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

Streaming Cloud-based ENC Data for a Real-time ECS

A Cloud-based Infrastructure Specifically Designed for Marine Navigation
NaAVIC is a free and downloadable electronic voyage application that goes beyond the traditional Electronic Chart System (ECS) app whereby the data, including the ENC information, does not physically reside within the onboard computer. Instead, all the data is streamed from an up-to-date database that exists in the cloud. The on-demand data delivery model is not confined to conventional chart data. Whilst it includes ENC-derived data as a base layer, it is also designed to take additional data layers. These layers can be user-selected according to their needs to enhance the ECS capabilities. For example, the list can include raster... (read more)
2018-10-16 03:50:11

MSDI at the Flemish Coastal Division

Developing a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure in Flanders, Belgium
The Flemish Hydrography, part of the Flemish government in Belgium, is currently setting up and integrating a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) for the Belgian coast, the canal Ghent-Terneuzen and the River Scheldt. This process will be done in three consecutive phases, of which the first is nearing its testing phase. The newly developed MSDI will harmonise the data between land and sea. Not only within the Flemish government, but worldwide a shift can be seen in the appreciation and implementation of SDIs. Spatial Data Infrastructures tend to prove their use in all sorts of fields, ranging from spatial planning... (read more)
2011-03-16 12:16:00

Marine and Coastal Mapping and Planning

Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure as Backbone for Coastal Mapping
Marine Spatial Data – all information about the marine environment that has a positional attribute – has been the business of everyone involved with hydrography since the first survey was presented on a paper chart many hundreds of years ago. Anyone involved with hydrography has long understood the importance of managing such data efficiently, and making it usefully available to end-users, whether they be mariners, oil companies or the scientific community. Increasingly today, all forms of spatial data are also becoming interesting to planners and government organisations at local, national, continental (European) and international levels. In Europe, the development of... (read more)
2011-01-27 04:12:52

Royal Haskoning is EIA Coordinator in Offshore Wind Farm Development

Royal Haskoning, The Netherlands, has agreed a framework with Forewind to provide co-ordination and lead consultancy roles for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) relating to projects within the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Zone. Complex and wide-ranging, the EIA and pre-application process involves initial site selection for all components of onshore and offshore infrastructure, route-finding for export cables, planning and executing survey programmes, undertaking data analysis and interpretation and extensive stakeholder consultation.     The EIA for the first project of the Dogger Bank zone is currently in progress and due to be submitted to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) in... (read more)
2011-11-22 12:00:00

MSDI Solution for France

CARIS has been awarded a contract by the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) to deliver a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) to access its hydrographic information. CherSoft as a subcontractor will supply a tide database as part of the solution.   The Launch of the project occurred in mid-February for a week, with focused meetings on project strategy and benefits. Through this contract, referred to as INFRAGEOS-H (Infrastructure Géospatiale du SHOM for Hydrographic data), CARIS will deliver a technological infrastructure built on CARIS bathymetric and hydrographic data management software, Bathy DataBASE, CARIS Hydrographic Production Database, and Web-mapping... (read more)
2008-04-01 12:00:00

THSUK Meeting: Use Many

The Hydrographic Society UK is organising a seminar day on 27th October 2009 on Maritime Spatial Data Infrastructure: 'Measure Once, Use Many'. Keynote speaker during this event, to be held in Bradfield College at Reading, will be National Hydrographer Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff.   Key themes that will be addressed are data collection, maritime spatial data infrastructure, and a wide range of surveying aspects.   The seminar will start at 09.00 and last until 17.30.   (read more)
2009-04-01 12:13:33

EGS Commences Indian Operations

EGS has commenced its Indian Operations with incorporation of EGS Survey Pvt. Ltd. (EGS India), based at Navi Mumbai (India). Commander PK Tyagi, IN (Retd), will lead the Indian operations as the Managing Director of EGS India. EGS India has been facilitated by technologies from its global parent organization. EGS aims to serve clients and associates in Hydrocarbon, Infrastructure, Telecommunication, Power, and Port sectors. EGS Survey Pvt Ltd provides following services: Near-shore and Offshore Hydrographic & Geophysical Surveys, Drill rig site surveys & positioning, Surveys for Infrastructure Developments, Oceanography, Pipeline and Cable Surveys and Onshore Surveying Services. (read more)
2006-05-15 12:00:00

Interest for SDI Lecture

Over 60 delegates have already booked to attend the Autumn Symposium organised by the Southern Region of The Hydrographic Society, UK. Entitled "Hydrography and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure - Measure Once, Use Many" the event is taking place at the prestigious venue of Bradfield College near Reading, UK on 27th October 2009. The keynote address will be given by Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff - UK National Hydrographer.     The symposium will explore why the hydrographic industry is so important to the collection and production of Marine Spatial Data, and how a new market (Infrastructure) is opening up, making that... (read more)
2009-10-07 05:07:58

BMT Expands in Queensland and Western Australia

BMT JFA Consultants, an Australian subsidiary of the UK-headquartered BMT Group, has announced plans for new offices in both Perth, Western Australia, and Brisbane, Queensland, in order to better support its clients’ requirements and provide space for expansion. BebbCart, a specialist ports and harbours cartographic consultancy, will also be co-located with BMT JFA Consultants in its new offices. The new Perth office will combine BMT’s strategic ports and harbours and machinery consultancy expertise into a single location in Perth by bringing BMT JFA Consultants and BMT WBM into the one office. This is to improve its overall service offerings to... (read more)
2014-05-13 09:54:16
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