MacArtney and Teledyne ODI Solve Infrastructure Challenge

In partnership with Teledyne ODI, MacArtney France will provide the underwater mateable connectors needed to realise the Mediterranean Eurocentre for Underwater Sciences and Technologies (MEUST) neutrino observatory project. The MEUST project is a second-generation deep-sea neutrino observatory infrastructure project integrated in the European network of neutrino telescope KM3NeT and deep-sea observatory EMSO. This new infrastructure is the km3 scale successor of the revolutionary ANTARES underwater neutrino telescope for which MacArtney supplied all the cables and connectors. The MEUST infrastructure will be installed in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 45 kilometres off Toulon, France, at 2,500m water depth. Detecting the Undetectable The... (read more)
2014-04-08 01:54:34

Greece Selects Trimble for GNSS Infrastructure Network

Trimble has been selected by the Greek National Cadastre, Ktimatologio, to supply Trimble VRS network hardware and software to establish a nationwide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure network for the country of Greece. Trimble will also provide complete network set up, deployment and operation during the initial start-up period. The Trimble VRS network will provide a fixed geospatial infrastructure for surveying, engineering and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals that enables high accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS positioning. Known as HEPOS (Hellenic Positioning System), the GNSS network will consist of approximately 100 Trimble NetRS GPS Receivers and 100 Trimble Zephyr... (read more)
2007-05-14 12:00:00

Maintaining Windfarm Infrastructure – Offshore Energy 2018

The Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB) organised a workshop in conjunction with the Offshore Energy 2018 exhibition at RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on the 24 October 2018. Four speakers took to the stage discussing the theme ‘Maintenance aspects of windfarm infrastructure’ related to the Offshore Energy 2018 exhibition and conference. Rob Lambij, who worked at the Ministry of Waterworks, Directorate of the North sea and co-founder of the Foundation “wet” archaeological projects (SNAP), started off the day with a talk entitled ‘Fishery and bottom related obstacles on the North Sea’. An estimated 10,000 objects (e.g. shipwrecks, ammunition, lost cargo, ships... (read more)
2019-01-15 11:44:51

Marine Data Infrastructure Conference: Investing in Marine Technology

As hydrographic data gains more importance in marine exploitation activities and ocean protection initiatives, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments are investing in advanced technology for data integration, management and access. The 2nd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2017 will be held from 30-31 January 2017 in Dubai, UAE. The event will provide a specialised platform for the GCC to support knowledge-share between marine stakeholders, authorities, consultant and experts to gain insight into data acquisition, marine solutions and innovations to integrate and optimise the use of technology in marine projects (oil and gas, islands construction, canals, ports) and to share data... (read more)
2016-12-21 11:45:02

Specialist Survey Software Saves Time during Gas Field Infrastructure Installation

A major metrology campaign conducted off the coast of Western Australia has been completed in just 26 hours thanks to the time-saving features offered by specialist survey software supplied by British subsea technology company Sonardyne International. The project was led by global offshore construction company, EMAS CHIYODA Subsea (ECS), who was contracted by Apache Energy to install infrastructure at the Julimar natural gas field. The scope of work included installation of two manifolds, connected by five 30-metre vertical spools and five 80-metre horizontal spools.  Underwater metrology requires accurate, precise and robust measurements which are critical for successful fabrication and installation... (read more)
2016-11-08 11:41:08

Norcontrol IT AIS Infrastructure Software for East Malaysia

Norcontrol IT will supply the shore-based software infrastructure for the first AIS Network for East Malaysia. The contract is through Norcontrol IT's teaming partner, Tideland Signal Pte Ltd (subsidiary of Tideland Signal Corp), whose local agent Jinora Corporation secured the contract. The prime contractor, Telekom Malaysia will oversee all communication links. The AIS Shore infrastructure will consist of 5 Shore Stations and one AIS Information Management centre. Norcontrol IT's AIS network infrastucture software is responsible for connecting all areas of the network and providing fast, secure and reliable transport of data. The remote location of the Shore Stations requires extra... (read more)
2005-01-28 12:00:00

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Infrastructure Status and Developments
The concept of GNSS was first introduced by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC) and Eurocontrol in the early nineties. They defined requirements for a European GPS augmentation system, GNSS-1, and a full European satellite navigation system, GNSS-2, later together renamed EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) and Galileo. Satellite navigation infrastructure status and developments are described here. Nowadays the term GNSS is used for the system of systems comprising GPS and GLONASS, with the later addition of Galileo. Satellite-based and ground-based augmentation systems (SBAS and GBAS) were introduced to augment GPS and GLONASS. Hydrographers were early... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Infrastructure Status and Developments
The concept of GNSS was first introduced by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC) and Eurocontrol in the early nineties. They defined requirements for a European GPS augmentation system, GNSS-1, and a full European satellite navigation system, GNSS-2, later together renamed EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) and Galileo. Satellite navigation infrastructure status and developments are described here. Nowadays the term GNSS is used for the system of systems comprising GPS and GLONASS, with the later addition of Galileo. Satellite-based and ground-based augmentation systems (SBAS and GBAS) were introduced to augment GPS and GLONASS. Hydrographers were early... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Anti-masking DGPS for DP Vessels

A solution for problematic infrastructure
In 2000, Dutch Offshore Construction Company Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) converted the anchored heavy-lift vessel Balder into a multi-purpose deepwater-construction vessel operating on DP. During conversion it was realised that reliable and stable DGPS input into the DP system would be essential whilst working in deep water. Prior experience with DGPS on HMC crane vessels showed that out-ages due to masking were frequently experienced and a conventional set-up would not provide the required stability and reliability. A straightforward multi-receiver solution was likely to provide the reliability but would not provide the desired stability due to constellations differences at each receiver.... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

GROOM Project Reaching Out

The objective of GROOM is the design of a new European research infrastructure to use underwater gliders for the benefit of European citizens, researchers and industry. GROOM is defining the scientific, technological and organisational/legal levels of a European glider capacity for research and sustained observations of the oceans, in line with the other European and international initiatives for marine in-situ observations. This new infrastructure strongly relies on the EuroARGO infrastructure which has recently been legally established to maintain the European contribution into the ARGO Program. GROOM also considers the relevant international coordinating bodies such as GOOS. The technological component of... (read more)
2014-02-26 10:44:27
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