Offshore AIS Network Complete

Norcontrol IT has supplied Petroleos Mexicanos Exploration (PEMEX) with a large offshore AIS network. Whilst AIS is generally considered a tool for port and coastal applications, the offshore industry can benefit from the extra data it offers. The project is located in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico and spans some 150 platforms throughout the entire area. Norcontrol IT has installed eight AIS base stations supplied by Kongsberg Seatex, a subsidiary of Kongsberg maritime. PEMEX is currently in the process of installing AIS transponders on supply vessels and other ships serving the oil production facilities in the... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Next Generation of dKart Office Feature Objects Database

HydroService AS announces the release of next generation of dKart Feature Objects Database software (dKart FODB 2.1) for use with their dKart Office ENC and Paper chart production system. dKart FODB is intended for centralised handling of scale-independent objects information (aids to navigation, traffic separation schemes, pipelines, etc.). The benefits of such ‘enhanced NavAids database’ are fairly obvious. Any scale-independent object (e.g. buoy) that belongs to several charts is created/edited only once (in the database). Applied up-dates/changes are distributed to the affected charts in an automated way. Such an approach offers increased information reliability and consistency (since there is a... (read more)
2004-02-10 12:00:00

New ESRI Charting Solution

ESRI has introduced its new Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) Nautical Charting Solution, which includes data loading, single-click editing, extraction and quality control production tools, as well as a product-specific geodatabase model. PLTS is a collection of software applications built on top of ArcGIS, for high-volume database production, maintenance, quality control, and high-quality cartographic output. The new solution includes PLTS GIS Data ReViewer and Map Production System (MPS), which are quality control and map generation components. PLTS GIS Data ReViewer enables users to maintain data quality throughout a project, and MPS facilitates the production of cartographic products. The solution also... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

World Offshore Wind Database

Douglas-Westwood Ltd have released the new online version of their World Offshore Wind Database. Now available online, the database tracks offshore wind projects from conception through to realisation. The database is updated weekly by Douglas-Westwood’s analysts ensuring that users are always given the most up-to-date information possible. Same-day database updates occur when key industry developments unfold. The online database is designed with ease of use and speed in mind, allowing users to quickly search projects by key criteria. In one click full project details can be accessed. In addition, the entire database can be downloaded to allow user manipulation of... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

New Feature Objects Database

HydroService AS has launched next-generation dKart Feature Objects Database software (dKart FODB 2.1) for use with the dKart Office ENC and Paper chart production system. dKart FODB is intended for centralised handling of scale-independent objects information: aids to navigation, traffic separation schemes, pipelines, etc. The benefits of such an ‘enhanced NavAids database’ are that any scale-independent object (e.g. buoy) that belongs to several charts is created/edited only once - in the database. Applied up-dates/changes are distributed to affected charts in an automated way. (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

NOAA Releases Manual on Coastal Habitat Restoration Monitoring (5-3-2004)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has compiled key restoration monitoring information applicable to coastal habitats nationwide. Science-Based Restoration Monitoring of Coastal Habitats, Volume One: A Framework for Monitoring Plans Under the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (Public Law 160-457) offers technical assistance, outlines steps, and provides useful tools for developing and carrying out monitoring of coastal restoration efforts. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prepared by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), the manual offers coastal resource managers, practitioners and the public a consolidated set of science-based tools for planning... (read more)
2004-03-05 12:00:00

ICH Metadata Web Portal Goes Live (5-3-2004)

The Integrated Coastal Hydrography (ICH) project has created a web based portal which allows users to search for information (in the form of metadata – data about data) on existing and planned coastal surveys. Users can browse the metadata for a number of different data types, e.g. Bathymetric and topographic surveys. The user can also undertake text and graphical searches of the metadata. The mapping interface will have standard GIS tools and some defined and bespoke searches of the underlying database. Once the required metadata of interest has been identified, the results of the search can be added to an... (read more)
2004-03-05 12:00:00

Seatronics and OSIL Celebrate Multi-million Dollar Environmental Contract in Kuwait

Seatronics Limited and OSIL (Ocean Scientific International Ltd.) announced a major contract with the Environmental Public Authority (EPA) in Kuwait at the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition, Oceanology International in London. The two companies have been chosen as principal suppliers to one of Kuwait’s most significant environmental monitoring programmes. The contract, which is valued in excess of US $3m, is being handled by Kuwait agents, Golden Shahin Environmental & Industrial Consulting Centre. Over the years, Kuwait’s marine environment has suffered damage following a combination of the Gulf War, industrialisation and residential development. The EPA is conducting a... (read more)
2004-03-19 12:00:00

ADAM Operational in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell's new water current data acquisition and display system is now operational in the Gulf of Mexico. The ADCP Data Acquisition Manager (ADAM), designed and built by Fugro GEOS, allows users to have real-time access over the Internet to data from Shell's RDI ADCPs (acoustic Doppler current profilers) deployed in the Gulf and, eventually, anywhere in the world. Shell has a large number of platform-based ADCP systems in the Gulf of Mexico but, until now, integration and storage of collected data was a manual process. ADAM automates this process and centralizes the ADCP data into an SQL database. In addition,... (read more)
2004-04-01 12:00:00

CARIS 2004 Call for Papers

Organisers of the CARIS 2004, 9th International CARIS User Group Conference and Educational Sessions, issues its call for papers with an invitation to join them in Hamburg, Germany to explore the trend in geomatics towards increasing interoperability, flexible exchange and use of various sources of data, and a broader use of various types of geographic data. CARIS 2004 will have the following sessions and authors are requested to send their abstracts, keeping in view these themes: Additional Military Layers (AML), Interoperability, GeoPortals, Data Distribution and Data Infrastructures, Enterprise Database Solutions, S-57 ENC/DIGEST DNC Navigational Charting, Mapping and Cartography, Inland/river Electronic... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00
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