Contract for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Marport has been awarded a contract valued at approximately CAD1 million to supply its SQX-1 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to an international geodetic survey company. Karl Kenny, CEO of Marport said that no work in the offshore industry can proceed efficiently without proper subsea survey information. From initial surveys, through to the commissioning of offshore installations and pipelines, survey data is the critical link between the various pieces of a complex infrastructure.     Marport's SQX-1 AUV is a hydro-dynamically stable platform designed for reliable performance and low life-cycle cost. Employing a propulsion and control system based on thrust vectoring,... (read more)
2009-07-08 01:27:48

NaviModel DTM Software

NaviModel software for ocean mapping, data analysis and interpretation provides intuitive 3D visualiasation of infinite survey data sets by import of multiple data formats and sources using user-defined templates. NaviModel includes features for data cleaning either manually or through use of advanced semi or fully automated tools as well as creation of own filters by use of plug-in function. Digital terrain models (DTM) are displayed in real-time fly-through fashion featuring different color modes and palettes in addition to adjustment of light source. Difference models and volume calculations are visualised by colouring the resulting DTM in difference modes. Terrain manipulation is... (read more)
2010-02-18 09:34:00

Two New Hydrographic Survey Boats for the Congo River

The Alu Marine shipyard, France, has completed the construction of two survey launches for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This order was attributed to Alu Marine in spring 2012 following a public tender from the 'Congolaise des Voies Maritimes' (CVM). These survey boats will carry out hydrographic surveys in the maritime pound of the Congo River to guide dredging and marking for the DRC's Multimodal Transport Project. The project aims to improve transport connections between the east and west of the DRC, and thus develop trade and economic activity in this area. 150km of river are concerned, the distance... (read more)
2013-05-03 01:06:49

C-Nav Launches New DP Software

C-Nav, vendor of GNSS Precise Point Positioning (PPP) services, has announced the launch of its new Dynamic Position aiding software, C-Scape. C-Scape is a Windows application designed to provide independent real-time monitoring of any Dynamic Positioning System giving the user unprecedented positioning confidence and situational awareness at sea. C-Scape blends multiple sensor inputs for unparalleled position QA/QC and is fully compatible with the C-Nav3050 DGNSS receiver, the latest in positioning technology. It is suitable for most dynamically positioned vessels including drilling rigs and drilling ships. The program is designed to be intuitive and highly user-friendly, and is compatible with AutoCAD... (read more)
2010-10-13 04:59:42

IOGP Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Version 2

The IOGP Geomatics Committee’s Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force has completed SSDM version 2 incorporating industry feedback received since the release of SSDM version 1 in April 2011. The Seabed Survey Data Model is an industry standard for the storage and management of seabed survey data. SSDM version 2 features the following key updates: UML design of the model in Enterprise Architect for both ArcGIS implementation and GML encoding Compliance with EPSG Coordinate Reference System schema and consistency with other IOGP Standards Centralized reference for units of measure Expanded definition of seabed and subsurface features Complete Symbology stylesheet... (read more)
2017-05-18 10:36:34

SeaZone Maps Route for Crossrail Waste and Helps RSPB

Crossrail has used detailed mapping of the Thames estuary from SeaZone to identify a safe and effective route for the transportation of waste material generated in the construction of a new railway for London and the southeast of England. The largest civil engineering project in Europe, the construction will generate 7.3 million cubic metres of surplus material. Crossrail has used detailed mapping of the Thames estuary from SeaZone to identify a safe and effective route for the transportation of waste material generated in the construction of a new railway for London and the southeast of England. The largest civil engineering... (read more)
2009-10-21 05:32:14

Kraken Receives Canadian Development Grant

Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. will receive a non-refundable financial contribution of up to CAD1,470,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). In addition to technical and business advisory services provided by NRC-IRAP, the funding is being used to support the development of Kraken's underwater robotics programme, which involves development of a technology demonstration platform. The first phase of the programme will utilise the Fraunhofer Institute's DEDAVE autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as the base platform. The AUV will be enhanced with hydrodynamic control system and payload upgrades. Karl Kenny, Kraken's president and CEO, said to appreciate... (read more)
2017-03-22 08:30:28

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

SeaZone – a Shared Vision

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and Metoc plc are delighted to announce the formation of SeaZone Solutions Limited. SeaZone is a joint venture between Metoc and Admiralty Holdings Limited (AHL) - a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Defence and operated on his behalf by the UKHO. SeaZone will deliver UKHO Hydrospatial and other UK and overseas agencies’ data to the worldwide Geographical Information (GI) market. In addition, SeaZone will provide enabling tools, consultancy and training services to support the use of coastal and offshore environmental data in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), CAD and other systems. The... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

Oceanteam Boosts Multraship Commander

Oceanteam have secured the 57m Multraship Commander to boost the total resource capability package available from the company to its expanding client base. The Commander is available to support the operational activities with in-house facilities available for product enhancement and technology backup and development. The Bureau Verities certified DP1 Multraship Commander, measures 55.34m by 11.50m, with an operating draft of 3.5m. Main propulsion supplied by twin 370 KW Stork Werkspoors, a 468 KW bow and 350KW azimuth stern thrusters. With a capability for both DP1 and four-point mooring, the vessel is equipped for ROV operations, Oceanteam Carrera 4 trenching support... (read more)
2005-08-08 12:00:00
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