35th Shallow Water Multibeam Training Course 2004

The 35th Shallow Water Multibeam Training Course 2004, to be co-hosted by LSGI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & EGS (Asia) Ltd. will be held at the above university from 9th to 14th August. Highlights will include: World-recognised ‘course of excellence’ including 36 lectures and over 1,800 double-sided pages of lecture notes Lectures provided by four world-renowned swath specialists Demonstration of multibeam system Based on the success of over thirty previous courses run all over the world, topics to be covered will include: Review of underwater acoustics and overview of acoustic seabed mapping systems Multibeam principles and multibeam calibration methods... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

ROV Survey UK Power Station

Subsea Vision Ltd has recently completed a comprehensive ROV survey at First Hydro Company, part of Edison Mission Energy at Dinorwig Power Station, North Wales. The complex close to the foot of Snowdon Mountain includes an upper reservoir Marchlyn Mawr, and a lower reservoir Llyn Peris. Water falling from the upper reservoir at 600m head drives six turbine generators via 16km of underground tunnels, supplying the national grid with a combined output of up to 1728MW of electricity. The water is then discharged into the lower reservoir. Using off-peak electricity, the six units are reversed to pump water back to... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

ICH Metadata Web Portal Goes Live (5-3-2004)

The Integrated Coastal Hydrography (ICH) project has created a web based portal which allows users to search for information (in the form of metadata – data about data) on existing and planned coastal surveys. Users can browse the metadata for a number of different data types, e.g. Bathymetric and topographic surveys. The user can also undertake text and graphical searches of the metadata. The mapping interface will have standard GIS tools and some defined and bespoke searches of the underlying database. Once the required metadata of interest has been identified, the results of the search can be added to an... (read more)
2004-03-05 12:00:00

ASL Measures Landfast Ice Movement

Devon Canada Corporation recently asked B, Wright & Associates of Calgary, Alberta, Canada to investigate landfast ice movements in its Beaufort Sea lease areas. As part of the ensuing study, ASL Environmental Sciences of Sidney, B.C. was contracted to provide a number of GPS/Argos ice beacons for on-ice deployment as well as an analysis of the resultant data. These data showed evidence of ice movements with amplitudes as large as a few meters and sometimes more. Comparison with data acquired from both satellite imagery and ASL Ice Profilers deployed further offshore in the mobile pack ice zone showed close relationships... (read more)
2004-03-09 12:00:00

Hydro Ottawa Signs Additional Contract for Intergraph Solutions

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced Hydro Ottawa Limited has signed a contract for additional Intergraph Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) solutions. The new contract follows successful deployment of an Outage Management System based on Intergraph's InService. The new operational system successfully met its first challenge within 24 hours of going live. A snowstorm blew through the Ottawa region and knocked out power to roughly 5,500 of the 265,000 customers Hydro Ottawa serves. During the power outage, Hydro Ottawa staff were able to easily log and track calls, diagnose the power outage and dispatch work to the field crews using their... (read more)
2004-03-09 12:00:00

Diavaz-Oceanteam Formed Two New Joint Ventures

Diavaz-Oceanteam announces the formation of two new joint venture operating companies DSC-Oceanteam BV and GeoLab-Oceanteam BV. These two new partner companies will align with Diavaz-Oceanteam in the broadening and strengthening of the new Group’s position in services provided to the marine industry. Dutch Sea Cable (DSC) Oceanteam with the head office in Haren The Netherlands, have developed their core activity in the installation and trenching of submarine power systems, communication cables and trenching / remedial works on pipeline systems. To support these operations, DSC-Oceanteam operate three specialised vessels and have designed and developed specialist installation and trenching equipment encompassing not... (read more)
2004-03-11 12:00:00

7th European Confrence on Underwater Acoustics ECUA 2004

The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO and Delft University of Technology announce the 7th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics ECUA 2004. The conference will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 5 to 8 july 2004. The conference is supported by the European Commission, the European Acoustics Association and the Royal Netherlands Navy. ECUA 2004 includes regular scientific sessions with contributed and invitated speakers, plenary keynotes and poster sessions. Amongst the structured sessions that will be organised are: Propagation fluctuations in shallow water: modelling and experiment Acoustics on the sea-air boundary Seabed interaction Geo-acoustic characterisation of fine-grained sediments... (read more)
2004-03-19 12:00:00

Gardline Hydro Participates in Two Long Term Contracts under the UK CHP

Immediately following OI2004, Gardline Hydro has begun a two-year Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP) to survey the Western Approaches to the English Channel on behalf of its client, the government agency responsible for safety of navigation and CHP sponsor, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The purpose of the 3rd Party Contract is to update Admiralty Charts and other publications to ensure the safe navigation of vessels. The contract, consisting of approximately 8800km2 of seabed mapping is Gardline’s ninth successive annual CHP and the first to employ multi-beam bathymetric techniques to achieve IHO S-44 Category 1 standard. Gardline’s hydrographic survey ship,... (read more)
2004-03-31 12:00:00

SEA Clocks-up Worldwide SWATHplus Sales

SEA Marine Division has reported exceptional sales growth for its SWATHplus wide swath shallow water sonar systems with two new sales orders and five upgrade orders, with most coming from overseas. Two new systems have been ordered, the first by a South African company looking for offshore diamond bearing gravel beds and the second by a Canadian research institute - CIDCO - for oceanographic mapping and research. Five organisations have ordered upgrades to their existing Submetrix 2000 systems. The UK’s Environment Agency; Geological Survey of Canada; US Geological Survey; Virginia Institute of Marine Science; and Marine Safety (Queensland) who are... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Sonardyne Fusion Chosen for New Research ROV

The Southampton Oceanographic Centre (SOC) has ordered a Fusion acoustic positioning system and ‘ROV-Homer’ target relocation system from Sonardyne to provide high accuracy subsea positioning for Isis, the UK’s first deepwater science-class ROV. Depth rated to 6,500 metres, Isis is designed to collect samples, make surveys and carry out experiments on or near the sea floor. The new vehicle was built in the USA by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and from April, will become par of the UKORS (UK Ocean Research Services) operated ‘Deep Submergence ROV Facility’ based at SOC. The facility is the first of its kind in... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00
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