BDHA for Windows

PCAL Technology Ltd has released ‘BDHA for Windows’ software, which provides Quality Control and modelling functionality for Swathe Bathymetry XYZ data. BDHA (Bathymetry Data Handling and Analysis) for Windows enables multiple XYZ datafiles to be analysed simultaneously to provide an independent and objective assessment of the consistency of the acquired data. The software is a tool for client representatives to check the quality and accuracy of swathe bathymetry during a hydrographic survey. Statistical parameters such as coverage, density of soundings, mean, minimum and maximum depth and standard deviation are calculated automatically and can be displayed in the main viewer window... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Gas Exploration Beyond the Shelf Break: An Oceanographic Challenge.

Thiem, O., Berntsen, J., Eldevik, T. and Alendal, G., 2006.Environmental Modelling & Software Progress in Marine Environmental Modelling, 21: pp 136-141.Norway’s second largest gas field, Ormen Lange, is located 140km west off Kristiansund at an unprecedented depth when it comes to exploration. It will be the first Norwegian project beyond the shelf break. Exploration and development of the field is thus a challenge. An important issue during the planning stage is to understand the current conditions and hydrography of the site. This is especially important regarding pipeline design, deployment and operations. A complicating factor for estimating design currents is the... (read more)
2007-04-04 12:00:00

New Generation Marine Data Management Software

SeaZone has launched during Ocean Business a software solution designed to simplify the management of marine information. This introduction will be demonstrated during a workshop on Thursday 2nd April 2009 from 13.30 in the Node Room at the NOC, Southampton (UK).   SeaZone's GeoTemporal software allows easy import, processing and presentation of marine data from multiple sources. It then creates standard formatted data so that the information can be used in different Geographic Information Systems (GIS).   SeaZone GeoTemporal represents a second generation of software allowing the management of a wide diversity of data with greatly improved levels of interoperability.... (read more)
2009-04-01 12:56:34

PMGS Measured Japan Earthquake Lurch

LinkQuest's Precision Marine Geodetic Systems (PMGS) are specially designed for seafloor movement monitoring. They are capable of accurate positioning within 0.5cm for up to 7,000m in range. LinkQuest has been working with the Japan Marine Safety Agency (JMSA) and Japan Coast Guard since November 1999, and more than 100 PMGS transponders have been deployed on Japan's sea floors.   Some of these PMGS transponders were deployed about 10 years ago along the fault responsible for the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011. The direct measurements conducted by Japanese scientists revealed horizontal seafloor movement of up to 24 metres... (read more)
2011-06-14 02:53:25

Total and Shell Buy into MACH Dataset

BMT ARGOSS, the Met Office and Oceanweather have launched their joint Mid-Atlantic Current Hindcast (MACH) dataset, resulting in two successful data sales to oil and gas majors, Shell International Petroleum Company and Total. The MACH dataset provides information on the long-term variability of currents over a 20-year period and has been validated against measured data throughout the region. The initial focus has been to provide a 20-year fine-resolution dataset for the West Africa oil and gas concession region. The MACH dataset will be used to better understand the ocean conditions within a potential development site or to gain advanced knowledge... (read more)
2015-05-04 04:58:26

CETO Wave Energy Generator Tested at COAST Facility

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (Carnegie) has undertaken a comprehensive wave tank testing programme of its CETO 6 technology design at the University of Plymouth’s Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Test (COAST) facility in the UK. CWE UK chief executive officer Tim Sawyer and Carnegie’s senior hydrodynamics engineer Dr Ashkan Rafiee were both on hand as comprehensive testing of the CETO 6 performance across a range of sea states took place.The wave tank testing will build on Carnegie’s internal modelling as well as previous wave tank testing and the successful in-ocean operation of the CETO 5 system in the now completed Perth Wave Energy... (read more)
2016-04-25 09:38:19

HYPAC MAX Version 2.12a Gold

Coastal Oceanographics Inc. has made available HYPAC MAX version 2.12a Gold, a hydrographic software package used for survey design, data collection, graphical editing, plotting, volume computations, surface modelling and contouring. Two of the changes in HYPAC MAX 2.12a Gold involve a new 3DTV Terrain Dredge Viewer Mode that allows real-time update of surface model while dredging or survey and the HYSCAN Side Scan Sonar Acquisition program. (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

Ninan Mathew

Ninan Mathew has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Wollongong. He worked as a research engineer for several ARC projects during his studies at UOW and has a number of publications to his name. Ninan brings his expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), 3D modelling, project management, machine design and several other niche areas for which he has been teaching at the university for the past four years. (read more)
2017-06-26 03:49:43

Assessing Offshore Energy Risks

Detailed marine mapping is being used to identify and understand the risks associated in the siting of offshore renewable energy installations. Purchased by Abbott Risk Consulting, the SeaZone data is being used to explore the impact of new installations on other marine users and in support of studies involving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling.     Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) undertakes navigational safety and engineering risk management in the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors. The data purchased from SeaZone, including SeaZone HydroSpatial and SeaZone Charted Raster, is being used by ARC to support an increasing number of studies,... (read more)
2009-09-04 01:37:29

First High-resolution Map of the Great Barrier Reef Released

One and a half million square kilometres of bathymetric seafloor data have been released to the public by Geoscience Australia under partnership with James Cook University and the Australian Hydrographic Service of the Great Barrier Reef. The project carried out high-resolution bathymetric scans, which were combined with existing datasets held by the government to create the most comprehensive, detailed models produced to date. The release comes as the federal government announced an AU$60 million investment in protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef, which include measures to shield the Reef from polluted water, and investment in Australian Institute of Marine... (read more)
2018-02-06 11:22:34
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