Towed Coastal Monitoring Package

The MiniBAT Towed Coastal Monitoring Package (TCMP) is developed to addresses all coastal monitoring requirements in one easy to use system. The TCMP is based on the MiniBAT tow-body from OSIL and is fitted with YSI’s 6600 Multiparameter Sonde (CTD, DO, pH, Chlorophyll, Turbidity). Supplied fully integrated, complete with winch, cable terminations & GPS system etc., allowing rapid coastal surveys to be undertaken from small inshore work boats. The TCMP is designed for use by Harbour Authorities, Environment Agencies, Universities, Survey companies in line with the Water Framework Directive. (read more)
2007-01-18 10:33:34

Multi-sensor Coastal Mapping

Integrating Active and Passive Sensors Provides Major Gains
Fugro has tested a multi-sensor approach to balance growing data needs with limited agency budgets. Coastal mapping programmes are quickly becoming a priority for government agencies across the globe. The desire to better define and understand the land/sea interface is based on several interrelated factors, including sea-level rise and its impacts on coastal populations, the growth of and reliance on a blue economy, and the need to maintain critical nearshore habitats in the midst of a changing landscape.  (By José Martínez Díaz and Don Ventura, Fugro USA) In support of its hydrographic charting programme, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency... (read more)
2016-12-13 09:47:02

Full Seazone UK Coastal Coverage

SeaZone can provide full UK coastal coverage of TruDepth Grids. SeaZone TruDepth Grids is a solution which delivers the best available information on water depth around the UK. The latest areas to be produced are along the east coast from the Scottish Borders to The Wash, The Isle of Man and offshore Cornwall.   SeaZone TruDepth Grids is used by many organisations including: Government, energy companies, universities, research institutions, and consultants. It is used for marine spatial planning, site selection activities, habitat map creation, volumetric calculations, nutrient loading models, capacity planning and general bathymetry background mapping. The data can be... (read more)
2011-06-09 12:00:00

Coastal Mapping During Lidar Conference

Over two days the European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF), taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Austria on 29th and 30th November 2011 will focus on the use of Lidar during two whole sessions dedicated to Coastal Zone, Flood Plain and Bathymetric Lidar.     The gap between land and sea is amongst the most challenging data to acquire. Todd Mitchell, Remote Sensing Manager from Fugro Consultants, addresses the subject of how best to gather survey data in the land/water interface with a review of mobile laser scanning, satellite imagery and airborne geophysical surveys. He will include the advantages and disadvantages... (read more)
2011-11-16 02:36:37

Contract For Coastal Protection Bangladesh

Royal HaskoningDHV has signed a EUR10.5 million contract with the Bangladesh Water Development Board for engineering consultancy services to protect Bangladesh’s vulnerable coastal zone, home to millions of people. The next six years Royal HaskoningDHV will be responsible for the detailed design, construction supervision and project management support of hundreds of kilometres of embankment to protect 17 coastal polders and its inhabitants and their livelihoods from natural disasters and climate change. The total project area is some 1,000 square kilometres. The contract is part of the World Bank financed Coastal Embankment Improvement Project, Phase-1 (CEIP-1) of the Government of the... (read more)
2015-01-06 08:06:44

Dredged Materials in Coastal Management

Turning 'waste' into valuable resource
As maritime commerce evolves towards the use of larger vessels with greater cargo capacity, new and innovative techniques for the use of dredged material complement the need for wise management of coastal resources. Dredging to maintain navigable waterways remains a constant effort, and the need to increase navigable water depths has accelerated over the years with increases in size and draft of vessel. At the same time, the ability of existing disposal facilities to accommodate dredged material has become increasingly limited. As a result of these challenges, new and innovative management techniques have been adopted for the use of dredged... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

UKHO Adds Chinese Coastal Data

UKHO has announced that Chinese ENCs will be released into Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) from 30th April 2009. The new Chinese coverage will, for the first time, make it possible for world shipping to use ENCs when sailing from Hong Kong to the Chinese Mainland and navigate using a single official ENC service for complete passage on important intra-Asia trade routes.     In total 252 new Chinese ENCs are being released covering the thousands of square miles of Chinese coastal waters and all their major ports. The new charts are being made available under a Bilateral Agreement between... (read more)
2009-04-20 09:21:22

Coastal Mapping Programme Benefits Taxpayers

For every dollar American taxpayers spend on NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Coastal Mapping Programme, the benefits they receive in return are worth more than USD35, according to a recent independent socio-economic scoping study. The programme provides critical baseline data for accurately mapping America’s official shoreline, which is important for national security, maritime shipping and navigation, and provides geographical reference data needed to manage, develop, conserve and protect coastal resources. The study demonstrates the programme’s contributions in marine safety, geographic information, resource management, and emergency response and the wide range of economic and societal activities it supports. David Kennedy, assistant... (read more)
2012-04-10 04:55:52

South-west Coastal Monitoring Contract

Coastline Surveys, UK, has been awarded a five-year programme to provide single beam and bathymetric surveys to the South West Region in relation to coastal monitoring.   The surveys are scheduled to support the national network of strategic regional coastal monitoring programmes-framework agreement in the South West Region.   (read more)
2012-02-15 11:08:31
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