Deeper Than Surface Analysis

Exprodat has recently announced the design and release of a new course: Using GIS for Surface Analysis in E&P. The course looks at how raster and vector surface data management and analysis can be used in E&P workflows and what benefits these new terrain models will bring. Increasing the understanding of the terrain of both offshore and onshore scenarios will only increase the accuracy of project decision making.   Attendees will return to their offices with an excellent working knowledge of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst desktop extensions.   Exprodat Consulting provides software, consulting services and training courses... (read more)
2011-02-11 12:00:00

Spatial Statistics Conference

The 1st Conference on Spatial Statistics 2011: Mapping Global Change is to be held from 23rd to 25th March 2011 at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Spatial statistics is a rapidly developing field involving the quantitative analysis of spatial data and the statistical modelling of spatial variability and uncertainty. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines such as agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, forestry, meteorology and climatology, but also for socio-economic disciplines such as human geography, spatial econometrics, epidemiology and spatial planning. Keynote speakers include Martin Schlather (Universität Göttingen), Noel Cressie... (read more)
2010-07-12 11:15:42

Geospatial Analysis SubsystemPart for Vessel Tracking

1Spatial, through its subsidiary ComSine, has delivered to Pole Star Space Applications Limited (UK) an advanced geospatial analysis subsystem to form part of its MarVTS LRIT-DC product and in addition its suite of associated Fleet Management and Alert offerings.     The International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Regulation i.e. SOLAS V/19-1, requires that in general all ships on international voyage should automatically transmit a GPS position report each 6 hours via a satellite communication system to a Data Centre (DC) established by the Flag the ship is registered to. 1Spatial's geospatial components provide Pole Star with... (read more)
2009-03-02 10:03:23

Unmanned Systems and Data Analysis Workshop

During TUS Expo, the international conference and trade show focussing on Unmanned Systems, that took place in the World Forum in The Hague on 19-21 April 2017, the Hydrographic Society Benelux organised  a workshop with the theme ‘UUVs and data analyses’ on 20 April. After a visit to the show and a lunch, the delegates learned about the possibilities of the SAAB SeaEye Sabertooth as an unmanned and even partly autonomous survey vehicle as it can work as AUV and ROV. This contribution was followed by a forward-looking presentation by Mike Loonstijn (TU Delft) on autonomous shipping. It was certainly... (read more)
2017-05-16 03:42:52

GIS Analysis Tools in Submarine Cable Planning

While the advantages of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for storing and displaying spatial data are widely recognised, the analytic capabilities are less well known outside the GIS community. Extensions to core GIS software make possible new information, insights and better understanding of spatial relationships. GIS analysis functions can identify locations that meet a set of criteria, reclassify data to a common class-scale, weight datasets and combine these to analyse suitability or adherence to a given set of rules. GIS provides the framework for solving complicated problems. The output can be displayed on a map, where relationships are apparent and solutions... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Memorial University Launches Marine Spatial Planning Programme

The Memorial University Fisheries and Marine Institute, USA, will inaugurate the new Master of Marine Studies in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Management, the first graduate programme of its kind in Canada, in September 2016. The programme focuses on governance, policy/legislative, ecological, socio-economic, cultural, and technological elements of sustainable ocean and coastal zone development, planning and management. Students will study the mapping and analysis of human activities and environmental features as part of planning environmentally/economically sustainable use of coastal and marine environments. Students will also learn conflict management and facilitation to effectively engage coastal and ocean regulators and stakeholders. The... (read more)
2016-02-17 01:51:29

Spatial Thinking with Sand and Gravel

The European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG) held its 5th conference from 4-5 June 2015 in Delft, The Netherlands. More than 100 delegates from eight countries gathered at the Deltares auditorium. An array of speakers updated the audience on monitoring and impact of sand and gravel extraction, technologies and developments and spatial planning aspects. On 5 June, a visit to the Sand Engine attached to the North Sea coastline in The Netherlands was a particular highlight. The challenges of extraction of sand and gravel off the Dutch, Belgian and UK coasts were subject of contributions by respectively Ad Stolk... (read more)
2015-06-23 01:28:51

Spatial Thinking with Sand and Gravel

5th EMSAGG Conference, Delft, the Netherlands
The European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG) held its 5th conference on 4 and 5 June 2015 in Delft, the Netherlands. More than 100 delegates from eight countries gathered at the auditorium of Deltares, that kindly hosted the event. An array of speakers updated the audience on monitoring and impact of sand and gravel extraction, technologies and developments and spatial planning aspects. On 5 June, the Sand Engine attached to the North Sea coastline in the Netherlands was a highlight and well worth a visit. The challenges of extraction of sand and gravel off the Dutch, Belgian and UK... (read more)
2015-07-28 02:37:55

No More Spatial ­Misinterpretation Using Different Technologies

Capturing an Entire Maltese Islands’ Territory
Malta, the smallest European Union state, has carried out a country-wide hydrographic survey which was initiated in Q1 2012 and completed in Q4 of the same year. Aimed at acquiring baseline information that satisfies a number of key National and European Directives including the Water Framework Directive, the central Mediterranean state took the ambitious step of employing different technologies within one project in order to ensure compliance. An inability to collect base physical data on which to build reliable thematic environmental data would not only make Malta more exposed to various environmental pressures due to poorly informed policy decisions, but... (read more)
2013-01-18 02:49:01

Hydrography and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure

The Autumn Symposium organised and hosted by the Southern Region of the Hydrographic Society UK was held on 27 October 2009 at Bradfield College, near Reading, and attracted an attendance of 80 professional surveyors, GIS specialists, academics and others drawn from industry and the government sectors. INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe (INSPIRE) derives from EU Directive 2007/2/EC, which sets out a general framework for a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). It was the marine component (MSDI) that provided a background to the day's papers and discussions. The keynote introduction came from UK national hydrographer, rear admiral Ian Moncrieff, who set... (read more)
2009-12-29 02:03:46
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