L3Harris Technologies to Provide UUV to U.S. Navy

U.S.-based L3Harris Technologies has been selected to provide an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) for expeditionary undersea missions for U.S. military forces by the U.S. Navy and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). This unit, which accelerates commercial technology to solve national security solutions, awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to L3Harris for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Small-Class Maritime Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (MEMUUV) program. This award includes the delivery and testing of an Iver4 - 900 PW UUV and two field swappable modular payload sections, including real aperture and synthetic aperture sonars. Additional sensors, swappable battery chemistries, and... (read more)
2020-01-15 10:53:50

“Blue technology industries will help the expansion of the hydrographic market”

A view of hydrographic technology and the market for 2020
In the last decade, there has been a steady march towards the automation of hydrographic data collection. Jim Gardiner, a research scientist at Valeport, views the technical and commercial challenges in hydrographic operations. In the last decade, there has been a steady march towards the automation of hydrographic data collection. Jim Gardiner, a research scientist at Valeport, views the technical and commercial challenges in hydrographic operations. In terms of multibeam technology, we’ve seen continual advancements from the main players such as Teledyne Reson, Kongsberg, R2Sonic and the emergence of Norbit. Alongside this, there has been a steady improvement in GPS, inertial positioning systems and acquisition/processing software. As the capability of these systems has improved, it has placed a focus on the importance of accurate and reliable sound velocity data. To achieve accurate bathymetry,... (read more)
2020-01-14 12:09:38

Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant

Six months free product usage and technical consultations
Teledyne Marine offers the next generation of technologists and explorers the opportunity to utilize the organization’s leading-edge technology for planned 2020 programmes free of charge via their 2020 Academic Product Grant. The company delivers the widest range of technology in the industry and will share a full suite of these technologies with the academic community to address an array of potential global research programmes.  This grant is open to all students from accredited universities or institutions pursuing oceanographic or hydrographic studies and provides up to 6 months' free product usage and technical consultations to help ensure their success. Products in this year’s grant... (read more)
2020-01-14 11:49:06

South Korean Satellite Will Focus on Oceanography

With a focus on oceanography and the monitoring of air pollution, the 3.4 ton South Korean Chollian-2B satellite is looking at a launch date of February 18 from the Guiana Space Center via an Arianespace Ariane-5 launch vehicle. The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) stated that this is the first time a GEMS (Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer) has been installed on a geostationary satellite. An additional GOCI-2 sensor to monitor the ocean environment is also aboard the satellite. According to the director of the satellite programme for KARI, the satellite will be able to capture more accurate weather data forecasts... (read more)
2020-01-13 12:11:41

Wind and Metocean Data to Derisk Future Offshore Wind Farms

France-based company Akrocean has been awarded a four-year deal with Meteo-France to deliver wind and metocean data required to derisk future offshore wind farms off the French coast. Data will be delivered through the deployment of Akrocean's Windsea floating lidar. The platforms will be equipped with other atmospheric and oceanic sensors to also cover the needs of the French Navy's Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department (SHOM) and the French Agency for Ecological Transition and Regional Cohesion (CEREMA). Akrocean sales and projects director Maxime Bellorge said: “This is a contract to carry out all of the measurement campaigns in French waters over... (read more)
2020-01-13 11:57:57

This Is How Airborne Multibeam Lidar Coastal Mapping in Paradise Is Done

Insights from the first commercial use of Fugro RAMMS
The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradisal Turks and Caicos Islands. The Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS, was developed over a period of three years before it was officially launched in the summer of 2018. Senior hydrographer Richard Goosen describes how Fugro used the system for coastal and nearshore mapping at the paradisal Turks and Caicos Islands. In July 2018, Fugro embarked on a large-scale project to map the Turks and Caicos Islands for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This landmark effort called for integrated, high-resolution bathymetric, topographic and orthoimage data sets to support nautical chart updates and coastal zone management activities. To achieve the sizeable bathymetric portion of... (read more)
2019-12-19 01:51:28

'Check and double check your data before getting somebody else to check it for you’

7 Questions to Phil Payne, Survey Delivery Manager, UK Hydrographic Office
Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. "There will be a continued drive towards autonomy and automated processing.” Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. ”There will be a continued drive towards autonomy and automated processing.” Prior to his work with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Phil Payne spent 25 years in the Royal Navy as a hydrographic and meteorology specialist. Since joining the UKHO in 2016, he has worked in a number of different roles, most recently as its Survey Delivery Manager - a role he has held since 2017. Surveys Around the World As... (read more)
2019-12-17 11:40:56

HYPACK 2020 Hydrographic Training Event

HYPACK 2020 Hydrographic Training Event Come and join us at the 27th annual HYPACK 2020 HydrographicTraining Event in Jacksonville, FL on January 6th-9th, 2020. This training event will offer instruction on the newest features of HYPACK® 2020 as well as comprehensive training for both novice and experienced users in HYPACK®, HYSWEEP® and DREDGEPACK® software. Meet exhibitors from 30 of the industry's leading companies and learn about their products and services! We will also be offering one-on-one sessions for attendees to meet with our HYPACK experts Event Location 225 East Coastline DriveHyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA To make... (read more)
2019-12-03 06:36:27

Glider Launched in the North Atlantic As Part of EU Project

The Irish Marine Institute's marine glider was deployed in to the North Atlantic Ocean as part of the 5th project meeting for the Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean (iFADO) project recently held in The Azores, Portugal. The Slocum glider, Laochra na Mara, can reach depths of 1,000m and collects oceanographic data on conductivity, temperature, depth, fluorescence, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. The glider was deployed from the RV Águas Vivas, and a number of researchers were invited to join and assist from a nearby vessel, RV Arquipélago. Prior to deployment, the glider was exhibited to the public at... (read more)
2019-11-19 09:18:53

Multiplexers Simultaneously Transmit Data Along a Single Communication Channel

MacArtney, headquartered in Denmark, has recently supplied the latest in a series of seven customised NEXUS MK C ‘Super MUX’ multiplexers to MMT, providers of customised marine surveys for the offshore energy industry. Multiplexers, designed to simultaneously transmit data along a single channel of communication, provide operators with the opportunity to gather numerous types of data at once. The Swedish based, MMT working in close collaboration with Reach Subsea, ordered the customised NEXUS MK C connectivity solution (named the Super MUX by MMT) from MacArtney Underwater Technology earlier this year. Offshore Energy Industry MMT assists the global industry with a range... (read more)
2019-11-06 10:36:30
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