Large-scale Hydrographic Survey

MMT AB (Marin Mätteknik AB) has been awarded the 2009 Mareano survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey will commence in mid-May 2009 and will cover an area of almost 5000 km2.   The survey will include bathymetric data acquisition and processing in an area near Eggakanten outside the Troms region in the Norwegian Sea, WNW of Tromsø, Norway. The area to be surveyed is within the depth range from 200 to 1000 metres. Apart from the hydrographical survey the assignment also includes gathering reflectivity data and a gravimeter survey. The assignment will be conducted by MMT AB... (read more)
2009-04-22 10:51:07

Hydrographic Survey Data Integration

Combining independent data sets to present the full picture
The next step in the presentation of hydrographic survey data is the integration of separate data sets into navigable three-dimensional models. Software tools now available allow contractors to produce geo-referenced presentations of various data sets including bathymetry, sonar imagery and sub bottom information. By combining these data sets together into a three dimensional model the contractor can provide the end user with tools that allow informed decisions to be rapidly made about the suitability of an area for the proposed purpose. These presentations also provide the contractor and end users with a powerful tool for gauging the quality of the... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Hydrographic Survey Charting Using GIS

PD Ports is streamlining the way it shares hydrographic data by using GIS software from British software developer, Cadcorp, at Teesport. Handling around 40 million tons of cargo per annum, Teesport is a major deep-water complex and one of the largest container ports in the north of England. The first priority is to ensure the safe movement of the considerable amount of river traffic handling that cargo. Teesport relies a lot on hydrographic survey charts which provide an up-to-date record of the depth of the river in berths, approaches and channels. Captain Jerry Drewitt, Harbour Master for Teesport and Hartlepool,... (read more)
2015-02-18 12:34:09

USACE Hydrographic Survey Boat Named

The U.S. Army Corps Buffalo has named the latest addition to its high-tech hydrographic survey fleet after retired Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal L. Buxbaum of the U.S. Army on 23 June 2015. The addition of the survey vessel Buxbaum enhances Buffalo District’s ability to support USACE’s navigation mission with a third survey vessel equipped with a multibeam sonar system to meet increased production goals during peak periods. The Buxbaum will a part of the multibeam sonar be equipped with a vessel-mounted Lidar system. The Optech Ilris 3D laser scanner has the capability to collect data in a terrestrial (static) mode... (read more)
2015-06-30 01:00:00

Hydrographic Survey Special Session – Surveying at the margins – hydrographic survey support to coastal engineering operations

Speakers :           Sjoerd van den Brom - General Manager Survey - ‎Royal Boskalis Westminster - Survey support for the new Suez canal Ross Taylor – Business Development Manager - A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd - Marine survey techniques used to support the installation of submarine telecommunications cables within the coastal zone. To book a place send a quick email to internationalsupport@rics.org mentioning your name and the date/title of the lecture you wish to attend. (read more)
2018-01-15 10:20:18

Hydrographic Survey Engineer - Swathe Services (UK)

The primary role of the Survey Engineer will be to provide technical support on all survey equipment and software owned and sold to customers by the company.  The position is based at the company’s office in Cornwall, UK and may involve site work to support equipment rental activities and/or customer demonstrations. Main duties: Provide technical support on all survey equipment to customers and the inhouse sales team Support the R&D team with Unmanned Surface Vessel equipment integration Manage the company’s equipment rental pool for booking, tracking & checking procedures Maintain inventory and asset registers and track all calibration and maintenance... (read more)
2018-06-27 11:11:38

Pakistan Navy Launches New Hydrographic Survey Vessel

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The Pakistan Navy has launched a brand new hydrographic survey vessel. The Behr Masah, a 3,000-ton survey ship built in China, is over 80 metres in length and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. It is fully capable of undertaking hydrographic, oceanographic and geographical surveys as well as seafloor mapping from shallow to ocean depths, according to the Pakistan Navy. With the induction of the ship, the hydrographic survey capabilities of the Pakistan Navy would be on a par with those of the developed maritime nations of the world, the Nation, a Pakistan news agency, and the Pakistan Observer report. Support Development... (read more)
2019-11-07 10:14:33

Hydrographic Survey of Venice Inlet Channels

Sharing Knowledge to Make Data Available for Everyone
What does ‘hydrography’ really mean? IHO defines hydrography as a description of the physical features of the ocean in support of different marine activities. A recent paper shows how hydrographical datasets can provide knowledge that is useful for many different purposes, from marine spatial planning to environmental studies. The paper focuses particularly on the Venice Lagoon, where history and modernity, natural and anthropogenic factors are fused together in a complex system. In 2015, based on the key strategy of ‘once at sea in support of different activities’, the Italian Hydrographic Institute (IIM) and the Institute of Marine Sciences of the... (read more)
2018-05-08 11:22:34

Hydrographic Survey of the Normandy Beaches

In the summer of 2013, several companies and individuals volunteered to conduct a hydrographic survey off the D-Day beaches of Normandy, France. The first phase of the survey was conducted over the course of 27 days. The purpose of the survey was to collect as much data as possible with multibeam sonar to create a map of both bathymetry and sidescan data. Throughout the survey the survey lines were adapted as the end neared to ensure that the dataset was complete without any gaps. This required assessing the importance of some areas to determine whether they should be eliminated or... (read more)
2014-06-04 10:01:30

NOAA Begins 180th Hydrographic Survey Season

As sure as spring arrives, NOAA vessels and independent contractors are hitting the seas for the USA's 180th hydrographic surveying season, gathering data for over two thousand square nautical miles in high-traffic U.S. coastal waters. Survey planners consider requests by marine pilots, port authorities, the USCG, researchers and others when setting the year's schedule. Alaska's Kodiak Island is one priority this year, and NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather will update old and sparse depth measurements in response to increased demand. Rainier will also work in Cold Bay, charting potential areas of refuge for ships approaching the harbour when currents are... (read more)
2014-04-23 09:11:51
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