GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team Wins Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

The GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team has won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, prevailing against talented teams from around the world to claim the top prize of US$4 million for their entry concept. The award was presented to the team at a ceremony at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco, in the presence of leading international ocean experts by Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team includes 16 alumni of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Postgraduate Training Programme at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA. They are Dr Evgenia Bazhenova (Russia), Aileen Bohan (Ireland), Dr Mohamed Elsaied (Egypt), Andres Fitzcarrald (Peru),... (read more)
2019-06-03 09:14:48

Partnership for Sustainable Stewardship of the Ocean

A new partnership for sustainable stewardship of the ocean has been agreed between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global blue economy business organization, in an effort to further collaborate towards mapping the entirety of the world’s ocean floor. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Seabed 2030 and the WOC will jointly engage with the ocean business community to promote the project’s vision and the ways in which organizations in the maritime community can collect and contribute bathymetric data to Seabed 2030. Ocean Science and Workshop The agreement was signed in Copenhagen on... (read more)
2019-05-28 10:37:48

Fugro Supports 2 Ocean Mapping Initiatives with Crowdsourced Bathymetry Contribution

Fugro recently contributed more than 110,000 square kilometres of high-resolution bathymetry data in the North Atlantic Ocean to help improve the quality and coverage of seabed mapping in the region. The dataset, which covers an area the size of Iceland, was delivered to two complementary programmes: the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030). Crowdsourced Bathymetry “As is common across the world’s oceans, much of the Atlantic lacks the modern bathymetry data needed to properly understand the seafloor, its resources, and its processes,” said David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director in the Americas.... (read more)
2019-05-21 09:41:06

Unique 3D Habitat Map of the Great Barrier Reef

International aquatic remote sensing company EOMAP recently showcased its unique contribution to the world's first 3D habitat map of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) at the International Forum on Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB Day 2019) in Australia. The mapping project, titled ‘3D live habitats for the full extent of the Great Barrier Reef’, will for the first time provide maps of the predicted coral types and underwater landscape for the more than 3,000 reefs within the 350,000 square kilometres of the GBR. EOMAP’s cutting-edge technology provides essential data for this revolutionary project, in which the University of Queensland (UQ), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park... (read more)
2019-05-20 10:58:04

Remotely Controlled Unmanned Ship Crossing Dover Strait

SEA-KIT, a 12m-long uncrewed surface vessel (USV) designed and built in Essex, UK, docked in the Belgian port city of Oostende earlier this week following a successful transit from West Mersea. The voyage, which lasted 22 hours, represents the first commercial crossing of the North Sea by an autonomous vessel and marks a significant breakthrough in uncrewed ocean transit. Box of Oysters The SEA-KIT USV arrived at Oostende at 09:00 CEST on Tuesday 7 May, where it was welcomed by Belgian customs officers, who took delivery of a box of oysters caught around Mersea Island that SEA-KIT had delivered from... (read more)
2019-05-13 11:54:50

New Marine Robotics Technical Centre Creates 60 Jobs

Ocean data collection company XOCEAN has recently announced the creation of 60 new jobs at the official opening of its new Technical Centre near Carlingford (Ireland). XOCEAN is transforming the way ocean data is collected using innovative marine robotics known as unmanned surface vessels (USVs). This innovative technology is designed and manufactured by the company in the Republic of Ireland. Control Room to Operate USV Fleet Using USVs, XOCEAN provides turnkey ocean data collection services ranging from mapping the seabed to inspecting subsea structures to monitoring the environment. The new Technical Centre and 24-hour Control Room will act as a... (read more)
2019-05-10 12:25:04

Open Teledyne PDS and SeaBat Sonar Courses for 2019

Teledyne RESON has announced a series of Teledyne PDS software and SeaBat Sonar training courses. Teledyne Marine brings a number of courses set at different global locations. The open courses cover Teledyne PDS for Dredge or Multibeam operations and Teledyne RESON SeaBat Sonar training. Teledyne PDS and SeaBat Multibeam Sonars are used for seabed mapping and dredging operations. The company also offers a combined training session giving trainees everything they need to know about sonar installation to produce a deliverable in Teledyne PDS. Customized On-site Training “As the year is now well on its way, we see an uptake in... (read more)
2019-04-25 10:34:32

C-MAP Introduces Ultra-high-resolution Bathymetric Imagery

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping has released new C-MAP Reveal charts, featuring views of the seafloor. This cartography offers all the navigation data and capabilities of a C-MAP MAX-N+ card – plus ultra-high-resolution bathymetric imagery of select coastal and offshore areas, including the clearest views of structure, wrecks, isolated reefs and ledges between the contour lines. Detailed Charts The highly detailed C-MAP Reveal imagery replaces shaded relief data in selected areas with more accurate depth variations. Complete with vector data, these detailed charts include C-MAP HRB Coastal Data, Genesis layer social map data and satellite... (read more)
2019-04-25 09:07:09

Kongsberg Maritime Unveiled USV at Ocean Business 2019

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its new Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) during Ocean Business 2019 last week. The Sounder USV System is a versatile solution designed and built to provide the highest possible standard of data acquisition the company stated when demonstrating the new system in Southampton. Multipurpose Platform The Sounder USV System is a multipurpose platform designed to work across different market segments, including survey and fishery duties. It has been developed as a joint venture with Norsafe AS. The system has been configured from the keel upwards to deliver optimal hydroacoustic data quality, efficiency and productivity. Autonomous Control Operation... (read more)
2019-04-11 11:34:09

Optimizing a Low-cost Multi Sensor System for Hydrographic Depth Determination

Surveying devices with lower costs are being welcomed by hobbyists eager to determine water depth. The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics at HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg has been working on cost-efficient solutions in recent years. With shallow water surveys not required to be performed with the accuracy and precision of industrial projects, surveying devices with lower costs are being welcomed by hobbyists eager to determine water depth. With this low-cost demand rising, the investigative development of these products has become a scientific research issue. The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics at HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg has been working on cost-efficient solutions in recent years.  The Old Openseamap Project During a project with openseamap.org, a Multi Sensor System (MSS) including an Echo sounder, GPS and inertial measurement unit (IMU) was built up and tested. Despite... (read more)
2019-04-08 01:44:05
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