EOMAP Wins Funding For Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

EOMAP has been awarded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to further develop its physics-based method of mapping the depth of the sea from satellite observations. Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) uses data gathered by satellites and aircraft to generate depth measurements and seafloor characteristics for regions of shallow water. Developed 20 years ago by EOMAP scientists then at DLR (Germany) and CSIRO (Australia), SDB’s potential to create a continuously updated global database of shallow-water bathymetry is hampered by the heavy computing power required to process the large amounts of data now available. Lower Energy Consumption The new funding will allow EOMAP to... (read more)
2019-09-23 09:34:36

Remote Hydrography Conference Rescheduled for May 2020

The Hydrographic Society UK has recently decided to reschedule its two-day Remote Hydrography conference (originally due to take place in late October 2019) for 6-7 May 2020. The venue remains the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. A revised Call for Abstracts for the new dates will be issued very shortly, with a deadline of 31 December 2019, and the programme is to be confirmed in February. Potential speakers who have already submitted an abstract do not need to do so again, unless they wish to take the opportunity to update it. Opportunities for Demonstrations With the obvious exception of the dates, all... (read more)
2019-09-16 10:41:25

Liquid Robotics Introduces New Wave Glider Platform

Liquid Robotics, a manufacturer of long-duration unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), is introducing its newest Wave Glider. The USV features advancements to shoreside operations and in-water performance enabling customers to mobilize, deploy and operate fleets of vehicles more efficiently, the company states. “Over the years, our customers’ missions have grown in complexity and scale, operating in one of the most challenging environments on Earth – the ocean,” said Dave Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Robotics. “In response, we’ve continued to raise the bar for unmanned surface vehicles.” Advancements This release builds on the current Wave Glider capabilities with the following advancements:... (read more)
2019-09-12 12:37:06

Hydrographic Instrumentation Specialist

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Hydrographic Instrumentation Specialist. Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Be sure to include: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae and; 3) names and contact information for three references. Southern Miss is an R1 Carnegie Research University – high research activity and is the premier university in the Gulf South for marine science. The Division of Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, which is a “federal city”... (read more)
2019-09-05 02:26:01

CGG Begins New 3D Broadband Survey in Deepwater Brazil

CGG has started acquiring Nebula 3D, a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis™ survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil. With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists. CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Centre in Rio will employ the latest, most advanced data processing techniques to deliver exceptional imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific basins. Supported by Industry Funding Dechun Lin, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “CGG has... (read more)
2019-08-27 08:22:45

Seismic Activity Data Collection on the Ocean Floor

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Unlike neighbouring Japan, earthquake activity is infrequent in the peninsula area of South Korea, and those that do occur tend to be low in intensity. Typically, earthquakes in this region measure between 2.0 and 5.0 on the Richter scale[1]. The record for the quake with the highest magnitude on the Korean Peninsula stood for some time, recorded at 5.3 in 1980. This was recently overtaken by a 5.8 magnitude tremor in Gyeongju in 2016 and a 5.4 magnitude tremor in Pohang, followed soon after by a 4.8 magnitude aftershock tremor. Data on these events is collected using the existing seismological... (read more)
2019-08-06 08:30:32

Next Geosolutions Welcomes Three New Key Team Members

International geoscience and engineering services provider Next Geosolutions has recently welcomed three new key team members. The company operates in the energy, infrastructure and utility markets, Alison Lucas Collie is an experienced technical and management professional. She has worked at consultancy level supporting engineering in energy development projects during her roles at Fugro, Gardline, 4C Offshore and DeepOcean. She has joined Next Geosolutions as Tender Manager. Surveyor and Data Processor Alison’s technical specialism originates from working offshore as a surveyor and data processor after her first degree in hydrography and astronomy at Plymouth, then developing to gain an MSc in... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:52:08

Hydrographic Information Driving Marine Knowledge

Today, as every year on June 21st, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) celebrates World Hydrography Day. This is an opportunity to raise public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone's lives. This year's theme is: 'Hydrographic information, the engine of knowledge of the marine environment’. Wide Range of Activities The Hydrographic Offices of the IHO Member States use a wide range of activities to publicize hydrographic work and services, including: The reminders of the first Hydrographic Conference held in London in 1919 when representatives of 26 countries met at Trinity House in London to discuss and agree... (read more)
2019-06-20 10:21:40

Will Hydrographic Geospatial Data Pass the Fit-for-purpose Test?

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In 2017, OceanWise outlined the work of the UN-GGIM. The Committee of Experts endorsed the terms of reference for establishing a Working Group on Marine Geospatial Information. Here, Dr Mike Osborne and John Pepper provide a timely update on what has been happening since then. In 2017, OceanWise outlined the work of the UN-GGIM. The Committee of Experts endorsed the terms of reference for establishing a Working Group on Marine Geospatial Information. Here, Dr Mike Osborne and John Pepper provide a timely update on what has been happening since then. The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims to address global challenges relating to how geospatial information is created, managed and utilized. The UN seeks to overcome these challenges by improving access to fit-for-purpose geospatial information and for it to be an essential enabler on meeting the global community’s Sustainable... (read more)
2019-06-18 02:00:08

HIPS and SIPS Can Easily Integrate into any Workflow

Teledyne CARIS are hosting a stand (Booth number 110) at the Oceans 2019 conference in Marseille where delegates can learn more about their HIPS and SIPS suite of products. HIPS and SIPS offer professional grade tools for hydrographic data processing. Supporting over 40 industry standard data formats, the software can easily integrate into any workflow. It enables the user to simultaneously process multibeam, backscatter, side scan sonar, single beam, and Lidar data. It incorporates the latest in 3D visualization technology for the purpose of hydrography, oceanography and marine science. As part of the Ping-to-Chart workflow, HIPS and SIPS can be easily... (read more)
2019-06-13 10:49:17
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