Echoscope Meets IHO S-44 Criteria

CodaOctopus, UK, has conducted the necessary survey and research work to demonstrate that the Echoscope is capable of comfortably achieving bathymetric survey data that meets the various orders of the IHO S-44 standard under typical survey conditions. CodaOctopus can further meet these orders (Special Order) through the use of the in-built post-processing steps in the Underwater Survey Explorer software package. Although the Echoscope is widely used for real-time visualisation work – since it produces real-time 3D images – its bottom detection algorithms do not assume a single height per XY position. Therefore although the sonar is not designed exclusively as... (read more)
2014-11-04 09:59:32

IHO Seeks Feedback On Publication S-44

The current edition of S-44 - IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys was adopted in February 2008. The organisation wants to determine whether S-44 requires review or revision, as well as any need to include new or additional material that reflects contemporary or emerging requirements. This feedback can then be considered by the IHO Standards and Services Committee (HSSC) that next meets in November 2011. If there is a requirement, the HSSC will re-convene its S-44 Working Group to carry out the revision process.   In the case of S-44, the IFHS, its affiliated societies and other Hydrographic Societies contain a... (read more)
2011-06-02 12:00:00

M3 Bathy Shallow Water Multibeam Approved to IHO S-44 Standard

Kongsberg Mesotech’s M3 Bathy System, a survey system for shallow-water bathymetric applications, is officially designated compliant with IHO S-44. During the testing, which took place in February 2014, bathymetry data from the M3 was collected in depths ranging from 15-40m. The test targets were a series of standard concrete 1m cubes laid along 20m and 40m contours. The results confirmed that the M3 Bathy is capable of achieving bathymetric survey data that meets two orders of IHO standards. The IHO compliance consists of various criteria including vertical accuracy and target detection standards. In order to assess IHO-S44 compliance, these criteria... (read more)
2015-02-02 09:13:00
2016-12-24 09:03:05

Applanix POSPac AIR 4.4

Applanix has introduced POSPac AIR Version 4.4 post-processing software, used to extend the accuracy potential of the POS AV system. Designed to maximise data quality and optimise workflow from project planning through to project completion, POSPac AIR 4.4 is specifically configured for the airborne environment and is compatible with a variety of aerial sensors. New processing features are a big part of the new POSPac AIR Version 4.4 release, including a new dual frequency single point carrier phase processing algorithm for Precise Point Positioning (PPP). This technique is a solution for remote areas that do not have dense reference station... (read more)
2007-02-13 02:52:02

UKCS Offshore Drilling Increase 44%

Deloitte's North West Europe Review, which summarises drilling and licensing in the region and as is produced by its Petroleum Services Group (PSG), reports that 91 exploration and appraisal wells were spudded in the UK between the beginning of January and the end of August 2008 - a 44% increase on the same period last year.     Offshore activities in the oil & gas sector are continuing to rise - the latest industry figures released by Deloitte show that drilling operations within the UK Continental Shelf have increased significantly this year, driven particularly by the independent players.   Of... (read more)
2008-09-11 01:00:50

CodaOctopus hosts 44th MMF

As a first-time host, CodaOctopus Products is announcing the 44th meeting of the Marine Measurement Forum, taking place at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh (Scotland) on 21st May 2009.     With a diverse range of speakers representing various marine scientific measurement activities, some of the topics of MMF44 are: - Shell real-time metocean network (METNET) - Automated sensing technologies for coastal monitoring - Ultra high resolution multibeam sonar for surveying shipwrecks - Impacts of offshore renewable developments on coastal processes - Operational Experience with PLSM Aqua-Metre for Subsea Metrology - Timelapse evaluation of climate change impacts on coastal settings... (read more)
2009-05-12 02:22:52

44 PMGS Transponders for Earthquake and Tsunami Research

The Japanese Coast Guard is investing in 44 PMGS (Precision Marine Geodetic System) transponders and a PMGS surface station from Link-Quest, USA. This purchase of PMGS systems is based on the measurement results obtained by Japanese scientists after the magnitude 9 earthquake that occurred on 11th March 2011. Up to 24 metres of horizontal seafloor movement was detected. These new transponders will form several new arrays at Japan's ocean floors, further expanding the coverage of the areas of interest. They will be periodically monitored by research vessels in years to come. The complete Precision Marine Geodetic Systems (PMGS) are capable... (read more)
2012-02-08 10:40:59
2016-08-30 09:33:16

J+S Launches NarcineArray

On Tuesday 11 March the OI Daily editors were invited on board of the Kommandoren by J+S, a British company operating from sites in England and Scotland , with besides a brief tour aboard and history of this 120-year old Baltic sea trader, an introduction to NarcineArray.   When compared with a conventional towed array, NarcineArray provides a significant reduction in power consumption, diameter (down to 16mm), weight and drag. This means that the array can be deployed and recovered far more easily, often without any specialist handling equipment. Because of the reduced weight, drag and power consumption NarcineArray can... (read more)
2014-03-20 12:09:34
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