed Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, has announced significant investments in Canada's aerospace and defence sector by confirming CAD200 million in funding for the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) and announcing a repayable investment of CAD1.8 million in research and development being undertaken by AXYS Technologies.   The AXYS Technologies' Port Waterside - Communications and Networked Data Unification project will work to collaborate data from various monitoring and surveillance sources to provide comprehensive real-time information. This technology will help defence and security organizations, port operators and other... (read more)
2009-09-14 12:14:57

Georeferencing and Time Tagging

Cadden has launched a device that synchronises data from different sensors in UTC (Universal Time Clock) time and space. It integrates high-precision GPS positioning, data acquisition and measurement synchronisation functions in a single device. Its communication ports allow for logging and time tagging many types of data with millisecond accuracy. Depending on the measurement programme to be carried out, the system can be connected to one or more external sensors such as a motion or attitude sensor, a gyrocompass, an inclinometer, an odometer, etc. The device is lightweight (1.2 kg) and compact (18 x 10 x 4.5 cm) enough to... (read more)
2006-05-18 12:00:00

Ageotec Delivers Perseo GTV

Ageotec, Italy, has delivered to Cadden (France) its first Perseo GTV. The Perseo GTV fills a gap in deep-sea survey and intervention ROV operations, being an alternative to existing higher-class vehicles whenever cost-effective solutions are required in terms of shipping, handling and vessel support. It can include payloads like multi-beam echosounders and cutters or manipulators. Main standard vehicle's specifications are: 1,500m depth rating, 200kg weight, 1.5m length x 0.9m width x 0.8m height, adjustable payload from 18 to 40kg, three real-time high-resolution video channels and 8 serial data lines on single-mode fibre optic umbilical. Due to a modular design, all... (read more)
2012-12-13 09:15:17

C-Scape Software Upgrade

C-Nav, USA, has introduced an upgraded version of its C-Scape software. The updated software includes enhanced control functions for all C-Nav receivers, improved AutoCAD support and advanced graphics capabilities. Enhancements, such as the SIMOPS feature, add an additional safety layer to operations and the graphics display can be used with manual controls in the unlikely event of total failure of the DP system. The software requires minimal installation and operation training; a simulator device is available for crew training. C-Scape provides independent, real-time monitoring of dynamic positioning (DP) systems, while simultaneously providing operations overview of other vessels infield and subsea... (read more)
2015-07-09 08:30:00

Nova Scotia Announces Tidal Energy Facility Partners

Nova Scotia is one step closer to building North America's first in-stream tidal technology centre to host some of the world's leading devices to harness energy from the world's highest tides. Three candidates, representing technologies from Canada, U.S.A. and Ireland, have cleared the first hurdle in their bid to demonstrate tidal devices in the Bay of Fundy and the province has given Minas Basin Pulp and Power conditional approval to build the host facility.   The facility will be funded by a CAD4.7 million (USD4.6 million) grant from the province's Ecotrust for Clean Air and Climate Change program, a CAD3... (read more)
2008-01-14 01:39:15
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