Discovery of MH370 Part Confirms Ocean Current Models

A part from the MH370 aeroplane feared lost in the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014 was found recently on the island of La Réunion. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which is leading the search, this is consistent with the current underwater search area in the southern Indian Ocean where exhaustive analysis has concluded the aircraft entered the water. Drift modelling by CSIRO shows that material from the current search area could have been carried to La Réunion, among other locations. There has been more material handed over to the French police on La Réunion. However they... (read more)
2015-08-07 09:49:19

SevenCs Supports Wind Propulsion in Shipping

SevenCs is part of the EU INTERREG V A cross-border project 'MariGreen' to support the maritime industry in the transition towards more efficient, greener and more sustainable shipping. SevenCs engages in the MariGreen work stream 'Wind propulsion in commercial shipping'. As a partner in the subproject 'Windship Modelling and voyage optimization' SevenCs will investigate, together with the project partners, vessel modelling software providing automated voyage optimisation criteria for wind propulsion supported vessels. The number of external parameters influencing a voyage significantly increases for this type of vessel. Therefore the development of the vessel modelling software and the connection of this... (read more)
2016-02-08 02:04:35

Greater Awareness of Coastal Environment

TechWorks Marine Ltd.
TechWorks Marine is based in Dublin, Ireland, from where we service clients worldwide in the provision of oceanographic products and related data services. Our expanding team has a diverse range of skills relating to electronic engineering and marine science as well as mechanical engineering and earth observation. TechWorks Marine is a privately owned SME, founded in 2002 by Charlotte O’Kelly (managing director) and Philip Trickett (technical director), which develops data loggers for use on multi-sensor oceanographic data buoys in the marine sector. The TMBB range of data acquisition and transmission systems are core to all the integrations supplied to clients... (read more)
2015-04-03 01:26:36

BDHA for Windows

PCAL Technology Ltd has released ‘BDHA for Windows’ software, which provides Quality Control and modelling functionality for Swathe Bathymetry XYZ data. BDHA (Bathymetry Data Handling and Analysis) for Windows enables multiple XYZ datafiles to be analysed simultaneously to provide an independent and objective assessment of the consistency of the acquired data. The software is a tool for client representatives to check the quality and accuracy of swathe bathymetry during a hydrographic survey. Statistical parameters such as coverage, density of soundings, mean, minimum and maximum depth and standard deviation are calculated automatically and can be displayed in the main viewer window... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Optech to Host Lidar Solutions Conference

The second Innovative Lidar Solutions Conference (ILSC) will be held in Toronto, Canada, from 31st May to 3rd June 2011. An initial call for presentations has been issued. ILSC 2011 represents a forum for industry professionals to discuss best practices and explore real-world Lidar solutions. Topics of special interest will include new methods for maximising project accuracies, application-specific sensor designs and exploring the challenges of delivering data to a dynamic spatial-information marketplace. The broad acceptance of Lidar data as an essential tool for 3D modelling, mapping and analysis is fostering expanded use into new application spaces, including railway asset management... (read more)
2010-11-16 09:57:39

Subscription Plans for Oasis Montaj Suite

Geosoft has announced subscription plans for its Oasis montaj suite of geoscience software with options that include monthly, annual and multi-year terms. This follows the company’s introduction, earlier this year, of subscription plans for its Target geology software and marks Geosoft’s commitment to making all of its desktop software available by subscription. The Oasis montaj Essentials Subscription provides cost-effective access to the suite of 3D modelling and geoscience data analysis tools for exploring near surface, subsurface and marine environments. Subscribers can add more capabilities with over 15 geoscience extensions for geology and geochemistry; geophysical processing, interpretation and modelling; and specialised... (read more)
2017-07-27 10:54:12

Airborne Lasers Assess Flood Risks

Highly accurate 3D digital maps, captured from aircraft-mounted lasers, are being used to assess the risk of flooding at critical utility sites across the UK. The project, undertaken by Ambiental on behalf of one of the UK's largest water companies, used LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data supplied by aerial survey specialist Bluesky to help examine the likelihood, extent and depth of potential flooding as part of a review of flood defence measures at each of the five sites. The Bluesky data is part of 3D terrain map, available online, that covers most of England and Wales including all major... (read more)
2009-04-08 09:37:39

Gas Exploration Beyond the Shelf Break: An Oceanographic Challenge.

Thiem, O., Berntsen, J., Eldevik, T. and Alendal, G., 2006.Environmental Modelling & Software Progress in Marine Environmental Modelling, 21: pp 136-141.Norway’s second largest gas field, Ormen Lange, is located 140km west off Kristiansund at an unprecedented depth when it comes to exploration. It will be the first Norwegian project beyond the shelf break. Exploration and development of the field is thus a challenge. An important issue during the planning stage is to understand the current conditions and hydrography of the site. This is especially important regarding pipeline design, deployment and operations. A complicating factor for estimating design currents is the... (read more)
2007-04-04 12:00:00

New Generation Marine Data Management Software

SeaZone has launched during Ocean Business a software solution designed to simplify the management of marine information. This introduction will be demonstrated during a workshop on Thursday 2nd April 2009 from 13.30 in the Node Room at the NOC, Southampton (UK).   SeaZone's GeoTemporal software allows easy import, processing and presentation of marine data from multiple sources. It then creates standard formatted data so that the information can be used in different Geographic Information Systems (GIS).   SeaZone GeoTemporal represents a second generation of software allowing the management of a wide diversity of data with greatly improved levels of interoperability.... (read more)
2009-04-01 12:56:34

PMGS Measured Japan Earthquake Lurch

LinkQuest's Precision Marine Geodetic Systems (PMGS) are specially designed for seafloor movement monitoring. They are capable of accurate positioning within 0.5cm for up to 7,000m in range. LinkQuest has been working with the Japan Marine Safety Agency (JMSA) and Japan Coast Guard since November 1999, and more than 100 PMGS transponders have been deployed on Japan's sea floors.   Some of these PMGS transponders were deployed about 10 years ago along the fault responsible for the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011. The direct measurements conducted by Japanese scientists revealed horizontal seafloor movement of up to 24 metres... (read more)
2011-06-14 02:53:25
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