Using Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Bathymetric Dam Imaging

A North American Case Study with Wide-ranging Applications
Inspection of dams is a high-risk task for divers because of strong currents and eddies. The use of emerging technologies such as unmanned surface vehicles equipped with echosounders and sonars can lower those risks. Such systems can perform subsurface dam inspections quickly and effectively without putting humans at risk, as this US case study shows. Overused roads, outdated railway systems, brittle power grids, crumbling bridges and suchlike all take a toll on the economy and, tragically, sometimes even lead to loss of life. Failing infrastructure is an issue for most countries, and likely more so in developed nations that still... (read more)
2020-06-16 09:28:06

Chinese Contract for Sonardyne

Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd has signed a major contract in China for its Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar (IDS) system. The order, valued at over USD1.5M, is for the protection of an undisclosed infrastructure project in China and includes the provision of multiple, linked sonar heads to provide wide area underwater security coverage. Delivery and installation of the system is scheduled to occur during the summer of 2009.   Designed to protect vessels, ports and waterside installations from intrusion by divers, swimmers or surface vehicles, Sentinel automatically detects, tracks and classifies an underwater threat at long ranges.   Sentinel systems are... (read more)
2009-06-18 11:13:58

CCGIS Map Gives First Peek at Assets

C&C Technologies gives registered users a free means of tracking named storms in relation to their Gulf of Mexico assets in real time during clear weather and throughout storms such as Hurricanes Ike and Gustav with CCGIS Map.   CCGIS Map is a Geographic Information System developed by C & C.  It focuses primarily on the oil and gas industry's infrastructure and allows efficient access to real time Gulf of Mexico data to anyone with Internet access.   Users of CCGIS Map do not have to wait until after the storm's passage. National Hurricane Center storm positions are plotted as... (read more)
2008-09-11 11:00:54

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

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

European Precise Positioning

Ground-based Regional GNSS Augmentation
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) like GPS, GLONASS and, soon, Galileo are used for many positioning and navigation applications. But existing GNSS accuracy and reliability do not satisfy all clients. Ground-based augmentation systems provide GNSS observation data and real-time corrections for high-precision positioning and navigation. EUPOS is an initiative to build and run such systems with uniform standards and full-scale accuracy in fifteen Central and Eastern European countries. The European Position Determination System (EUPOS) is both an international initiative and a project to establish a uniform Differential GNSS basis infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Uniform ground-based multifunctional DGNSS... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Forum on Early Contractor Involvement

Dredging organisations CEDA and IADC are organising an interactive forum and networking event for project owners, financiers, insurers, contractors, construction lawyers, regulators, government agencies and NGOs, advisors to decision makers in the maritime infrastructure construction industry. The event is taking place on 23rd and 24th June 2011 Hilton London Docklands Riverside, UK. This two-day forum with the theme Partnering Creates Possibilities will bring together top-level experts and advisors responsible for construction projects for an in-depth exchange of knowledge. With well-known keynote speakers setting the tone for the forum the participants will explore the benefits of "contractual partnering",that is, a co-operation... (read more)
2011-02-25 09:48:00

Noordhoek Expands ROV Fleet

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered 2 new Sub-Atlantic Mohican ROVs and 3 new Seaeye Falcon ROVs. The decision to order new ROVs is another step within the growth strategy of Noordhoek, which already has two new vessels under construction; a DPII Saturation Diving Support Vessel for delivery Q4 2009 and a dedicated DPII ROV Survey Vessel for delivery Q1 2010.     This order continues Noordhoek´s fleet rejuvenation programme and adds 5 units to Noordhoek's ROV fleet, operating mainly in the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. The delivery of these new ROVs is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.... (read more)
2009-03-24 02:37:30

CSA Ocean Sciences and Okeanus Provide Emergency Response Survey Resources

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus) are working together to stage a full range of specialised survey and monitoring equipment in Houston and Louisiana to deploy in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The resources will help evaluate the storm’s impact on coastlines, waterways, bayous, ship channels and terminals, marine infrastructure and oil & gas-related facilities located on or near the water. According to Gordon Stevens, vice president and general manager of CSA, hurricanes often dramatically impact coastlines and waterways in affected areas, deposit debris into lakes, harbours and ship channels creating hazards to navigation that... (read more)
2017-08-30 08:58:42

Noordhoek Group NL Relaunch

The Noordhoek Group (Netherlands) is in the concluding stage of a relaunch. By attracting external capital the company is to proceed to operate at the same location in Zierikzee, while the vast majority of the quality staff will be able to rejoin the company.     The investment company Value Enhancement Partners from Amsterdam will obtain a majority share and will be supported by the Noordhoek family and Hanzevast, the owner of the Noordhoek Pathfinder.   Because of the new financial structure and the planned reinforcement of the management, future development will be looked upon with great confidence and the... (read more)
2011-05-12 09:28:58
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