MS 1000 v5 Sonar Processing Software

Kongsberg Mesotech, Canada, has announced the latest version of MS 1000 software for MS 1071 and MS 1171 Digital Scanning Sonar. MS 1000 Version 5.0 marks a major change in direction for this software. It enables no-charge software updates for all users and more specialised and productive software tools for specific user groups. The entry-level software, known as MS 1000 Express Edition, provides basic operating functions for Kongsberg Mesotech digital sonar. The Express Edition is suitable for many applications, such as obstacle avoidance for ROVs and certain imaging applications. The Express Edition does not require a software key for operation.... (read more)
2012-06-04 11:15:40

Meet the Hydro International Team at Oceanology International (A-F)

In the third week of March, the entire marine world will be gathering in London, as this is where the biannual Oceanology International event is taking place. The exhibition and the conference bring together technological and scientific developments. With over 550 exhibitors and a state of the art conference programme OI12 is definitely the place to be. OI12 will be held from 13 to 15 March at the ExCel Exhibition and Conference Centre in London’s Docklands. The organisers are expecting at least 7,000 visitors to attend. Hydro international will of course be present. We not only have a stand (No.... (read more)
2012-03-08 09:56:00

Cadden Enters New Growth Phase

Cadden, specialist in electronic measuring systems for geopositioning and oceanography, is entering a new growth phase. The Nantes-based small business intends to generate 20% of its sales internationally within 2 years. To achieve this goal, a new export sales representative has joined the team. Until 2011, Cadden's business outside France primarily involved leasing echosounders and sonars to the overseas territories. In 2011, the 22% jump in sales compared with 2010 was mainly due to an increase in exports, which grew six-fold. This strong growth is the result of two product lines and services. The first one is the Geod range,... (read more)
2012-01-20 10:19:59

Sea Level Rise Modelling

In a Caribbean Small Island Developing State
In 2009, a research project was implemented to study the potential socio-economic impacts of climate change upon coastal communities in Canada and the Caribbean. Grande Riviere in Trinidad and Tobago, one of the study sites, is an important nesting site for leatherback turtles. Turtle watching, part of eco-tourism conducted in that part of the country, is an important source of income for the community. Any significant rise in mean sea level may negatively impact the turtles’ nesting sites and consequently negatively impact Grande Riviere’s socio-economic wellbeing. Hydrographic and topographic surveying techniques and GIS were used to construct spatial models that... (read more)
2011-12-19 04:03:39

Grensmaas Project: River Survey for Flood Control

The planned widening of the Dutch Maas river (Meuse) represents a landscape correction that will prevent future flooding. Gravel barriers are being prepared in order to buffer any additional flow. Hydrography is imperative in this region. The river will be at its widest point at the town of Itteren.   PS Survey performed the underwater surveys. A sounding vehicle moved across the surface using multibeam sonar to collect millions of points to profile the river floor in 3D. These points were then imported into Pythagoras CAD software which converted the point-cloud into a digital terrain model (DTM).   Because of... (read more)
2011-09-29 12:00:00

The Seabed Survey Data Model

An Industry Data Model for Managing Seabed Survey Data
Exploration and Production (E&P) companies spend millions of dollars every year undertaking seabed surveys to acquire data to help in many exploration and production activities such as: determining potential well locations, identifying geophysical hazards (geohazards), the selection of potential pipeline routes and offshore facility locations, and asset maintenance. E&P companies utilise hydrographic survey companies to collect, process and deliver seabed survey data to improve project planning and manage risk. However, to extract the true value from the acquired data there is a need to ensure consistency in how the data is structured and delivered so that it is more efficiently... (read more)
2011-09-08 02:24:40

Scanmar Appeal Thrown Out

The Supreme Court of Norway has denied Scanmar's appeal in their lawsuit against Marport. The litigation between Scanmar AS, Scantrawl AS and Henning Skjold-Larsen on one side ("Scanmar") and Marport Canada Inc, Marport Iceland Ehf and Pronav AS on the other side ("Marport") has finally come to an end. The Supreme Court of Norway concluded that the case contains neither principal matters of importance nor any other circumstances which required an appeal to be heard. Originally, the litigation started as a patent infringement case, in which Henning Skjold-Larsen, the founder and Chairman of Scanmar, claimed that Marport's catch control system... (read more)
2011-06-22 01:34:46

Coastal Region High- resolution Seabed Mapping and Geophysical Survey

Osiris Projects
Osiris Projects are market leaders in coastal shallow water high-resolution seabed mapping and geophysical survey. Established in 1997, Osiris Projects remains independent and able to react to the changing demands within this niche sector of the UK and Northern Europe marine survey market, ranging from inland waterways to full scale multi-parameter seabed mapping projects covering many hundreds of square kilometres of coastal seabed. Osiris Projects are anticipating the delivery of their specialised new survey vessel: Bibby Tethra.   Osiris Projects are still located on the Wirral, northwest England, and have steadily grown and now operate from purpose-built facilities, employing nearly... (read more)
2011-05-20 03:16:29

NATO Updates SeeByte Licences

SeeByte has provided the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) with two upgraded licences of SeeTrack Military software. The upgrades will also include the latest versions of additional modules, comprising the Computer-Aided Detection/Computer-Aided Classification (CAD/CAC) module, Navigation Post-Processing module and the latest release from SeeByte, its Performance Analysis and Training Tool (PATT).     The motivation behind this procurement for the NURC fleet of AUVs is to enable it to provide pioneering technology solutions to NATO countries, allowing positive steps towards more efficient and effective operations in the areas of mine countermeasures, port and harbour security, maritime situational awareness and preventative... (read more)
2011-03-24 12:00:00

Ocean Business 2011 Preview

The third edition of Ocean Business will take place in Southampton, UK, from 5 – 7 April. The organisation anticipates more than 4000 visitors at the event, with 309 exhibitors from 19 countries. Ocean Business 2011 will be bigger than the previous editions, but will retain the cosy element, with exhibitors all taking relatively small stands. This time the organisation will have more vessels coming in, and there will be a full training and demonstration programme again. The organisation also found new locations for the offsite social events and the gala dinner venue is twice as big as last time.... (read more)
2011-03-16 04:15:56
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