Bibby HydroMap Strengthens Asset Inspection Service Offering

Bibby HydroMap has announced the expansion of its specialised asset inspection survey technology with the purchase of the Carlson Software Merlin Lidar mapping system. The Merlin Lidar system will complement Bibby HydroMap’s existing marine and terrestrial survey equipment to deliver improved high-resolution datasets of objects of interest, with the aim of enhancing the validity of asset inspection services. The new system is a vessel-based 3D mobile marine laser scanner system, designed to seamlessly integrate with existing hydrographic equipment, therefore allowing simultaneous data acquisition above and below the waterline. Producing an accurate 360° dataset in a single pass, both acquisition and data... (read more)
2018-04-13 10:10:21

30+ Years of Hydrographic Education

Category A Programme of Hamburg’s HafenCity Universities
A hydrographic education programme has been offered in Hamburg for more than 30 years. The programme was first offered in 1985 as an addition to an existing programme in general surveying, and the course became fully recognised as a Category A programme by the IHO in 1990. The Hydrography programme has been integrated as a specialisation in the two-year MSc in Geodesy and Geoinformatics at HafenCity University since 2009. In March 2017, the current programme was re-recognised as one of the first against the new standard S-5A. With the new recognition in place, the programme has shown that it is... (read more)
2018-04-10 10:45:06

Cathx Ocean Introduces Range of Fully Integrated Laser and Imaging Systems

Cathx Ocean, a leading innovator in subsea imaging and measurement technologies, launched its new range of laser and imaging systems at the 2018 Oceanology International event in London last month. Comprising the Hunter, Scout, Pathfinder and Prowler models, each system offers the Cathx Ocean ‘Fast Fly’ capability. Fast Fly enables non-stop, high-speed, single-pass videos, stills and laser for a variety of subsea operations. Featuring multiplexer bottles for single-power input and fibre communications, software APIs, control and visualisation GUIs, the systems also provide full integration support for third-party and Cathx Ocean Solid software. By eliminating motion blur and backscatter and by dramatically improving... (read more)
2018-04-10 10:25:42

3D at Depth Launches Subsea Survey Support Services

3D at Depth, an expert in subsea Lidar laser technology, has officially launched its subsea survey support services to help clients realise additional value from their underwater 3D data. The new integrated offering will optimise underwater survey campaigns through a comprehensive range of client deliverables designed to enhance workflow efficiencies, support engineering and analysis and provide insight into long-term asset and environmental integrity.   Subsea survey support services provide: 3D Data Services: Data collection and processing, through visualisation and analysis A tiered data management offering starting with Level #1 subsea Lidar laser equipment rentals through Level #7 subsea Lidar data... (read more)
2018-03-20 09:55:11

Nine Teams Advance to Final Round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, today announced nine finalist teams advancing in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year global competition challenging teams to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration. XPRIZE will award each finalist an equal share of a $1 million milestone prize purse for the cutting-edge ocean mapping and imaging technologies they have developed. Their innovative approaches include artificial intelligence, aerial drones, underwater robotic swarms, lasers, and autonomous surface and underwater vehicles. The nine finalist teams will be formally recognized and awarded at Oceanology... (read more)
2018-03-11 02:09:29

2G Robotics to Launch New Lighting Solution at Oi18

2G Robotics, specialised in underwater laser scanners and imaging solutions for the offshore energies, geosciences and defence industries, will be in London, UK, to launch its newest lighting and imaging solution at Oceanology International 2018 (Stand H300). The show, which runs from 13-15 March, is the world’s leading forum connecting ocean technology and marine science communities from across the globe. The new LED Strobe Panel, named the NOVA, provides ultra-bright and illumination enabling users to capture crisp stills images on even the fastest of AUVs. The system was originally designed for integration with HUGIN AUVs, produced by Kongsberg Maritime, and will... (read more)
2018-03-06 08:45:44

3D at Depth Reaches Milestone in Offshore Lidar Metrologies

3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea Lidar (SL) systems and survey support services, has completed its 300th subsea Lidar spool metrology. The subsea Lidar measurement, conducted offshore within the Mediterranean Sea, covered eight long spool metrologies with lengths greater than 90m and was completed in 24 hours. The project delivered considerable savings overall for the EPIC installation contractor and provided valuable 3D data for the oil and gas major (end user). 3D at Depth is the world’s leading expert in subsea Lidar technology and first introduced subsea Lidar metrologies for the offshore market 3.5 years ago in the... (read more)
2018-02-01 10:27:35

Survey Expedition to Laser Scan the 'Titanic' Wreckage

OceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services, and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS 'Titanic' shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics' dynamic underwater laser scanner, the ULS-500 PRO, will be installed on OceanGate's Cyclops 2, the first manned submersible to survey the 'Titanic' since 2005. The six-week Titanic Survey Expedition will depart from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in June with scientists, content experts, and mission specialists joining the crew in a series of week-long missions. The innovative 2G Robotics equipment will generate real-time 3D models with... (read more)
2018-01-12 08:51:04

Surveying the Wrecks of the Battle of the Atlantic

After years of research, in 2014 the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered two World War II shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina in the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The wrecks form the remains of the KS-520 convoy attack, as part of the Battle of the Atlantic. It was through EIVA NaviSuite software that 2G Robotics modelled these wrecks, once they had been surveyed from a Triton submersible equipped with a Sonardyne acoustically aided inertial navigation system (AAINS) and scanned by 2G Robotics’ laser scanner.  The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military conflict in World... (read more)
2017-12-13 11:33:36

Ray Kostachuk

Ray Kostachuk’s research focuses on collaborative field experiments on sedimentary processes in rivers, estuaries and lakes. He is currently working on sand and gravel dunes in rivers and density currents in glacial lakes, developing and applying instrumentation for fluvial research, including the acoustic Doppler current profiler (aDcp), acoustic Doppler velocimeter (aDv), laser in-situ sediment scattering transmissometer (LISST) and multibeam echo sounder (MBES). (read more)
2017-11-02 10:21:04
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