Coastal Mapping Programme Benefits Taxpayers

For every dollar American taxpayers spend on NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Coastal Mapping Programme, the benefits they receive in return are worth more than USD35, according to a recent independent socio-economic scoping study. The programme provides critical baseline data for accurately mapping America’s official shoreline, which is important for national security, maritime shipping and navigation, and provides geographical reference data needed to manage, develop, conserve and protect coastal resources. The study demonstrates the programme’s contributions in marine safety, geographic information, resource management, and emergency response and the wide range of economic and societal activities it supports. David Kennedy, assistant... (read more)
2012-04-10 04:55:52

Marine Mapping for the North Sea

SeaZone is leading the Bringing Land and Sea Together (BLAST) Work Package 3 - The Marine and Coastal Reference Base. This Working Group addresses the needs of marine spatial planning, environmental protection, socio-economic development, risk management and mitigation, by delivering harmonised land and sea geographic datasets. This specific project is part of the BLAST project which contributes to the ‘The North Sea Regional Programme 2007 - 2013' (INTERREG IVB) led by Christian Byrith. SeaZone's main purpose of the project is for the development of Marine and Coastal Base Reference Information, or digital base map for the North Sea. There are... (read more)
2010-03-25 10:09:17

Call for Abstracts European Lidar Mapping Forum

The Call for Abstracts deadline for the European Lidar Mapping Forum being held in The Hague in the Netherlands on 30th November and 1st December 2010 is fast approaching: 1st July 2010. Authors wishing to submit a paper for the conference are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. This can be done online. Professionals considering visiting would be interested to note that the response to the exhibition booths has been phenomenal. Companies thinking about exhibiting should act fast as only ten exhibit stands are available for bookings. (read more)
2010-06-28 09:30:19

Satellite-based Bathymetric Mapping in Ireland

UK-based Proteus has been awarded a major contract by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to deliver complete bathymetric surveys of five Irish bays. In addition to operational mapping, Proteus will use satellite data to create a seabed classification map and perform water quality monitoring on one of the bays for proof-of-concept purposes. GSI issued a competitive request for proposals following a successful 2012 pilot in which Proteus demonstrated the effectiveness of a commercial satellite-based bathymetry process in Ireland’s Wexford Harbour. Developed by EOMAP GmbH and commercialised by Proteus, the technique extracted seafloor elevation measurements to depths in excess of... (read more)
2013-05-01 09:14:41

Canadian Coast Guard Expands Northern Mapping Capability

The Canadian Coast Guard has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to provide high-resolution EM 712 multibeam echosounders to the Canadian Coast Guard’s medium icebreakers, CCGS Pierre Radisson and the CCGS Des Groseilliers. Gathering critical hydrographic data can be a challenge in the Canadian Arctic. The retractable design of the EM 712 echo sounder systems optimises performance of the sounder when deployed and protects it when the vessel is breaking ice. When deployed, the high-resolution EM 712 collects navigational and scientific data from otherwise inaccessible parts of the planet and is capable of mapping a swath of the seabed up to 3,000 metres... (read more)
2017-08-15 10:06:05

Multibeam Mapping of Continental Margin Morphology

Bathymetry in understanding oceanic & continental evolution
A jigsaw puzzle of lithospheric plates comprises the outer shell of the earth. Oceanic plates, formed by ascending magma at mid-ocean ridges and transported towards the continents by internal convective forces, collide with continental plates at convergent margins and are subducted beneath them. This is accompanied by violent geological processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides and tsunamis. The speed of drift of the plates is in the order of several centimetres per year, too slow to be observed directly. Still, these processes shape the surface of the ocean bottom and submarine morphology records these forces acting on the... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

European Lidar and Mobile Mapping Conference

The European LiDAR Mapping Forum [ELMF10], to be held in The Hague from 30th November to 1st December 2010 is a two-day technical conference focussing on the use of airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial Lidar with a particular focus on mobile mapping to support transport, urban modelling and asset management and GIS applications. Alongside there is an associated international exhibition for system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies. Building on 10 years of experience with the annual International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) in the USA, the organisers are bringing this event to Europe. With its focus on Lidar technology and... (read more)
2010-03-09 01:23:27

Seabed Adds Zenith Mobile Mapping System

The Dutch company Seabed has used Ocean Business 2015 to announce the addition of Zenith mobile mapping systems to its portfolio. The Z-720 mobile mapping system is fully calibrated and collects data in a 100m range at 1cm accuracy. The system integrates GNSS, IMU and FOG for positioning. Delivering up to 720,000 data points per second, the system can be used at near-highway speeds and is ideally suited to any number of applications including highway planning, bridge, height and width, asset management, railroad surveys, corridor mapping, power lines, pipelines , volumes and much more. Fits on Vessel of Opportunity in... (read more)
2015-04-16 10:08:00
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