RNZN Orders Additional Military AUV Mine Detection And Classification System

SeeByte has received an order of additional Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sidescan embedded mine Computer Aided Detection and Classification (CAD/CAC) system to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). SeeByte’s SeeTrack Military software provides a situation awareness solution that helps personnel conducting maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) operations to plan missions and build a single integrated picture of the operational environment by processing data from a wide variety of assets.   (read more)
2007-05-21 02:34:19

New Dimensions to Spatial ETL

Safe Software has released FME 2008. The release includes the unveiling of FME Server, a scalable solution for data transformation and distribution, as well as a new version of FME Desktop, the recognised standard in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load). Both solutions add new dimensions to spatial data access, giving even more users access to their data when, where and how they need it.   FME Server is the industry's first enterprise-ready spatial ETL solution that brings the power of data transformation and distribution to users both inside and outside the organisation. Built on a scalable, service-oriented architecture (SOA),... (read more)
2008-03-26 08:47:57

Hydromagic 6.0 Collects Millisecond-precision Data

Hydromagic version 6.0 has been released to the public. The entire data collection module has been rewritten. The software collects all sensor data with a millisecond-precision timestamp, resulting in more accurate soundings. While the previous version of the software was only able to produce soundings with 1 second intervals, this can be adjusted in the new version. The files containing this original data will never be altered. Instead the software tracks all changes in a separate project folder, so it is always possible to roll back to your original sounding data. Using this feature, the software is now offering support... (read more)
2014-05-26 01:38:19

ROV in Seawater Air Conditioning Survey

GDF Suez Energy Services is using a remotely operated underwater vehicle from Copetech-SM, France, as part of a vast seawater air conditioning (SWAC) project near La Réunion. Equipped with a multi-beam echo sounder, the ROV is performing deep sea bathymetric surveys.       This energy efficiency project is in line with sustainable development principles. Basically, it involves pumping cold seawater from more than 1,000m deep up to the 27 sites to be air conditioned, located in Saint-Denis and Sainte-Marie. The Marseille-based engineering consultancy firm was contracted to map a reliable route for the installation of approximately 20km of subsea pipelines.... (read more)
2012-11-22 09:26:44

Platform Decommissioning

Survey Opportunities to Optimise the Task
Oil and gas fields in the North Sea and elsewhere in the western world developed rapidly during the oil crisis of the seventies, when this commodity quadrupled in price. Now the first of approximately five hundred platforms have reached the end of their technical lifetime and need decommissioning. Heerema Marine Contractors has been involved in removing several complexes and here describes two cases, illuminating the survey aspects. Removal of facilities is very much an engineering challenge whereby safety and environmental issues play an important role. Historically, their installation involved surveyors who provided all precision positioning, dedicated equipment and proprietary software... (read more)
2007-05-09 12:00:00

Deep Offshore Metrology Tool

Spool and jumper metrologies constitute a critical path in the subsea pipe installation process. They can often occupy large construction vessels ‘just’ for survey operations that may last more than a full day, requiring several types of sensors (long baseline, gyros, depth sensors, etc.), as well as highly qualified surveyors. Moreover, measurement error may lead to spool misfit that has a dramatic impact on the overall project schedule. A newly designed metrology system, which may be seen as an acoustic taut wire, has now reached maturity and has been extensively used in 2006/2007 for different spool and jumper metrology projects,... (read more)
2008-05-30 12:00:00

CIS Extends RADARSAT-1 Contract

The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) has awarded RADAR-SAT-1 with another one-year contract for the supply of data for its ice-chart mapping services. With this contract, valued at CAD $1.1 million, the CIS again solidifies the continued use of RADARSAT-1 images for monitoring and mapping the movement of ice in Canadian waters. Once RSI provides the RADARSAT-1 scenes to the CIS, sometimes as many as ten images a day, personnel extract information on ice condition and location to create detailed ice charts that are electronically sent to workstations on-board marine vessels. (read more)
2004-05-27 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

NavCom GPS Supported by FieldWorks Software

NavCom Technology, Inc. high-precision StarFire and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS receivers are now fully supported by XYZworks FieldWorks field data collection software. StarFire receivers provide the decimeter accuracy of the satellite-based StarFire GPS augmentation network on a world-wide basis, without the need for local base stations. FieldWorks data collection software operates on PocketPCs using the Windows CE operating system, an easy-to-learn and use program that integrates with PocketCAD and is loaded with features for land surveying and construction applications. (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Canadian-UK Collaboration for Tidal Sensor Technologies

Canadian and British researchers will join forces to collaborate on two projects in developing new sensing technologies for tidal energy applications. The two project teams each feature industry and academic expertise from Canada and the UK and will introduce environmental monitoring and measurement sensor systems aiming to reduce risk and uncertainties associated with the deployment and operation of in-stream tidal devices. Sensor deployment and testing will be carried out in both Canadian and UK waters. Additional expected outcomes are to build Nova Scotia technical capacity in tidal energy and to contribute to the sector’s emerging global supply chain. The two... (read more)
2015-07-22 10:01:14
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