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Low-budget Hydrography

Low-budget Hydrography is the theme of this issue. Realising that different players in hydrography will have differing opinions on various aspects of low-budget hydrography and interested in exploring these divergent...

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Supply Hydrographic Personnel

There is a global shortage of hydrographic surveyors. The industry is faced with an interesting challenge and looks to specialised education facilities and personnel suppliers to assist in solving this...

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‘Killer’ AUV Sonar System

In January 2001, C&C Technologies (C&C), a company based in Lafayette (Louisiana, USA), introduced the first commercially successful autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to the offshore industry. The AUV’s survey sensor...

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3D Sonar in Object Detection

Sonar is well accepted as an option for detection and visualisation of underwater objects. Side-scan and sector-scanning sonar have traditionally been used by surveyors but whilst they produce excellent images,...

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Fugro's CEO: “Working for a Safer and More Sustainable World”

Mark Heine is chairman of the board and CEO of Fugro, with the headquarters in the Netherlands. Fugro is the leading and largest specialised survey company in the world, serving the full lifecycle of assets, and calls itself a Geo-data specialist. For the avid mountaineer Heine, challenges are never too high to take on, not even heading up a multinational in transition, from a company largely dependent on the oil and gas industry to one that wants to co-create a sustainable and liveable world. We talked to Mark Heine about leadership style, strategies for finding new employees, and Seabed 2030. About this ambitious project, Heine says ‘Commercial companies need to work together with NGOs and academia to make this happen.’ Mark Heine is chairman of the board and CEO of Fugro, which is headquartered in the Netherlands. Fugro is among the leading and largest specialized survey companies in the world,...

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What is the Manufacturer’s view?

In the previous series of interviews, Hydro international has paid much attention to conferences, standards of competence, survey companies, etc. Aiming at the total filed of hydrography we also wish...

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