This Is How a Dual Mapping Survey Vessel Is Used for Bathymetric Surveying Services

H2H Geoscience Engineering (H2H) has announced a new contract with Albany Water Board, providing topographic and bathymetric surveying services for their two reservoirs – Alcove and Basic Creek in Albany County, New York. The Alcove reservoir has not had elevation-capacity tables updated since the 1930s, and no elevation-capacity tables for Basic Creek reservoir currently exist. The Albany Water Board has requested that an updated elevation-capacity table be measured for Alcove reservoir, and also created for Basic Creek reservoir. Dual Mapping Survey Vessel For this project, H2H will utilize its dual mapping survey vessel, stationed in Troy, NY, equipped with the... (read more)
2020-04-21 09:20:17

Why Ocean’s Biological Carbon Pump Has Been Drastically Underestimated

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Every spring in the Northern hemisphere, the ocean surface erupts in a massive bloom of phytoplankton. Like plants, these single-celled floating organisms use photosynthesis to turn light into energy, consuming carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in the process. When phytoplankton dies or is eaten by zooplankton, the carbon-rich fragments sink deeper into the ocean, where they are, in turn, eaten by other creatures or buried in sediments. This process is key to the 'biological carbon pump', an important part of the global carbon cycle. Capturing Carbon from the Atmosphere Scientists have long known that the ocean plays an essential role... (read more)
2020-04-14 09:18:52

AI Making Waves in the Maritime Field

Andy Hoggarth’s role at the helm of BD at CARIS is to understand trends in the business space industry as it evolves and translate these from idea to product. Given the spectrum of his expertise, he reflects on the current state of play and future possibilities for the fields of hydrography, marine geomatics and ocean science. He shares his insights on current and future trends in the field, articulating the value of artificial intelligence (AI) in reducing costs and processing time whilst increasing data accuracy and quality. How AI Can Help Businesses Everyone is inundated with data these days, and... (read more)
2020-04-02 10:35:43

Unique Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with OTAQ Offshore

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, has recently signed an exclusive rental agreement with UK-based OTAQ Offshore to represent the latter’s technology and products across the Middle East, APAC and the Americas. Experts in engineering and manufacturing underwater leak detection systems, laser measurement and video processing technologies, OTAQ Group supports customer activities in the offshore energy, aquaculture, commercial diving, defence and oceanographic research industries worldwide. The addition of OTAQ products to Unique Group’s diverse portfolio of survey equipment solidifies Unique Group’s consistent effort to provide customised integrated solutions to clients. Offshore Projects The agreement will see Unique Group... (read more)
2020-03-30 09:45:48

Remote Hydrography Conference and Exhibition Postponed to September

The Remote Hydrography Conference and small accompanying exhibition, originally scheduled for 6–7 May 2020, has been postponed to 23–24 September 2020, following the latest set of measures issued by the UK government, according to a recent publication of the UK Hydrographic Office. Hydrographic surveying, and the roles of its practitioners, are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies, techniques and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved. Autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms, remote survey command and support services, and... (read more)
2020-03-19 01:56:35

This is the Impact of the Coronavirus on IHO activities

Given the rapidly evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IHO is actively monitoring the situation in order to maintain as best as possible the activities of the Secretariat while striving to protect the health of its personnel and Member State representatives, the IHO states. "Depending on the evolution of the virus, measures may affect the regular operations of the Secretariat, the participation of the Secretariat's staff members in events outside Monaco and the conduct of meetings of IHO bodies in Monaco." In order to minimize the likelihood of the risk of infection, the IHO Secretariat will assess participation... (read more)
2020-03-19 12:33:35

Hydrographic Mapping is Critical for the Caribbean

It is a Service Provided Inconsistently by the Developed Nations
Considered paradise by the legions of tourists who visit each year, the Caribbean islands are developing states that struggle to maintain a delicate balance between economic expansion and environmental preservation. Hydrographic mapping, a critical element in achieving this equilibrium, has been a service provided inconsistently by the developed nations upon which many of the islands are still dependent. Affordable new geospatial technologies, however, offer Caribbean islands the opportunity to reduce their traditional reliance and assume greater control over their economies and natural resources. Considered paradise by the legions of tourists who visit each year, the Caribbean islands are developing states that struggle to maintain a delicate balance between economic expansion and environmental preservation. Hydrographic mapping, a critical element in achieving this equilibrium, has been a service provided inconsistently by the developed nations upon which many of the islands are still dependent. Affordable new geospatial technologies, however, offer Caribbean islands the opportunity to reduce their traditional reliance and assume greater control over their economies and natural resources. The islands of the Caribbean, collectively known as the West Indies, were colonized for centuries by seafaring... (read more)
2020-03-18 10:08:24

Don’t Miss the Oi2020 Technical Conference

In the free-to-attend Oi2020 Technical Conference, you will hear from experts and thought leaders about a variety of disciplines in different sectors. Happening across the three days of the event, the technical tracks will focus on key areas of application and technology across the whole of the Oceanology range. Technical insights, updates on the industry and case studies will provide you with the information and inspiration you need for your futures projects. Check www.oceanologyinternational.com for details and the latest updates of each day programme. 1. Offshore Energy Development - Sponsored by Bibby Hydromap This conference track will explore the developments... (read more)
2020-03-05 08:46:31

Remote Hydrography | Innovation & Application

NEWSFLASH: 18th March:  Remote Hydrography postponed to 23 - 24 September 2020 Hydrographic surveying, and the roles of its practitioners, are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies, techniques and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved. Autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms, remote survey command and support services, and techniques such as Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB), Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) are revolutionising hydrographic data collection, processing, analysis and... (read more)
2020-03-03 07:07:40

Fugro Joins the Australian HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program

The Australian government has selected Fugro to join the HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) to increase Australia’s hydrographic industry capability. The panel of industry partners was chosen as part of a long-term strategy to ensure safe shipping routes, commercial ports and maritime approaches within the Australian Charting Area. Panel members will acquire marine environmental data to produce digital maps of Australia’s sea and coastal areas that will improve the safety of maritime vessels operating in Australia’s sea charting area, which covers 10% of the Earth’s surface. The partnership program of AUD150 million secures a sovereign capacity to produce hydrographic information... (read more)
2020-02-26 01:05:50
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