No Trade Shows and Conferences… What are the Alternatives?

Hydro International Offers an Excellent Solution
Now that most trade shows and conferences are being cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, professionals in the geospatial industry are looking for other ways to keep one another informed. Perhaps you’re launching a new multibeam echosounder or a USV, or you want to share knowledge about innovative methods that achieve real efficiency gains… but which platforms can you use instead of physical events? At Hydro International, we offer several possibilities to fill the gaps in your communication strategy. A webinar is an excellent alternative to presenting details of your research or survey project at an industry event.... (read more)
2020-03-16 06:11:48

Explorers Reach the Deepest Point in the Red Sea

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After successfully diving to the deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea, the Calypso Deep, in mid-February, Victor Vescovo and the Caladan Oceanic crew sailed through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea. In cooperation with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Caladan made multiple manned dives into the little-explored Red Sea and, for the first time, to its deepest point: the Suakin Trough. The team also dived the shallower, but scientifically important Kebrit Deep (Arabic for 'sulfur'), 250 miles to the north. Utilizing the state-of-the-art full ocean depth submersible DSV Limiting Factor from... (read more)
2020-03-12 10:15:22

UK Government and Southern Africa Cooperate to Develop the Marine Economy

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are working with the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC) to establish regulations and legislation that promote the growth of the region’s ocean economy. Across the world, we are becoming increasingly reliant on our oceans, depending on them for food, energy and livelihoods, these organizations say. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), our increasing dependence on this resource will mean our global ocean economy – which includes activities ranging from shipping and fishing to renewables – will grow to reach US$3 trillion by 2030.... (read more)
2020-03-02 10:07:16

New Environmental Monitoring Systems at Two Key Ghana Ports

OceanWise has recently been involved in a project with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) – dubbed ´the trade and logistics hub of Western Africa´. The project involved installing a comprehensive environmental monitoring system at two key GPHA ports: Tema and Takoradi. The tide and weather system is designed to deliver essential real-time tide and weather data to the GPHA operators, hydrographers and pilots who will rely on the data to make important operational decisions and ensure safety at the port. The data from the tide and weather stations is collected, managed and published in the OceanWise data publishing platform... (read more)
2020-03-02 09:58:25

Teledyne Marine in Full Force at OI London 2020

Teledyne Marine will once again be out in full force at OI London 2020. With 23 brands and over 400 products, Teledyne truly delivers something for everyone, the company says. To help customers navigate the many solutions, the company has dedicated one booth to its Discovery Zone, which will detail how and where products are being used alone and in combination to solve the difficult challenges customers face in the company's key markets, including oceanographic, energy, infrastructure & civil engineering, defence & security, and marine life.  The second booth will serve as Teledyne´s Collaboration Zone, with ample meeting space for customers to relax, collaborate and brainstorm... (read more)
2020-02-26 01:21:01

Chartwell Marine Launches Scanwell Shallow Draft Survey Vessel

In response to calls from the scientific community, ports and industrial surveyors, Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design, has announced the launch of its Scanwell shallow draft survey vessel providing unparalleled standards of versatility and safety in one and half metre waters. The Scanwell range is available in multiple hull sizes – 10m, 12m, 15m and 19m – enabling use in a wide variety of applications, such as offshore energy, port infrastructure and scientific expeditions. There are already two vessels on order, the company says, the first of which has been recently delivered, a 10m survey vessel and... (read more)
2020-02-26 08:34:48

Woolpert Starts Acquiring Bathymetric Lidar Data of Saint Lucia’s Coastal Zone

The Woolpert-GDS Joint Venture (JV) has been contracted to acquire topographic and bathymetric lidar data of the Caribbean island Saint Lucia’s entire landmass and coastal zone. The contract was signed under the World Bank’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), which aims to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change in Saint Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean Region. High-resolution, 3D lidar data has proved effective around the world in mapping and modelling landscapes and environments, helping policy-makers make informed decisions about how best to utilize resources to prepare for and recover from weather-related disasters. Flood Modelling According to a... (read more)
2020-02-11 09:25:57

Fugro Awarded Aker Energy Contract for Pecan field Surveys Offshore Ghana

Aker Energy has awarded Fugro a contract for geotechnical and geophysical survey services in relation to the Pecan field, offshore Ghana. The surveys will obtain critical seabed and sub-seabed information to facilitate the planning and emplacement of the Pecan subsea infrastructure and the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ship. “This project will build on the extensive experience that our vessels and staff have gained in Ghana and the wider West Africa region, and we look forward to using this knowledge to execute a safe and successful campaign,” said Jaco Stemmet, Fugro’s Director for Africa. Geophysical Survey Data The contract... (read more)
2020-02-11 08:46:35

MacArtney Develops New Pressure Testing Facilities

MacArtney is soon to supply and test several underwater connectors for INFN - the National Institute for Nuclear Physics. INFN for the IDMAR Research Infrastructure in Sicily supports, among others, the KM3NeT (Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope) infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea. MacArtney Underwater Technology will be working with INFN for the duration of a system solution project to provide junction box mechanical frames and pressure vessels designed to host OPAs (Optical and Power Assemblies) for the connection of neutrino detection units from the seabed. Connected from the shore station by approximately 100 kilometres of high-speed electro-optical cable, the MacArtney supplied... (read more)
2020-01-30 01:20:25

MOSAiC Team Faces the Coldest and Darkest Research Phase: the Arctic Winter

Surrounded by the Polar Night, the participants in the MOSAiC expedition engaged in a logistically challenging shift change: roughly 100 people traded places between the German research icebreaker Polarstern, which has been drifting with the Arctic sea ice since October 2019, and the Russian resupply icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn. After a one-week delay in its departure, due to a cyclone in the Barents Sea, it took the ship ten days to make its way in increasingly difficult ice conditions to the Polarstern. While the participants from the first phase are now homeward bound, the darkest and coldest phase of the MOSAiC... (read more)
2020-01-28 01:05:14
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