Marine Data Infrastructure

As hydrographic data gains more importance in marine exploitation activities and ocean protection initiatives, GCC governments are investing significantly in advanced technology for data integration, management and access. The first event of its kind in the region, Marine Data Infrastructure GCC will bring together marine data management experts, regulators, maritime sector stakeholders and technology providers to discuss ocean monitoring and data collection techniques, best practices and the latest technological advancements. (read more)
2016-01-26 10:32:15

Infrastructure Survey in Turkey

Fugro has been awarded a contract by the joint venture NÖMAYG (NUROL, ÖZALTIN, MAKYOL, ASTALDI, YÜKSEL and GÖÇAY) in Turkey for site investigations and consultancy work for a major infrastructure project on the Izmit Bay Bridge in Turkey. The project, to start immediately, has a value of EUR11.9m and will extend into the third quarter of 2010.   The contract involves onshore and offshore geophysics, drilling for samples, seismic studies, geological mapping, geotechnical laboratory testing and earthquake engineering. With these specialised services Fugro will assist NÖMAYG, who has won the concession to design, build and operate the 421-kilometre Bursa-Balikesir-Izmir Highway... (read more)
2009-12-14 01:52:41

LINZ Hydrographic Infrastructure Project

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the New Zealand Government's steward of authoritative hydrographic information for nautical charts and publications and provides the hydrographic infrastructure to support these services and products. This includes the policy, administration, people, technology and spatial information. LINZ inherited the infrastructure from the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1996. Digital and analogue data are stored in numerous datasets. However, the information is primarily in hard copy and there is no consistent metadata across these datasets. This system is not responding to the demands of the organisation and its clients. LINZ has sought an approach to standardising... (read more)
2006-12-06 12:00:00

Monitoring GNSS Infrastructure Network Dynamics

Trimble has introduced an application for monitoring the dynamics of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure networks: Trimble Integrity Manager software. In a GNSS network, movement of a reference antenna results in reduced data integrity. Antennas can shift for a variety of reasons such as tectonics, weather or simple human error. With Trimble Integrity Manager, network operators will know immediately if movement has occurred and whether action is needed.   The software provides a constant assessment of a network's quality with detailed reports, analysis and alarms to monitor the position of network antennas, giving operators key insight into the health... (read more)
2007-07-10 09:16:40

Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI)

The Hydrographic Office (HO) is an important part of the National Geo-Spatial Data Infrastructure and, of course, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has an important role to play in co-ordinating the requirements and demands for data collection, interoperability, dissemination, access, standards, security, pricing policy and possible funding models. It has been recognised at both national and international level that data and information collected for the production of navigational charts and the support of safety of navigation are also important to many other aspects of the science and management of the ocean and marine environment. In a demanding, globalised and constantly... (read more)
2007-03-02 12:00:00

Maritime Information Infrastructure for Clydeport

OceanWise has completed Phase One of a maritime information infrastructure on behalf of Clydeport, UK. The project builds on Clydeport’s recent investment in GIS software and was targeted at improving data and information management within the Hydrographic and Dredging Department. The project is already realising benefits and attracting a lot of interest, both from within the Marine Department as a whole and elsewhere in the port. The work started with an analysis of existing practices and systems that resulted in the preparation of a GIS ‘Roadmap’ and spatial and environmental data management system to allow information to be shared and... (read more)
2012-11-08 09:27:54

Turkey Selects Trimble for GNSS Infrastructure

Trimble has been selected by ÝSTANBUL KÜLTÜR ÜNÝVERSÝTESÝ (IKU) to supply 150 Trimble NetR5 Reference Stations, 150 Trimble Zephyr Geodetic 2 Antennas, and Trimble VRS technology to establish a nationwide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure network for the country of Turkey.   The Trimble VRS network will provide a geospatial infrastructure for surveying, engineering and GIS professionals that enables high accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning without the need of separate base stations or software, significantly increasing efficiency and productivity.   In addition to supplying the technology, Trimble is providing a turnkey solution that includes building the GNSS network,... (read more)
2008-04-04 09:09:50

Hydrography and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure

The Autumn Symposium organised and hosted by the Southern Region of the Hydrographic Society UK was held on 27 October 2009 at Bradfield College, near Reading, and attracted an attendance of 80 professional surveyors, GIS specialists, academics and others drawn from industry and the government sectors. INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe (INSPIRE) derives from EU Directive 2007/2/EC, which sets out a general framework for a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). It was the marine component (MSDI) that provided a background to the day's papers and discussions. The keynote introduction came from UK national hydrographer, rear admiral Ian Moncrieff, who set... (read more)
2009-12-29 02:03:46

In Pursuit of Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure

Hydrographic data are usually characterised by their geospatial nature, with tremendous and huge amounts of information that are usually abundant but are not adequately maintained, managed and represented for effective decision making. Such decisions are required at all hierarchies of governance — local, state, national, regional and at the international levels — particularly those relating to issues that are of interest to the maritime domain. It is therefore important to pursue the means of addressing these problems. The Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MGDI), Marine Cadastre, Marine Administration or the Coastal Data Infrastructure is the new paradigm that caters for the... (read more)
2010-03-02 02:34:17
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