Monitoring Seabed at Hong Kong Airport

A significant area of the new Chep Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong is on reclaimed land. Annual surveys have to be made to provide assurance of seabed stability on the airport perimeter. Emu, in association with Geomatic Surveyors Ltd, is contracted by the airport authority to provide these annual surveys under necessarily stringent quality control procedures. These are met by Emu’s ISO 9002 accreditation. The surveys involve running heave-compensated single beam echo sounder bathymetric surveys with line spacing of between five and 25 metres, as well as sidescan sonar surveys to confirm the integrity of retaining walls and associated... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Marine Geospatial Data Industry Seminar

The Marine Geospatial Data Industry seminar held at the UKHO at beginning of July attracted representatives from government departments and agencies, academia and from the commercial sector. The purpose of the seminar was to stimulate discussion on the potential development of a Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MGDI) for the UK, the role stakeholders will play and how the initiative might be moved forward. Visits to key operational areas within the UKHO and product and service demonstrations offered a chance to see the UKHO in action and provided insight into the future of the UKHO, including its wider markets programme. Dr... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

ISO 9001:2000 for Fugro GEOS

Fugro GEOS has attained the internationally recognised certification ISO 9001:2000. Replacing ISO 9001:1994, the new international standard for quality meets the exacting demands of today's businesses by concentrating on customer satisfaction and integrating management, infrastructure and production capabilities. (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Gardline Buys Lankelma

Gardline has acquired UK specialist Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT) provider, Lankelma CPT Ltd. Lankelma, which as been operating in the UK for the past four years, specialises in providing geotechnical and environmental in situ investigations using the latest CPT and soil investigation technology. The company’s current portfolio includes: Infrastructure, motorway and rail Construction, Green and Brownfield site assessments Marine, wind farms and oil platforms Research, universities and private commissions The combined services of Lankelma and Gardline will offer clients a much wider range of onshore and geotechnical services from onshore to deepwater. With this acquisition the jointly owned Lankelma Seacore... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

New Veripos Appointments

Veripos has appointed Dr David Russell as Senior GNSS Technical Specialist with responsibility for product design and development as head of its newly-established GNSS Technical Group. A former Research Fellow at Nottingham University’s Institute of Engineering Surveying & Space Geodesy (IESSG), he joins the company from Thales GeoSolutions with whom he was Technical Analyst involved in research and development of GNSS initiatives. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation as well as the Institute of Navigation. Also appointed as GNSS Infrastructure Manager of Veripos’ new Infrastructure Group with responsibility for implementation of new services in addition to... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00

Veripos Appointments

Veripos has appointed Dr David Russell as senior GNSS technical specialist with responsibility for product design and development as head of its newly established GNSS Technical Group. A former Research Fellow at Nottingham University’s Institute of Engineering Surveying & Space Geodesy (IESSG), Dr Russell joins the company from Thales GeoSolutions, with which he was Technical Analyst involved in research and development of GNSS initiatives. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Institution of Navigation. Also appointed as GNSS infrastructure manager of the new Veripos Infrastructure Group, with responsibility for implementation of new services and management... (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00

AMSI Joins Society of Maritime Industries

The Association of Marine Scientific Industries (AMSI) has decided to join the Society of Maritime Industries as one of its constituent associations. following a ballot of their members the overwhelming majority voted in favour of AMSI transferring into the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI). The Society of Maritime Industries is the voice of the UK’s maritime business sector. It promotes and supports suppliers of equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminal infrastructure, offshore oil and gas, pollution prevention, control and clean up and now marine science and technology. The main aims of the... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

Transient Analysis Course in Brazil

Haestad Methods hosted a transient analysis training courses to date. The training program, which was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3-4 June, was designed to educate water professionals on the causes of these damaging phenomena and how to design protective measures using Haestad Methods' HAMMER transient analysis software. Participants were taught participants how to: (1) identify critical points in a system requiring surge protection; (2) avoid costly pipe breaks and service interruptions; (3) reduce wear and tear on infrastructure; (4) map the risk of contamination due to short-lived subatmospheric or low pressures; (5) correlate break records to transient results;... (read more)
2004-07-26 12:00:00

Norcontrol IT Develops 3rd Generation AIS Network Software

Norcontrol IT has developed its 3rd generation of AIS network infrastructure software. New functionality has been integrated into the previous version, to provide AIS operators with more access and greater control of the data transmitted via the AIS network. The new software also provides greater tools for technicians and system administrators. AIS has been a key issue in the marine industry since before the millennium, with deadlines passed now for the majority of commercial vessels to carry and use AIS. Shore based AIS networks have been in progress around the world for several years, and have been implemented in some... (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00

In-Orbit Validation Contract for Galileo

The Galileo project is now well and truly taking shape, with the signing of a second contract concerning the In-Orbit Validation phase, following that signed in July 2003 for two test satellites. The European Space Agency (ESA) and Galileo Industries have signed a E150m contract, as a first stage towards signing an approximately E950m contract, covering the overall IOV phase. The contract provides the basis an d the technical activities necessary for in-orbit validation of the Galileo system. It gives preliminary authorization to proceed with the whole of this work, over a six-month period. This work notably concerns the management... (read more)
2004-12-23 12:00:00
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