Ocean Business 2013 Preview

More Variety at an Expanded Trade Show
Southampton, in the south of the UK’s Hampshire region, will be buzzing from 9 to 11 April 2013 as hydrographic, oceanographic and offshore professionals gather for an even bigger edition of Ocean Business. The organisers expect the 300 exhibitors to welcome 4,000 visitors and delegates to the National Oceanographic Centre grounds and inform them about the latest technologies. Hydro International invited exhibitors to give their preview, which we have published on these pages to give you a taste of what’s on offer during the event. 3D Laser Mapping 3D Laser Mapping is a ­world-leading provider of laser scanning technology. Established... (read more)
2013-04-02 02:56:31

Oceanology International 2016 Provides Update on Ocean Technology

Promising Event for Oceanographic and Hydrographic Community
Hydro International traditionally prepares a preview of Oceanology International to help you prepare for the highlights of what businesses on the show floor will be presenting. The Hydro International preview offers you a selection of the more than 350 companies from 32 countries that will be present at the trade show. The total surface is over 8,000 square metres so consider wearing your walking boots!  Joost Boers, editorial manager, Hydro International There will also be is a conference during Oceanology focusing on streams like Trade & Innovation; Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy; Marine Renewables; Positioning & Metrology; Green Shipping;... (read more)
2016-03-01 11:47:03

‘Hydrography is Both a Science and a Technique’

7 Questions to the New Director General of the French Hydrographic Office
Chief weapons engineer Laurent Kerléguer was appointed director general of Shom, the French hydrographic office, in July 2019. In this interview, Hydro International asks him about the latest developments regarding the world of hydrography, climate change and artificial intelligence. “It’s becoming more urgent than ever to measure the ocean.” In this interview, Laurent Kerléguer, director-general of the French hydrographic office Shom, discusses the latest developments regarding the world of hydrography, climate change and artificial intelligence. Chief weapons engineer Laurent Kerléguer was appointed director-general of Shom, the French hydrographic office, in July 2019. In this interview, Hydro International asks him about the latest developments regarding the world of hydrography, climate change and artificial intelligence. “It’s becoming more urgent than ever to measure the ocean.” Laurent Kerléguer was born in Brest, France, and has always lived by – or close to – the sea. Although he never had a ‘dream job’... (read more)
2019-10-29 11:34:23

Looking Far beyond the Horizon

Hydro International Interviews Steven Xu, CEO, Hi-Target
These are exciting times in the geomatics and hydrographic industry. Innovative solutions are being developed, integration is the main keyword and the big players are acquiring smaller companies that add a new dimension to their portfolio. Europe, Japan and North America are traditional strongholds of geomatics, but several very ambitious companies from China are doing their utmost to catch up with the frontrunners. Steven Xu, CEO of Hi-Target, was more than happy to share his thoughts and expectations with Hydro International. Read the interview here. Wim van Wegen and Joost Boers, Geomares Publishing, The Netherlands Hi-Target was established in Guangzhou,... (read more)
2016-02-01 04:20:25

Sharing the Wealth

Towards an Ocean Sensing Network
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and associated undersea technologies have demonstrated exceptional current utility and great growth potential for military, governmental and commercial maritime agencies as well as for ocean research institutions. While sustained and aggressive research, development, testing and evaluation is still in order, the technology is available now to benefit potential consumers with the incredible range of data these systems can already provide. Although unmanned systems in other domains (air, ground, and space) have experienced rapid growth resulting from wartime necessities, there remains a prevalent ‘wait and see’ mindset about unmanned undersea systems among those who work in and... (read more)
2012-07-26 02:59:17

Advances in High-speed Underwater Remote Vehicles for Subsea Pipeline Inspection

The Benefits and Challenges of the Technological Revolution in the Pipeline Survey Industry
The pipeline survey industry has undergone a technological revolution in the past couple of years, and the consequential benefits and challenges are only just beginning to be fully realized. The cost efficiency of subsea operations has been one of the key focus areas of the offshore energy industry in recent years. This focus, combined with increased growth in the amount of subsea infrastructure now in-situ on the seafloor, has seen a rising need for innovative approaches to subsea asset inspection. These solutions need to be cost-efficient, maintain data quality, and be able to provide a platform that supports future technologies.... (read more)
2019-04-02 10:25:26

Green Air Pushes

Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel
Bathymetry is largely used for measuring ocean and sea depth but there are also many other different applications in lakes, dams, rivers and fresh water basins. Logistic constraints as well as risks and economic issues make bathymetric measurement, especially in fresh water, not a simple task. This, in fact, normally implies the use of a motorised craft of a certain dimension, capable of accommodating the helmsman and at least one operator of the measuring system plus the relevant equipment. Often boats have to be transported to difficult to reach places or have to operate in sites hazardous for humans such... (read more)
2012-11-22 02:47:09

“We Are Limited by Imagination Rather Than Technology”

Hydro International Interviews Richard Mills, Marine Robotics, Kongsberg Martime and Arne Kjørsvik, CEO Eelume AS
Now that the spotlights are on unmanned vehicles for various tasks in subsea survey, inspection and maintenance, it’s interesting to see how two businesses are looking at the technology. In 2016, Kongsberg and the start-up Eelume started their cooperation to develop an innovative type of underwater robot that can live permanently on the seafloor. Furthermore, because of its snake-like shape and flexibility, it will be prepared to access areas that are difficult to get to with traditional technology. 'Hydro International' interviewed Richard Mills, Sales Director Marine Robotics, Kongsberg Martime, and Arne Kjørsvik, CEO of Eelume AS. After a long time of... (read more)
2017-07-28 11:30:55

What Are the New Global Initiatives for Mapping the World’s Entire Ocean Floor?

Video Included
Three new global initiatives for mapping the world’s entire ocean floor have been announced in London at a special conference organised by The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, the international collaborative project to produce a complete, freely available map of the seafloor by the year 2030. They will be overseen by the new Seabed 2030 Director, experienced UK hydrographer and former naval officer Jamie McMichael-Phillips, whose appointment was also announced at the conference. The conference titled 'From Vision to Action', took place at the Royal Society in London on Tuesday 22 October, was convened to mark the progress made in the... (read more)
2019-10-24 09:30:16

Streaming Data Processed Live to the World Wide Web

A Survey with Aquatic Drones and CARIS Onboard
The Dutch government is currently focusing on autonomous technologies. Autonomous cars can already be found on Dutch highways and now Rijkswaterstaat (The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) has also started to automate survey processes on rivers, together with the company Aquatic Drones. The use of autonomous vehicles creates new opportunities for traditional surveys. Equipped with hydrographic instruments, the vehicles can collect data remotely in increasing volumes, in challenging environments and with less risk to personnel. One of the challenges will be the quantity of the data collected and having to post-process it. Traditional methods with acquisition and post-processing software... (read more)
2018-08-14 08:22:05
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