North Sea Laser Survey Work

UTEC StarNet has announced that the company is currently performing laser surveys on the Shearwater platform in the North Sea. The survey work follows on from a recently-completed project on the Shell Gannet platform and involves use of technology to digitally capture, in high detail, a 3D data-set of the entire production asset. The survey will encompass all major structural elements, piping, all fixtures and fittings, production equipment, safety systems, communication equipment, plant rooms and drilling derrick to a very high, accurate and reliable detail.   The survey will produce a complete and measureable point cloud that, in conjunction with... (read more)
2013-12-20 12:00:00

New Version of 2D and 3D Data Viewer

CARIS has announced the release of CARIS Easy View 4.0, a freeware data viewer for 2D and 3D data. CARIS Easy View 4.0 replaces the CARIS Easy View 2.0 which has already been downloaded by thousands of professionals and students. CARIS Easy View allows users to view spatial data from a wide range of file formats without the need for specialised software. For the first time CARIS Easy View is available for download in both 32 and 64-bit versions. In this latest version, support for a number of new raster and vector file formats has been added or enhanced, including... (read more)
2012-10-31 12:55:34

ULS-500 Underwater Laser Scanner Interface for QINSy

The 2G Robotics ULS-500 underwater laser scanner is compatible with QPS’s QINSy. Recently, 2G Robotics performed a structure inspection demonstration with a customer to validate the ease of operation and demonstrate the capabilities of the ULS-500 system. To collect the data in profile mode, the ULS-500 published data in LAS format into QINSy. QINSy was interfaced directly to ROV sensors (high-end INS, Doppler) and the ULS-500 to correct for ROV altitude in real time and to georeference using INS position updates aided by Doppler in order to position the ULS-500 data and build a complete 3D model. In this trial,... (read more)
2015-04-29 10:28:25

2G Robotics Becomes Official Supplier to Kongsberg Maritime and the Royal Norwegian Navy

2G Robotics has been selected to supply AUV-based laser scanning, stills imaging and illumination solutions for HUGIN AUVs to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy. As part of this relationship, 2G Robotics is looking forward to being involved in the upcoming, state-of-the-art mine countermeasure project and would like to congratulate Kongsberg Maritime and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) on their latest agreement for the delivery of four complete HUGIN AUV systems. 2G Robotics’ dynamic underwater laser scanning solution will be integrated into four HUGIN AUV systems and will assist with the detection, classification, and assessment of mines by... (read more)
2017-05-24 09:14:07

Fugro Partners on ‘4S’ Global Satellite Observation Seafloor Mapping Innovation

Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite-derived seafloor mapping. The three-year project, named ‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite), will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated earth observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry. Fugro will lead the project’s business and integration actions, and their hydrographers and geodata specialists will evaluate the solution via several use cases around the globe. Integration of Satellite Data Analytics into Marine and Coastal Workflows 4S will leverage artificial intelligence, physics... (read more)
2021-01-11 10:23:24

Don Pickering

Don Pickering has been a long time pioneer of Internet, enterprise applications and big data technology. As CEO of BluHaptics, Don is responsible for strategic planning, partnerships, business and corporate development. In 2010, he launched OneOcean (now Clipcard) dedicated to cloud software and data exchanges for sea floor data, and raised $8 Million for the company. Prior to this he architected some of the industry’s most successful companies, including early Internet innovator Cosmix (acquired by USWeb in 1997), online outdoor retailer, and multivariate optimization company Widemile (acquired by Webtrends in 2009). (read more)
2017-04-19 09:56:40

IVS Partners with Geomatics Data Solutions

IVS 3D announced its partnership with Geomatics Data Solutions to provide sales, support, and training to Fledermaus clients located on the western coast of North America. With over 25 years combined experience developing spatial work flows and processing marine and terrestrial survey data, Geomatics Data Solutions provides end to end solutions for their clients.     From the collection of raw data to the final presentation product, their specialties include; GIS (ArcGIS, GeoMedia, MapInfo), CAD (AutoCAD, MicroStation), 3D Point Clouds and XYZ Data, DEM and DTM in various formats, 3D Visualization and Fly-Throughs and Digital Image Mosaics.     (read more)
2009-06-15 03:55:10

ORCA Pilot Chart Mapper Increases Pilot Flexibility

ORCA Pilot Chart Mapper is a new complementary tool for SevenC's PPU software, ORCA Pilot G2. It has been developed to make pilots more independent, flexible and up to date when it comes to high-precision charts in local areas. Chart Mapper creates an optional chart layer with high-density depth information for display in a PPU within seconds! It is common practice to export and exchange depth information data in xyz format. ORCA Pilot Chart Mapper reads xyz point cloud data and processes it to create S-57 high density bathymetry layers – e.g. bathymetric ENCs.   (read more)
2016-12-19 01:16:17

Wärtsilä Acquires Transas to Accelerate Smart Marine Ecosystem Vision

Technology group Wärtsilä is in the process of acquiring Transas, a global company headquartered in the UK. The move will speed Wärtsilä along its path towards its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision. Established in 1990, Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, ship traffic control, as well as monitoring and support. Transas leverages the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem. Transas’ current... (read more)
2018-03-19 10:47:55

Applying Side-scan Sonar and an AI-powered Platform for Environmental Protection

Over the past few years, the University of Delaware, USA, has participated in a state programme which supports rescuing abandoned crab pots from the seabed and researches technologies to make the search process more effective. It has developed advanced sonar surveys from a boat with further map storage and processing in SPH Engineering’s ATLAS AI-powered platform. The evaluations proved to be time-effective and more accurate in comparison to the detections of human annotators.  Blue crab fishing is a popular commercial and recreational activity throughout the United States. In order to catch these crabs, people use 'crab pots'. These devices are placed... (read more)
2020-10-19 08:42:35
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