Tide Gauge and Water Temperature Monitoring Network for the UAE

OceanWise is working with Seatronics to complete a three-year project to design, install and deliver a fully operational network of 34 water level and temperature monitoring stations for Bayanat LLC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The stations are positioned at strategic locations within UAE from the Western Region to the border with Oman, covering a distance of over 400km. Water level is being measured using Valeport VRS-20 Radars with water temperature being measured using PT100 sensors from General Acoustics. All equipment is solar powered and housed in Valeport's TideStation enclosures. Communication with the stations is being handled using the... (read more)
2017-06-27 08:48:30

Integration of Hydrographic Data Management and Chart Production

IntellinQ, The Netherlands, and SevenCs, Germany, have recently joined forces and signed a cooperation agreement in order to develop, promote and support an integrated solution for nautical chart production. The combined workflow of the companies’ most advanced products – GeolinQ (IntellinQ) and ENC Bathymetry Plotter (SevenCs) – facilitates a highly automated tool for both (web-based) hydrographic data management and chart production. The combination allows for producing depth contours and selected soundings for ENCs from seamless data models that can be exported from the GeolinQ hydrographic database. Implementation of this solution will minimise the manual work, significantly improve the data quality and... (read more)
2017-06-21 08:58:13

Envenio’s Exn/Aero Set to ‘Turn The Tide’

Envenio’s CEO Ian McLeod will present to delegates at the Teledyne CARIS Conference 2017 in Ottowa, Canada, that takes place 17-22 June 2017. His paper, entitled 'High Resolution 3D Mapping For Current, Turbulence and Sediment Transport' highlights a notable, revolutionary ability to being able to study a subsurface environment at a high resolution, making use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques.  CFD solves the Navier Stokes equations in three dimensions and produces contiguous data fields that extend horizontally over large areas and vertically throughout the water column. Data fields include mean current and heading, hydrodynamic turbulence, and a variety of transported... (read more)
2017-06-15 01:30:15

Centralised Data for Hamburg Port Authority

From Ping to Chart
The Port of Hamburg is the third-largest container port in Europe and among the biggest in the world. There are almost 300 berths with a total of 43 kilometres of quay servicing around 9,000 ships per year. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is responsible for the management of the harbour and has its own hydrographic survey department. This department collects its own multibeam and laser data which is augmented with additional data collected by the land survey department of the HPA and with data from external organisations. All bathymetric data is stored in a central Bathymetric Database (BDB) and from there disseminated... (read more)
2017-06-13 02:19:51

Unique Group Selected as Teledyne CARIS Distributor for Nigeria and Kenya

Teledyne CARIS has selected Unique Group as a distributor for its hydrographic charting software solutions in Nigeria and Kenya. As part of the distributor agreement, Unique Group’s Sharjah office will offer CARIS’ full range of Ping-to-Chart hydrographic software solutions to customers within the region. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart software solutions include HIPS and SIPS, Bathy DataBASE (BDB), Hydrographic Production Database (HPD), CARIS Onboard, S-57 Composer and Paper Chart Composer among others. Niels Nijhuis, account manager at Teledyne CARIS commented, Nigeria and Kenya are both coastal countries and significant to the hydrographic charting industry. This is a strategic move for Teledyne CARIS... (read more)
2017-06-12 11:13:00

Simplified Tidal Datum Calculation from Water Level Measurements

JOA Surveys, LLC (JOA) has developed a free, online service called TideLab that will automatically compute United States tidal datums from raw water level measurements. The online tool is built to be flexible, simple, powerful and accurate. Up to now, datum computations in the United States were time-consuming, required manual intervention, and were generally only available to tidal analysts with years of experience. TideLab allows users to unlock additional value from their water level data by quickly and simply computing tidal datums with minimal user input The TideLab algorithm is accessible through the TidalDatumTool website. Data submitted through the website... (read more)
2017-05-12 11:17:15

Swedish Maritime Administration Implements HPD Solution

Teledyne CARIS’ Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) has been successfully implemented as the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) production system. This replaces the previously used legacy software employed by SMA for the management of spatial data. HPD supports the creation of paper and electronic charts, special publications and data services, and has been customised to meet SMA’s special requirements and workflow needs. The project, known as ‘CHAMPS’, included system customisation and development, existing data and product migration, training of SMA’s project team and end users. The project was completed and approved on time early February this year. Official products produced with the... (read more)
2017-04-20 07:36:24

SBG Systems Unveils Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-processing Software

SBG Systems has taken a major step in the surveying industry by unveiling Qinertia, its in-house post-processing software, at the Ocean Business show (UK). After the survey, this full-feature software gives access to offline RTK corrections, and can process inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure the survey. Whether the survey is made from a car, a UAV, a plane or a vessel, Qinertia Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) software will secure and enhance the acquisition. Complete INS/GNSS Post-Processing Software After the mission, Qinertia gives access to offline RTK corrections from more than 7,000 base stations located in... (read more)
2017-04-04 12:29:27

Surveying Wrecks around Estonia

As a part of its mission to ensure safe navigation, the Estonian Maritime Administration identifies possible navigational hazards in Estonian waters, including potentially dangerous wrecks. Some of these wrecks, especially those lost during WWII, pose a potential environmental threat because of their cargo and fuel. High-resolution multibeam sonar systems help find and identify such wrecks. Read on for some examples of wrecks surveyed using a Teledyne RESON SeaBat 7125. This article has been brought to you by Teledyne RESON. Dago The steamship Dago was built in England in 1912 as a cargo ship. The ship was taken into use by... (read more)
2017-03-23 09:05:46

5 Questions to Sergey Travin

First IHO Assembly to Elect Secretary-General and Directors
During the first IHO Assembly taking place from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Monaco, the represented Member States will elect the new Secretary-General and Directors. The nominees present themselves by answering the same 5 questions. This multi-interview is available at www.hydro-international.com/iho-2017. Captain 1st Rank Sergey Travin, (Russian Federation), nominated for Director, answers 5 questions. Some coastal states are not yet members of the IHO. How do you envisage improving the number of the IHO Member States? Work on the attraction of new members to the IHO is well organised, and we can see real results. I cannot fail to... (read more)
2017-03-14 04:22:18
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