Survey Suite for New German Survey Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.       The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro-acoustic aspects of the new-build survey vessel ‘Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff’ (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV Sonne, the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities. The EM122 is a field-proven and... (read more)
2012-12-18 09:54:11

NCS Survey Acquires SRD Survey Division

NCS Survey Ltd and Halma PLC have signed Heads of Agreement to transfer the Survey Operations Department of Sonar Research and Development (SRD) to NCS Survey. This leaves SRD (a division of Tritech) to concentrate on the development and manufacture of 3D visualisation systems while NCS Survey will take on SRDs existing and future survey projects.     NCS Survey is the leading independent survey contractor specialising in survey and subsea positioning to both the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy Sectors.   Andy Gray, NCS Chief Executive, stated "The addition of the SRD team, the high-specification multi-beam sonars and... (read more)
2009-10-13 01:30:11

Survey And Positioning Contract for Utec Survey

UTEC Survey Asia (Singapore) has received a contract award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to supply survey and positioning services in Turkmenistan. UTEC Survey will support the MMHE-Technip JV installation of a 7,000mT Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and topside floatover. The work is scheduled to take place in fourth quarter 2010. In addition to providing positioning services for the structures, UTEC will deploy precise motion and environmental sensors in order to provide real-time monitoring during the installation. Sean Fowler, Managing Director of UTEC Survey Asia, commented that this contract represents a key milestone in UTEC Survey's service record.... (read more)
2010-11-15 10:44:35

Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet

Fugro will acquire the vessel KV Tromsø from Kystvaktskipet Tromsø of Norway. This vessel will be converted initially for acoustic pipeline inspection survey operations and will be ready for deployment in May 2007. It was built in 1997 and is currently serving as a Norwegian Coastguard vessel. This acquisition is part of Fugro’s ongoing policy to partly replace, modernise and expand its fleet of seabed survey vessels. KV Tromsø will be renamed and will be operated by Fugro Survey Ltd of Aberdeen, increasing the UK/Norwegian operated geohazard survey vessel fleet to five units. The vessel will be equipped to a... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:35:45

Ordnance Survey Recognised

Ordnance Survey's goal of establishing standards in data collection and management has won industry recognition. The British national mapping agency's data production management methodology, termed Production Partnership Management (PPM), is being put forward for inclusion in the body of ISO documents supporting geographic information.   It follows a workshop involving organisations from across the geographic information industry in Europe and Asia. The event was sponsored by EuroGeographics, EuroSDR, FIG and the Association for Geographic Information. Attendance was high with representation from both private survey companies and national mapping organisations.   The event, held at Ordnance Survey's Southampton head office, focused... (read more)
2008-02-14 09:27:04

Magnetic Survey System Sold

Innovatum Ltd. has sold a SMARTSEARCH 12 sensor magnetic survey system to Equipment rental company Dynamic Positioning Services Ltd of Aberdeen (UK). The SMARTSEARCH unit has been deployed immediately to a project in the Baltic.     The SMARTSEARCH is a complete magnetic survey unit which may be used for detailed data gathering in support of route surveys, UXO & munitions clearance, wreck location and archaeological survey. SMARTSEARCH may be carried by any medium sized (small work class) ROV, towed sleds or surface vessels.   (read more)
2009-04-01 11:44:07

Optimisation of Survey Frequency

The Netherlands Hydrographic Service
The Netherlands Hydrographic Service tries to optimise its bathymetric survey planning by interpreting archived surveys of the sea floor on The Netherlands Continental Shelf. This allows survey capacity to be used as efficiently as possible. This article presents the statistical method applied by the Netherlands Hydrographic Service, using an example area in a southern North Sea sand-wave field. The Netherlands Hydrographic Service is responsible for charting The Netherlands Continental Shelf. Two ships survey the sea floor, according to the plan shown in Figure 1 in the magazine. Shallow and busy areas are surveyed more frequently than deep or quiet areas.... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Offshore Geochemical Survey Sales

EGS (Asia) Ltd and W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. have signed a joint sales agreement designed to provide advanced offshore geochemical survey services. The GORE Exploration Survey is a proven method for the collection, analysis and data interpretation of hydrocarbon microseepage, with the ability to detect and quantify over ninety compounds (up through C18). The survey enables exploration geologists to identify formation-specific geochemical signatures of petroleum production and map these signatures across both onshore and offshore exploration sites. EGS will provide vessel logistics and seabed core sample collection services for Gore Exploration Surveys. The alliance will provide customers with... (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00

Shallow Survey 2003

We Visited for You
Following her increased interest for the Australasian region, Hydro international visited the Shallow Survey 2003 Conference, held from 17th to 20th November 2003 in Sydney, Australlia. Over two hundred hydrographic specialists and people in one or other way involved in hydrography gathered together to listen to papers on aspects specific to hydrographic surveying in shallow to very shallow waters. It was the Third International Conference on high-resolution surveys in shallow water, which itself proved the value and specific interest of this type of conference. The first Shallow Survey Conference was held in Sydney in 1999, followed by a second in... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

HYPACK 2008 Survey Software

On 15 February 2008, HYPACK officially released HYPACK 2008. This release represents almost a year of improvements to our previous version HYPACK 6.2B. HYPACK 2008 consists of a complete surveying package for acquiring and processing bathymetry, ADCP, magnetometer, side scan sonar, and sub-bottom data, and charting tools for S-57 production.   Some of the new features in HYPACK 2008 include Point Cloud editing tool, Sub-Bottom Profiling, new 3DTV with waves & sky. MrSID and JPEG2000 background charts support. Some of the new feature in HYSWEEP include the new Odom ES3 and Riegl laser scanning interfaces.  Also we have added the... (read more)
2008-02-21 10:34:31
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