How Google Gave Geography its Groove Back

Hydro international Interviews Ed Parsons
Once upon a time, the study of the Earth’s surface, its features, inhabitants and phenomena was nothing more than a tiresome school subject for the average person on the street. Google has changed all that with its interactive map of the world. Stitched together from aerial and satellite footage, it has been downloaded more than 400 million times, with people and organisations putting it to all sorts of interesting uses, from spying on celebrities to locating the nearest hotel in a foreign city. We spoke to Ed Parsons, Google’s geospatial technologist, to find out more about what lies ahead for... (read more)
2009-06-04 12:00:00

Water Quality App Getting its Flow

Former Copernicus Masters competition winner EOMAP has launched a harmonised, high-resolution inland water quality monitoring service based on satellite data. The free web application, called eoApp, enables anyone with a web browser to view various water quality parameters in a selection of sites across the globe. The eoApp’s data products include maps of turbidity – cloudiness caused by particles in the water – and chlorophyll content. These are important parameters for monitoring sediment plumes from dredging and dumping activities, as well as land run-off. New Data Added New data on these parameters will be provided by the Sentinel-2 mission, which... (read more)
2015-06-17 08:34:00

AXYS signs Eiva as its Scandinavian Agent

AXYS Technologies have signed Eiva of Aarhus, Denmark, as its agent for Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland). The agreement covers TRIAXYS Directional Wave buoys and Marine Met Ocean Buoy products. The product line fits very well into Eiva's product portfolio, both for the offshore and the renewable energy marked segments. (read more)
2010-04-13 02:29:18

Hydro17: It’s About the Network

Hydro17 (from 14-16 November 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands) was opened by the chief hydrographer of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Keynote speakers on the opening day of this annual conference were Peter Westbroek and Mathias Jonas. During the three days, more keynotes – and, more importantly, over 45 presentations from the business – were presented on the theatre stage of the venue: the permanently moored cruiseliner SS 'Rotterdam'. This sharing of knowledge is important and creates contact between hydrographic professionals. As stated during the conference, “the biggest gain can be achieved not by accumulating knowledge but by working together in a network”.... (read more)
2017-11-16 12:23:54

Atlas Professionals Expands its Survey Team

Atlas Professionals has appointed Paul Hampton as their Survey Business manager. Paul brings with him extensive experience and a contagious enthusiasm. With his extensive background in the industry spanning over 15 years, focusing on the Offshore Survey and Construction sector, both in Oil & Gas and Renewables, and also as an onshore Operations manager, Paul will bring his experience, understanding and drive to Atlas. Andrew Blears, director responsible for Atlas Professionals Survey, ROV and Exploration Divisions explains that Paul's experience ranges from academia, working with the British Antarctic Survey to industrial and commercial, working for various high profile companies within... (read more)
2016-11-17 02:44:50

UKHO Announces Its New National Hydrographer

The UK Hydrographic Office has appointed Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff BA as the UK National Hydrographer, Deputy Chief Executive (Hydrography), based in Taunton, Somerset. This new appointment reports to the Chief Executive and will be integral in spearheading the key role the UKHO plays in working with the International Hydrographic Community and discharging the UK Government’s responsibilities for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the UN Convention of Safety of Life at Sea. Ian Moncrieff graduated in Geography and Geology at Keele University in 1977. He joined the Royal Navy on a university cadetship in 1976 and comes to the... (read more)
2006-09-26 12:00:00

Applanix Launches its Next Generation POS AV

Applanix announced the launch of its next generation POS AV system. The Applanix POS AV version 5 is an integrated turnkey system designed for fast, accurate direct georeferencing of aerial imagery and airborne sensor data. Key attributes of the new system include, improved real-time operation, automatic redundant data logging, and enhanced positioning performance, a result of the latest in Trimble L1/L2 GPS receiver technology. In addition, POS AV version 5 has been configured to seamlessly integrate with the Track' Air Flight Management System to provide an automated airborne mission control capability, designed to reduce the operational costs associated with aerial... (read more)
2004-06-07 12:00:00

IHO to Change its Organisation and Format

The IHO has been working on organisational changes for several years. During the EIHC in 2005 and the IHC in 2007, the constitutional documents were approved in the meeting but they needed support by 48 Member Countries. As this now has been reached, changes will be made, entering into force on 8 November 2016. The term International Hydrographic Bureau for the headquarters will make way for IHO Secretariat, which will be led by the IHO secretary general and two subordinate directors. The term International Hydrographic Conference used to designate the principal organ of the Organization, composed of all Member States, will be... (read more)
2016-09-15 10:57:38

The Coastal State and Its EEZ

Navigational and hydrographic responsibilities
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has designated rights and responsibilities to all States party to the convention in the various maritime zones that may be claimed by such a State. The outer limits of all maritime zones are determined from baselines drawn by the coastal State, with the exception of a continental shelf claim, and even one of the criteria for this is related to baselines. The determination of these is therefore the first priority of the coastal State. Coastal and Flag States may enjoy some rights under previous conventions, but to be able... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

VT TSS Bought By its Own Management

TSS (International) Ltd has been formed following a successful management buy-out of VT TSS Ltd from the VT Group Plc. Building upon recent successes, the strategy of the company’s new owners will continue to be one of growth through its expanding range of products and services that are sold under the TSS and S G Brown brand names. Under its new ownership, the board of directors for TSS (International) consists of; Mr Terry Madden, chairman, Mr John Frost managing director, Miss Angela Suggate, finance director, Mr Steve Cowls, technology director and Mr Guthrie Robertson, business development director. TSS supplies high... (read more)
2005-08-10 12:00:00
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