10 Years Seabed Celebrated with Multibeam Quiz

Hydrographic professionals are challenged at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Seabed, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Seabed opened its doors at 9 March 2004 and has chosen to celebrate this milestone, asking three questions to be answered – the winner can look forward to a bottle of brandy. During Oceanology International, glasses will be raised on 11 March 2014 in Stand H650. To qualify into the quiz, participants need to answer three questions: What is the prize of the complete set on the image? What is the weight of the set? What is the prize per kilo? The... (read more)
2014-03-06 11:41:35

Fugro Closes Seabed Geosolutions Joint Venture

Fugro, headquartered in The Netherlands, and France-based CGG, have announced the closure of the previously announced Seabed Geosolutions joint venture on 16 February 2013. The closure completes the process of incorporation of the ocean bottom node businesses from Fugro and CGG, and the CGG transition zone, ocean bottom cable and permanent reservoir monitoring activities in a joint venture. In addition to the contribution of relevant activities from both parents, Fugro has paid EURO225 million to CGG with respect to the Seabed Geosolutions joint venture in which Fugro takes a 60% stake. The joint venture will trade under the name of... (read more)
2013-03-18 11:26:30

Mapping Seabed in and Around Ireland

The inshore waters of Ireland are areas of enormous activity and value. Yet more still needs to be learned about the physical, chemical and biological makeup of the seabed to ensure that effective resource management supports present and future economic and environmental issues. MacArtney supplied sonar equipment is mapping the seabed both in and around Ireland onboard the newly inaugurated vessel, the Keary, and onboard the Celtic Explorer.  Ireland’s inshore water areas are an enormous source of income and activity. Such high activity needs to be carefully measured and monitored to ensure the long-term viability of this valuable asset. The... (read more)
2009-12-15 04:48:27

Imagery-derived Bathymetry and Seabed Classification Validated

UKHO Sponsors Pilot for Satellite Imagery-based Survey in Mediterranean
Proteus FZC, EOMAP and DigitalGlobe have formed a partnership to bring satellite-derived bathymetry and seabed classification to the hydrographic community. A pilot conducted by UKHO in the Mediterranean confirms that the satellite-based process yields depth and seafloor information faster and more safely than traditional hydrographic survey methods in the shallow-water environment. In summer 2012, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) contracted the Proteus-led team in a pilot trial of satellite-derived bathymetry and seabed classification to assess the quality and the potential for satellite-derived bathymetry as a data gathering technique in the very shallow-water or nearshore envir­onment. The UKHO are interested... (read more)
2013-01-18 02:51:31

Positioning Buoys without Need of Seabed Array

Pre-spud buoy sets have traditionally required an LBL array for a relative positioning accuracy of better than 1m or 3ft. Using Zupt’s inertial navigation system, accurate buoy sets can be delivered without the need to deploy or calibrate an array on the seabed, thus saving significant vessel time. Using a known coordinate from a nearby subsea structure (manifold) Zupt’s INS will stab into a receptacle and align. After this alignment the INS can begin to accurately position buoys relative to this coordinate. Pre-set Subsea Receptacles Zupt has deployed subsea receptacles installed onto simple frames with known offsets that can butt... (read more)
2016-10-25 09:18:35

Seabed Demo Days for Hydrographic Equipment

To celebrate the end of the summer, Seabed (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) organised demo days on 6 and 7 September 2016. Clients, business contacts and suppliers were invited to see new equipment in action: the Norbit IWBMS integrated multibeam sonar, the inertial systems of Seabed, AML Oceanograhic X-series and sensors, the SubseaTech Catarob ATS-03 USV, the ilinks Mobile Lidar system and the Synergetik admodus USP PRO ultrasound density probe. The survey vessel took participants into the busy port of Amsterdam for the demonstrations. On the cruise that was attended by Hydro International, Peter Koldgaard Eriksen explained the concept of the Norbit multibeam... (read more)
2016-09-08 02:38:35

Commercial Tidal Power Project Secures Seabed

The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has awarded an ‘Agreement for Lease’ for a commercial demonstration site for electricity production from tidal currents to the Swedish marine energy company Minesto. Minesto will prepare consent application for the site near Holyhead Island in Wales prior to the construction of a 10MW marine energy array in 2016, which will supply electricity to approximately 8,000 households. The decision forms part of The Crown Estate’s UK-wide wave and tidal stream leasing round, which saw rights awarded for for five new tidal stream sites across the UK, each with the potential to deliver... (read more)
2014-07-14 12:00:00

Sonar Studies Reveal New Mediterranean Seabed Features

Unusual seabed features have been revealed in the Mediterranean just beyond the Rhône mouth by a team from the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC). Working with a range of sonar equipment from Marine Electronics Ltd of Guernsey, the EU funded team obtained clear images of what they believe to be gas escape features on the delta front. The equipment also revealed deep channels cut into the delta, suggesting the activity of hyperpycnal flows - high density sediment currents capable of scouring the seabed. The survey was part of the Eurostrataform project which is being coordinated by SOC and has been created... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

Seabed: Getting to the Bottom of Things

In the offshore and onshore industry, innovations are introduced in rapid succession. Not only is the need for high-quality equipment within the offshore and onshore industry expanding, but demand for suppliers’ knowledge and services related to accurate instruments used for positioning, bottom sampling, data acquisition, bathymetry and other practices is also increasing.<P> Seabed is specialised intechnical services for the development and implementation of hardware and software. The company represents several high-quality instruments, GPS equipment and more. In particular, it is involved with hydrographic survey projects, the dredging industry, offshore industry, port authorities and government organisations. How do we get to... (read more)
2008-03-12 12:00:00

ODIM Awarded Contract for Seabed Handling Systems

ODIM has been awarded a contract worth NOK32 million (US$4.60 million) by emgs for delivery of two automated handling systems for Seabed Logging. The systems are due to be delivered in December 2008. “We are very satisfied with emgs´ choice of ODIM as their supplier of handling systems within Seabed Logging. This confirms ODIM´s position as a supplier of automated  handling systems within this exciting field as well,” says Idar Hatløy, Vice President – Seismic at ODIM. ODIM has earlier delivered handling systems to emgs.   (read more)
2007-04-30 12:00:00
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