Modelling Tool for Coastal Adaptation to Sea-level Rise

Blue Marble Geographics (USA) has been selected by the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC) from the Edmund Muskie School of Policy Research at the University of Southern Maine to develop the software interface for a coastal climatic-disruption modelling tool entitled COAST. The tool will be used to create a GIS model of cost-avoidance strategies to protect against asset damage from sea-level rise due to storm surge and coastal flooding.   The tool is being beta-tested in Portland, Maine and coastal New Hampshire and additional software development for the project has already been planned.   Under the direction of CTO... (read more)
2011-12-20 09:40:36

Inspection and 3D Modelling Project at Galloper Offshore Windfarm Completed

Subsea technology specialist Rovco has completed an extensive ROV inspection contract. This circa £1 million contract has resulted in the completion of the baseline asset integrity survey at the newly constructed Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, a 353MW installed capacity wind farm which lies 30km off the coast of Suffolk, UK. The project, which was awarded by Innogy Renewables UK, began in September - with 24-hour ROV operations provided over a four-week period. Rovco deployed a Cougar XT ROV fitted with both 3D imaging sonar and their SubSLAM 3D technology to complete planned asset inspection activities. The project was performed from... (read more)
2019-11-23 10:48:32

Valery Zemtsov

Valery A. Zemtsov is the head of the Hydrology Department at Tomsk State University, Russia. He is an engineer/hydrologist, Doctor of Science (Hydrology), and Professor. His research interests include engineering and environmental hydrology, hydrological implications of climate change, modelling of hydrologic processes, hydraulic modelling, and management of water resources. He has more than 100 research publications and 5 monographs. (read more)
2017-11-02 10:31:29

Haestad Methods, Inc.

Haestad Methods, Inc. (CT, USA) is internationally recognised as a water resources software company by water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, engineering consulting firms and universities. Founded in 1979 by John R. Haestad, the privately held company provides more than 130,000 civil engineers in over 170 countries with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software, technical services, continuing education workshops and computer-assisted publications. In 1979, Haestad Methods was the first company in any industry to move software designed for large mainframe computers to PCs. It pioneered the development of Windows-based software for water resources modelling, making these models widely available. The company’s... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Woolpert Starts Acquiring Bathymetric Lidar Data of Saint Lucia’s Coastal Zone

The Woolpert-GDS Joint Venture (JV) has been contracted to acquire topographic and bathymetric lidar data of the Caribbean island Saint Lucia’s entire landmass and coastal zone. The contract was signed under the World Bank’s Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), which aims to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change in Saint Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean Region. High-resolution, 3D lidar data has proved effective around the world in mapping and modelling landscapes and environments, helping policy-makers make informed decisions about how best to utilize resources to prepare for and recover from weather-related disasters. Flood Modelling According to a... (read more)
2020-02-11 09:25:57

EMGS Achieves 70 Trillion Calculations per Second

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has increased its electromagnetic data processing and modelling capabilities by more than trebling the number of Dell blade servers in its computing cluster. The additional computing power strengthens EMGS's position on the EM-imaging market, and will enable it to meet the future needs of its customers, which are increasing in number and demanding more advanced EM imaging products.   The original cluster was already the largest in the EM sector. In March 2008, 1300 new blade servers (each with two dual-core CPUs) joined the 500 existing servers to create one of Europe's most powerful clusters. The... (read more)
2008-04-03 01:30:38

Geocap Taken Over by Geodata

Geocap has been taken over by Norway-based Geodata. Geocap specialises in mapping and modelling solutions for use in areas including oil exploration and production. Two years after Geodata acquired GIS-Partner, the GIS integrator is making a new acquisition within the oil and gas sector. Through the purchase of Geocap, Geodata now has access to software and specialist expertise in 3D mapping and modelling solutions. Geocap’s products are used in oil exploration and production, hydrography for offshore wind farms, boundary calculations and continental shelf mapping worldwide. The solutions are utilised in more than 50 countries. Geocap’s Seafloor system is used globally... (read more)
2013-06-12 12:00:00

Monitoring of Sediment Displacement

During current pipelaying activities in German waters for the North Stream pipeline between Russia and the EU, Aqua Vision BV performed vessel-based tracking of water column characteristics in the vicinity of dredging and pipelaying activities. The measurement programme involved monitoring during two pipelaying phases: dredging and pipelaying. Combining high-resolution data collection (using Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers) and real-time plume detection software (ViSea-PDT) makes it possible to map the size and concentration of sediment plumes. This information is subsequently used to validate predictions based on numerical modelling studies.Sediment monitoring is part of a larger monitoring programme, involving modelling studies and moored... (read more)
2010-11-22 09:15:35

Oceans '09

The MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference has returned to Biloxi, MS (USA), for Oceans ‘09. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center previously hosted Oceans ‘02 in October 2002. Oceans ‘09 welcomed over 1,400 attendees, 163 exhibitors and 33 student posters from 35 different countries. In addition to hardware companies, this year’s exhibitors included local universities, government offices and military research laboratories. The opening ceremonies had keynote and plenary speakers from the US government at different levels, US military, private industry and academia. All speakers expressed the theme of co-ordinating ocean research efforts across this broad spectrum of interests. Captain John Cousins... (read more)
2009-12-29 02:02:39

SevenCs Supports Wind Propulsion in Shipping

SevenCs is part of the EU INTERREG V A cross-border project 'MariGreen' to support the maritime industry in the transition towards more efficient, greener and more sustainable shipping. SevenCs engages in the MariGreen work stream 'Wind propulsion in commercial shipping'. As a partner in the subproject 'Windship Modelling and voyage optimization' SevenCs will investigate, together with the project partners, vessel modelling software providing automated voyage optimisation criteria for wind propulsion supported vessels. The number of external parameters influencing a voyage significantly increases for this type of vessel. Therefore the development of the vessel modelling software and the connection of this... (read more)
2016-02-08 02:04:35
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