Dredging Point-cloud Software

Charting underwater structures, soils and project progression using GPS, sonar, single and multibeam systems produces a huge amount of data that needs to be analysed. Vast project areas can be analysed with the Point Cloud package by Pythagoras that includes user-friendly drawing, calculation and design tools and 3D visualisation of large point-cloud files and vector data. Datasets coming from total stations, GPS instruments, laser scanners, mobile mappers, UAV and drones, single and multibeam systems and other CAD and GIS software packages can be handled and processed. Calculating volumes, contour lines, cross sections, profiles, terrain models and exporting machine control datasets... (read more)
2016-08-08 11:36:32

QPS Launches 3D Point Cloud Display in QINSy

As part of its continuous development programme, QPS is launching real-time 3D Point Cloud display as part of its QINSy package at Ocean Business 2017. This display is built upon a new 3D engine that is a QPS in-house development working with Fledermaus technology. The display shows multibeam and laser fully geo-referenced point clouds, and the point cloud can be coloured in many ways. It’s a tool for real-time quality control of your integrated system. The display will be available with the QINSy 8.16 release that is scheduled for April 2017. Visit QPS during Ocean Business 2017 (booth U1) to... (read more)
2017-03-31 08:09:57

Real Time Point Cloud for Multibeam and Topo Laser Surveys

US-based HYPACK has released its Real Time Point Cloud. This release is an upgrade to the HYPACK2014 release. The application runs in conjunction with HYSWEEP SURVEY and displays both multibeam and topographic laser data in a corrected and geo-referenced colour-coded point cloud. Real Time Point Cloud is developed to be useful for easier feature detection and categorisation, system calibration and verification, and data quality control. This program enhances the already powerful multibeam and topographic laser collection capabilities of HYSWEEP®. The application can provide for real time QC on overlapping swaths and keeps track of the last 3,000,000 data points and... (read more)
2014-05-15 08:54:03

Contaminant Sampling at Hinkley Point

Supporting the proposed EDF nuclear power development at Hinkley Point, the UK survey company Coastline was tasked with extracting vibrocore samples adjacent to Combwich Wharf, near Hinkley Point, in support of a licence application for the upgrade and enlargement programme that would allow access for the vessels required to bring heavy machinery and construction plant to the project. Using the Wharf will enable very large components to be brought on site which are too large to use road transport networks.     The team had to overcome many difficulties on the intertidal location, including tidal ranges amongst the largest in... (read more)
2011-12-01 12:00:00

POSPac Cloud for Mobile Mapping

Applanix has introduced its POSPac Cloud software for directly georeferencing data collected from cameras, Lidar, multibeam sonar and other sensors on mobile platforms. As an online version of Applanix’ GNSS-aided inertial POSPac MMS post-processing desktop software, POSPac Cloud is optimised for air, land and marine environments and platforms and is compatible with a variety of mapping sensors such as Lidar and cameras. Featuring Trimble CenterPoint RTX post-processing service for centimetre-level positioning without base stations, POSPac Cloud enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to seamlessly integrate high-accuracy direct georeferencing as part of the overall mobile mapping value chain. The announcement was made... (read more)
2017-09-26 08:39:43

Kongsberg Launches Kognifai Cloud Platform

Kongsberg has announced the launch of Kognifai, its open and collaborative digital platform that places a portfolio of applications into the cloud. Kognifai focuses on optimising data access and analysis for customers across maritime and energy industries. It also provides an integrated development and distribution platform for efficiency-enhancing applications. Kognifai is an open ecosystem for customers, partners and suppliers, developed to create value for customers by allowing them to harness the power of their data on their own terms. This way, they will reap the benefits of the digital transformation in an easier and more efficient way, and Kongsberg will... (read more)
2017-03-28 04:21:33

Focusing Point May Amplify Tsunami Power

The earthquake zones off certain shorelines — like those of Japan and Java — make them especially vulnerable to tsunamis, according to a new study. The zones can produce a focusing point that creates massive and devastating tsunamis. When focusing occurs, the scaling relationship breaks down, resulting in waves which do not lose height as they get closer to shore and hence produce flooding that can be as much as 50% deeper. Utku Kanoglu, professor at the Middle East Technical University and senior author of the study, observed this with a team in Northern Japan, which was struck by the... (read more)
2013-03-07 09:31:44

Communications to the Deepest Point on Earth

Underwater Communication Solution for James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge
In March 2012, filmmaker and explorer James Cameron successfully completed his one-man dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The dive was the centrepiece of the Deepsea Challenge expedition, a joint scientific project by Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep ocean research and exploration. A range of technological innovations were required for the venture, one of which was a reliable method for sending voice and data between the 'Deepsea Challenger' submarine and its support vessels on the surface. At a depth of almost 11km, the Mariana Trench is the most remote and isolated place on... (read more)
2013-03-26 01:37:16

REMUS 600 for Horn Point Laboratory

The Horn Point Laboratory at the University of Maryland’s Centre for Environmental Science, USA, has purchased one REMUS 600 system to use as a shared research platform for oceanographic studies of coastal and near-coastal environments. The Lab’s REMUS 600 AUV will include forward and aft hovering modules, which allows the AUV to hold position in a single location above the sea floor, a second on-board payload computer which permits users to implement autonomy algorithms they develop and a nitrate sensor enabling real-time measurements of a critical element in oceanographic research. It navigates underwater by means of an inertial navigation system... (read more)
2012-07-12 09:07:44

Moving UXO Classification to the Cloud

Geosoft is partnering with Acorn Science and Innovation to create a cloud-based technology solution for unexploded ordnance (UXO) classification projects. The three-year project, funded by the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will deliver a cloud prototype for classifying buried metal as either UXO or non-hazardous clutter based on the analysis of electromagnetic induction (EMI) data. UXO classification requires several players working in different locations, currently on personal computers. This includes field technicians, data processors, data analysts, government project managers and geophysicists, and regulators. Data collected using advanced electromagnetic (EM) sensors in the field are sent... (read more)
2017-10-04 11:32:03
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