New ROV Survey Package

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced an EM 3002 ROV Survey Package. It consists of a complete suite of imaging, positioning and communication hardware and software, and has been designed for straightforward installation and mobilisation on any ROV. The package includes: EM 3002 single- or dual-head multi-beam echosounder HIPAP 500 or 350 (P) SSBL acoustic positioning system Hydro Acoustic Inertial Navigation (HAIN) and motion-sensing system bathymetric sensor doppler log. Based on the EM 3002 multi-beam echosounder, this new package is capable of providing highly detailed pictures for close-up inspection work and detailed and accurate mapping, as well as acoustic imaging of the... (read more)
2005-12-05 12:00:00

Hardware and Software Updates at Seafloor Systems

Seafloor Systems has added a second SeaBat T50-P to its multibeam echosounder rental pool. On the software side, the company has released SonarMite drivers for Trimble Access Field Software. The SeaBat T50-P was launched in 2015 as the new addition to the leading SeaBat T-series product range engineered from the ground up to evolve with each business. Combined with the Portable Sonar Processor the SeaBat T50-P provides according to Seafloor Systems unsurpassed survey data, providing faster operational surveys and reduced processing time. Seafloor’s SonarMite-MILSpec and SonarMite DFX singlebeam echosounders now work seamlessly with Trimble Access survey system. From GNSS, scanning, and optical... (read more)
2016-06-06 02:29:46

Underwater Technology User Seminar in the Middle East

Unique Group (UG), UAE, in association with Kongsberg Maritime and Bayanat , is conducting a survey event in the Middle East, titled ‘Underwater Technology User Seminar 2015’ and taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 20 - 22 April 2015. Kongsberg Maritime is launching the EM2040C Compact multibeam echosounder in the Middle East at the occasion of this event. The Kongsberg EM 2040C is a shallow water multibeam echosounder based on the EM 2040 technology, an ideal tool for any high resolution mapping and inspection applications. The receiver and transmitter are integrated in a common sonar head. The system fulfills... (read more)
2015-04-20 10:50:18

Tritech StarFish for Z-Boat 1800

The Oceanscience Group has unveiled the first Z-Boat 1800 remotely operated survey boat with integrated sidescan sonar, from Tritech International. The new boat provides a shore operator with real-time high-definition sidescan imagery from Tritech’s StarFish 990F sidescan on a portable 1.8m surface vessel. The StarFish sidescan is attached to a special skeg (keel fin) under the Z-Boat, eliminating the need for a dedicated hull mounted transducer. In addition, the compact size of the StarFish topside box means that a single or dual frequency single-beam echosounder can still be accommodated on the Z-Boat. Adrian McDonald, Oceanscience Group, Z-boat, commented that the... (read more)
2014-03-20 12:00:00

Next-generation Echosounders for Canadian Victoria Class Submarine Fleet

Knudsen Engineering has announced a two-year contract awarded by the Canadian Dept. of National Defence for the supply of ruggedised echosounders to replace the dry end portion of the deep and shallow echosounders currently fitted onboard Canada’s Victoria Class Submarine Fleet. Additionally, the contract will include installation and training at the Tactical Weapons System Training Facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each deliverable set includes recorders, remote displays, associated switches and ancillary dry end equipment. This order comes on the heels of recent sales of the Knudsen 320N Fathometer to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Foreign Military Sales.... (read more)
2018-01-16 10:27:28

Sailing Drone

The HyDrone RCV of Seafloor Systems is a hand-portable, remote controlled hydrographic survey platform. Working in conjunction with the HydroLite portable echosounder kit to conduct bathymetric surveys in ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams, the HyDrone RCV accomplishes the same results as much more expensive radio-controlled survey systems. The HyDrone RCV has a wide profile to avoid tipping, and watertight construction. It’s rugged, lightweight, and is manufactured from high quality marine components. The system is easily disassembled for transport and shipping. Work environments include mines, sewage treatment plants, contaminated lakes, harbours and rivers. The range for radio controlling is 500m, the... (read more)
2013-12-20 12:00:00

Sonar to Monitor Gulf Oil Spill

Scientists from Seattle-based BioSonics (USA) are traveling to the Gulf of Mexico where they will use scientific sonar equipment to locate oil spilled as a result of the Deepwater Horizon accident. Working with National Response Corporation, BioSonics staff will utilise echosounders, typically used for fish population and stock assessment, in an unconventional application... the detection of submerged oil. "This represents an exciting new arena for BioSonics and we are proud to associate our company with the spill response efforts in the Gulf", stated BioSonics president, Timothy Acker. Tests for the US Coast Guard Research and Development Center recently demonstrated that... (read more)
2010-06-17 09:03:51

Valeport's New Sound Velocity Sensor Goes Through-the-Hull

Valeport has just launched a new addition to its range of sound velocity sensors. The Modus SVS Through-Hull is designed for through-the-hull applications. The Modus SVS takes real time measurements, and can also collect data about pressure and temperature as well as sound velocity. By using a clever mounting system, the sensor can simply be pushed from the ship's hull, quickly and efficiently, whilst the vessel is afloat. It's also easy to remove, making cleaning and maintaining the sensor a straightforward task. The sensor is ideal for applications such as the calibration of swath sonars or echosounders mounted on vessels,... (read more)
2005-05-12 12:00:00

Swathe Services Offers Sonic 2024

Swathe Services is first to offer the Sonic 2024 Wideband Multibeam Echosounder for hire in the UK. This multibeam echosounder provides users maximum survey flexibility with selectable wideband frequencies from 200kHz to 400kHz. The system architecture, with embedded processor and controller, eliminates bulky processors and interface bottles. The sonar consists of three major components: a compact lightweight projector; a receiver and a very small deck unit Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party auxiliary sensors are connected to the SIM and can be supplied with the sensor if required to give a complete system.Additional acquisition software can also be supplied in... (read more)
2010-06-18 04:32:00

Octans for Survey Training

Hydrography students at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) in the Netherlands deploy former Rijkswaterstaat survey vessel Octans for many practical exercises in accordance with FIG/IHO guidelines. Formerly based at Amsterdam, training possibilities at Terschelling have been much enhanced since the vessel became available last summer. At least once weekly Octans leaves her berth for nautical and hydrographic training sessions. The vessel is well maintained and slowly but surely becoming equipped with mainly secondhand but fully operational survey gear. Rijkswaterstaat provided the use of a Simrad EM950 multi-beam echosounder, which was re-installed by Radio Holland. Precision surveys are carried out... (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00
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