Finnish Navy Orders Fansweep 20

ATLAS Hydrographic in Bremen has received an order from the Finnish Naval Research Institute in Helsinki for a 200 kHz Fansweep 20 shallow water multibeam system for installation aboard a new catamaran research vessel to be used for mapping operations in association with the Geological Survey of Finland. Due for commissioning this October, the portable system combining bathymetric measuring and sidescan imaging functions is being supplied together with Linux-based Atlas Hydromap online data acquisition and storage facilities supported by a CARIS HIPS and SIPS software module for post-processing of datasets. The complete assembly is also being interfaced to an autopilot... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Alaska’s Undersea Volcano Mapped

Thales GeoSolutions (Pacific), an ocean engineering, surveying and mapping company, has successfully mapped Alaska’s first known active undersea volcano. The volcano lies in the Northwest portion of Amchitka Pass, Southeast of Semisopochnoi Island in the Aleutians. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Auke Bay Laboratory (Juneau, AK) contracted Thales GeoSolutions (Pacific) to map seafloor habitat for deep-sea coral research. The volcano was originally discovered in 2002 by NMFS biologists, Bob Stone and Dr Jon Heifetz, who used the Delta submarine to video coral habitat on the volcano. A combination of RESON 8111 and 8150 multibeam echosounders were used to produce... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

CodaOctopus F180 for University of New Brunswick

CodaOctopus has sold an Octopus F180 Inertial Attitude and Positioning System to the Ocean Mapping Group at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). This internationally recognised centre for multibeam excellence will benefit from the latest in GPS aided INS technology as the F180 enables them to collect reliable and accurate heave, roll, pith, heading and position data in all survey dynamics for both research and educational purposes. The Octopus F180 will be installed on the CSL Heron, a dedicated inshore research platform equipped with an EM3000, keel mounted sidescan, sub bottom profilers, ADCP and an MVP-30. Heron is used for... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Thales MV Askelad First Campaign

The Thales MV Askelad has completed her first survey campaign in the Asia Pacific region with the conclusion of an As-Built Pipeline Survey in Indonesia. The Askelad arrived in the Asia Pacific region complete with a hull-mounted swathe bathymetry and 4x4 Pinger array system, single-beam echo sounder and USBL transducer. Thales conducted the 188 km As-Built Pipeline Survey for Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd along the recently laid 28 inch gas pipeline between Kuala Tungkal and Panaran (offshore section KP25 to KP 213). The fifteen-day campaign commenced in May 2003, with Thales using the vessels permanently fitted single-beam bathymetry and... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Naval Sea Systems Contract for RD

RD Instruments has been awarded a second significant build-to-print contract for the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Hydrographic Mapping Unit (HMU) system. This contract, with options, will be worth a total of approximately US$ 4.5 M. HMU is a Diver Hand-Held Underwater Integrated Sensor and Navigation System used to conduct hydrographic reconnaissance. The fully integrated sensor and navigation system will be used to provide a more accurate and expedient method of collecting, recording, analysing, and transferring hydrographic reconnaissance data. (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Latest Version DNC Production System

CARIS has released version 3.2 of CARIS DOM (DIGEST Object Manager) for DNC (Digital Nautical Chart) production. CARIS DOM software is used for the production of DNC and Vmap1 (Vector Smart Map) nautical charts and also supports production of NATO Additional Military Layer (AML) products in VPF (Vector Product Format) format. The new version includes new tools, as well as modifications to existing tools engineered to bring efficiencies in production, with specific attention to the data validation and error correction processes. The Digital Nautical Chart is produced by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and is an unclassified, vector-based... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Free DGPS CD from Veripos

VERIChart, a new free CD-based mapping facility for producing detailed charts of its proprietary Differential GPS Satellite and HF-delivered correction service networks for Africa, North West Europe, North and South America, Trinidad and Caspian and Mediterranean offshore areas, has been introduced by Veripos. Designed for high-quality documentation required for planning, evaluation and reporting functions, compilation formats include PDF in addition to graphical images in TIF, JPG, BMP, PNG and PS. Accurate and highly detailed vector maps are used with dynamic resolution enhancement. Overlays onto maps include individual station locations, names and Ids, in addition to configurable range contours, satellite footprints... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

New Magnetic Survey System

Innovatum has announced availability of a new magnetic survey system for a wide variety of applications Ð the SEARCHER system. This is a new towed array tool providing highly detailed magnetic mapping, both on land and in marine environments. It consists of an array of magnetic sensors mounted on a frame, which may be towed over land or on the seabed or mounted on other underwater vehicles. A wide tracking swath allows a vessel to tow the array along a linear target such as a pipe or cable. High-speed data acquisition means the speed limitations of previous towed arrays are... (read more)
2003-11-13 12:00:00

Chesapeake Introduces SonarWiz.MAP

Chesapeake Technology, Inc. recently released SonarWiz. MAP, their latest in sonar acquisition and real-time mapping technology. Built on top of the mature and stable acquisition software SonarWiz.SSS, SonarWiz.MAP integrates real-time mapping, survey planning, and survey line following in one easy to use and affordable package. SonarWiz.MAP virtually eliminates the post-processing time spent working up sidescan data. SonarWiz.MAP supports over 1,000 co-ordinate systems and is also loaded with interactive tools for adjusting acoustic data during and after data collection. SonarWiz.MAP also imports existing sonar data from other vendors. (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

New US Offices Ixsea Oceano

Ixsea Oceano has opened two offices in the US to provide commercial and technical support for local customers. The main office is in Burlington on the outskirts of Boston MA, with a branch office located in Charleston, SC. Hubert Pelletier, Managing Director of the company, will co-ordinate all America-related business. Hubert Pelletier has accumulated more than twenty years experience in the oceanographic and offshore industry, starting as an R&D engineer for SUBER, followed by technical and sales management at Oceano Instruments and MORS Environment. Before taking charge of the American market, he was Sales Manager for Europe and Asia, spending... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00
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