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The Rocknes Casualty 2004

The MV Rocknes (about 17,000 GRT (Gross Register Tons), draught approximately 10.5m, see Figure 1), en route from Eikefet, Norway to Emden, Germany, hit a shoal in Vatlestraumen, Norway on...

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Satellite Navigation

Over the last twenty years Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers have revolutionised navigation. Integrated devices are capable of providing time, position, height, direction, heave and attitude, to accuracy of a...

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Wave Radars

Radar Remote Sensing of ocean surface waves may in general be defined as measuring characteristics of the sea surface by means of electromagnetic waves so that the sea surface is...

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Bathymetry From Space

Global grids of synthetic bathymetry make it a simple matter to portray generalised ocean depths in all parts of the world, except the central Arctic Ocean. Derived from measurements of...

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'Check and double check your data before getting somebody else to check it for you’

Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. "There will be a continued drive towards autonomy and automated processing.” Phil Payne, survey delivery manager of the UK Hydrographic Office talks about hydrographic programmes to support blue economic growth, intentional projects and the use of lidar for charting purposes. ”There...

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems

In this feature the current status and future development of four Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are briefly presented. These four systems are the American Global Positioning System (GPS), the...

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A New Beginning

As pointed out by many preceding the French Hydrographic Office, SHOM, on the path of certification, the rapid growth of information systems and automation has often outpaced updating of procedures....

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F I S : Re-survey Decision System

Navigational safety and political-economic considerations make it essential for port administrations and hydrographic services to have a prioritised survey programme. Finding criteria that reflect the importance of re-survey over a...

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