“Blue technology industries will help the expansion of the hydrographic market”

A view of hydrographic technology and the market for 2020
In the last decade, there has been a steady march towards the automation of hydrographic data collection. Jim Gardiner, a Research Scientist at Valeport, views the technical and commercial challenges in hydrographic operations. In the last decade, there has been a steady march towards the automation of hydrographic data collection. Jim Gardiner, a Research Scientist at Valeport, views the technical and commercial challenges in hydrographic operations. In terms of multibeam technology, we’ve seen continual advancements from the main players such as Teledyne Reson, Kongsberg, R2Sonic and the emergence of Norbit. Alongside this, there has been a steady improvement of GPS, inertial positioning systems and acquisition/processing software. As the capability of these systems has improved, it has placed a focus on the importance of accurate and reliable sound velocity data. To achieve accurate bathymetry,... (read more)
2020-01-14 12:09:38

Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant

Six months free product usage and technical consultations
Teledyne Marine offers the next generation of technologists and explorers the opportunity to utilize the organization’s leading-edge technology for planned 2020 programmes free of charge via their 2020 Academic Product Grant. The company delivers the widest range of technology in the industry and will share a full suite of these technologies with the academic community to address an array of potential global research programmes.  This grant is open to all students from accredited universities or institutions pursuing oceanographic or hydrographic studies and provides up to 6 months' free product usage and technical consultations to help ensure their success. Products in this year’s grant... (read more)
2020-01-14 11:49:06

This Is How Mapping in Paradise is Done

Insights From the First Commercial Use of Fugro RAMMS
The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradise Turks and Caicos Islands. The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradise Turks and Caicos Islands. In July 2018, Fugro embarked on a large-scale project to map the Turks and Caicos Islands for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This landmark effort called for integrated, high-resolution bathymetric, topographic and orthoimage datasets to support nautical chart updates and coastal zone management activities. To achieve the sizeable bathymetric portion of the... (read more)
2020-01-13 02:23:12

Netherlands-based Fugro Gets NOAA Survey Contract

NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has contracted with Netherlands-based Fugro to provide five years of hydrographic surveying services in the United States. The contract was issued by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to support the creation and maintenance of highly accurate nautical charts. Fugro has worked continuously with the agency on similar contracts since 1998. “Over the past 20 years, NOAA has been one of Fugro’s key clients in the US,” said Mark MacDonald, hydrography director for Fugro in the Americas. “Through this long and valued partnership, we have pioneered the use of multiple... (read more)
2019-12-27 12:23:09

This Is How Airborne Multibeam Lidar Coastal Mapping in Paradise is Done

Insights from the first commercial use of Fugro RAMMS
The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradise Turks and Caicos Islands. The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradise Turks and Caicos Islands. In July 2018, Fugro embarked on a large-scale project to map the Turks and Caicos Islands for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This landmark effort called for integrated, high-resolution bathymetric, topographic and orthoimage datasets to support nautical chart updates and coastal zone management activities. To achieve the sizeable bathymetric portion of the... (read more)
2019-12-19 01:51:28

Scientists Discover Roman Shipwreck Dating Back to Time of Jesus Christ

In October, a scientific team from the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies found a Roman cargo ship with jugs containing olive oil and perfectly preserved garum sauce, an ancient form of ketchup. Scientists have discovered the extremely large Roman shipwreck dating back to the time of Jesus Christ. The ship and its cargo could reveal new information about shipbuilding and trade during that time period. The sunken vessel was recently discovered off the coast of Greece, near Kefalonia Island, during a survey conducted by the Oceanus Network of the University of Patras, Greece. Sonar Equipment and Artificial Intelligence The... (read more)
2019-12-19 11:01:40

'Check and double check your data before getting somebody else to check it for you’

7 Questions to Phil Payne, Survey Delivery Manager, UK Hydrographic Office
Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. "There will be a continued drive towards autonomy and automated processing.” Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. ”There will be a continued drive towards autonomy and automated processing.” Prior to his work with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Phil Payne spent 25 years in the Royal Navy as a hydrographic and meteorology specialist. Since joining the UKHO in 2016, he has worked in a number of different roles, most recently as its Survey Delivery Manager - a role he has held since 2017. Surveys Around the World As... (read more)
2019-12-17 11:40:56

HYPACK 2020 Hydrographic Training Event

HYPACK 2020 Hydrographic Training Event Come and join us at the 27th annual HYPACK 2020 HydrographicTraining Event in Jacksonville, FL on January 6th-9th, 2020. This training event will offer instruction on the newest features of HYPACK® 2020 as well as comprehensive training for both novice and experienced users in HYPACK®, HYSWEEP® and DREDGEPACK® software. Meet exhibitors from 30 of the industry's leading companies and learn about their products and services! We will also be offering one-on-one sessions for attendees to meet with our HYPACK experts Event Location 225 East Coastline DriveHyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA To make... (read more)
2019-12-03 06:36:27

In-mission Processor Allows Real-time Processing of HISAS Data

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, has just announced it has integrated an in-mission processor on a REMUS 600 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) with the KONGSBERG High-Resolution Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (HISAS) 2040 for a customer. By integrating the in-mission processing, the high-resolution images from the HISAS module can be quickly downloaded when the vehicle returns from its mission. Gap-filled Image HISAS 2040 provides up to 2cm by 2cm resolution across a 300-metre swath. When combined with the onboard EM2040, it provides a complete, gap-filled image. Synthetic aperture sonar uses algorithms... (read more)
2019-12-03 03:26:42

Fugro RAMMS Technology Benefits US Navy Mapping System

Fugro’s collaboration with Areté to develop the Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System (RAMMS) has resulted in improved maritime domain awareness for the US Navy. The accomplishment, which was showcased last week during a Naval Oceanography event held at Southern Mississippi’s Marine Research Center, demonstrates the value of federal investments in private-sector research, development and commercialisation efforts. US Navy Small Business Innovation Research RAMMS is based on Areté’s Pushbroom Imaging Littoral Lidar System (PILLS), an airborne seabed mapping capability developed through a US Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme. One of the primary yet challenging goals of SBIR programmes is... (read more)
2019-11-14 08:32:03
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