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

Fugro Awarded Hydrographic Survey Services in Canada

Fugro has been awarded a Supply Arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel-based hydrographic survey services. Under this contract CHS will procure hydrographic surveys as needed, anywhere in Canada, to enhance its capacity for data acquisition and processing in support of its nautical charting programme. Hydrographic survey data from ports, harbours, nearshore and offshore regions will be acquired and processed using Fugro’s vessels, equipment and personnel. The resulting data will be used by CHS ultimately to update its nautical charts. Multi-platform for Hydrographic Surveying This Supply Arrangement, together with the Supply Arrangement for Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry (ALB)... (read more)
2016-04-26 08:28:55

World's First Fully Autonomous Hydrographic Survey

No Line Plan, No Boat Crew, Just Sensors
During September 2017, the world’s first autonomous hydrographic survey was performed. 'Autonomous' means not by remote control, but rather that the autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) used guidance from survey software to run pre-planned survey lines or automatically generated lines based on sonar coverage, with human interaction possible but not required. The Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO) commissioned 4D Ocean to undertake a hydrographic survey of the seabed offshore of Hurst Spit, Western Solent, using a SeaRobotics ASV 2.5. The pilot survey was supported by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). By Duncan Mallace, contributing editor, Hydro... (read more)
2018-02-13 11:36:29

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
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