'Recherche de l’Oiseau Blanc’ Project

UK-headquartered Swathe Services has supported the ‘Recherche de l’Oiseau Blanc’ project for the second year. The survey works were conducted close to St Pierre et Miquelon off Newfoundland with the primary goal being to locate two important wrecks: an aircraft which disappeared in 1927, and a French trawler which was lost at sea in 1962. The survey equipment chosen for this exploration included a Klein 3900 side-scan sonar interfaced with SonarPro and a towed Marine Magnetics Seaspy magnetometer interfaced with Hypack Max. Swathe Services was involved in the equi (read more)
2012-11-09 12:00:00

New Sparker for UST21

UST21, a South Korean offshore survey company, has acquired the new SIG Pulse M2. The sparker has been chosen to complement the geophysical equipments pole, with now 2 subbottom profilers, 2 sparkers, and 1 magnetometer. The SIG sparker will be used for high-resolution subbottom profiling and to improve penetration due to the frequency range of around 1,000Hz. Based in Busan, Underwater Survey Technology 21 is specialised in geophysical surveys, offshore support and resource exploration. Image: SIG Pulse M2 - 2000 joules energy source. (read more)
2015-02-25 10:45:58

System 3000H Side Scan Sonar

L-3 Klein has released the digital Side Scan Sonar, the System 3000H. In response to demand, the System 3000H combines the capabilities of L-3 Klein’s most popular, best-selling System 3000 Side Scan Sonar, with the capabilities of L-3 Klein’s Model 3900 Search & Recovery System.     The System 3000H Side Scan Sonar allows interfaces for use with a magnetometer, pressure sensor and acoustic positioning with the added capability of higher resolution imaging with selectable frequencies of 445 kHz and 900kHz.     (read more)
2008-12-10 03:07:36

Launch of Oxford Blue Systems

RBR Europe Ltd (UK) has launched a new company Oxford Blue Systems Ltd. This company represents manufacturers of complementary equipment for survey, off-shore, monitoring and research applications. System integration for monitoring equipment, data buoys and real-time data web-hosting, will also be key services. Products of Oxford Blue Systems include echo sounders and altimeters for scour detection, magnetometers and side-scan sonar for survey, inspections and recovery, rugged water-proof computers and UAS unmanned aircraft for aerial reconnaissance. The portfolio will be expanded as suitable equipment and sensors are identified. (read more)
2013-07-26 12:00:00

Hypack 6.2a

HYPACK 6.2A represents almost a year of improvements to the previous version HYPACK 6.2 and offers a turnkey surveying package for acquiring and processing bathymetry, ADCP, magnetometer, and side scan sonar data, charting tools for S-57 production. Among some of the features of Version 6.2A are new AIS (Autonomous Identification System) integration, CUBE Data processing, ENC Editor integration, and support of BSB version 4 and S63 background charts. HYPACK 6.2A is Windows Vista ready. HYPACK as a hydrographic surveying package counts over 4,000 users in the world. (read more)
2007-03-01 08:54:57

Osiris Projects starts London Array Survey

Osiris Projects have begun the geophysical survey of one of the largest Round 2 windfarm sites in the UK for the London Array Consortium. Following on from the successful coarse grid survey carried out in 2002, Osiris have been awarded the fine grid survey, consisting of a total survey coverage of 350km2, by side-scan, swathe bathymetry, magnetometer, and boomer. This will allow the consortiums design engineers to calculate the piling specifications for the turbine footings, and also monitor scouring and other environmental changes across the site. (read more)
2004-06-07 12:00:00

The Hydrographic Society Benelux

News The Hydrographic Society of Benelux held a workshop at Ixsea Oceano bv in Haarlem, The Netherlands on 11 June 2003. Seventy people from the dredging and offshore industries, survey, military fields and students attended the workshop. The evening meeting provided an opportunity for HSB members to discover more about Ixsea Oceano, its technologies and product range for the survey and offshore industries. The highlight of the evening was when Ixsea Oceano introduced its new product, GAPS (Global Acoustic Positioning System), the first system merging acoustic and inertial sensors. Ixsea Oceano manufactures high performance Inertial Navigation, Surface and Underwater Positioning... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

IXSEA Equips UMass in Search for Niagara Wreck

The U.S.S Niagara, a steam-run and sail-powered frigate launched in 1856 and commissioned in 1857, was a part of the Civil War northern blockading fleet and escort, which also played a role in helping to build the first transatlantic cable. With the arrival of new steel-hulled frigates, the Niagara was retired, stripped of most of its armament, and scuttled in 1897 in Boston Harbor. Now, over a hundred years later a team from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Boston, led by Professor Allen Gontz, coastal geologist and geophysicist, in collaboration with Vic Mastone, the state underwater archaeologist and the Massachusetts... (read more)
2007-04-03 09:47:28

Rugged FOG-based INS for Demanding Autonomous Applications

KVH Industries, USA, has introduced the GEO-FOG 3D inertial navigation system (INS) offering roll, pitch, and heading accuracies of .05° for demanding applications in unmanned, autonomous, and manned aerial, ground, marine, and subsurface platforms, such as subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROV) or mining systems. The GEO-FOG 3D is based on the company’s high-performance fibre optic gyro (FOG) technology combined with centimetre-level precision RTK GNSS receivers and advanced sensor fusion algorithms. The result is a solution that continuously provides fast, ultra-accurate position, velocity, and attitude measurements that keep applications operating no matter how challenging the conditions. The core inertial sensor for... (read more)
2016-01-14 11:39:05

Introduction of UXO Marine Software

Geosoft, headquartered in Canada, will introduce the new UXO Marine software at Ocean Business 13, running from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Southampton, UK. The software provides marine surveyors with a purpose-built workflow and set of tools for processing and managing marine magnetic data for site investigation surveys. Offered as an extension to Geosoft Oasis montaj, UXO Marine is a comprehensive system for processing, detecting and analysing munitions and related underwater site investigation work using Transverse Gradient (TVG) as well as single sensor and multi-sensor magnetic arrays. As more offshore areas are investigated for wind farms, the volume of... (read more)
2013-02-20 10:08:34
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