Support for UXO Seminar

Bibby HydroMap is one of the sponsors of the upcoming UXO Survey Seminar organised and hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK. Taking place at Southampton Solent University Conference Centre on 19 June 2015, the event will attract participants from a range of industry sectors including offshore oil & gas, marine renewables, port and terminal civil engineering and dredging. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) poses a potential risk to seabed developers and contractors and the survey and detection of such explosive munitions presents various challenges. Bibby HydroMap has decades of experience in the provision of large-scale UXO surveys, much of which is a... (read more)
2015-05-15 09:17:35

UXO Project for TenneT

MMT, Sweden, has been awarded an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) search and clearance project for TenneT offshore GmbH in the German Bight. The HelWin 2 offshore cable route including the HVDC platform area will be surveyed using a magnetometer array to find any anomalies. The survey will be conducted from the MMT survey vessel Triad. This survey will be followed by an identification and removal operation/possible detonation in 2013 and at the beginning of 2014. TenneT offshore GmbH (TOG) is responsible for the electrical connections of offshore wind parks within German territorial waters in the German Bight (North Sea) and EEZ... (read more)
2013-09-16 10:37:46

UXO Surveys Seminar Programme Finalised

Full programme details for the one-day seminar and accompanying table-top exhibition on unexploded odnance (UXO) surveys, to be held at Southampton Solent University’s Conference Centre on Friday 19 June 2015, have been announced by organisers of the event, The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK). Immediately following the three-day Seawork International 2015 exhibition and conference at the Port of Southampton, proceedings feature a series of nine specialist presentations by speakers from the UK and US. Topics range from Risks & Mitigation and Detection Methods to specific case studies involving the US Military Munitions Response Programme, Detection Surveys in Intertidal and Nearshore... (read more)
2015-06-01 11:27:57

Introduction of UXO Marine Software

Geosoft, headquartered in Canada, will introduce the new UXO Marine software at Ocean Business 13, running from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Southampton, UK. The software provides marine surveyors with a purpose-built workflow and set of tools for processing and managing marine magnetic data for site investigation surveys. Offered as an extension to Geosoft Oasis montaj, UXO Marine is a comprehensive system for processing, detecting and analysing munitions and related underwater site investigation work using Transverse Gradient (TVG) as well as single sensor and multi-sensor magnetic arrays. As more offshore areas are investigated for wind farms, the volume of... (read more)
2013-02-20 10:08:34

Successful Deployments of UXO Survey Equipment

Since March 2016 INNOVATUM Smartsearch magnetic mapping systems have been successfully deployed to collect data for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and munitions clearance surveys in various locations in European waters. Smartsearch has reliably indicated the presence of many targets, a significant number of which have subsequently been identified as UXO. This reliable identification of targets has allowed the subsequent safe disposal of many dangerous items from the seabed. The 12 sensor - mounting frame gives a 6m survey swathe, compared to the 4 sensor array which gives a 3m survey swathe. Plastic sensor-mounting frames , which weigh considerably less, are also... (read more)
2016-09-29 02:50:33

Pre-lay and UXO Survey offshore Scotland

MMT, Sweden, has been contracted by ABB to perform a pre-lay and UXO survey for a cable laying project between Caithness and Moray in northern Scotland. The survey work is to ensure the route is clear from obstructions, UXO, pockmarks, boulders and suchlike that may affect and interfere with cable-laying operations. The marine cable route length between Portgordon and Noss is 113km. The pre-lay & UXO survey will be performed in April 2016 and a post-lay survey is offered as an option for 2017. The survey operations are planned to be conducted by MMT´s survey vessels M/V Franklin and SeaBeam.... (read more)
2015-06-19 08:30:00

Moving UXO Classification to the Cloud

Geosoft is partnering with Acorn Science and Innovation to create a cloud-based technology solution for unexploded ordnance (UXO) classification projects. The three-year project, funded by the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will deliver a cloud prototype for classifying buried metal as either UXO or non-hazardous clutter based on the analysis of electromagnetic induction (EMI) data. UXO classification requires several players working in different locations, currently on personal computers. This includes field technicians, data processors, data analysts, government project managers and geophysicists, and regulators. Data collected using advanced electromagnetic (EM) sensors in the field are sent... (read more)
2017-10-04 11:32:03

UXO Identification Successful for ARIS Explorer

Sound Metrics, USA, has supplied an ARIS Explorer 3000 to aid an organisation in the identification and classification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) off the coast of the North Sea with outstanding results. Due to the clarity provided by the ARIS Explorer 3000 in zero-visibility waters, the sonar provided the organisation with the needed detail critical to the accurate identification of UXO. With the ARIS' high-resolution imaging, the team successfully gathered information on the target’s dimensions, characteristics and location. The coast of the North Sea is known to be particularly turbid, due to strong currents and large amounts of sediment swept... (read more)
2016-08-22 11:37:50

UXO Survey Workshop: Call for Abstracts

The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK) is to organise a one-day seminar and accompanying table-top exhibition focusing on Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Surveys on 19 June 2015. A separately ticketed social event on the evening of Thursday 18 June will enable delegates and members to meet, relax, eat, drink and celebrate World Hydrography Day. Expressions of interest from potential speakers are now being sought. Abstracts for presentations addressing any of the following themes related to maritime UXO and ERW will be especially welcome. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in length and must be accompanied by a biography and... (read more)
2015-03-23 01:50:49

Subsea Vision Add Another Cougar for UXO

Subsea Vision has added a forth Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV to its fleet. The 2,000 metre-rated Cougar is to assist in unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal. The ROV is used to locate and identify UXOs, which can include excavating the seabed to see the objects more clearly. The Cougar then lays a charge alongside the UXO, ready for remote detonation from the surface Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer. If there is a risk that items nearby could be damaged, the UXO is removed by the ROV for disposal elsewhere. By safely disposing of ordnance the Cougar performs a vital role... (read more)
2015-07-23 08:45:00
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