Mapping and Modelling SS Polwell

Originally constructed in the North East of England in 1888, the SS Polwell was used by German forces at the start of World War I. However, early on in the war, the vessel was captured off Gibraltar by the British Admiralty and requisitioned into service as a defensively armed merchant ship. The SS Polwell was torpedoed off the Irish coast by a German submarine in 1918. Now, after resting on the seabed for almost a century, details of this historic shipwreck have been revealed using the latest multibeam sonar technology and CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. On 5 June 1918, the... (read more)
2016-03-03 03:24:42

EIVA Sponsors Benthic Mapping Programme

EIVA, Denmark, has entered into a partnership with the College of Charleston and University of Washington, USA, on the benthic acoustic mapping and survey (BEAMS) programme. This joint journey will centre around knowledge-sharing and training across the Atlantic Ocean, concerned with matters below the water’s surface. When EIVA learned of the BEAMS programme, the opportunity of establishing a partnership focusing on knowledge-sharing was an obvious ship to board. The partnership revolves around internships at EIVA’s headquarters in Denmark and an annual 3-day training workshop, taught by EIVA instructors, where the EIVA software suite is put to use at both the... (read more)
2013-02-01 12:00:00

Ocean Mapping for Article 76

Adding to the Global Bathymetry Mosaic
Many coastal states are engaged in ocean mapping as part of their UNCLOS-driven programmes to project sovereign rights over the deep seabed beyond two hundred nautical miles. The resulting datasets may be valuable for improving public descriptions of bathymetry, but first they need to be released into the public domain. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) came into force on 16th November 1994 and has so far been ratified by 157 of the 192 UN member states. Article 76 of the Convention qualifies coastal states to extend certain sovereign rights over portions of the seafloor... (read more)
2007-05-31 12:00:00

EMU Mobile App for Understanding of the Ocean

Esri’s Ecological Marine Units (EMU) app is now available for mobile devices. The app provides a resource for scientists, educators, governments and industries seeking easily accessible information and imagery about the ocean’s long-term physical and nutrient properties. The EMU app puts data such as temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen from 52 million locations throughout the world’s oceans at any user’s fingertips. The data informs how liveable marine environments are for ocean-dwelling species as well as the overall health of the ecosystem. Organisations involved in fishery planning, for instance, can use the EMU mobile app to review proposed boundaries with a... (read more)
2017-05-23 03:31:39

New Buoys for Mobile Wave Energy Test Facility

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS), Canada, recently delivered an Ocean Sentinel buoy and TRIAXYS buoy to the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) at Oregon State University, USA. The delivered equipment is part of a mobile wave energy test facility that will be used by academic researchers and device developers to test wave energy technologies. These new technologies will measure wave resources and assist in the study of the energy output and other environmental issues. The Ocean Sentinel will provide a standardised, accurate system to compare various wave energy technologies, including systems that may be better for one type of... (read more)
2012-08-30 09:51:13

iNavX Brings AIS Live Coverage to Mobile Devices

iNavX, the mobile marine navigation application, has announced the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on the chart. Offering boaters peace of mind, AIS Live provides instant access to AIS data, making ships in the immediate vicinity visible without the need for a radar or AIS transponder. “Adding AIS functionality without the need for a transponder is something truly distinctive and a key differentiator... (read more)
2018-05-15 10:04:50

First Mobile Station Keeping Buoy for Earthquake Predictions

ASV engineers travelled to Tohoku University in Japan to hand over C-Stat 2, the first autonomous mobile station keeping buoy. Designed and developed by ASV, the buoy will be used by the university to help predict earthquakes off the Japanese coast. The C-Stat uses an autonomous controller and station keeping system integrated with sister company, C&C Technologies C-NAV GPS system. The C-Stat hull is made of aluminium with a PU-coated closed-cell foam fender and is powered by a hybrid diesel-electric drive system. An integral fuel tank provides an endurance of four and a half days in currents of up to... (read more)
2013-02-12 03:25:14

Rugged, Entry-level, GIS and Mapping Solution

Magellan has introduced the latest addition to its MobileMapper GIS and mapping line of products - the MobileMapper 6. A rugged, waterproof, handheld GPS/GIS receiver, the MobileMapper 6 fulfills the requirements for low-cost, professional GIS field data collection.   MobileMapper 6 fills a market gap in the data collection field between high-cost devices and consumer-grade products. It is expected to particularly appeal to natural resource organisations, oil and gas, utilities, government agencies, and businesses large and small that need a highly-rugged, robust GIS unit that can collect geographic data with 2-5 metre accuracy in real-time with SBAS corrections.   The... (read more)
2008-03-18 12:00:00

International Lidar Mapping Forum Call for Papers

The eleventh International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) is accepting abstract submissions for its three-day technical conference. ILMF 2011 is to be held in New Orleans on 7th to 9th February 2011 and will welcome speakers from the international Lidar community who will report on latest technology advances and recent projects, highlighting actual experiences and lessons learned. Submissions are welcome until 15th September 2010. Authors wishing to submit a paper for the conference are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words online. The following topics should act as a guideline: Data Acquisition - Airborne Lidar: acquisition systems,... (read more)
2010-07-16 10:24:06
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