Research Expedition to Map Scottish Seabed

Slow Recovery of Coral Reef Shows Impact of Bottom Trawling
Newly developed 3D imaging technology has allowed scientists to map Darwin Mounds, a unique area of cold-water coral reefs off the coast of Scotland, to see whether it has recovered since being declared a Marine Protected Area sixteen years ago. The images show that in areas of the Darwin Mounds that had been heavily trawled, coral growth is still very sparse, and there has been no real recolonization. However, healthy coral growth was found in parts that had only been minimally damaged by bottom trawling, indicating that marine conservation measures are most effective when they are put in place before damage occurs.... (read more)
2020-05-18 01:46:12

Introduction Seabed Surveying using ROVs/AUVs

We will cover the installation of vessel and ROV survey equipment and explain the importance of offsets, calibrations and installation checks. We will discuss the relevance of the installation positions on both vessel and ROV in providing the best quality data without interference and explain the different types of surveys and the equipment needed to ensure accurate time stamping. Should you be interested, send us a message and we will forward more information. (read more)
2016-08-16 09:52:03

ODIM Awarded Contract for Seabed Handling Systems

ODIM has been awarded a contract worth NOK32 million (US$4.60 million) by emgs for delivery of two automated handling systems for Seabed Logging. The systems are due to be delivered in December 2008. “We are very satisfied with emgs´ choice of ODIM as their supplier of handling systems within Seabed Logging. This confirms ODIM´s position as a supplier of automated  handling systems within this exciting field as well,” says Idar Hatløy, Vice President – Seismic at ODIM. ODIM has earlier delivered handling systems to emgs.   (read more)
2007-04-30 12:00:00

Seabed Adds Zenith Mobile Mapping System

The Dutch company Seabed has used Ocean Business 2015 to announce the addition of Zenith mobile mapping systems to its portfolio. The Z-720 mobile mapping system is fully calibrated and collects data in a 100m range at 1cm accuracy. The system integrates GNSS, IMU and FOG for positioning. Delivering up to 720,000 data points per second, the system can be used at near-highway speeds and is ideally suited to any number of applications including highway planning, bridge, height and width, asset management, railroad surveys, corridor mapping, power lines, pipelines , volumes and much more. Fits on Vessel of Opportunity in... (read more)
2015-04-16 10:08:00

Sonar Studies Reveal New Mediterranean Seabed Features

Unusual seabed features have been revealed in the Mediterranean just beyond the Rhône mouth by a team from the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC). Working with a range of sonar equipment from Marine Electronics Ltd of Guernsey, the EU funded team obtained clear images of what they believe to be gas escape features on the delta front. The equipment also revealed deep channels cut into the delta, suggesting the activity of hyperpycnal flows - high density sediment currents capable of scouring the seabed. The survey was part of the Eurostrataform project which is being coordinated by SOC and has been created... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

Seabed: Getting to the Bottom of Things

In the offshore and onshore industry, innovations are introduced in rapid succession. Not only is the need for high-quality equipment within the offshore and onshore industry expanding, but demand for suppliers’ knowledge and services related to accurate instruments used for positioning, bottom sampling, data acquisition, bathymetry and other practices is also increasing.<P> Seabed is specialised intechnical services for the development and implementation of hardware and software. The company represents several high-quality instruments, GPS equipment and more. In particular, it is involved with hydrographic survey projects, the dredging industry, offshore industry, port authorities and government organisations. How do we get to... (read more)
2008-03-12 12:00:00

International Seabed Habitat ­Mapping Conference - GeoHab 2013

The 12th Geological and Biological Seafloor Habitat Mapping (GeoHab) conference was held in Rome, Italy, from 6 to 10 May 2013, hosted by the Geological Survey of Italy (ISPRA) together with the Institute for Coastal and Marine Environment (CNR). The conference attracted approximately 200 participants from 25 countries and included a range of posters and oral presentations related to scientific and technical aspects of marine habitat mapping. Some key themes of the conference were: • Multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches to habitat mapping • National Seabed Mapping Programmes • Predictive Habitat Modelling • Geoscience Characterisation of the Seabed for Environmental Assessment... (read more)
2013-07-12 02:32:48

Seabed Geosolutions Secures Ocean Bottom Node Contract

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a large 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin in Brazil. Seabed Geosolutions’ Manta node system will be used. The seven-month contract is valued at around USD90 million and is scheduled to commence at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 or in early 2018. Stephan Midenet, CEO of Seabed Geosolutions expresses to be pleased to have acquired the industry’s largest ever OBN survey, spanning more than 1,600 km2. The Manta technology is expected to deliver a breakthrough in efficiency of ocean bottom surveys. Seabed Geosolutions is a joint venture between... (read more)
2017-06-26 01:07:32

Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

The Team Behind the Map
In October 2017, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which plans to map 100% of the world’s ocean floor by 2030, held its first meeting of regional data centre heads at the National Oceanographic Centre at Southampton University. Along with the head of the global data centre, a soon-to-be appointed project director, dedicated research teams, and in partnership with The Nippon Foundation, they will be responsible for delivering the project’s mission. Regional Data Centres The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project will utilise four Regional Data Assembly and Coordination Centres (RDACCs). Each will be supported by a Regional Mapping Committee, and... (read more)
2017-12-05 01:39:53

Non-invasive Exploration and Sub-seabed Imaging

Originally developed for the US Air Force to detect buried ordnance, BakhtarRadar is now available for civil marine applications for the first time. The technology offers 4D imaging seabed and sub-seabed, detection by material and not by density, GPS target locating and no limitations regarding salinity, sand depth, soils or overburden.   BakhtarRadar's principal marine applications include energy and minerals exploration, sub-seabed mapping/volumetric imaging and shipwreck detection. Depth of penetration is up to 300ft. of water and seabed (depending on local conditions and size of the submerged target). This technology is now available through a service contract or joint venture.... (read more)
2010-10-04 02:48:02
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