HIPP Awards Fugro Gulf St Vincent Charting Project for Australian Hydrographic Office

Fugro has been selected to chart the waters of South Australia’s Gulf St Vincent and Investigator Strait as part of the Australian Government’s HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP). The 998km2 survey will be conducted on behalf of the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO), who will use the data to update nautical charts for safer navigation. Data will also be shared with scientific agencies, including Geoscience Australia and the national AusSeabed community. This area within Gulf St Vincent and Investigator Strait is the major waterway for the approach to Port Adelaide and features adjacent marine parks and habitat protection zones of national significance.... (read more)
2020-08-20 01:35:01

Raymond Moore

Raymond – Chad – Moore is a Hydrographic Surveyor at TI Coastal Services.. He studied Geospatial Geoscience at the University North Carolina Wilmington and Geology and Geophysics University of Hawaii at Manoa. (read more)
2020-07-14 08:23:15

Fast-moving Waterfalls in the Deep Sea

New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behaviour of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend for tens to thousands of kilometres offshore, providing an important conduit for the transfer of sediment, nutrients and pollutants, such as microplastics, to the deep sea. Avalanches of sediment that flow down these channels also pose a hazard to networks of seafloor cables that underpin global communications, including the internet. An international research team, including NOC, the... (read more)
2020-06-19 08:49:37

This Is How a Dual Mapping Survey Vessel Is Used for Bathymetric Surveying Services

H2H Geoscience Engineering (H2H) has announced a new contract with Albany Water Board, providing topographic and bathymetric surveying services for their two reservoirs – Alcove and Basic Creek in Albany County, New York. The Alcove reservoir has not had elevation-capacity tables updated since the 1930s, and no elevation-capacity tables for Basic Creek reservoir currently exist. The Albany Water Board has requested that an updated elevation-capacity table be measured for Alcove reservoir, and also created for Basic Creek reservoir. Dual Mapping Survey Vessel For this project, H2H will utilize its dual mapping survey vessel, stationed in Troy, NY, equipped with the... (read more)
2020-04-21 09:20:17

Expedition to the Depths Of the Ocean is About to Start

A team of Australian Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia (WA). The Great Australian Deep Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure is the first-ever deep-sea exploration of the Bremer and Leeuwin submarine canyon systems, south-east and south-west of Albany in WA’s Great Southern region. Led by UWA’s Dr Julie Trotter and Dr Paolo Montagna from the Institute of Polar Science (IPS) in Italy, the team has been granted a rare opportunity to launch a deep-sea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from aboard the oceanographic research vessel RV Falkor, which... (read more)
2020-01-22 03:33:56

BedMachine Will Help Reduce the Uncertainty in Sea Level Rise

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A team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of the land beneath Antarctica’s ice sheet – and, by doing so, has helped identify which regions of the continent are going to be more, or less, vulnerable to future climate warming, according to a news release of the British Antarctic Survey. Anticipated by the global cryosphere and environmental science communities, the newly released Antarctica topography map, BedMachine, and related findings were published last month in the journal Nature Geoscience. Among results of the BedMachine project are the discovery of stabilizing ridges that protect the ice flowing across the... (read more)
2020-01-13 12:42:58

Icebreaker's Science Tender Sea Trials Underway

Final sea trials for the science tender of Australia’s new icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, are underway in Norway this week. Australian Antarctic Division Icebreaker Project Manager, Nick Browne, said the 10.3 metre-long vessel was uniquely designed to support scientific research in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. "The science tender will enable scientists to undertake marine and geoscience work in open water and ice, independently or in parallel with the Nuyina’s scientific systems. The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a multibeam bathymetric echo sounder to map the seafloor, a sound velocity profiler for oceanographic work, and a moon pool for... (read more)
2019-11-19 08:21:18

Watch the Arctic’s Sea Ice Slowly Disappear

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According to new research, the Arctic’s oldest and thickest ice is more mobile than ice in the rest of the Arctic and is vanishing twice as fast. Researchers have identified what they’re calling the last ice area, a 2,000-kilometre stretch of ocean northwest of Greenland where the Arctic’s summertime sea ice might survive for a few more decades. As reported in Geophysical Research Letters, a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal of geoscience published by the American Geophysical Union, sea ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean has declined, on average, by more than one-third from 1984 through 2018. Only in two portions of... (read more)
2019-11-14 09:25:56

CGG Begins New 3D Broadband Survey in Deepwater Brazil

CGG has started acquiring Nebula 3D, a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis™ survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil. With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists. CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Centre in Rio will employ the latest, most advanced data processing techniques to deliver exceptional imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific basins. Supported by Industry Funding Dechun Lin, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said: “CGG has... (read more)
2019-08-27 08:22:45

Divers Find What is Thought to be the Earliest Boatbuilding Site in the World

An 8,000-year-old wooden platform has been discovered off the Isle of Wight coast near Yarmouth in the UK,  BBC News reports. The seabed where the structure was found—at a depth of roughly 36 feet—would have been dry land when the platform was built, and still connected to the European mainland. The platform sits adjacent to and may have been part of Bouldnor Cliff, a submerged Mesolithic settlement first identified in 1999, which—among a number of discoveries—has yielded what is thought to be the earliest boatbuilding site in the world. Divers from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, which oversees the site, first spotted... (read more)
2019-08-23 09:29:17
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