Focus: Arctic Surveying

Surveying in the Arctic has its particular challenges however it’s important looking at aspects as increased shipping, environmental research, significance for oil & gas, together with the challenging circumstances to work. However, for surveying and navigating Hydro International has collected content throughout the years.

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Echo Sounders versus Air Bubbles in Research Vessels

Within echo sounding circles it is well known that air bubbles may have a negative effect on echo sounding systems. This article briefly presents the German way of dealing with air bubbles from sweep-down and cavitation proce... (read more)
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Lidar Bathymetry on the Alaskan North Slope

In June 2014, the Bureau of Economic Geology, a research unit at the University of Texas at Austin, was contracted to conduct an airborne bathymetric Lidar survey on the Alaskan North Slope. The purpose of the project was to further determine, understand, and map the local landscape and thaw-lake at... (read more)
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Surveying Arctic

The IHO’s Role in Improving the Charts of the Polar Regions

The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, the ‘Polar Code’, recently adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), warns that &hellip... (read more)

The Pull of the Poles

The 2015 April issue of Hydro International considered the contribution of Forward-looking Sonar (FLS) to safer navigation in inadequately charted waters. Certain polar w... (read more)

Hydrographic Challenges in the Arctic Ocean

Increasing shipping in the Arctic Ocean together with oil and gas exploitation and industrial development due to the recession of ice, require urgent hydrographic and navigati... (read more)

Ice Navigation and the ­Electronic Age

Ice navigation is more of an art than a science, and like most arts, does not fit neatly into any scheme for enhancement by electronic means. It is an art learned in theory at... (read more)
Surveying Arctic

The Arctic Field Party

It seems ironic that in the early stages of the Cold War, the United States Government sent surveyors and hydrographic engineers to the coldest reaches of the North American c... (read more)

Autonomous Drifting Echo-sounding Buoys

Drifting echo-sounding buoys will soon provide bathymetric control in inaccessible areas of the oceans. The SSPARR (Seafloor Soundings in Polar and Remote Regions) buoy projec... (read more)

Searching for HMS Terror

“We know where the target is not located” is the only guaranteed result of any search expedition. This statement does not make for exciting headlines, however, the... (read more)

Learning Curve during Survey in Antarctica

The first Colombian scientific expedition to Antarctica was a major challenge for the country and the Colombian Hydrographic Survey organisation because of the extreme conditi... (read more)