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

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 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

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

Waddington to Lead Substructure's Hydrographic Survey

Substructure has appointed geophysical survey expert Tom Waddington as senior marine scientist and chief hydrographer. Waddington, bringing nearly 25 years of experience in the marine survey field to Substructure's global marine services, will oversee Substructure's hydrographic operations, including use of their new hydrographic survey vessel, Orion.   Formerly a senior marine scientist with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Waddington also has served as chief of the Survey Section for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District and as a commissioned officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor's... (read more)
2009-05-01 03:25:09

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 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

NOAA Plans for 2011 Hydrographic Survey Season

As the new year approaches, NOAA ships and independent contractors are preparing for the nation's 177th hydrographic surveying season, aiming to collect critically needed ocean and coastal mapping data for 2,525 square nautical miles in high-traffic coastal waters of the continental United States and Alaska.   US waters cover 3.4 million square nautical miles including a constantly changing coastal environment due to storms, erosion and other coastal processes. To ensure the continued flow of commerce, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey maintains the nation's suite of more than 1,000 nautical charts. To ensure the accuracy of charts, the Office of Coast... (read more)
2010-12-30 09:08:37

Easy Ways to Utilize Hydrographic Survey Data

Maritime software company QPS and GISGRO, an online platform created by the Finnish high-tech company VRT Finland, have joined forces to enhance the utilization of hydrographic data. Integration of the two software in March 2020 will provide hydrographic surveyors with an easy way to share the complex 3D data with their clients, who can gain major benefits by further sharing and utilizing the data in their daily operations. Digital 3D modelling has reached the underwater world; for example, in forms of seabed scanning for safe navigation and scanning of underwater structures for maintenance purposes. The constantly growing amount of digital... (read more)
2020-02-11 10:31:19
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