IHMC Completes Study for UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

International Hydrographic Management Consulting (IHMC) has recently completed a Review of Actual and Current Arrangements for Carrying Out Routine Resurvry Tasks of the Civil Hydrography Programme for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The dynamic nature of the seabed in many areas within UK waters presents significant problems with respect to timing, extent and priority of resurveys. The study involved an examination of the use of selective scrutiny of features, morphodynamic models and the potential use of new technologies. It also included exploratory work on a Resurvey Management System as well as ways of furthering this work in cooperation with other... (read more)
2004-06-07 12:00:00

Swedish Coastguard Accepts GeoSwath

Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has completed the Swedish Coastguard (KBV) project with the installation and full acceptance of a 125kHz GeoSwath multibeam on the fourth and final new-build multipurpose vessel. These vessels, all under the Swedish flag, are defined as multi-purpose vessels with the possibility of oil recovery, conforming to class GL 100A5 DP0 Oil Recovery Vessel E2 HC-/2 and conforming to the Swedish Maritime Administration for traffic in international voyage service area ‘A’. The vessels are to serve as environmental protection and surveillance ships and will aid the Coast Guard in vessel traffic management, environmental monitoring, border security, fisheries, customs- and... (read more)
2013-09-30 02:28:09

Swedish Coastguard Selects Easytrak

The Swedish Coastguard has recently awarded Applied Acoustic Engineering a contract for two Easytrak Portable subsea tracking systems through its partner CA Clase AB of Göteborg.     As well as the numerous vessels, boats and vehicles the Coastguard requires to patrol, rescue and assist in maritime operations, the authority also recognises the need for specialist technical equipment to add to its effectiveness and efficiency. During dynamic sea trials, Easytrak proved that it could precisely match this requirement by accurately plotting target locations, planning routes and monitoring the paths of divers and subsea vehicles in real-time, saving time and providing... (read more)
2009-02-03 03:38:12

Geo Maritime Links Maritime Professions

Geo Maritime aims to bring together the international maritime community including representatives from IMO, EU and UKHO as well as delegations from the NATO, Royal Navies, Maritime Safety Administrations and Coast Guard operations. Delegates will discuss how maritime geospatial information can be best exploited to meet the needs of all maritime stakeholders. The event will take place from 13 to 14 June 2012 in London, UK. Key issues to be discussed are understanding and complying with S100, E-NAV and INSPIRE, and the move from paper to digital, effectively collecting, disseminating, storage and sharing of data. Other angles are breaking down barriers and current approaches... (read more)
2012-05-14 12:00:00

Maritime Broadband

The next generation satcom systems, Thrane and Thrane's SAILOR 500 and 250 FleetBroadband are available to order. By providing reliable maritime broadband speeds FleetBroadband the way mariners communicate and work at sea is expected to change.   Thrane & Thrane is a pioneer in the implementation of the ground based infrastructure for Inmarsat FleetBroadband, thus in advance introducing FleetBroadband terminals on vessels. SAILOR 500 and 250 FleetBroadband systems are the first to market and arrive as fully-fledged systems, backed by Thrane & Thrane.   SAILOR FleetBroadband represents a leap in terms of marine satellite transmission speeds. SAILOR 500 provides speeds... (read more)
2007-10-04 12:00:00

The Finnish Transport Agency Chooses Teledyne CARIS

The Finnish Transport Agency Liikennevirasto (FTA), which is responsible for hydrography in Finland, has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide a bathymetric data management system. This will be a fundamental part of FTA’s infrastructure to manage existing bathymetry, as well as managing and validating incoming bathymetric surveys provided by external contractors. The MERTA project, which has a seven figure contract value, will include the deployment of software, migration of existing bathymetric datasets, and will provide optimised workflows at FTA. A 13-year support agreement is also part of the contract highlighting the long term nature of the relationship. The CARIS software will... (read more)
2016-12-28 08:53:32

SeaZone Accepted as IHO Producer Agency

UK marine data solution provider SeaZone has been accepted by the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) as a Producer Agency. The company is listed in the IHO supplementary register and has been given its own Data Producer Code: 5Z 24168. IHO material such as Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) produced by SeaZone can be set to their own Producer Code. A typical ENC might be called 5Z 401750 and each feature within the ENC encoded to the SeaZone Producer Code. The Data Producer Codes contained in the IHO supplementary register are those allocated to any agency, organisation or private company that produces... (read more)
2012-05-21 09:57:19

Rhenus German Vessel Agency for OMS

Offshore Marine Services GmbH (OMS) has appointed Rhenus Midgard as its exclusive vessel agency in Germany. Bremen-based OMS has signed an agreement with Rhenus to act as vessel agent to all vessels under OMS charter or contract operating in German waters and ports. It is a rolling contract with an initial 12-month period from January to December this year.   OMS is part of Offshore Marine Management (OMM), a growing independent provider of managed marine solutions to the offshore renewables, subsea telecoms and oil and gas industries. Rhenus, one of Europe’s leading logistics service providers, was chosen by OMS to... (read more)
2011-02-07 11:54:22

Multi-agency Expedition to Atlantic Canyons

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) are joining forces for an ocean research project. Scientists will map deepwater canyons 100 miles off the Maryland coast using sonar and identify sensitive biological habitats, coral communities and archaeological sites such as shipwrecks and other historically significant sites. This cooperative effort to gather information for science-based decision making is consistent with the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Oceans, Our Coasts and Great Lakes, adopted by President Obama in July 2010. The survey crew... (read more)
2011-06-16 09:09:21

The International Maritime Organization

This year is extremely significant for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as it contains a number of key milestones and anniversaries for the Organization. The 6th of March marked the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the IMO Convention by a conference held in Geneva in 1948 under the auspices of the United Nations; 17 March was the 50th anniversary of that Convention entering into force in 1958; and June saw the 100th session of our Council, the 40-Member executive body of the Organization, which supervises its work between sessions of the Assembly.<P> The inaugural meeting of the IMO –... (read more)
2009-01-05 12:00:00
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