EOMAP Wins Funding For Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

EOMAP has been awarded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to further develop its physics-based method of mapping the depth of the sea from satellite observations. Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) uses data gathered by satellites and aircraft to generate depth measurements and seafloor characteristics for regions of shallow water. Developed 20 years ago by EOMAP scientists then at DLR (Germany) and CSIRO (Australia), SDB’s potential to create a continuously updated global database of shallow-water bathymetry is hampered by the heavy computing power required to process the large amounts of data now available. Lower Energy Consumption The new funding will allow EOMAP to... (read more)
2019-09-23 09:34:36

Lost 52 Project Discovers the Bow of WW II Submarine 'Grunion'

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Tim Taylor and his team of the Lost 52 Project have identified the bow of the USS Grunion. It was discovered about a quarter of a mile from the main wreckage. In October 2018, the Lost 52 Project team returned to the site of the main wreck and found that the ship's bow had slid down a steep volcanic embankment. The submarine went missing about a month after it departed on its first war patrol in 1942. It wasn't seen again until the sons of the Grunion's commanding officer began searching for it and found the wreckage in 2007 off the... (read more)
2019-08-01 09:58:10

Satellite Information to Increase Safety and Efficiency in Maritime Operations

A German consortium has developed a service providing detailed data on sea ice in polar regions where internet connections are slow, providing electronic navigational charts for poorly surveyed waters and software solutions to support maritime decision-making with satellite data. In July 2019, the partners completed the R&D stage of the MARSAT project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Smarter Routing in Higher Latitudes “It’s not science fiction anymore,” said Dr Lasse Rabenstein, CEO of Drift+Noise Polar Services, a company specialising in the mapping of polar ice. “Fully automated, 24/7, near real-time ice image information for polar waters... (read more)
2019-07-30 10:30:42

Next Geosolutions Welcomes Three New Key Team Members

International geoscience and engineering services provider Next Geosolutions has recently welcomed three new key team members. The company operates in the energy, infrastructure and utility markets, Alison Lucas Collie is an experienced technical and management professional. She has worked at consultancy level supporting engineering in energy development projects during her roles at Fugro, Gardline, 4C Offshore and DeepOcean. She has joined Next Geosolutions as Tender Manager. Surveyor and Data Processor Alison’s technical specialism originates from working offshore as a surveyor and data processor after her first degree in hydrography and astronomy at Plymouth, then developing to gain an MSc in... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:52:08

World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup

The world record for the largest underwater cleanup has been broken by 633 divers in South Florida. According to the Sun Sentinel, a local newspaper, the world record for the largest underwater cleanup has been broken by 633 scuba drivers who scooped up trash from the ocean floor near a fishing pier at Deerfield Beach. They said that the hundreds of divers entered the ocean in waves and had to stay in the water at least 15 minutes to be counted. The record was overseen by Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric, who d the official headcount between 9 am and 11 am. Marine Conservation The event... (read more)
2019-06-17 04:03:29

Fugro Supports 2 Ocean Mapping Initiatives with Crowdsourced Bathymetry Contribution

Fugro recently contributed more than 110,000 square kilometres of high-resolution bathymetry data in the North Atlantic Ocean to help improve the quality and coverage of seabed mapping in the region. The dataset, which covers an area the size of Iceland, was delivered to two complementary programmes: the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030). Crowdsourced Bathymetry “As is common across the world’s oceans, much of the Atlantic lacks the modern bathymetry data needed to properly understand the seafloor, its resources, and its processes,” said David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director in the Americas.... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:41:06

Royal HaskoningDHV Develops Master Plan for the Mekong Delta

Dutch-based Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to deliver the first integrated Master Plan for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, funded by the World Bank. The plan will set out development orientations and spatial planning across different disciplines in the Mekong Delta to 2030, with a further view towards 2050. Digitally based decision-making is a critical component of this future-focused plan. Trade Mission An official signing ceremony took place on 9 April, witnessed by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, both visiting the country as part of a trade mission, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam,... (read more)
2019-04-11 10:20:34

Cartography at the Source

New Products, New Ideas, Less Work
For two decades, CARIS’ hydrographic production database solution has enabled geospatial data to be managed in a data centric manner, while allowing various types of products to be created and updated from this one data centric source. A large user base of hydrographic offices worldwide has utilized this capability to produce and maintain a large percentage of the world’s paper charts and ENCs. Over time, the advantages of deriving products from one source has led to the introduction of more product types being produced by the system. Expanding from paper charts and digital chart products (such as ENCs and AMLs)... (read more)
2019-04-02 09:57:36

Teledyne CARIS Software Selected to Enable Major Government Project in Africa

Teledyne CARIS has announced they will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office. The solution, provided through Teledyne CARIS’ official distributor Unique Group, includes software that will be implemented as part of a larger project to be executed by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) where a new hydrographic survey vessel is being built. Three additional survey motor boats are also slated for manufacture, all of which will be equipped with HIPS and SIPS to process acquired hydrographic data. During the project, the shore based South African Navy Hydrographic Office will be refurbished and Bathy DataBASE... (read more)
2019-03-25 11:09:03

Danish Geodata Agency Partners with Esri to Chart the Waters of Denmark and Greenland

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced that it has partnered with the Danish Geodata Agency (GST) to implement a modern workflow to more efficiently create and maintain nautical charts of Danish and Greenlandic waters. Esri will assist with the installation of, and training for, the new enterprise production system. Because maritime traffic is increasing significantly and new routes are opening due to melting ice, it is crucial to have accurate charts in support of safe navigation and environmental protection. GST turned to Esri for a solution when the organization needed to convert the production of navigational charts from a... (read more)
2019-02-25 10:33:52
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